Systemax Adopts the VIA C7-D Processor for Highly Energy Efficient PCs for the US Market

Systemax PC range now available on major online stores, starting from $299.99

Taipei, Taiwan, 2 August 2007 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and Systemax Manufacturing Inc., a leading system integrator computer manufacturer in the US, today announced the new Systemax PC model, a highly energy efficient PC for the US market, powered by the 1.5GHz VIA C7-D desktop processor.

Based on the low power VIA pc2500 mainboard, the Systemax PC features the VIA C7-D processor, with a maximum power of just 20 watts, and the VIA CN700 digital media chipset with the VIA UniC-Pro II integrated graphics processor. The Systemax PC bundles hardware and software and fully addresses the need to run high performance desktop applications while enabling US businesses, schools and homes to lower their electricity usage and therefore their power bills significantly.

“We are excited to join forces with Systemax to further extend our reach in the US market,” said Brian Sam, Sales Director for the US and Latin America, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA pc2500 mainboard allows Systemax to stay ahead of the game and enter new territories, combining leading edge solutions with ultra low power consumption in highly affordable desktop PCs.”

“More and more businesses and consumers in the US are looking for reliable, energy efficient computing solutions, without having to compromise on performance,” commented Tammy Thompson, Vice President of Systemax Manufacturing Inc. “With the new Systemax PC model Venture VE we’ve hit the sweet spot, lowering the power consumption and total cost of ownership while providing good performance and rock-solid, reliable systems.”

The new Systemax PC model is available in two SKUs, one with Microsoft Windows XP Home at $299.99, and the other with Microsoft Windows XP Professional at $399.99, and is available at these leading online retail stores.

Systemax PC Key Features:

Mainboard: VIA pc2500G
Processor: 1.5GHz VIA C7-D Desktop Processor
Chipset: VIA UniC-Pro II integrated 3D/2D graphics processor with hardware MPEG-2 decoding acceleration
Graphics: Up to 2GB of DDR2 400/533 SDRAM
Memory: 512MB DDR2 533
Hard Drive: 80GB SATA

The $299.99 SKU comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home, a 16x DVD ROM drive and a 90 day parts and labor warranty, and the second SKU with Microsoft Windows XP Professional provides a 52x32x52/16x combo drive and a one year parts and labor warranty for $399.99.

Designed from the ground up for reliable performance and low power consumption, the VIA pc2500 combines leading performance per watt with all the latest PC technologies, including DDR2 system memory, Serial ATA hard drive, and USB2.0 for 480Mb/s connections to bandwidth-hungry peripherals. The VIA UniC-Pro II integrated graphics processor features hardware MPEG-2 video decoding acceleration for smooth DVD playback, multi-channel audio and 128-bit 2D and 3D graphics engines for an enhanced multimedia experience.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators.

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