VIA Artigo A1000 Pico-ITX

Description

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.

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Description

ManufacturerVIA Technologies Inc.
ModelArtigo A1000
Form factorMini desktop computer
Released10/12 2007
PriceUS$300
CPU1 GHz, VIA C7
RAM1 GB (Max), DDR2 SDRAM
Storage60 GB IDE 2.5″ HDD
DisplayNo
OSWindows XP
Dimensions150x110x42 mm
Weight520g
I/O ports4xUSB 2.0, Microphone, Line-out, VGA, RJ45 100MBit, DC power plug
Special featuresThe computer fits inside a 5.25″ optical drive bay
ConditionLike 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.

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