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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 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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VIA VN1000 northbridge promises frugal Blu-ray 1080p performance

VIA VN1000 northbridge promises frugal Blu-ray 1080p performance

Ah, the humble northbridge; neither as earnest as the processor nor as glamourous as the dedicated video card, it works its subtle charms and waits in vain for recognition.  If VIA have their way, though, the northbridge will soon be declared the saviour of the proletariat: the new VIA VN1000 is intended for entry-level all-in-ones, SFF machines and budget desktops, instilling them with DirectX 10.1 support and the ability to play back 1080p Blu-ray content.

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Shenzhen HT560 MID packs VIA C7 CPU

Shenzhen HT560 MID packs VIA C7 CPU

Given how popular Android has tuned out to be among no-name tablet manufacturers, it's almost a surprise to see a new Windows XP slate.  Still, the Shenzhen Seed Industrial Co. HT560 has a few tricks up its sleeve: behind the 5.6-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen lurks VIA's 1GHz C7 processor rather than the Intel Atom we've come to expect, paired with 1GB of memory and between 8GB and 32GB of SSD storage.

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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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