Inexpensive as well!
Just came out car computing becoming plug and play.
as usual, the responses are more interesting than the article...
but, per the article, at doesn't include memory, or hard drive, so at $250, i don't really think it is any cheaper than other alternatives (a intel 945 board w/ atom dual core is $80-90), just a different option...
The Acer - AspireRevo Nettop at $199 is a more appealing option to me. It comes with a 1.6 Ghz Atom processor with 1 GB of ram and a 160 GB hard drive. It's a bit larger though at 7.1" square by 1.2" deep while the VIA ARTiGO is 5.7" x 3.9" x 2"
It looks like the AspireRevo (going off Newegg reviews) has issues doing 1080p unless you upgrade the RAM and dedicate 512MB to graphics, but for a CarPC it'd work without a hitch I imagine.
The ARTiGO does kind of lure me in with the size comparison shots next to the glass with a golf ball in it
The nano processor is only a small step above the geode.....with good, efficient processors like the atom out its just unacceptable to still be turning out crap like that. zotac worked with nvidia to create a really good nano-itx atom + ion platform and has yet to do anything with it-its a shame-it would kill this for a fraction of the price.
You would be better off with a fit-PC:
Same size, if not smaller, and has an atom processor on board.
I'll take that over a Via based system any day...unfortunately Via have a habit of promising the world, and then changing the world to fit.
I'm currently reviewing this product that mp3car sells:
Fits anywhere, its silent, and has no trouble with 1080p playback.