The latest entry into the adorable computing market is the pint-sized (well, technically liter-sized) VIA ARTiGO A1150
PC kit. The kit is designed to offer DIY enthusiasts the chance to venture into ultra-compact desktop computing.
VIA packed plenty of features into the 5.7" x 3.9" x 2" ARTiGO A1150, including a 1.0GHz dual-core VIA Eden X2 processor, VIA VX900H media system processor, HDMI and VGA ports, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi, a trio of audio jacks, an optional SD card reader module, and five USB ports.
VIA did not share a price point for the ARTiGO A1150.
VIA Launches ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit
Packs VIA EdenTM X2 processor, HD video, HDMI connectivity and 64-bit computing in a palm sized chassis
Taipei, Taiwan, November 22, 2011 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the launch of the VIA ARTiGO A1150 a sub-liter dual core DIY PC kit for enthusiasts who want to taste the next generation of ultra-compact desktop computing.
The VIA ARTiGO A1150 is one of the smallest full featured DIY PC kits available today, squeezing an impressive range of features that include a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Eden™X2processor, HD video support, HDMI and VGA display connectivity, Gigabit networking, Wi-Fi Support and five USB ports, all into a palm-sized PC chassis. The VIA ARTiGO A1150 is ideal for a variety of applications in the home or office, including home server, media streaming and surveillance applications or great as a regular desktop PC, using only a fraction of the physical real estate.
"VIA redefinesdual core low power compact computing, bringing all the features of a regular desktop PC into a form factor that needs to be seen to be believed," said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "VIA has a long history in creating leading edge form factor systems, and the VIA ARTiGO A1150 pushes the bounds for ultra-compact desktop computing."
VIA ARTiGO A1150: Compact Computing Redefined
The mere 5.7" x 3.9" x 2" (14.6 cm x 9.9 cm x 5.2 cm)VIA ARTiGO A1150 is powered by a dual core 1.0GHz VIA Eden™ X2 processor, offering a high performance native 64-bit computing experience while remaining within a low power thermal envelope. The VIA Eden™ X2 processor is joined by the VIA VX900H media system processor, a fully integrated all-in-one chipset that brings exceptional multimedia experience to small form factor devices including hardware acceleration for the latest HD video codecs including H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2/4 at screen resolutions of up to 1080p.
Front and back panel I/O includes HDMI and VGA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, five USB ports including one USB device port, three audio jacks with optional wireless IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and SD card reader modules.