What happens when you take one of Intel's Core Duo mobile processors and slap it into a desktop motherboard built by Asus? Well, you end up with a fast and quiet rig, that sips power compared to Intel's current desktop platforms. PC Per explains everything you'll need to know about using the Core Duo on the desktop in this review of the Asus N4L-VM. For reference, our review of this motherboard is available right here.
"The Asus N4L-VM DH motherboard is not for everyone that much is true. It is an alternative platform option that Asus is offering based on the Core Duo 479-pin processor that we already know isn't going to be around much longer with the coming of the Core 2 products that use the LGA775 socket. If you are looking for a fast system, that is also incredibly quiet and uses very little power, the Asus N4L-VM DH and a Core Duo processor make a great choice. I think I hear some HTPC builders cheering in the background?"