Thursday, May 9th 2019

BIOSTAR Presents Energy-Efficient and Compact A68N-2100E For Home and Business

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, introduces the A68N-2100E SoC Motherboard featuring a compact mini-ITX form-factor powered by the energy efficient AMD E1-2150 Processor and AMD Radeon HD8210 graphics. The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E is designed for homes and businesses that need a capable but energy efficient desktop PC for basic tasks such as browsing the internet, running office applications, and other essentials that most students and professionals use in computers today.

The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E is powered by the AMD Kabini architecture-based E1-2150 dual-core processor with an energy efficient thermal design power (TDP) of 9 watts. It supports the low-cost DDR3 memory with maximum support of up to 16GB memory, which is well suited for home and business use. Its flexible mini-ITX form factor makes it compatible to a wide selection desktop cases, HTPCs, and small-form-factor cases.
High-Definition Audio and Video
The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E comes with Realtek ALC887 5.1-Channel Audio that supports high-definition audio and S/P DIF Output Onboard Optical and Coaxial connector for transferring non-distortion digital audio output to amplifiers and professional audio devices. The A68N-2100E also supports DX11.1 and comes with an onboard HDMI connector for high-definition visuals to enjoy watching shows on YouTube and Netflix.

Supports TPM Header
The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E comes with a TPM header that enables several upgrades that's perfect for data security concerned users such as schools and government offices. The connector supports a wide range of TPM modules such as biometric verification, antivirus software, firewalls, smart cards, and others.

The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E's rear I/O includes 1 x PS/2 Mouse, 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x HDMI Connector, 1 x VGA Port, 1 x GbE LAN port, and 3 x Audio Jacks.

The BIOSTAR A68N-2100E is a cost-effective and energy-efficient SoC motherboard for home and business use with its power-saving AMD Kabini E1-2150 dual-core processor that only draws a maximum of 9 watts. It supports low-cost DDR3 memory of up to 16GB maximum capacity, enough to configure a capable yet power efficient desktop PC. It comes with high-speed USB 3.1 Gen1 USB connectors with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. It sports a compact mini-ITX form factor with a fanless low-profile cooler for maximum compatibility with desktop PC cases, HTPC cases, and other enclosures.
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7 Comments on BIOSTAR Presents Energy-Efficient and Compact A68N-2100E For Home and Business

#1
Assimilator
Damn, Biostar sure has a big inventory of s**tty AMD CPUs to clear out...
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#2
TheLostSwede
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Damn, Biostar sure has a big inventory of s**tty AMD CPUs to clear out...
I was thinking the same thing. It seems they're putting out a new board with an old CPU every week in the run up to Computex...
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#3
ironwolf
2C/2T, single-channel RAM. I can hear Windows 10 begging for mercy on one of these. :fear:
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#4
rrwards
Seriously what sort of garbage is this? 4 years ago I bought a similar style ECS board with an Intel Celeron 1037u ($80), which still outpaces this. I also bought an embedded Biostar with an a4-5000 for like $100, it also outpaces it. This is just a horrid deal all around.
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#5
Valantar
Another one? Isn't this like the third or fourth Biostar board with a low-end/more or less obsolete soldered APU in the past few months? I guess they're going after some sort of "use up all the cheap, used DDR3" market somewhere, but what exactly are these useful for (that a $200 smartphone can't do just as well)?

I guess this is where all of AMD's stock of old, unsold pre-Ryzen inventory is going. Probably for next to nothing, but at least it'll see some use instead of just going to a landfill and polluting the world even more.

Also: you know you haven't got many selling points when "Supports TPM Header" is a headline in your press release.
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#6
Hinnerk
t comes with high-speed USB 3.1 Gen1 USB connectors with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Nope. 5Gbps maximum.
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#7
Yukikaze
Considering I just picked up a refurb Lenovo Thinkcentre M53 with a Pentium J2900, 8GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD, complete with the wifi antenna and power brick for 50$, and there's plenty more of the same out there, who exactly is going to buy this thing that is twice slower on single-threaded performance and has half the cores and probably will cost about as much without any storage, memory, or a case?
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