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September 2, 2008

September 2, 2008

CONTACT: Earl Malmrose / ZaReason
510-931-6313 / earl@zareason.com


BERKELEY, Calif. – In keeping with its reputation of providing cutting-edge Linux-based computers, ZaReason introduced on Monday its latest desktop model which has a lightness, efficiency and quiet that lives up to its name.

The Breeze 3110, utilizing the Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, is a small and quiet computer that comes with 1GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a CD/DVD drive, Gigibit Ethernet and the latest Ubuntu Linux 8.04.1 operating system.

What sets this model apart from others is its size: The Breeze 3110’s minitower desktop case is 9.5” by 2.5” by 12”, about the size of a box of cereal, and it uses a minimal amount of power – an unrivaled 30 watts of power while running typical home computer tasks.

“Customers have been asking for ultraquiet systems and they have also been asking for the Intel Atom processor,” said Earl Malmrose, Chief Technology Officer of ZaReason. “And this system has proven to be exceptionally durable and has beat our expectations across the board. This makes it an ideal system for a home media server, a family home computer, or a small business office desktop.”

With its Intel integrated video with accelerated 3D, the Breeze 3110 supports monitor resolutions of up to 1920 by 1200. The model also has a four-in-one card reader; rear ports include 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 LAN Port, Audio I/O jacks; and front ports include two USB 2.0 ports, one speaker port and one microphone port.

Optional upgrades by ZaReason for the Breeze 3110 include 2GB RAM; 320GB, 500GB and 1TB hard drives; a CD-RW/DVD-RW drive; and a choice between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Server operating systems.

ZaReason also offers their innovative open hardware warranty on the Breeze 3110 which allows the customer to open and explore their system without voiding the warranty. ZaReason is located near the University of California at Berkeley campus and enjoys the benefits of being near the top tier hardware component manufacturers.

The Breeze 3110 can be found on the Web at http://www.zareason.com/shop/product.php?productid=1618 and ZaReason can be found at http://www.zareason.com

ZaReason Breeze 3110 Specifications

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor

  • 1 GB RAM standard (2GB RAM optional)

  • 160GB hard drive (320GB, 500GB and 1TB optional)

  • CD/DVD ROM drive (CD-RW/DVD-RW optional)

  • Ubuntu 8.04 operating system (Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Server optional)

  • Drive Bays: 1x 5.25″, 1x 3.5″

  • Front Ports: 2x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x Speaker; 1x Mic

  • Rear Ports: 4x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x VGA Port; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks

  • 4-in-1 card reader: SD/MMC/MS/XD

  • CF card slot internal

  • Mini PCIe card slot

  • Power Supply: 65W External

  • Color: Black

  • Dimensions WxHxD: 9.5” x 2.5” x 12” (240 x 65 x 300 mm)

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