Enter the Mini-ITX.com online store

News Browser
Follow us on Twitter!

October 09, 2017
Intel Atom C3958 gets benchmarked

September 29, 2017
Intels next generation NUCs

September 14, 2017
ZOTAC introduces two new ZBOX Mini PC

September 08, 2017
pfSense to require AES-NI from 2.5

September 06, 2017
Gigabyte's GTX 1080 Mini ITX OC 8G Graphics Card

September 05, 2017
ASRock launches DeskMini GTX/RX mini PC

September 05, 2017
Gigabyte's Denverton Mini-ITX motherboards

September 05, 2017
Choosing the right DC-DC PSU

October 24, 2016
JBC313 and JBC323 Mini PCs with Dual Intel LAN and AES-NI

July 13, 2016
Gigabyte and Zotac's Mini-ITX sized GTX 1070 and GTX 1060

Buy stuff from us!
Mini-ITX Online Store

Archived News
April 2016
September 2015
August 2015
January 2015
October 2014
April 2014
February 2013
May 2012
June 2011
April 2011
January 2011
August 2010

Full Archive

Home | News Archive | April 2003

We have a mailing list!
April 30, 2003

Sort of... actually the store has a mailing list, and will sporadically send out special offers and member-only early bird links to purchase new items.

You can sign up to the Mini-ITX Store Mailing List here

m Permalink | mini-link

Martian's Wireless Mini-ITX Fileserver
April 29, 2003

Martian Technology have taken some familliar Mini-ITX components and added an 802.11b wireless card and rolled their own custom Linux distribution to create the NetDrive, a Wireless fileserver with some neat tricks. As it uses the SMB Protocol it is Windows, Mac OS X and of course Linux compatible (Mac OS 9 support is coming through the AFP protocol). It can even wirelessly share a USB printer plugged directly into it, and knows how to talk to MP3 players and a whole host of other devices. The Netdrive is available in 40GB and 120GB Plug-and-go flavours, and in DIY form without a drive but with the Martian DevKit OS on CD (much more fun)

m Permalink | mini-link

The "Commodore ITX-64"…
April 28, 2003

Neil Jansen's "Commodore ITX-64"

m Permalink | mini-link

…and the "Commodore 64 @ 933.000 Mhz"
April 28, 2003

It's retro conversion time again. This time it's the Commodore 64, which was once the best personal computer in the world. DocLorren souped up his Commodore 64 to run at 933Mhz with an EPIA M9000, and Neil Jansen went one better and converted his super-rare Commodore SX64 luggable into a Mini-ITX box. Now, where did we put that Commodore 65?

JJ aka DocLorren's "Commodore 64 @ 933.000 Mhz"

m Permalink | mini-link

The Mini-Box M-100
April 27, 2003

Mini-Box.com, a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp., launched their Mini-Box M-100 PC at the Embedded Systems Conference last week. The aluminium framed M-100 measures just 200 x 44 x 220mm (WxHxD), weighs 1Kg and comes with an EPIA or EPIA V Mini-ITX motherboard.

The 256MB M-100 can boot either from the provided 64MB Compact Flash card running Embedded Linux or an optional 40GB 2.5" hard disk (as the M-100-A), and has a 14-key customizable keypad and rather natty looking built-in backlit LCD. Needless to say although aimed at the embedded market, it would make a perfect Linux firewall or MP3 server, and being a full PC can also run Windows. The M-100 is available in Black, Blue and Grey cases (as modelled in the picture above) and come in 533Mhz fanless Eden and 800Mhz C3 varieties. The snap-on PW-60 DC-DC converter that powers the M-100 and the Compact Flash adapter used in it are also available seperately.

VIA's Mini-Box M-100 Press Release

m Permalink | mini-link

Those crazy Japanase fools!
April 27, 2003

As far as we can work out from our non-existent foreign language skills, a PC store and a cardboard box manufacturer in Japan have joined forces to create the ultimate mail order PC... Constructed entirely from cardboard, the CCPCBOX is of course Mini-ITX compatible, measures 188 x 211 x 375mm and has space for both a floppy drive and slimline optical drive. We'd like them to send us one for review - but how would they wrap it?

m Permalink | mini-link

New from Casetronic - the C138
April 24, 2003

Casetronic have added another Mini-ITX case to their growing range, the C138. This is of a similar design to the C134 and C136 announced last month, but has the benefit of PCI expansion with the supplied riser card and either a 60W or 90W power board included, with a seperate external 110-240V AC adapter. Available in black and silver, the case will measure 8"(203.2mm) x 4"(101.6mm) x 8"(203.2mm) and has 2 front mounted USB 2.0 ports, a firewire port and audio ports.

m Permalink | mini-link

Inside the Hush Mini-ITX PC
April 22, 2003

We've taken the lid off a Hush Mini-ITX PC, and liked what we found - a solidly built slimline Mini-ITX system that runs in total silence. But don't take our word for it... look at the pictures.

A look inside the Hush Mini-ITX PC

m Permalink | mini-link

VIA launch EPIA M10000 (again)
April 15, 2003

VIA have launched the Nehemiah version of the EPIA M10000, cunningly called - the new EPIA M10000. "Nehemiah" is the next generation C3 CPU core (existing boards use the Ezra-T core) - with much vaunted speed improvements and a data encryption engine. The Nehemiah architecture can be taken to higher speeds than the Ezra-T, which has reached the limits of its abilities. Other specifications and board layout is exactly as with the existing M10000: VIA Apollo CLE266 chipset with MPEG-2 decoder, ATA/133, 1 x DDR266 SDRAM slot, 5.1 surround sound (now named VIA Vinyl Six-TRAC Audio), Firewire, USB 2.0, S-Video/RCA TV output, 10/100 Ethernet and 1 PCI slot - all in a 17x17cm Mini-ITX package. On the retail board at least, LVDS support is once again theoretical - with a gap on the board marked "LVDS" signifying what could have been. Some Nehemiahs have apparently reached US online stores - although certainly in Europe, VIA still have Ezra-T stock to clear first. We'll bring you some test results soon and see what difference the new core actually makes!

VIA's Nehemiah EPIA M10000 Press Release

m Permalink | mini-link

Hush Mini-ITX PCs now available
April 15, 2003

The Hush Mini-ITX PCs are now available to purchase, exclusively online through Mini-ITX.com. Our mailing list members have had the weekend to get in early, and now it's everybody elses turn!

Silent Hush Mini-ITX PC at the Mini-ITX.com online store

m Permalink | mini-link

Hush release imminent
April 09, 2003

We'll be accepting orders for the Hush Mini-ITX PC in the *very* near future. To get the skinny first, you'll need to sign up on our mailing list...

m Permalink | mini-link

Techseekers review EPIA ME6000
April 09, 2003

Techseekers have reviewed the EPIA ME6000, the more powerful of the currently available fanless EPIAs. Their review gives a good idea what the board can and can't do, and is definitely worth a look for their video playback test results.

Techseekers.net review the EPIA ME 6000

m Permalink | mini-link

PimpRig build an ORAC! (kind of)
April 08, 2003

Fantazmic2 (not his real name, we hope), a regular at PimpRig.com has created a wonderful smoked acrylic case, constructed from green acrylic rods to "enhance the look of the hardware by removing the casings to expose the insides". We like it because it looks a bit like ORAC...

Fantazmic2s Mini-Itx Project at PimpRig.com

m Permalink | mini-link

* Back to Mini-ITX.com *


Board Finder
Case Finder
Mini PC Finder
Quick Links
Mini-ITX Online Store

Mailing Lists:
Mini-ITX Store

Mini-ITX 101
Mini-ITX History
Advertising

Projects:

Show Random
How to submit
your project

Most Viewed Today

XBMC-ION

Mini-Cluster

NAS4Free

C64 @ 933MHz

Manga Doll

Accordion-ITX
Aircraft Carrier
Ambulator 1
AMD Case
Ammo Box
Ammo Tux
AmmoLAN
amPC
Animal SNES
Atari 800 ITX
Attache Server
Aunt Hagar's Mini-ITX
Bantam PC
BBC ITX B
Bender PC
Biscuit Tin PC
Blue Plate
BlueBox
BMW PC
Borg Appliance
Briefcase PC
Bubbacomp
C1541 Disk Drive
C64 @ 933MHz
CardboardCube
CAUV 2008
CBM ITX-64
Coelacanth-PC
Cool Cube
Deco Box
Devilcat
DOS Head Unit
Dreamcast PC
E.T.PC
Eden VAX
EdenStation IPX
Encyclomedia
Falcon-ITX
Florian
Frame
FS-RouterSwitch
G4 Cube PC
GasCan PC
Gingerbread
Gramaphone-ITX-HD
GTA-PC
Guitar PC
Guitar Workstation
Gumball PC
Hirschmann
HTPC
HTPC2
Humidor 64
Humidor CL
Humidor II
Humidor M
Humidor PC
Humidor V
I.C.E. Unit
i64XBOX
i-EPIA
iGrill
ITX Helmet
ITX TV
ITX-Laptop
Jeannie
Jukebox ITX
KiSA 444
K'nex ITX
Leela PC
Lego 0933 PC
Legobox
Log Cabin PC
Lunchbox PC
Mac-ITX
Manga Doll
Mantle Radio
Mediabox
Mega-ITX
Micro TV
Mini Falcon
Mini Mesh Box
Mini-Cluster
Mobile-BlackBox
Moo Cow Moo
Mr OMNI
NAS4Free
NESPC
OpenELEC
Osh Kosh
Pet ITX
Pictureframe PC
Playstation 2 PC
Playstation PC
Project NFF
PSU PC
Quiet Cubid
R2D2PC
Racing The Light
RadioSphere
Restomod TV
Robotica 2003
Rundfunker
SaturnPC
S-CUBE
SEGA-ITX
SpaceCase
SpacePanel
Spartan Bluebird
Spider Case
Supra-Server
Teddybear
Telefunken 2003
TERA-ITX
The Clock
ToAsTOr
Tortoise Beetle
Tux Server
Underwood No.5
Waffle Iron PC
Windows XP Box
Wraith SE/30
XBMC-ION

How to submit
your project

Reviews:
CF-S688 E-Note
Cubid 2677R
Cubid 2688R
Cubid 3688
GAlantic GA610i
Hush Mini-ITX
Lian Li PC-402A
Jetway B860T
VIA M 10000
VIA MII 12000
VIA Nano-ITX
VIA Pico-ITX
Sigma XCard
Travla C137

Guides & Tips:
5.1 EPIA Audio
Cubid Tips
EPIA CL Firewall
EPIA COM IR
EPIA SCART
Extra USB Ports
IPCop Gateway
Overclocking
PowerLCD

Drivers:
EPIA  EPIA V
EPIA M  EPIA MII
EPIA CL  EPIA PD
EPIA TC
.

Mini-ITX Online Store

Contact Us

Store: +44 (0) 845 475 8 475

Store enquiries: store@mini-itx.com

Other enquiries: feedback@mini-itx.com

Visit the Store

Click here to enter the online store

Social

Follow us on Twitter!

Join our Mailing List

Copyright: All content on this site is Copyright © 2002-2017 Mini-ITX.com and respective owners, all rights reserved.