VIA are already well known for their power efficient x86 platforms, offering all kinds of solutions to the mobile and embedded system market. So what have they come up with this time?
Introducing the new Artigo A1250, a x86 quad-core powered system, running at 1GHz, with a VX11H media system processor and a tiny footprint of just 17.1x12.5x3cm
This makes the Artigo A1250 the worlds smallest X86 quad-core system, small enough that it can be mounted easily on the back a monitor or TV with a standard VESA - 10x10cm mount.
While sure there may be smaller system on the market, with Atom alone offering plenty of choice for compact solutions, but none of them offer quad-core functionality such as that found in the Artigo.
It's fairly well equipped too, with a pair of USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, VGA and a gigabit LAN, combine all this into the small chassis, with mounting capabilities and a typical power consumption of just 32W and you discover that good things really can come in small packages. There is no official word on price for the system yet, but given it's record holding status, I wouldn't expect it to be cheap.