ECS invited us to stop by and we expected the usual assortment of motherboards and such. Much to our surprise, they only brought a few mITX boards at their suite, but the reasoning makes sense: CES isn’t about computer components, and mITX are the most likely boards to go into consumer friendly products like HTPCs, All-In-Ones, cars, etc. And to that end, most of the demo systems ECS had on hand were using these mITX boards, including a couple of touchscreen AIOs.

On display ECS had the 23.5” G24 Aura with support for up to Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors. The G11 is the next size down with a 21.5” touchscreen panel, again with the same Ivy Bridge CPU support. Both of the larger displays are 1080p, but I failed to check if the panel tech was IPS, *VA, TN, or something else. (I’ll try to get word from ECS in the next few days.) The third AIO is the G18, with an 18.5” 1366x768 panel and an integrated Celeron 847 (Sandy Bridge). The full specs and features for all of the devices, including other mITX boxes, can be seen in the image gallery.

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  • Taristin - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - link

    With the low profile IO panel, and laptop memory slots, these boards look more like the intel-designed ThinITX standard. Are they?
  • JarredWalton - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - link

    You're right -- I don't follow ITX as closely as other areas (e.g. laptops), so I didn't realize "Thin Mini-ITX" was yet another standard.
  • Taristin - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - link

    Personally I think it's a little ridiculous to keep making so many new "standards" as it only makes it more complicated for the consumer when it comes time to research and assemble their systems.
  • extide - Sunday, January 13, 2013 - link

    In the second photo, in what looks like the form-factor of a laptop optical drive. Is that an entire PC in the space of a laptop optical drive? What is that?!

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