VIA EPIA N Nano-ITX Enables Designer Digital Lifestyle

Posted on Sunday, March 21 2004 @ 23:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA and have presented the Nanoda digital entertainment system, the first digital media device built around the VIA EPIAN-series Nano ITX motherboard.
Crafted from high-grade aluminum and precision cut with a unique combination process of high pressure water and garnet, a hardened semi-precious stone, the Nanode sports an elegant ceramic matt finish that complements any living or working environment. The system’s charm and appeal are enhanced by its quiet operation and small size, approximately the same of a jewelry box, ensuring it can fit into even the most space-constrained environment.

Featuring the highly efficient penny-sized VIA Eden-N processor running at speeds of up to 1GHz and the new VIA CN400 digital media chipset with integrated hardware based MPEG-4/2 acceleration and advanced video rendering techniques, the VIA EPIA N boasts the very latest smart digital technologies and innovations in the industry. Rounding off its cinematographic appeal, it delivers a compelling visual experience on all display types from CRT and LCD screens to standard definition TVs and HDTVs, accompanied by crisp clear 6-channel surround sound from the onboard VIA Vinyl Audio Six TRAC controller.

“The application possibilities awaiting the Nanode are boundless considering the impressive digital media capabilities of the VIA CN400,” said Ewan Wilcocks of “With its reduced size and new features, the VIA EPIA N Nano-ITX takes the Mini-ITX concept one step further, and the Nanode captures the spirit of innovation and elegant design that the board is intended for.”

Nanode was developed exclusively for by Hoojum Designs, testifying to their long term collaboration and commitment to creating aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly digital media PCs.

“Style, build quality and compactness have always been our trademark, and with the Nanode we have kept our signature curvey outline and matt texture,” commented Angus Morrison, Co-Founder, Hoojum Designs. “What inspired us about this design is that we could reduce the size of our designer small form factor PCs while adding excellent digital entertainment features and capabilities to the system.”

The Nanode will be exclusively available from in Q2 2004. More details at

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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