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Reviewed by: Ed Lau [04.25.04]
Manufactured by: Soltek

Street Price: $255 at
$260 for mirror finish version

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Return of the KING!

Well...maybe not the king...but someone has to add some variety to this Trevor-and-Carl-apaloosa. Bear with me as I try like Stella to get my groove back. Now if someone would just cue up some James Brown for me...

The last time we looked at small form factor system, it wasn't exactly small. The Monarch Hornet was the anti-SFF; bigger and uglier than Rosie O'Donnell. So when I had the opportunity to work with a much smaller number from Soltek, I was ecstatic.

While the Hornet set out to make SFF PCs more powerful with superior cooling and expansion possiblities, they forgot to make it small. Instead of producing a high-powered sports car, they somehow produced a monster truck. Today, we'll be looking at something closer to a Mazda RX-8 in Soltek's Qbic EQ3401.

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