That doesn't mean we don't have uses for small form factor (SFF) computers. These PCs generally fall into two categories. Systems like Shuttle's small cube PCs try to offer full size PC performance, but with the inevitable compromises, such as limited expansion and power supplies. Others, built around VIA's mini-ITX form factor, are designed more as functional appliances.Check it out over here.
Recently, we built and played with a Mini-ITX system. It's based on the VIA EPIA EX integrated motherboard, complete with CPU and all kinds of multimedia capabilities. We threw it in a tiny, crowded, but very handy Silverstone LC12 case. It's smaller than an average food processor, and it's handy for all kinds of things, especially media-related functions.
Building a tiny system with VIA's EPIA EX
Posted on Saturday, Sep 15 2007 @ 21:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck