Japanese computer maker, PC Koubo, has just unveiled their latest creation, the Librage BTO SL540aA8 slim desktop PC. Unlike other slim or nettop computer models from Asus, Acer or HP such as Asus EeeBox EB1501U Nettop, the PC Koubo Librage BTO is not powered by an Intel Atom processor. Instead, this computer is equipped with a 3.0 GHz Quad Core AMD Fusion A8-3870K APU processor! That should already tell you that the Librage BTO SL540aA8 is more than just your regular nettop computer.
Having such a powerful processor, the Librage BTO SL540aA8 desktop computer is really more of a compact multimedia editing machine. I say so because of its other specs; it has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB SATA hard drive, a RADEON HD 6550D graphics accelerator card and a DVD Super Multi Drive.
These hardware components clearly make this machine powerful enough to do heavy photo editing jobs in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. Video editing will also be a breeze using this nifty tool.
PC Koubo is even selling the Librage BTO SL540aA8 with a free pre-loaded 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OS. As we should all know by now, the latest released softwares like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere CS 5 (Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, in general) are optimized for 64-bit OS functions.
Also, Photoshop Elements 9 will run flawlessly in this computer. Despite having such premium features inside it, the Librage BTO SL540aA8 is very affordable. It is now being sold in Japan for just 49,980 Yen or around US$625 (converted price) in the USA and Canada.
In the looks department, the PC Koubo engineers made this one look serious and stylish at the same time the same way when ASUS ET2011AUTB 20-inch All-in-One PC hit the North American markets. It is available in black color and its aerodynamic design means despite having a hot quad-core CPU, the Librage BTO SL540aA8 has adequate ventilation to keep it cool and running fast all the time. Lastly, it’s got all the necessary ports and features like USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, etc…
Expect the product release date in the US and Europe before summer of 2012. And like all their products, PC Koubo is offering a 3-year “no questions asked” warranty for the basic motherboard/CPU components of the Librage BTO SL540aA8, and 1-year warranty on the other hardware components.