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Pico-ITX, motherboard standards keep getting smaller

Pico-ITX, motherboard standards keep getting smaller

I know that all of you modders out there just can't wait for a smaller motherboard to cram into you newest custom-cases. It looks like the wait will be over soon. Via, who already makes some of the smallest boards around is gearing up for the release of their newest standard called pico-ITX. Measuring in at 3.9 x 2.8 inches, it only takes up half of space of their current Nano-ITX boards.

Looking at the picture, you can get a feel for the size by looking at how large the VGA and ethernet ports seem. Also, you will notice that those are the only two two ports that are built onto the board. Your other connections will be connected via pin headers, so be prepared to run plenty of cables.It is going to sport a C7 processor running at 1GHz, so it'll run about anything you'd expect to run off of a system this small.

So once again, VIA is setting the new standard in tiny computing, much to the delight of modders everywhere. Now the only thing left to do is figure out what to put it in.

Via's incredible shrinking mobo line spawns "pico-ITX" [via LinuxDevices]

The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

Such a plethora of magical words and images we've got whipped up for you today! Chris Davies columns about The Convergence Con. Ben Bajarin asks the question What Happened to Innovation? And right when you thought we'd run out of columns, Don Reisinger comes at you with the controllers: Why I Don’t Have A Favorite Game Console. Then get CRAZY in a gigantically warred Call of Duty: Black Ops update which makes everyone totally ANGRY! And AGAIN, don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Get in to it!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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VIA Mobile-ITX shrinks computer-on-module even further

VIA Mobile-ITX shrinks computer-on-module even further

VIA have announced their latest embedded device mainboard, and if you thought Pico-ITX had been spending too much time among the pie-aisles then the VIA Mobile-ITX form factor should please you.  Measuring 6 x 6 cm - 50-percent smaller than Pico-ITX, in fact - the board is a computer-on-system module incorporating CPU, memory and chipset, and is intended to be paired with IO boards offering various degrees of connectivity.

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VIA ARTiGO A2000 Barebone Storage Server Review

VIA ARTiGO A2000 Barebone Storage Server Review

Bring-your-own-drive backup is nothing new, but it's rare to find a full PC lurking inside. That's where VIA's ARTiGO A2000 steps up; having dropped in a 1.5GHz C7-D processor and twin SATA-II 3GB/s support, VIA are offering the NAS form-factor with enough grunt to run Vista, should you be so inclined. SlashGear set out to discover whether the A2000 is an ambitious success, or simply bites off more than it can chew.

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Sinclair ZX81 casemod

Sinclair ZX81 casemod

Casemods follow a pretty simple equation: take a non-standard, preferably unusual container, add PC components, and voilà.  Of course, then the interest comes from fitting a PC where previously it simply wouldn't fit.  Enter modder Unravelled, and his Sinclair ZX81 casemod: a VIA EPIA Pico-ITX based computer stuffed inside this compact chunk of 80s memorabilia.

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