GA-PICO3350 is Gigabyte’s smallest motherboard to date (embedded CPU + RAM and storage slots)

Measuring just about 3.9″ x 2.8″, the new Gigabyte GA-PICO3350 motherboard is just a little larger than a Raspberry Pi Model B (3.4″ x 2.2″). But while the Raspberry Pi features an ARM-based processor and embedded memory, Gigabyte’s tiny board has a DDR3L SODIMM slot for laptop-type memory plus an mSATA/mini PCIe slot for storage. […]

ODROID-H2 mini PC board with Celeron J4105 Gemini Lake CPU coming next month

Hardkernel has been selling a line of single-board computers under the ODROID brand for years. So far most of them have featured ARM-based processors. But the company’s next product is a compact PC board featuring an Intel Celeron J4105 Gemini Lake processor. The company has announced that the ODROID-H2 should go on sale in November […]

Sapphire unveils 5×5 motherboard with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000

Computer component maker Sapphire has introduced a new small form-factor motherboard with an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor with Radeon Vega graphics, two SODIMM lots for memory and support for up to four 4K displays. It’s called the FS-FP5V and while it’s positioned as a board that can be used for digital signage, kiosks, point-of-sales, […]

X210 mod turns classic Lenovo ThinkPad X201 into a modern PC

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of laptops have had a cult following since before Lenovo even owned the ThinkPad name (which it gained when Lenovo acquired IBM’s personal computer business). But while Lenovo has hung onto some older features such as the TrackPoint stick in the center of the keyboard, the company has modernized its hardware in […]

The first Mini-STX motherboards based on Intel’s 5×5 platform are here

Intel launched a new platform in 2015 for the smallest motherboards that could support upgradeable CPUs. Now we’re starting to see some of the first actual boards based on that platform: ECS and ASRock both unveiled new mini STX motherboards at CES last week. Basically, this means you can build your own computer that’s not much […]

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 […]