Starting this Friday, Via Technologies will roll out their ARTiGO do-it-yourself mini-pc kit for any hacker looking for a fun (but brief) holiday project. The package includes an EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX motherboard with a1-GHz C7 Via processor,a chassis, power adapter, and essential accessories —but you are on your own as far as a hard drive and memory are concerned. More info and a video of the build are available after the break.
When all is said and done, the unit will measure 5.9-inches by 4.3-inches by 1.8- inches and will weigh less than 1.2 pounds. The $300 price tag doesn't exactly scream value when you consider that the kit does not come complete, but it is still cheaper than some of the alternatives out there. [Product Page via ExtremeTech via Wired]