VIA Launches Fanless AMOS-3002 Mini PC
The machine shown here may not look nearly as good as the latest Digital Storm PC or Alienware laptop, but that's not the point. The point is to put a lot of power into a portable package, and make it sip power in a way that monster towers can only dream of doing. VIA
knows a thing or two about efficiency, with the new VIA AMOS-3002 being revealed and designed around the VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX board. Within, there's a 1GHz VIA Eden X2 dual-core CPU, a VX900H media system processor (MSP) on the VIA EPIA-P900 board, fully HD-capable graphics engine, support for a variety of codecs (MPEG-2, WMV9 and H.264) and native HDMI support. The VIA AMOS-3002 has a certified operating temperature of -20 to 60 degrees C, vibration tolerance of up to 5Grms and a shock tolerance of up to 50G. The VIA AMOS-3002 is also available with the VIA EPIA-P830 featuring a 1.0GHz Nano E-Series processor, offering an operating temperature of -20 to 70 degrees C.
In other words, this thing is designed for lots of unique applications. In a boat, in a car, or in any other super tight space where cooling would usually be an issue. There's also a SATA interface Flash drive, while an optional storage sub-system expansion chassis offers support for a standard 2.5" SATA drive. Comprehensive I/O functions on front and rear panels include two COM ports, six USB 2.0 ports, including two of which are lockable for increased ruggedization, line-in/out, one DIO port, one VGA and one HDMI port for display connectivity and two GLAN ports for dual Gigabit networking. Optional Wi-Fi and 3G networking are available through a MiniPCIe expansion slot.
No word on a price just yet, but if you're looking for your next carputer, here it is.