VIA Launches Tiny ARTiGO A1150 DIY PC Building Kit

23 Nov

Those who feel bad for limited physical space can now be happy for VIA has unveiled a new dual-core solution. But it needs 64-bit computing for process.

On Tuesday, VIA informed that it has launched a full-featured but super-small DIY PC Kit packing VIA’s Eden X2 dual- core processor, HDMI connectivity and native 64- bit computing in a palm-sized chassis, named, the ARTiGO A1150. VIA also do provide extra modules like 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and an SD card reader to make this a great choice for compact computing in small, tight spaces.

“VIA redefines dual 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.”

The processor measures just 5.7 x 3.9 x 2-inches, the kit features a VGA port, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and two USB ports on the back. The faceplate contains three jacks for audio, two USB ports and a mini-USB port. VIA reports that the dual-core processor, clocked at 1 GHz, is joined by its VIA VX900H media system processor which supports H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2/4 at screen resolutions of up to 1080p.

The product does not available on VIA’ s website. So pricing and actual availability of the kit and its additional modules is not known.

Source: tomshardware


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