VIA announced the immediate availability of its new VE-900 Mini-ITX motherboard and is hoping it will appeal to DIY enthusiasts aiming to put together a stylish home desktop or media center PC. The tiny board measures 17cm x 17cm and pairs a VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one media system processor (MSP).
It's capable of playing back Full HD 1080p video and also supports high fidelity surround sound through the VIA VT1708S HD audio codec, which supports 24-bit stereo and up to 192kHz sample rates. There are two DIMM slots that support up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, two SATA ports, and a standard PCI slot.
The rear I/O panel consists of a GbE LAN port, HDMi port, VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 port, serial port, and three audio jacks for line-out, line-in, and mic-in.