Not sure if you've noticed, but MSI
is a diverse company. Somehow or another, it manages to produce potent gaming notebooks
, slim ultraportables
and machines like the one pictured below -- a small form factor PC designed for tight applications such as digital signage, kiosks, gaming and thin clients. The MS-9A08 is hailed as an embedded system and can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Quad processor.
Built around the Intel GM45 chipset, the little black box includes GMAX4500 HD graphics and supports DirectX 10 as well as Blu-ray video playback. As for ports, you'll find DVI, VGA and HDMI outputs, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out as well as a Wi-Fi module and optional TV tuner. MSI has yet to reveal a price, but we are told that it measures just 18 x 18 x 4.4cm.