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VIA VB8003 Mini-ITX gets dual HDMI, can drive 5 displays at once [Video]

VIA VB8003 Mini-ITX gets dual HDMI, can drive 5 displays at once [Video]

When you start calling your new product the "ultimate Mini-ITX HD multimedia platform" you better have some meat to back it up, but we've a feeling VIA's new mainboard will be able to deliver.  The VIA VB8003 is the world's first such 'board with discrete onboard graphics, capable of pumping out 1080p high-definition video through two HDMI ports; there's also a DVI port and a VGA port.

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Pierre Cardin PC-729 UMPC lands in China

Pierre Cardin PC-729 UMPC lands in China

Chalk another one up to bizarre branding: you're looking at the Pierre Cardin PC-729 UMPC, the handiwork of Shenzhen Industries, and while you might assume the Chinese firm have "borrowed unofficially" the designer branding, in actual fact this is the result of a legitimate licensing deal.  The PC-729 has a 7-inch 800 x 480 WVGA resistive touchscreen, 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and 16GB SSD, and is set to hit Chinese shelves priced at 2980 yuan ($436).

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VIA eNote 11.6-inch ultraportable gets WiMAX [Video]

VIA eNote 11.6-inch ultraportable gets WiMAX [Video]

VIA have unveiled their latest ultrathin notebook, the eNote Turnkey Solution, a wireless-packing ultraportable based on the company's 1.3GHz Nano CPU and a choice of WiMAX, HSDPA and EVDO Rev.A modules.  Intended to be offered by carriers rather than direct to consumers, the VIA eNote has an 11.6-inch WXGA LCD and VX800 graphics chipset.

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VIA EPIA N700-10EW Nano-ITX board scoffs at extreme temperature

VIA EPIA N700-10EW Nano-ITX board scoffs at extreme temperature

VIA's Nano-ITX boards have already acquired something of a following among people building tiny embedded computers, HTPC-style media streamers or other compact gadgets, but what happens if you want to take your media-PC-in-a-toaster to the nearest desert or mountain top?  Step forward the VIA EPIA N700-10EW, an unassuming name for a low-power board capable of running in temperatures from minus 20-degrees centigrade to plus 70-degrees.

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VIA add DTS head-tracking virtual surround sound to USB audio chip [Video]

VIA add DTS head-tracking virtual surround sound to USB audio chip [Video]

VIA and DTS have joined forces to integrate the latter's Surround Sensation Ultra PC plus Head Tracker headphone technology into the former's Vinyl VT1610 Audio Codec chip.  Together, they offer mobile 3D surround sound, with motion-sensitive DTS headphones used to dynamically adjust surround sound EQ depending on where the listener is facing.

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