This special computer was the first in the VIA Artigo series. It is based on the EPIA PX10000G Pico-ITX motherboard. RAM is mounted in a slot at the underside of the motherboard and the hard drive beneath that. It came as a builder kit without RAM, hard drive or operating system. It has an internal power distribution board converting the 12V to the different voltages needed for the motherboard.
|Manufacturer||VIA Technologies Inc.|
|Form factor||Mini desktop computer|
|CPU||1 GHz, VIA C7|
|RAM||1 GB (Max), DDR2 SDRAM|
|Storage||60 GB IDE 2.5″ HDD|
|I/O ports||4xUSB 2.0, Microphone, Line-out, VGA, RJ45 100MBit, DC power plug|
|Special features||The computer fits inside a 5.25″ optical drive bay|
|Condition||Like new condition with a few scratches. Working|
Relevance for the collection
I’ve always liked the special form factor of this computer since it was released and especially the tiny Pico-ITX motherboard is fascinating. I did not had a specific task where the computer would be relevant so I never bought it. This computer has been used as a control device through remote desktop for an automated test device. Because the end of support of Windows XP the computer was replaced by newer hardware and scrapped.