VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, announced an exciting competition for computer DIY enthusiasts everywhere, with a coveted HP Mini the prize for one lucky ARTiGO owner. Buy a VIA ARTiGO A1000 Pico-ITX Builder Kit before 10th October 2008 to enter this sweepstake. Simply enter your details on the ARTiGO competition website, and your name will be entered into a lucky draw; the first name drawn will win the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC, known affectionately as the HP Mini.
Have friends who want to enter too? Simply enter their email address on the competition referral page; if one of them wins the HP Mini, you could win yourself a VIA EPIA CN13000G Mini-ITX board as a special thank you.
Commenting on the competition, Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing at VIA Technologies, Inc., said: “We wanted to highlight VIA’s ‘Small is Beautiful’ philosophy in a fun way, and how better than to pair an ultra compact PC with an ultra mobile one?”
HP Mini: Ultra Mobility with Style
The popular HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is a stylish small notebook targeted at today’s connected ultra mobile lifestyle. Powered by the energy efficient 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor, and equipped with 2GB of system memory and a 120GB SATA hard drive, the HP Mini provides all the performance, features and connectivity benefits of a notebook PC in an ultra-compact form factor with a vibrant 8.9″ screen, enabling people to watch video, browse the web, share photos, and effortlessly carry their media and personal files around in one tiny device. Read more about this great mini-note at the HP website.
VIA ARTiGO: A Complete Computer in the Palm of Your Hand
The VIA ARTiGO A1000 is a DIY builder kit that offers enthusiasts a more sophisticated DIY experience. The smallest full-featured PC on the market, the ARTiGO measures a mere 15 x 11 x 4cm (5.9 x 4.3 x 1.8″) – about half the size of a PC optical drive.
Available from leading online and IT stores, the VIA ARTiGO kit contains the world’s smallest complete x86 PC mainboard, the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX, as well as a sleek black chassis, power adapter and all the essential accessories including port cabling. The system is fully customizable; add your choice of system memory, hard drive and operating system.
With a complete system consuming around just 15 watts in idle and weighing around 520g (under 1.2lbs), it’s easy to envisage some of the many potential applications that require an ultra power efficient, ultra compact platform, such as a monitor-mounted PC, a car PC and cluster server boxes – or any number of applications an enthusiast can imagine. It can even be installed inside the drive bay of a regular desktop PC.
An overview and how-to video for ARTiGO can be seen on the TechnoVoyance website.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators.