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The Teeny-Tiny DIY PC That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

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  1. qubit

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    Do you want a really small PC that fits in the palm of your hand? Well, if you do, then VIA Technology have got you covered with their new ARTiGO A1150. As you can see from the pictures, it has a high 'cuteness' factor, due to its diminutive size of just 5.7" x 3.9" x 2". For processing, it sports a 64-bit VIA 1.0 GHz dual core Eden X2 CPU and a VX900H media system processor supporting the latest HD video codecs including H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2/4 at up to 1080p. Interfaces include 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.

    Target uses include the usual home/office environments, use as a super space-saving desktop PC, a home server, media streaming and surveillance applications. Of course, the real question is what kind of performance can one expect out if it, given that it's targeted at the desktop PC market, so one hopes that it can run Windows 7 at a decent performance level. Oddly, the VIA press release doesn't say anything about the RAM, so it's not clear how much can be fitted, which type and what speed grades are supported.

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    The video below has VIA demonstrating their new PC, but be warned it has a high cringe rating, due to the gratuitous use of cute kittens and cupcakes...



    Thanks to TechEye for the pictures.
     
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    It's certainly an interesting alternative to Atom + ION, but I'd rather stick along with AMD's C-xx/E-3xx.
     
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    According to the video, it takes DDR3 "S-O-D-I-M-M" (yes, he really just said all the letters instead of pronouncing it) up to 4GB. No mention of speed.

    Also, it wasn't the cute kitties that made me cringe, it was him mispronouncing "chassis" repeatedly.
     
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    Not to crap, but check this out...

    http://www.fit-pc.com/web/

    I've used the fitpc2. It takes some effort to get 1080p rolling on that one. I guess the new one will be a sure bet.
     
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    That's no crapping - good find. :toast: It's seriously small.
     
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    Quite interesting and make all here curious.
     
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    Thanks for the post. I like these unusual mini-ITX and smaller concepts. Looking on PassMark database, this Eden X2 has a similar overall performance to Intel Atom 330, or Intel P4 3.0.

    If it had TWO RJ45's then it could have made a great router/firewall. I guess it could be used as a small NAS, media server, or a web-browser for grandma.

    What a shame they didnt use the Nano X2 in this build which would have been equivalent to an Intel Pentium Dual E2180 or AMD Opteron 244. That would have made it a useful upgrade of older machines. As it is, I don't think it has enough oommph to replace any existing machine, only a good purchase for a low power 24/7 device.

    I guess it might be fun as a retro-console running emulators for old skool games.

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    fit PC. Wow. Nice
     
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    I still can't get where does the DIY come into play?
     
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    Seems pretty much just the RAM lol
     
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    nice and pretty small
    you could put it in your locker and it would give you much space.
    the bad maybe the performance so dont expect too much but for daily use it looks enough
     
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    For the metrical people: It's 14.6 cm x 9.9 cm x 5.2 cm. :)

    There's also the Linutop which is pretty expensive, so it'll be interesting to see the retail price on this thing.

    BTW, maybe there's where all the Nano x2's went? They're darned hard to find live.
     
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    Linutop is a nice form factor, just like the fit PC2 (which I prefer the look and practicality of compared to their new PC3).

    But whoosh the Linutop 4 is overpriced for what you get. It's an old netbook without a screen, keyboard or HDD in a square box. Should be EUR 199 and not more. And they should really get a N510/N525 or Z6xx in there. A N270 is embarrassingly out of date.
     
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    I love all of these SFF's coming out. I am in the market for 3 of these to serve the purpose as media players

    I want it to handle 1080p with no problems via XBMC
     

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