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VIA EPIA N700: lowest-profile Nano-ITX board yet

VIA EPIA N700: lowest-profile Nano-ITX board yet

VIA have taken the wraps off of another Nano-ITX board, the EPIA N700, the first with the company's VX800 unified all-in-one media system processor.  With a choice of 1.5GHz VIA C7 or 500MHz VIA Eden processors, what makes the N700 so compact is that video, graphics and connectivity are all handled by the VX800 chip.  Just 33 x 33m, it includes a VIA Chrome 9 graphics core and HD video processor.

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VIA drop motherboard chipset arm to focus on CPUs

VIA drop motherboard chipset arm to focus on CPUs

VIA have confirmed that they will be abandoning their chipset business, concentrating instead on their own x86 processors and integrated motherboards.  The move comes, according to Richard Brown, vice president of corporate marketing in Taiwan, as the end-point of a long term transition to processors, prompted by the company's realisation that Intel and AMD would both corner the market in own-name chipsets and third-party offerings from VIA would be edged out.

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VIA’s Nano high-def claims questioned as Atom gets a video rebuttal

VIA’s Nano high-def claims questioned as Atom gets a video rebuttal

Earlier on today we posted about VIA's anti-Atom video in which the company demonstrated their OpenBook reference design going head to head with an ASUS Eee in a battle of 1080p playback.  VIA's stance was that their 1.3GHz processor was better at rendering the high-definition video than Intel's 1.6GHz chip, and sure enough the Eee juddered along while the OpenBook was smooth.  Now, though, jkkmobile have thrown a spanner into the VIA works, with their own video of an Atom-powered Eee playing the same video clip originally used but without any problems.

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VIA Nano goes head to head with Atom in 1080p playback

VIA Nano goes head to head with Atom in 1080p playback

Nothing like some smack-talk to start your week, and VIA have obviously decided they've heard enough about Intel's Atom while their own Nano CPU gets relatively overlooked.  Best way to distract attention?  Slap some 1080p high-definition video onto both a 1.6GHz Atom-powered ASUS Eee and VIA's own OpenBook reference design, and video the resulting playback.

Check out VIA's video after the cut

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VIA Pico-ITX EPIA P700 motherboard for low-profile installs

VIA Pico-ITX EPIA P700 motherboard for low-profile installs

VIA have done a little extra shaving and come up with their latest Pico-ITX motherboard, the EPIA P700.  By replacing the traditional ports with in-line I/O header pins, there's been enough room for VIA to include an integrated power adaptor, while still keeping the whole thing down to just 10cm x 7.2cm.  Accessory boards add normal ports, or you can simply wire up whichever connections you need.

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VIA OpenBook opened-up: connectivity flexibility video demo

VIA OpenBook opened-up: connectivity flexibility video demo

Hopefully VIA know - and sanction- what their marketing team is up to, as Tim Brown could be in some trouble otherwise for taking apart the company's OpenBook reference budget ultraportable and filming the whole operation.  Tim's intention is to show off the flexibility of the design; rather than soldering all of the connectivity options to the mainboard, which is a common way to save space, the OpenBook uses two industry-standard PCI Express Mini card-slots.  That leaves it up to manufacturers adopting the design to chose which WWAN, WiFi, GPS or other options they plug in.

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FIC ultraportable with both VIA C7 and Intel Atom options

FIC ultraportable with both VIA C7 and Intel Atom options

Perhaps somebody at VIA forgot to send FIC the OpenBook memo, but the company has just unveiled a new budget ultraportable seemingly based on the previous-gen NanoBook reference design.  The notebook is unusual because FIC intend both VIA and Intel powered versions: the CE2A1 will run VIA's C7 processor while the CW0A1 is based on Intel's Atom.  Both will have an 8.9-inch screen, 160GB hard-drive and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.

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VIA Mini-ITX 2.0 standard unveiled: HD support a priority

VIA Mini-ITX 2.0 standard unveiled: HD support a priority

As VIA's energy-efficient mobile processor range gets faster, the chips become more suited to applications other than basic ultraportable notebooks.  That's why the company has developed a new Mini-ITX 2.0 standard, an updated version of the 17cm square motherboard which has proved so popular with case modders and small-form-factor HTPCs.  Mini-ITX 2.0 specifies a CPU such as VIA's own Nano, a 16-lane PCI Express slot for high-definition video support, and a minimum of 2GB DDR2 RAM.

 

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Telson UMPC prototype with KDC glasses-free 3D

Telson UMPC prototype with KDC glasses-free 3D

Not much detail as yet on this one, but ostensibly it appears to be a prototype or reference design for a UMPC with a 3D screen.  The display panel itself apparently can be used without needing special glasses, and is the collaborative product of Masterimage and KDC, of whom Telson are an affiliate.  As for the device itself, it's based on a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and running Windows XP on 512MB of RAM.

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