Thinner motherboards translate into slimmer all-in-one desktops.
Sultan of Star Trek knowledge and Maximum PC Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung had an opportunity to see a pair of thin motherboards at Gigabyte's suite at the C onsumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Gigabyte's GA-H77TN and GA-B75TN are built around Intel's new thin mini-ITX form factor , and as you'll see in the video, they're much slimmer than standard motherboards.
Why create a thinner form factor? They're intended for increasingly slim all-in-one systems, including whitebox AIOs that allow end-users to roll their own rig.
Both boards are equipped with an LGA1155 socket, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA ports, a pair of SO-DIMM slots, and a single PCI Express x4 slot flanked by two Mini PCI Express slots. They also feature DisplayPort and HDMI output. In addition to AIO systems, Gigabyte will also market these boards for home theater PCs, data servers, industrial applications (kiosks), and other embedded platforms.
Take a closer look in the video below, and be sure to check back often throughout the week for more CES coverage. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel at MaximumPCMag .