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VIA Launches ARTiGO Ultra-Compact PC Kit

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform solutions, today launched VIA ARTiGO, a DIY builder kit for enthusiasts wanting to build an ultra compact personal computer. Designed by the creators of the Pico-ITX form factor, the VIA ARTiGO Builder Kit offers consumers a more sophisticated DIY experience.



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Stick an LCD screen on it, and put a keyboard on top of the case, and you have a DIY laptop. Kinda. They really should start making standard sized laptop cases with interchangeable parts, then I'd buy one.
 
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Wow, this is what VIA has been doing? Pretty cool concept, but can you put something with BALLS in it? Are their integrated graphics worth anything?

"and can even be installed inside the drive bay of a regular desktop PC."
Lol, finally something to do with all those full tower bays. Put Pico-PC's in em...


Is this their answer to the ASUS eeePC?
 

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Obviously this is nothing more than a web-surfing, word-editing machine.
 
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very nice. Being that this is low power and low heat...this thing would last forever.
 
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I'm currently in the design stage but I'm going to use that motherboard to build a PC, 250Gb HDD, 1Gb RAM + DVD-RW in a IDE CD-ROM case. This is then going to connect to separate PSU inside a standard (high speed) games PC - it will look just like a CDRom in a 5.25" bay. This way I can boot up either PC & use the mini itx PC as a music/download PC & the main one for games. Using my one monitor to flick between the two. Either PC can be on at any one time - one does not require the other.

The itx PC can be removed (on drive rails) & taken anywhere if you wish.
 
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Just check out the website, and this can be fitted in a 5.25 drive bay!
 
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You guys should check out mini-itx.com. Go to their projects section to see what people have been building with these tiny motherboards.
 

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lol i want to take some of those network them together in a big server case and get a micro-super-computer :laugh:
 

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you can fit an itx system & and atx system in the mozart case.. but this would make a good backup system convienently located in the 5 inch bay of your main system.
 
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Hmmmm.... kinda cool. I can envisage one installed in the dash of a car. Quite expensive though, don't you think? As for the whole DIY thing, I don't see the point. You're jus screwing the parts together that they give you in a box. May as well do that at the factory?

Oh I had a geeze at mini-itx.com, pretty neat stuff there, check this one out http://mini-itx.com/projects/attacheserver/ . Computer in a briefcase! cool.
 

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you can fit an itx system & and atx system in the mozart case.. but this would make a good backup system convienently located in the 5 inch bay of your main system.
yea think about a pair of those and then your main system running together :toast:
 
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now if they would release a Robust Desktop Chipset for their C7 Line of CPUs, that has PCI Express 16 and other functions of the higher chipsets out there.