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.

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.

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

 

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