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Deal of the Day: 64GB SSDNow V100 Series 2.5″ SATA II just $74.99

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 | Nettop Hardware with No Comments »


Have you been looking for a good SSD for your nettop project?  An SSD will speed up your nettop, but better still, it’s completely silent!   This is the best deal on an SSD I’ve seen, and the best price by far for a 64GB drive.  Jump on it quick, it’s on Slickdeals and will sell out quickly!

Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100 Series 2.5″ SATA II Drive:
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VIA unveils VX900 HD Media Processor for Nettops and Netbooks

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Nettop Hardware with No Comments »
VIA VX900 Nettop Processor

VIA VX900 Nettop Processor

VIA has officially introduced a new product called the VX900 graphics processor which can be coupled with a VIA  low power CPU to provide HD Flash and desktop video playback.  The VX900 media system processor uses VIA’s ChromationHD 2.0 video engine which supports hardware acceleration of H.264 video. That also includes Flash video if you’re using the Flash Player 10.1 beta, which can take advantage of hardware acceleration features.  Furthermore, VIA says the new platform can handle 1080p HD video “without incurring a heavy CPU load.”   Blu-Ray video playback is also supported, as is hardware acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV< and VC1.

The VX900 MSP supports DDR3 memory with speeds up to 1066MHz. And while VIA has been showing the media processor off with a Nano processor, it’s also compatible with VIA C7 and VIA Een chips.

Build your own Nettop with the Asus AT3N7A-1 Ion packing motherboard

Friday, August 28th, 2009 | Nettop Hardware, Nettop processors, Uncategorized with No Comments »
Asus AT3N7A-1 Motherboard with Atom 330 and Nvidia Ion

Asus AT3N7A-1 Motherboard with Atom 330 and Nvidia Ion

Like the idea of a nettop, but like the idea of building it yourself as well?  Well, you’re in luck.  You can build that low power, small form factor PC with the AT3N7A-I motherboard just released by Asus.  Integrated in the motherboard is a 1.6GHz dual core Intel Atom 330 processor and NVIDIA ION graphics.

The motherboard supports dual channel DDR2-800 memory, 8-channel audio, eSATA and SATA connections, and Bluetooth. There’s also a single PCI slot, and an HDMI jack.

French site, Blogeee got a chance to check out one of these motherboards, check out their hands-on video after the break.

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