Posted by Deliverator on August 30th, 2005
Well, Nano-ITX motherboards are vaporware no longer – at least temporarily. Although these boards haven’t made it to retail channels in any volume to speak of, Mp3car.com recently got their hands on a batch and are selling em for…wait for it… $450. I have been wanting one of these boards for quite some time, as its miniscule size of 12 cm x 12 cm would finally allow me to embed the whole carputer in a single din slot in my dash. I am almost willing to bite the $450 bullet, but I would need to buy some expensive SO-DIMM memory and would have to scratch my plans for cellular internet access, as the Nano-ITX boards lack the Cardbus and CF slots of their doubly large bretheren (and current carputer motherboard). the Via Epia MII-12000. In compensation, the Nano-ITX boards do have a single mini-pci slot, which opens up a number of interesting expansion possibilities.