MI HM65T 1 Giada launches mini ITX motherboard with mobile Sandy Bridge CPU

Low profile mini-ITX motherboards seem to be something of a trend at the moment and Chinese Giada has come up with an interesting take on the subject. Its new MI-HM65T mini-ITX motherboard is unusual in as much as it features a mobile Intel CPU and the mobile HM65 chipset, a combination you don't see that often in consumer desktop hardware.

Low profile mini-ITX motherboards seem to be something of a trend at the moment and Chinese Giada has come up with an interesting take on the subject. Its new MI-HM65T mini-ITX motherboard is unusual in as much as it features a mobile Intel CPU and the mobile HM65 chipset, a combination you don't see that often in consumer desktop hardware.

MI HM65T 1 Giada launches mini ITX motherboard with mobile Sandy Bridge CPU

The MI-HM65T will work with all of Intel's mobile Sandy Bridge processors, but it seems like the base model will come with the Celeron 867 which is a dual core 1.3GHz part with basic Intel HD graphics and a TDP of a mere 17W. The motherboard sports a single SO-DIMM slot, two SATA 6Gbps ports, an mSATA slot and a half-size mini PCI Express slot. No standard expansion card slots are available, as this motherboard is intended to very low profile systems.

MI HM65T 2 Giada launches mini ITX motherboard with mobile Sandy Bridge CPU

Other features consist of headers for four USB 2.0 ports, a serial port header and an LVDS header. The rear I/O is fairly basic with a power connector, two USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a pair of audio jacks, an optical S/PDIF out, a D-sub and an HDMI port. Admittedly the MI-HM65T isn't really a consumer product and it's missing a few features like USB 3.0, but it could make for a very compact HTPC or something similar. Sadly we don't have any information with regards to pricing, but the MI-HM65T should be shipping out to Giada's resellers as of now.

Source: Giada