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Nov 23 2011   12:50PM GMT

Pico-ATX Nettop

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Wanting the PC experience on your bigscreen TV? Don’t have an idea of how to get it done? PC too far away from your TV? VIA might have the solution for you. Over at Engadget they have article about the VIA ARTiGO, a $265 nettop.

That VE-900 mini-ITX kit still too big for you, eh? Then check out VIA’s latest pico-ITX alternative: the ARTiGO 1150 DIY nettop. It improves on last year’s 1100 model with a dual-core Eden X2 processor clocked at 1GHz and a VX900H media system processor for accelerated decoding of video up to 1080p….

Have a look at the specs below.

Processor 1.0GHz VIA EdenTM X2 CPU
Front Side Bus Speed 800MHz
2MB L2 Cache memory
Chipset VIA VX900H Media System Processor
System Memory 1 x DDR3 1066 204-pin SDRAM SODIMM socket
Up to 4GB memory size
VGA Integrated VIA Chrome 9TM HD DX9 3D/2D video processor
with MPEG-2, WMV9/VC1, H.264 video decoding acceleration
Storage Interface 1 x SATA interface for 2.5″ HDD or Flash SSD
1 x SD card reader slot (optional module)
Operating System Support Windows 7 / XP / XP Embedded, Linux
LAN Controller 1 x VIA VT6130G Gigabit Ethernet controller
LAN Port 1 x RJ-45 connector for Gigabit Ethernet connection
USB Ports 4 x USB 2.0 host ports
1 x USB 2.0 device port
Audio Ports 1 x Line-out, 1 x Line-in, 1 x Mic-in
Display Ports 1 x VGA port, 1 x HDMI port
System Indicator 1 x HDD active indicator
1 x Power On indicator
Wireless IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (optional module)
Input Voltage DC 12V
Power Supply 100~240v input AC/DC adapter
Dimensions 146 x 52 x 99 mm / 5.7″ x 2.0″ x 3.9″ (W x H x D)
Weight 0.6 kg / 1.32lbs (w/o HDD)

Check out the video out on Engadget.

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