If you’re the sort who likes to roll your own media computers, VIA has a new and slim fanless offering that might catch your eye. The machine is called the ARTiGO A1200 and the machine is only 3 cm thick. The overall dimensions are 24.3 cm x 12.4 cm x 3.0 cm, and it runs a 1 GHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor.
The machine uses no fan making it silent while still being able to run cool. The machine is aimed at several applications in the home or office, including operation as a home server, home automation controller, media streaming, digital signage, or surveillance. The little computer supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 SODIMM RAM. The machine supports HD video, including MPEG-2, DivX, WM9, VC1, and H.264 formats with hardware acceleration.
The machine has both HDMI and VGA outputs and supports dual independent displays. Other connectivity options include four USB 2.0 ports, a pair of gigabit LAN ports, dual comports, and one CFast socket. The machine can run Windows 7 Linux operating systems. You have to add your own storage and RAM to this machine, and it has a single interface for 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD. Mobile broadband support is optional.