VIA Technologies and Mini-box.com recently announced the VoomPC family of x86 car PC kits for the telematics market. Based on the low-power EPIA-series Mini-ITX mainboards from VIA Technologies, the x86-based PC barebone is specifically designed for the ultra-power sensitive conditions of
Only two varieties are currently available, costing $299 and $319. The PCs are targetted at people who need access to data on the move, and are ideal for GPS navigation, or World of Warcraft while you're stuck in traffic jams.
The unit is claimed to use between 15-30 watts, less than the dimmest car parking lights. The VoomPC also features advanced audio control, with 'anti-thump' technology that keeps car amplifiers turned off while the
PC starts, eliminating annoying speaker thumps and pops, while the VIA Vinyl Audio Six-TRAC audio codec enables stunning six-channel surround sound for a more authentic listening experience with greater depth, the