VIA Launches Tiny ARTiGO A1150 DIY PC Building Kit

On Tuesday VIA said that it has launched the ARTiGO A1150, a fully-featured yet super-small DIY PC kit packing VIA's Eden X2 dual-core processor, HDMI connectivity and native 64-bit computing in a palm-sized chassis. VIA is also offering additional modules like 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and an SD card reader to make this a great choice for compact computing in small, tight spaces.

"VIA redefines dual core low power compact computing, bringing all the features of a regular desktop PC into a form factor that needs to be seen to be believed," said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "VIA has a long history in creating leading edge form factor systems, and the VIA ARTiGO A1150 pushes the bounds for ultra-compact desktop computing."

Measuring just 5.7 x 3.9 x 2-inches, the kit features a VGA port, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and two USB ports on the back. The faceplate contains three jacks for audio, two USB ports and a mini-USB port. VIA reports that the dual-core processor, clocked at 1 GHz, is joined by its VIA VX900H media system processor which supports H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2/4 at screen resolutions of up to 1080p.

As of this writing, the product isn't available on VIA's website, so pricing and actual availability of the kit and its additional modules is unknown. However, in the meantime, check out VIA's demo below:

VIA ARTiGO A1150 DIY PC Kit Introduction

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  • I bet this thing pushes $300. I'd love to have one, but no way I'd buy it at that price.
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  • Interesting. HTPC maybe? The lack of DVD drive displeases me.
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  • If they price it at $99.99 I would buy one...or more.
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