From the realm of the itty-bitty comes the ARTiGO A1150 from VIA.
We’ve seen itty-bitty computers before, but the problem has always been that they’re so darned slow. Not this one. It does have a real-deal 1GHz 64-bit dual-core processor, can do HD video, has both VGA and HDMI, can support up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, has optional Wi-Fi and has 5 USB ports, with one of them being micro-USB which is convenient.
What makes this a project PC is this (taken from the product page):
Hard drive, compact flash module, solid state drive, SD card, wireless module, antenna, system memory and operating system must be purchased separately.
Basically put, this is what’s classified as a "barebones" system. Everything is there, and you just need to add in the parts.
Where would a computer of this type be useful? Anywhere where you need a full computer where space is very limited. What your paying for here is the ultra-small form factor.
Here’s a video of the unit, where you get to see literally how small it is, see the inside and more.
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