Foxconn Nano PC nT-i1500 Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2012-04-02

Foxconn has brought us to the table the latest generation of Intel Atom CPUs, by using the small Nano PC chassis which features about the same layout inside as the barebones we have tested from them in the past. The system power consumption is very low, temperatures are good in load and the noise generated is decent. Only thing that needs to be fixed to make this product fully functional is the VGA driver which in its current state offers low performance in both 2D and 3D environments, and Intel does not offer any support for x64 OSes.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Tiny Size Big Resolution


2.5 cm thin, 0.6 liters by volume, at the size of a book and the beautiful appearance of NetTop brings unlimited possibilities to your life and business activities. Attached wall-hanging shelves or foot stand makes it possible for you to put this machine anywhere you want to further reduce space requirements, rendering you a wonderful taste of life whether it is within or beyond your sight


Wireless Possibilities


By eliminating the LAN cable, Nano PCs offer a level of flexibility and simplicity for the users. The F-one card reader allows you to easily store photos and share your colorful life with your friends through 802.11 n wireless networks at any time, surprising you in a way you can never imagine


70% Energy Saving


Thanks to the energy-efficient processors, Foxconn Nano PCs require 70% less energy than traditional PCs, boosting system performance when handling demanding tasks and lowering consumption when less power is needed.


Home Entertainment with Full HD and HDMI


Juggle the work and entertainment when you have got only one screen? No, this will never happen because while working, you can also use HDMI to watch TV through the HDMI and S/PDIF output ports, which ensure a Full HD 1080p home entertainment experience, while the built-in 802.11n WLAN and Ethernet LAN port keeps you connected to your home network.



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Comment from KingKong75 @ 2012/12/23
I really like the design of this nano-pc.
It is really small and the perf is correct.
I install Windows Server 2012 as a backup server

Foxconn is pretty new in the pc market (with their own brand).
Currently they don't support 64 bit OS (no 64 bit drivers available).
It seems they support only Windows 7 32bit
Hopefully, Windows Server 2012 recognize almost all the devices (not the soundcard, nor the wifi device).
Intel does not support the GPU (gma 3600). What a shame.

I downloaded their last firmware, but there is no information about the firmware (only flash file).
I did hardly the flash (yes, you must create your own dos bootable usb device to flash).

Anyway, hopefully as a server, it works pretty well (i don't need the soundcard nor the wifi). I regret only there is no sleep mode on Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft think it is a nonsense to have sleep mode on a server ).

My verdict is :

hardware : 9/10
software/drivers : 1/10