As we’ve already reported, there is a big push from Silverstone at CES on cool and small. Which is a good thing. While the standard ‘Sugo’ branding makes it hard to understand what exactly you’re buying (means ‘sauce’ in Italian) the ‘Petite’ is a little clearer. KitGuru pulls out a tape measure to see if Silverstone has delivered with the pT13.
In a few of our meetings with top graphic card manufactures in 2012, two unusual topics kept popping up: The benefits of new technology for the digital signage industry and Did we know how much money there was/is in digital signage.
On the documentation for the Silverstone PT13, alongside a whole host of regular applications, it does say ‘an excellent choice for digital signage applications’. If there is, indeed, money in this market – we wonder how many more products will extol their virtues for this application in 2013?
Back to the business of guru-ing the kit.
Silverstone’s PT13 is an ultra compact case designed for thin Mini-ITX motherboards. Good examples include the Intel DH61AG and DQ77KB. With a profile that’s only 1.68″ (4.25cm), it’s hard to believe that it can accommodate desktop class CPUs (up to 65w) and even a 2.5″ SSD drive.
As you would expect, the front panel is beautifully smooth/rounded and it has 2 USB ports – while at the back, there are a number of mounting options – including VESA.
As far as ‘access for building’ is concerned, the whole lid swings open – maximising space for your fingers and cables.
KitGuru says: From the first time we saw a Nokia Communicator, XBox 360 and Smart Car – we knew what the future was going to look like. Like Jon Favreau says in Friends, “Make it fit on the head of a pin, I love it when we do that”. The PT 13 might not be quite that small yet – but it’s another step in the direction of ‘tiny’ from Silverstone.
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