Archive | Small Form Factor PCs

VIA ARTiGO A800, Smallest ARM Computer from VIA

Posted on 10 March 2013 by Charles

Miniature computers are highly useful in several situations, such as a HTPC client. The latest effort of VIA to promote its latest product, VIA ARTiGO A800 as an ARM small form factor (SFF) computer could turn out be a novel innovation. SFF systems are not only valuable to home theater PC enthusiasts, but also special fields such as health care technology, surveillance, digital signage, hotel automation, and other unique embedded applications.

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Start Water Cooling with Antec’s V4 Series Kuhler

Posted on 08 December 2012 by Tori R

Introducing V4 series design updates to Antec’s Kuhler H20 620 as well as the Kuhler H20 920 CPU coolers. The updates are purposed to lower temperatures down another 2-4 degrees Celsius, which is the most progressive temperature yet for the series. To double the impact, they’re guaranteed to support a wide-range of current and future CRU socket types. Antec has done all of this without changing the price of the cooler.

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The Smallest Media Center

Posted on 15 June 2012 by Peter Backx

Raspberry Pi’s are slowly becoming available and so are the HTPC experiments.

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SilverStone GD06 Case, the Affordable One

Posted on 25 April 2012 by Peter Backx

Computing on Demand reviews the SilverStone GD06 Home Theater PC case.

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Thin Mini-ITX Board by ECS

Posted on 23 April 2012 by Peter Backx

Thinner Mini-ITX boards for smaller HTPCs

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Sleek Arctic MC001-BD Gets Reviewed

Posted on 07 April 2012 by Peter Backx

Benchmark Reviews reviews the new Arctic MC001-BD HTPC media center.

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The $25 HTPC

Posted on 01 April 2012 by Peter Backx

Yeah, seriously. OpenELEC supports the Raspberry Pi, which makes this theoretically possible.
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ASRock shows of 3D HTPC systems

Posted on 21 March 2012 by

Undoubtedly inspired by the Mac Mini, ASRock presents its new range of Vision 3D machines.
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VidaBox Stealth Silent Media Center

Posted on 23 November 2006 by

VidaBox is releasing a new, 100% silent media center called the VidaBox STEALTH™. Less than 3.6″ tall, the STEALTH™ is the world’s first fully-featured, miniature form factor media center featuring a slot-loading DVD±RW dual-layer burner, dual analog tuners, and massive VidaSafe™-protected storage of up to 1,500GB.

hat tip engadget
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PCalchemy Launches Mini Media Center HTPC Line

Posted on 26 September 2006 by

We previously covered the review of PCalchemy’s mini media center HTPCs but it seems they are being officially announced today.

PVRwire coverage of mini media center PC launch | Link to PCalchemy Introduces MiniMCE Mini Media Centers press release


Pcalchemy introduces their new line of MiniMCE™ Media Centers! Pcalchemy has combined the power of Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with the latest mobile on the desktop technology (MODT) to provide a full featured digital entertainment experience in an extremely small package.

Our goal was to design an extremely small line of media centers without giving up the performance of your typical full sized media center. This was accomplished by utilizing the latest mobile on the desktop technologies, such as, the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo mobile processor and Hitachi’s notebook hard drives designed for 24/7 use. The end result surpassed our expectations.

The line currently consists of 3 models, M1B, M1S and M2B, all under the size of your typical dictionary.

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