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Tiny DIY PC gets smaller, more powerful

Apr 21, 2010, 12:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)

"Via announced a tiny PC for do-it-yourselfers, available in a barebones configuration with room for a 2.5-inch hard disk drive. The Linux-ready Artigo A1100 has a 1.3GHz Via Nano processor, accepts 2GB of RAM, sports HDMI and VGA video outputs, and has five USB ports, the company says.

"Via's first Artigo kit, based on a pico-ITX motherboard, shipped in 2007. That device measured 5.9 x 4.3 x 1.8 inches, had a 1GHz Via C7 processor, and was priced at $300 in a barebones configuration.

"The company's latest Artigo (above) is even smaller, measuring 5.7 x 3.9 x 2.0 inches. What's more, it's faster, with 64-bit processing, and costs even less: Via says that without RAM or storage onboard, the Artigo A1100 costs just $243."

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