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Albatron Mini-ITX Mobo turned into Car PC - Final Thoughts

We take a tiny Albatron KI51PV-754 Mini-ITX based motherboard and turn it into a Car PC - check out how we did it!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 14, 2006 5:00 am

Final Thoughts

 

While we didn't do any benchmarking on the motherboard, it is not going to win any awards for performance but it is simply not designed for that. What it is designed for (the HTPC and Car PC market), it truly excels in.

 

Its size fits the Mini-ITX requirements - it is extremely quiet, will fit into any Mini-ITX case on the market and has more performance power than anything that VIA and its EPIA series of motherboards can ever hope to put out with their C3 and C7 processors.

 

The use of the GeForce 6150/430 chipset combo is extremely good with all the features of this chipset utilised. Windows XP MCE was very happy to run on this board and our selected components and never caused a single problem.

 

In all we are very impressed with the Albatron KI51PV-754 motherboard and if you're looking for a Mini-ITX based project, do spend some time considering this motherboard.

 

- Pros

 

Mini-ITX size

 

Fits into any Mini-ITX case

 

Small - perfect for many small form factor projects

 

GeForce 6150/430 Chipset (plenty of onboard features)

 

AMD Sempron support

 

Cheap Car PC

 

- Cons

 

Rather a PCI-E slot for expansion

 

Rating - 9.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Value Award

 

 

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