A handful of companies have already introduced mini-ITX PC boards featuring low-power Intel Bay Trail processors.  But CNX Software found a company that’s going even smaller.

Wibtek’s new “thin mini-ITX” boards can be smaller than a normal mini-ITX board thanks to the fact that they don’t need an ATX power supply.

This lets the boards fit into tight spaces including mini-PCs like Intel’s NUC desktops or all-in-one PCs where the guts of the computer hide behind the display.

Wibtek’s boards feature 10 watt Intel Celeron J1800 and Celeron J1900 dual and quad-core processors.

Intel Celeron logo

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

  • Upcoming mini-ITX boards with Intel Bay Trail processors
    Featuring low power consumption, Intel HD graphics, and better-than-Atom performance, these boards could be the foundation of home theater PCs, cheap desktops, digital signage systems, or other applications. [CNX Software]
  • Intel NUC mini-desktop with Celeron Bay Tail CPU tested with Linux
    Speaking of mini-desktops, you can buy one straight from Intel, featuring a low-power Bay Trail chip. It comes without an operating system — and when you install you own there’s no need to make it Windows. [Phoronix]
  • Google Chrome update will show App Info for installed Chrome web apps with a right-click in the launcher
    You can find all sorts of information about Chrome Web Apps in the Chrome Web Store… soon you’ll be able to see the same kind of details for apps you’ve already installed. [François Beaufort]
  • Google Chromecast to hit the UK in March?
    A spokesperson for UK retailer Currys says it expects to have the Chromecast in stock soon, which means Google’s getting ready to take its media streaming device international. [TNW]
  • Sony will kill 3G data for its Sony Reader eBook readers in late March, 2014
    Sony’s no longer selling Sony Reader devices in some countries, plans to shut the doors to the Sony Reader Store for eBooks soon and shift its existing customers to Kobo, and now it looks like Sony is also going to stop offering free 3G data to customers who had previously bought Sony Reader devices that supported buying books without WiFi. [Zatz Not Funny]
  • Mozilla introduces Firefox Accounts
    The new accounts sync your data across devices, letting you access you passwords, history, and more across devices. The secure, encrypted connections are now available in Firefox Aurora.  [Mozilla]
  • Firefox gets a facelift (looks more like Chrome) 
    After months of testing, Mozilla’s new “Australis” user interface for Firefox is ready to go… well, almost. You’ll need to install Firefox Aurora, which is a pre-beta version of the web browser to get the new UI. Once you do, you may notice something familiar. Mozilla says the user interface has been simplified and designed to make things faster. I’d say it also borrows heavily from Google’s Chrome web browser design. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. [Mozilla]

Firefox Australis

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5 replies on “Lilbits (2-08-2014): More Bay Trail motherboards”

  1. I agree, having a new Firefox look similar to the Chrome browser isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Chrome has some nice features, IMO.

  2. “This lets the boards fit into tight spaces including mini-PCs like Intel’s NUC desktops”

    The NUC mainboard’s size is much smaller than the (thin) mini-ITX so it can be a challenge (and as I remember there was already mITX boards without ATX power)

  3. I hope they go even smaller with Bay Trail. I’d like to see nano-ITX and even pico-ITX boards and cases. I’ve only seen industrial targeted boards (read as expensive).

    1. http://www.mini-itx.com has nano-itx and pico-itx boards at their site. With the small sizes, one could use smaller ‘non-traditional’ cases for these boards. Check out the projects page at the site I posted.
      There are other similar boards that are small, Arduino comes to mind as well as the Raspberry Pi boards.

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