ASUS P2-M2A690G

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Version Status Date Updated Updated By
710 According to category, Works with caveats 11th May 2010 Wierdbeard65
810 Unknown N/A N/A
1004 Unknown N/A N/A
1204 Unknown N/A N/A
Usage Information


ASUS P2-M2A690G is the first booksize PC with HDMI function in the world! P2-M2A690G supports HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) function. It provides the high video quality of Blue-ray and HD DVD. Enjoy the high definition digital life easily.

Advantages

  • Nice slim design
  • Support UI2 with overlay and 1080p video playback
  • Two sound cards: one for analog and S/PDIF output and another - for HDMI
  • Noiseless
  • Low energy consumption(?)
  • Price about €100

Known Issues

  • NIC (Attansic L1) is not supported from the box. Just follow by instructions on that page Unrecognized NIC to solve that.
  • Correct drivers should be installed manually according to that wiki page - Display Drivers. After that box supports 1080p nicely.
  • Some problem with display rose control under UI2 with overlay and HD resolution. Instead of yellow triangles it shows black areas.

Specification

ASUS P2-M2A690G
CPU AMD CPU (Sempron, Althon 64/X2)
Socket AM2
1000/800 MHz
Chipset North Bridge: AMD 690G
South Bridge: ATI SB600
Memory 2 x DIMM
Dual DDR2 800/667/533
Support max. 4GB
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI
1 x PCI-e x1
Graphics Integrated ATI RadeonTM 1250
IDE 1 x ATA 100
S-ATA
2 x SATA II
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Audio Realtek ALC883
Azalia 8 Channel
Dimension (mm) W x H x D 91 x 275 x 357
Drive Bays 1 x 3.5" (Internal)
1 x 5.25"
Front Panel 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD)
1 x CF card reader
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
1 x IEEE 1394 (4pin)
2 x USB 2.0
Rear Panel 1 x D-sub
1 x HDMI
1 x Line-In/Line-Out(Front L/R)/Mic-in
1 x Back Surround LR/Side Surround
LR/Center LFE
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x S/PDIF-out (Optical)
1 x Serial Port
4 x USB 2.0
Power Supply 200 W (PFC)
O/S Support Windows Vista/XP
Ubuntu Linux
Key Features ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS Ez Flash
ASUS My Logo2
ASUS My Logo3
ASUS Q-Fan
AMD Cool & Quiet
AntiVirus Solution
Recover Pro
Accessories CPU Cooler

Display Drivers

  • open source drivers allow to use UI2 with overlay and playback 1080p. Just follow by this instruction to install them.
  • ATI proprietary drivers offer sound over HDMI (according to change log).

Photos

A few photos can be found here.