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 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

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 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 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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