The Fujitsu Siemens A250 is a small and neat unit that is similar in style to the VXL Percio. There is no date of manufacture on the unit but the BIOS carries a date of 2007 and the data sheet on Fujitsu's site is dated January 2008.
The basic specs for the A250 are:
256Mb (max 1GB)
1600 x 1200 32-bit colour
3 x USB2.0
Kybd & mouse
12V 1.6A (Label)
Dimensions H x W x D (mm) 195 x 152 x 43
The operating system is eLux NG. (see www.myelux.com). I actually bought this unit new for £10 plus postage and it comes with unlicenced software - you can apparently run it 38 times before it goes on strike if you haven't entered a valid licence number by then.
Some details from /proc/cpuinfo:
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 5 model : 10 model name : Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS stepping : 2 microcode : 0x8b cpu MHz : 498.054 flags : fpu de pse tsc msr cx8 sep pge cmov clflush mmx mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow 3dnowprefetch vmmcall
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] Host Bridge (rev 33) 00:01.1 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Geode LX Video 00:01.2 Entertainment encryption device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Geode LX AES Security Block 00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10) 00:0f.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] ISA (rev 03) 00:0f.2 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] IDE (rev 01) 00:0f.3 Multimedia audio controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] Audio (rev 01) 00:0f.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] OHC (rev 02) 00:0f.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] EHC (rev 02)
The A250 uses a small external power supply that provides a 12V 2A supply. The plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm coax plug.
Flash: Like the VXL Percio the operating system is stored on a Compact Flash card that is concealed behind a cover on the left-hand side, so a change of operating system/flash memory size is just a matter of what is inserted here.
RAM: The RAM is a standard 200-pin SODIMM. The one fitted carries a label 256MB DDR 333 (aka PC-2700). In October 2016 Darek emailed me to say that he'd successfully installed 1GB of RAM.
IDE Interface: Unusually for modern thin clients the on-board IDE interface is a 40-pin one (CDROM/3.5" drive) rather than the more usual 44-pin laptop style.
Links: mfd emailed me to point out that jumper J3 - located at the corner of the board by the power switch - makes the system auto boot following a power failure.
Click on the photograph to get a more detailed view of the circuit board.
Any comments? email me. Added August 2010 Last update October 2016