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Akia PC takes up 80% less space

The Fusion OneBox features a 14.5-inch active-matrix LCD screen and integrates the main system into the back of the display.

Akia today introduced a space-saving personal computer that it says takes up to 80 percent less desktop room than a conventional PC monitor and tower casing.

The Fusion OneBox features a 14.5-inch active-matrix

Fusion OneBox
Akia Fusion OneBox
LCD screen and weighs under 20 pounds. To save space, Akia has integrated the main system unit into the back of the display.

According to Akia, the OneBox consumes 75 watts of power, around the same amount of power needed for a light bulb. A typical desktop PC consumes 300 watts of power, Akia says.

A 266-MHz Pentium II model with 6.4GB hard drive and 64 MB of memory is priced starting at $3,399, and a 233-MHz OneBox with 4.3GB hard drive and 32MB of memory starts at $2,999. Both models come with a 56-kbps modem.