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