The first tablets and notebooks with Intel’s low-power Bay Trail processors are now shipping, but what about desktops? They’re on the way too, and if you don’t feel like buying a pre-built system, it looks like you’ll be able to build your own.
ECS has introduces a Mini-ITX motherboard called the BAT-I which is designed to work with Intel Celeron and Pentium chips based on Silvermont/Bay Trail architecture.
The motherboard is designed to fit into tight spaces such as tiny desktop computers or thin all-in-one PCs. It’s also designed for low-power applications. With maximum power consumption of 10 watts, the system shouldn’t generate a lot of heat and it can work in a case with silent heatsink instead of a noisy fan.
While they’ll come packaged with a processor, you’ll still need to supply your own memory, storage, and other components.
The boards feature USB 3.0 support, a Mini PXI Expres slot, and two 3GB/s SATA connectors as well as HDMI and VGA ports.