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
"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."