Viewsonic, best known for their computer displays, announced today that it will begin shipping its VOT132 PC mini on October 22nd in conjunction with the release of the Windows 7 operating system.

The tiny computer weighs just over a pound and, to minimize its footprint on the desktop, can be attached to the back of a monitor with the included VESA mount.

At first glance, the Viewsonic VOT132 looks like a stylish wireless router, but inside is a Windows 7 computer featuring an Intel Atom 330 processor, Nvidia Ion GPU, 2GB of internal memory 160 GB SATA hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi.

Connectivity for the tiny PC includes six USB ports, HDMI, DVI, SPDIF/Mic In, SPDIF Out, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and a headphone jack. An optional, Super Multi drive can also be connected to the VOT132 via magnets and fits securely in a desktop stand.

The ViewSonic VOT132 PC mini will be available October 22 for U.S. $500. The optional VDD100 Super Multi drive will be available in November for $100.

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