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I always get bad feelings when I see vga and ps/2 ports in 2014.

VGA I can understand, but PS/2 is still used by a significant minority because it actually is better than USB for keyboard input although I'd personally like the combined PS/2 mouse and keyboard port with two USB slots instead of one of each PS/2 port.
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Unmarketable to muggles. They should make a fanless computer by adding a fanless PSU.

Throw it with one of these and we are getting somewhere then again, its almost like a NUC at the rate, but larger
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Yeah... If it came with onboard wireless I could overlook it but... Without it, it's a missing feature that kills this board for me.

Yes but... you can always buy those USB WiFi adapters, which is very handy IMO.
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I always get bad feelings when I see vga and ps/2 ports in 2014.

Hey I still use a ps2 keyboard in my rig! biggrin.gif
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I always get bad feelings when I see vga and ps/2 ports in 2014.
But ps2 ports consume less than USB and yeah there are people for which every watt/h counts but I suppose those would go with a A6-1450 or a kabini like this at 1.3GHz.
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I always get bad feelings when I see vga and ps/2 ports in 2014.

PS/2 has its uses. Most of the popular mechanical keyboards have both USB and PS/2 controllers integrated and can use either depending on the connection. PS/2 is arguably the better choice for keyboards, and the only reason I'm not using it is because I often switch between keyboards. I agree about VGA, however. It's outdated.

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mITX motherboards and integrated CPU parts tend to cater towards embedded systems.... so you often see legacy ports like VGA and serial ports.

Look at these socketed AM1 platform boards.... almost all have VGA and some ONLY have VGA!
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7945/the-am1-kabini-motherboard-preview-asus-asrock-gigabyte-msi-biostar

...

The laptop "standard" is 19v and you can get a 65w adapter for less than $10 shipped. That would be plenty for virtually any Kabani system.

Serial ports and parallel ports are often used for industrial equipment, yes. I have noticed that VGA appears only on the lowest of low-end GPUs. Why not stick a DVI-I port on there instead and include an adapter? It's, in my opinion, the most versatile video interface.

*Kabini. tongue.gif But yes, 65W is way more than enough. I find it somewhat odd that an A# series CPU is using little core; I though they were all big core. I guess not, but this is a laptop chip.

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Yeah... If it came with onboard wireless I could overlook it but... Without it, it's a missing feature that kills this board for me.

Yes but... you can always buy those USB WiFi adapters, which is very handy IMO.

I've heard that those are hit-or-miss. I think the one in my rig USB, actually, but I'm not sure. It's mini PCIe seated in an adapter with half a USB 2.0 header plugged in. headscratch.gif It's confusing. IRREGARDLESS, mini PCIe for mITX is almost a requirement, I think, though it can be worked around, especially since this isn't going to have a GPU or something plugged in.
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PS/2 is arguably the better choice for keyboards

It can be argued yes. But it's wrong. It's just that NKRO was easier to be done on PS/2. It does not mean USB is worse for a keyboard that already does NKRO.
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It can be argued yes. But it's wrong. It's just that NKRO was easier to be done on PS/2. It does not mean USB is worse for a keyboard that already does NKRO.

At best USB is equivalent to PS/2. There are advantages in favor of PS/2 though, especially if you're still running BIOS instead of UEFI.
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What's with all the hate? For that size certain corners have to be cut, and the marketable one Biostar decided on was to make it fanless. Also, the hate on for VGA, what's the big deal...it has an HDMI output at least. I could see this as a pretty awesome start to an NES styled HTPC or similar SFF rig.
    
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