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VIA EITX-3001 squeezes 1080p HD playback onto tiny mainboard

VIA EITX-3001 squeezes 1080p HD playback onto tiny mainboard

You can generally rely on VIA for a skinny mainboard with HD credentials, and their new VIA EITX-3001 doesn't disappoint.  Based around the Em-ITX standard, a compact 12 x 17 cm form-factor, the fanless EITX-3001 packs an integrated 1.3GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor, VIA VX855 media system processor and HDMI connector, and is suitable for outputting 1080p High Definition video with hardware decoding of MPEG-2, H.264, VC-1 and WMV9 content.

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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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