While they will likely be less popular than netbook, nettops make sense as secondary PCs and a lot of people will surely put these cheap, low-power and little desktops to good use. Currently, the likes of Asus and MSI are known to be making Atom-powered nettops but the latter has went one step further and has prepared the Wind board, a micro ATX motherboard equipped with an Atom N230 (1.6 GHz) CPU and the 945GC, ICH7 chip combo, for those who want to build their own nettops.
Codenamed MS-7314, the Wind motherboard uses two heatspreaders for its three main chips, has two DDR2-667 slots, one Ultra ATA and two SATA connectors and one PCI slot. The GMA950 integrated graphics card is hooked up to a VGA connector which is flanked by an Ethernet and four USB 2.0 ports. The Wind board is expected to hit the stores soon.