Intel's take on the all-in-one PC

Subject: Systems | August 13, 2012 - 05:13 PM |
Tagged: SFF, mini-itx, Intel, DH61AG, all-in-one

Intel's thin Mini-ITX is the same length and width as a regular mini-ITX board at 6.7" x 6.7" but it sports a thinner port cluster and horizontally stacked SO-DIMM memory slots to allow it to slip into a smaller place, perfect for an all-in-one build.  That is why when you look at the system you will be hard pressed to see the case, as the motherboard is built right into the monitor.  Unlike some other all-in-one systems, this one is user serviceable and to an extent is also upgradeable.  If you are wondering how it performs then all you have to do is check out The Tech Report and all will be revealed.

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"Today, we're going to be spending some quality time with an all-in-one PC based on Intel's Thin Mini-ITX standard. The individual parts are all available at retail, and the resulting machine is slim, slick, and surprisingly straightforward to put together."

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August 14, 2012 | 12:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am guessing that thin mini-itx defines no standard for discrete graphics or pci-express.

August 14, 2012 | 03:31 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Well, the standard would be ... none for you.  Though in theory a thunderbolt equipped mini-itx might support an external graphics card if they become available, other than that you're stuck with the HD graphics onboard the processor.

August 15, 2012 | 09:12 AM - Posted by Dave (not verified)

Having said that however, there's nothing as far as I can see to prevent OEMs from getting creative.

As speculated in the article and comments thread on TR, given the target market and form factor, OEMs and manufacturers could get creative and integrate M-series GPUs into these systems a la the iMac to create something more capable as an all-in-one or a competitor to Alienware's Xbox-like gaming PC (even though it supports discrete GPUs) in a set-top box form factor.

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