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Via Technologies Offering DIY PC Kit
The Taiwanese company is allowing do-it-yourselfers to get their geek on by building a tiny computer.
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The VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit A1000 includes a 1GHz mainboard, the chassis, and all of the necessary cables.
December 11, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

If you’re still stumped on what to get the geek in your life, Via Technologies has great timing. This Friday, they will start selling ARTiGO, a kit that allows do-it-yourselfers to build a 6-inch PC.

The kit comes with an EPIA PX Pico-ITX Mainboard, a chassis, a power cord, an adapter, and all of the cables to complete the project. If you want to see what you may be getting yourself (or a loved one) into, there’s a how-to video on Via’s website.

When all is said and done, you’ll have a pocket-sized PC measuring 5.9 by 4.3 by 1.8 inches. Other features include a VIA C7 1GHz processor and four USB 2.0 ports; you’ll have to add your own memory and storage.

Extreme Tech says the kit will be sold at Avnet, EPROM Computer Systems, Fry’s Electronics, Logic Supply and Ma Lab/Ewiz. The MSRP is $300.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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