Via’s incredible shrinking mobo line spawns “pico-ITX”


The line between PCs and Microcontrollers continues to blur with the latest board from Via.

Via is readying a media-oriented motherboard in what could be the next popular size for small form-factor PCs: Pico-ITX. The “Epia PX” board measures 3.9 x 2.8 inches and features a 1GHz C7 processor, along with rich audio/video I/O, albeit mostly on pin headers.

Via debuted the Epia PX boards at the [email protected]’s event associated with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. The demonstration showed pico-ITX-based systems ably running Windows XP and Vista, according to reports. The new pico-ITX form-factor will reportedly measure 3.9 x 2.8 inches (10 x 7.2 cm)

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