Following competitors like Foxconn, J&W has introduced a passively-cooled mini-barebone system of its own. The new system is built around the Nano-ITX specifications, resulting in dimensions of 135 x 128 x 45 mm. Like competing models, it runs on Intel's Cedar Trail platform.
In the case of J&W's M001 barebone, there's a choice between the Atom D2550, N2600 and N2800 chips, each with two physical cores with HyperThreading for a quad-core effect. An AMD APU alternative isn't available. The N2600 is clocked at 1.6 GHz while the two other CPUs have a 1.86 GHz frequency. The difference between those two chips is their TDP value, 6.5 watts for the N2800 and 10 watts for the D2250.
There's room for a single DDR3 SO-DIMM module, which allows up to 4 GB of memory to be installed. Most space is taken up by the 2.5-inch bay, used for a hard disk or solid-state drive. A 5-in-1 card reader and 802.11n WiFi card are also present.
Connectivity includes HDMI and D-Sub video outputs, a Gigabit ethernet connector for networking, three USB 2.0 ports, the familiar audio jacks and a single COM port. As mentioned, the nettop is passively cooled, allowing for a completely silent system when combined with an SSD.
J&W's M001 barebone will be available shortly at a still undisclosed price.