Lilbits (6-28-2013): Haswell in small desktops, Raspberry Pi in an Atari case

Zotac has released a number of tiny desktop computers over the past few years, but the company also offers products that let you build your own. The latest is the Zotac H87-ITX, a small motherboard that’s compatible with Intel’s 4th-generation Core processors, also known as “Haswell.”

You can use the H87-ITZ mini-ITX board to build a small form-factor desktop featuring a Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor. It supports up to 16GB of RAM, and has mSATA, PCI Express, and mini PCI Express slots.

The board supports 8-channel audio, features HDMI and DVI output, and has built-in WiFi.

Unfortunately Zotac hasn’t yet announced a price.

Zotac H87-ITX

Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.

  • Zotac launches a new mini-ITX board with support for Haswell chips
    Intel’s latest Core processors use less power, and generate less heat than some of their predecessors. So why not cram them into a small box? This mini-ITX motherboard will help you do that. [Zotac]
  • Raspberry Pi crammed into an Atari 2600 case
    Fitting a tiny Raspberry Pi computer into a classic case never gets old. This particular case, however, is pretty old. The Atari 2600 game console originally launched in 1977. [Hack-A-Day]
  • Chrome OS dev channel update lets you edit Excel, Word files
    Google bought the makers of QuickOffice a while back, and they’re starting to incorporate the technology into Chrome OS. If you’re on the dev channel and enable a special flag, you can now edit some documents without first loading them into Google Docs. Functionality is pretty basic so far. [François Beaufort]
  • Firefox gets a new logo (and some new apps)
    The Firefox web browser’s been around for nearly a decade, and in that time it’s gone through a few logos… although they’re all so close to one another that you might not have noticed. Today the logo changed again, but the differences are pretty subtle. Oh yeah, the company also launched new beta apps for its desktop and Android apps. [Engadget]
  • Microsoft appears to be ready for a wide range of screen sizes, resolutions
    The company’s new developer tools for Windows 8.1 include options for a range of screen sizes and resolutions, including some that cold point to new Surface tablets — or at least the possibility that Micorosft expects third party companies to release products with 7 inch, 1080p screens, 7.5 inch, 1440 x 900 pixel screens, and 10.6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel displays, among others. [The Verge]
  • Leap Motion Teardown
    Leap Motion is a motion control device that lets you interact with a computer using 3D gestures. Wave your hands, move your body, make funny faces. You get the idea. Apparently most of the magic is in the software, because it turns out there’s not much hardware to look at. But here’s what it looks like splayed out. [SparkFun]

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  • PonderThis

    How about a better link on the “H87-ITZ mini-ITX case” mentioned in the article. The link you have is for the mobo, and I can’t find anything on a mini-ITX case with this model number.

    • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

      Sorry, it’s just a board, not a case. I’m just so used to writing the word “case” after mini itx that it slipped out.

      You can use this board in any case that supports the mini-ITX form factor.