EPoX Provides For Taste of the Future of PCs
Co. Ltd., following on the overwhelming success of its eX5-300S, EPoX has released a
new small form factor (SFF) PC. The eX5-320N builds on the advantages of the
company's mini me PC series, such as space-saving design, sleekly stunning looks, user-friendly operation, and
easy assembly. And EPoX has gone further, enhancing the new model with exciting innovations
that are sure to draw the attention of a wide range of
users, from technology early adopters to home entertainment enthusiasts and even system integrators.
The eX5-320N lives up to the term information appliance that is so much in vogue
these days, offering an appearance that banishes the geekiness of traditional PCs for the
high style of home entertainment devices-and providing a simplicity and intuitiveness of operation that
matches or even surpasses that for many home appliances. EPoX's little marvel is a highly
portable system that fits right into any home or office environment system, not only
because its space-saving design makes easy to find a place for it
even on the most crowded desktops, but also because of its alluring looks.
The eX5-320N amazes with the breathtaking range of
features and functionality that it packs into its diminutive form. Not only is
the eX5-320N a highly capable PC that can deftly handle both home and business applications, but
it is also a full-featured desktop stereo system, able to play back extraordinary
crisp digital music whether or not the PC operating system is booted up. The technology that allows
the eX5-320N to do this is called Music On-Now. With it, users can play
both audio CDs and MP3 files on the eX5-320N by using the convenient controls
on the front bezel and the integrated LCM display. And EPoX has implemented Music On-Now
so that you can access it via an enhanced interface on your monitor when
the PC system is started up. Besides this, you can even use
remote control to play music when you feel too lazy to reach it.
Another innovative feature is the integrated 7-in-1 flash card reader that gives users
access to flash memory cards in all the major formats. Users can easily swap in cards from
digital cameras, PDAs, or other mini me PCs for convenient data exchange, archiving, and
repurposing. While the eX5-320N offers a stunning range of capabilities in its basic configuration,
it also provides ample expandability as well, with a PCI and an AGP 8X expansion
slot, and TV-out function. To connect peripherals, there are six USB 2.0 ports and
two 1394 FireWire ports for high-bandwidth devices such as digital camcorders. Fast
Ethernet is also standard, making the eX5-320N network-ready right out of the box.
Despite its small size and support for high-powered processors, the eX5-320N keeps it cool (literally)
with its exclusive 3G-Tek heat dissipation technology, which keeps temperatures low and the system
stable. And it manages to accomplish this feat while remaining extremely quiet.
The eX5-320N also boasts exceptional build quality, with a scratch-resistant aluminum alloy chassis.
Thomas Huang, EPoX product manager
for the eX5-320N stated, "This machine will appeal to two very different groups
of users. On the one hand, technology fans will be eager to get their hands on a
device that represents what the future of the PC platform is likely to look
like. But at the same time, people who are intimidated by traditional PCs, or
who just don't want to put up with the bother of dealing with the computer
operating system to do simple tasks like playing music, will fall in love with
the eX5-320N and its information appliance approach. The eX5-320N is truly the
best of both worlds-a truly advanced device that is sublimely easy to use."