Lilbits (2-08-2014): More Bay Trail motherboards

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 […]

Gigabyte, BIOSTAR, MSI offering mini-ITX boards with Celeron Bay Trail chips

MSI recently introduced a small form-factor PC motherboard that comes bundled with a low power Intel Celeron J1800 processor. That makes it one of the first motherboards that DIY PC builders can use to put together a system with an Intel Bay Trail processor. But it’s also notable because it’s cheap. The MSI J1800i is […]

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 […]

Kontron slaps a Tegra 3 processor onto a Mini-ITX motherboard

We’ve seen low power ARM-based processors show up in everything from smartphones to set-top-boxes, from tablets to USB thumb drive-sized PCs. Now a company called Kontron is slapping together Mini-ITX computer motherboard featuring an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In other words, unlike the Raspberry Pi and other ARM-based mini-computers, the upcoming Kontron KTT30 MiTX […]