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VIA-powered $100-$150 Android tablets due 2H 2010

VIA-powered $100-$150 Android tablets due 2H 2010

VIA are looking to dip into the tablet market, with around five different models - ranging in price from $100 to $150 - expected to arrive on the market all running Android.  According to Richard Brown, the company's VP of marketing, "the tablet market has been legitimated by Apple," and yet he believes there's still space for VIA-powered alternatives; "Android is bringing a lot of diversity to the market. There are different sizes and different looks and feels."

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VIA unveils ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC kit that is barely larger than a cell phone

VIA unveils ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC kit that is barely larger than a cell phone

There are small form factor PCs and then there are really (really) small form factor PCs. VIA has definitely unveiled one of the latter class of machines today with its new ARTiGO A1100. The tiny PC has a chassis that fits into the sub-liter category.

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Samsung and Lenovo look to get into VIA VX900 netbook market

Samsung and Lenovo look to get into VIA VX900 netbook market

Late last month VIA dropped its new media system processor on us called the VX900. The processor had some nice specs and offered lots of connectivity support and the ability to accelerate video locally and streamed from cloud-based storage. Reports are coming in that two major netbook makers are set to launch machines using the new processor soon.

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VIA VX900 media system processor debuts

VIA VX900 media system processor debuts

VIA has debuted a new VX900 media system processor that offers hardware video acceleration for video stored locally and in the cloud. The VX900 uses the VIA Chromotion HD 2.0 video engine and supports up to 1080p resolution without a CPU load.

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VIA unveils ART-3000 fanless, rugged embedded box computer

VIA unveils ART-3000 fanless, rugged embedded box computer

If you have ever thought it would be cool to have a PC in the car, you can do that. You need some specialized hardware though. You can't just cram your normal SFF computer under the dash and expect it to work smoothly while driving around. VIA has announced a new embedded PC that is rugged enough for the task called the ART-3000.

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OLPC XO-1.5 approved by FCC, releasing soon?

OLPC XO-1.5 approved by FCC, releasing soon?

The OLPS XO-1.5 was previously announced in 2009, and was believed to come in January 2010.  It hasn’t been released yet, but has just reportedly received approval from the FCC, always a milestone to watch for.

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VIA EPIA-T700 is first 6x6cm Mobile-ITX ‘board

VIA EPIA-T700 is first 6x6cm Mobile-ITX ‘board

Remember VIA's Mobile-ITX form factor, the 6 x 6 cm board format announced back in December 2009?  Back then the computer-on-system module was more about proof of concept than production product; that's all changed with the VIA EPIA-T700, packing a specially-miniturized 1GHz VIA Eden ULV processor, 512MB of RAM and VIA Chrome9 DX9 GPU.

Video demo after the cut

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VIA Vinyl Envy VT1730 USB 2.0 audio controller drips connectivity

VIA Vinyl Envy VT1730 USB 2.0 audio controller drips connectivity

It used to be that you'd need a day-pass to a professional recording studio if you really wanted to do justice to your Human League tribute album, but these days you can do it all in your bedroom.  VIA's latest - the VIA Envy VT1730 USB 2.0 Audio Controller - takes things to the next level, offering 8 channels of 24-bit/192kHz recording or playback with a single USB 2.0 hookup to your host computer.

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VIA M’SERV S2100 home mini server arrives

VIA M’SERV S2100 home mini server arrives

One of the reasons we have a soft-spot for VIA is that they eat their own dogfood: not only do they produce processors, mainboards and other chipsets, they also put out a range of products (often to OEMs rather than end-users) that actually use them.  Latest is the VIA M'SERV S2100, a boxy little server intended for home and small business users that's powered by the VIA Nano CPU.

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VIA announces industry’s fastest USB 3.0 controller

VIA announces industry’s fastest USB 3.0 controller

Two main categories of news releases have been coming out of CES so far this year including USB 3.0 tech and 3D news. VIA has announced what it claims to be the industry's fastest USB 3.0 controller at CES adding its name to the list of new USB 3.0 gear announced at the show so far.

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VIA AMOS-3001 mini-PC packs tiny EPIA-P820 1080p Pico-ITX board

VIA AMOS-3001 mini-PC packs tiny EPIA-P820 1080p Pico-ITX board

VIA have announced a new Pico-ITX board, together with a Fanless IPC which uses it, and together they add up to the most powerful and most compact system in the industry.  The VIA AMOS-3001 is the first model to use the VIA EPIA-P820 Pico-ITX board, which measures 10 x 7.2 cm and squeezes in a 1.2GHz VIA Nano CPU, 2GB of memory and the all-in-one VIA VX855 Media System Processor, good for 1080p HD video.

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VIA EPIA-M800 and EPIA-N800 Mini/Nano ITX boards announced

VIA EPIA-M800 and EPIA-N800 Mini/Nano ITX boards announced

VIA have pushed out a pair of new EPIA boards, the VIA EPIA-M800 Mini-ITX and EPIA-N800 Nano-ITX, each using the company's Nano processor.  The M800 packs a choice of 1.3+GHz U2250 or fanless 1.2GHz U2500 CPUs, together with dual gigabit ethernet, DVI and HDMI headers, while the N800 gets the 1.3GHz CPU and onboard VGA, USB, COM and gigabit ethernet ports.  Both are paired with a VIA VX800 media processor.

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