The VIA ARTiGO may be the Smallest HTPC Ever

Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

If you’re okay with building your own, you can get your hands on this incredibly small computer for just $199.

VIA’s latest DIY kit, known as the ARTiGO, is surprisingly small. It’s smaller than your PC for sure, slimmer than any VHS player, and it’s almost certainly smaller than your set-top box. The ARTiGO measures a mere 5.7 inches by 3.9 inches by 2 inches.

The miniscule computer packs a VIA Nano 64-bit processor and integrated VIA Chrome9 graphics with MPEG-2/4, WMV9 and H.264 video decoding acceleration. It’s got five USB ports, an IDE 44-pin interface and a SATA interface for hard drive use. And of course, the ARTiGO sports an HDMI output.

It’s $199 for the base model, but you can pick up some addons as well. There’s no built in WiFi, but you can nab an adapter from VIA. There’s also an optional TV mount which would position VIA’s new micro-PC right behind your television.

Source: VIA

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Tags: ARTiGO, VIA , HTPC (all tags)