Just a week ago we told you about an ultimate barebone coming from ASUS – featuring stylish design, ultimate digital home entertainment capabilities and powerful enough to run modern games and applications; today the Taipei, Taiwan-based company formally unveiled its DiGiMatrix, probably the funkiest SFF system ever.
As we told you last week, the DiGiMatrix will allow you to watch TV and DVD, listen to Audio CDs, MP3s or simply FM radio even in power off mode, also, record TV or FM programs on the HDD, play, edit and even burn your digital content, including video, audio and pictures, control everything using remote controller and do loads of things you perform on your PC.
The DiGiMatrix system is to be based on a Socket 478 Pentium 4 or Celeron processors with 400/533MHz Quad Pumped Bus and up to 2.40GHz clock-speed because of inability to cool-down faster microprocessors in a small case. End-users will be able to install up to 2GB of PC2100 or PC2700 memory in the DiGiMatrix and also to utilize card-readers, slim-type DVD/DVD-RW/Combo drives, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, 802.11b WLAN, 6-channel audio, FireWire, USB 2.0 and other connectivity options found on desktop personal computers.
You should not expect ASUS DiGiMatrix to be too fast, but its set of features and built-in capabilities deserves proud: no other SFF system may be used as a consumer electronics device and also as a PC. Unfortunately, we still have no information about the pricing of the babe.