VIA Technologies has shown some quite interesting stuff this year and it's quite a shame that we haven't seen many of those concepts in retail, but once again managed to stun us with its announcement of the new Mobile-ITX form factor. The new form factor is 50 percent smaller than Pico-ITX and it basically fits in the palm of your hand, so this is something that will certainly have a bright future in niche markets.
|Mobile-ITX is the smallest x86 compliant motherboard form factor. It was announced by VIA Technologies at Computex in June, 2007. The motherboard size is 75mm by 45mm, smaller than a business card. The design is intended for ultra-mobile computing such as a smartphone or UMPC.|
The prototype boards shown to date include a x86 compliant 1 GHz VIA C7-M processor, 256 or 512 megabytes of RAM, a modified version of the VIA CX700 chipset (called the CX700S), an interface for a cellular radio module (demonstration boards contain a CDMA radio), a DC-DC electrical converter, and various connecting interfaces.
At the announcement, an Ultra-Mobile PC reference design was shown running Windows XP Embedded.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile-ITX
OT: Why is the hand model wearing such a distracting ring?
Originally Posted by Brutuz
Wow, do want.
VIA should team up with AMD/Let AMD use their ITX motherboard sizes, and swap tech with AMD. (Eg How AMD makes cheap Quad/Dual cores or how VIA can such low power but high performance for their power bracket/speed.).
If VIA did that, they could end up as a major player in the market.