You're right, but the question I have is whether this is actually part of the thin mini-ITX spec.Yeaaa ummm. It still needs a power supply. And there are dozens of boards and OEMs who do this exact thing so yea not new at all. LOL
I think the author's point is that it doesn't require a standard ATX power supply.a powersupply by any other color is still a powersupply.
it is better to use normal height itx cases even for thin itx motherboards , it will give you at least a standard 1U cooler unlike thin one that needs notebook grade heatpipe coolers.I was going to complain that this article is lacking pics of any sexy thin mini-ITX cases. However, I'm having trouble even finding any, so I guess that's fair.
Still, some of the most un-PC looking cases I've seen are thin mini-ITX cases.
I doubt it. You can get some really flat heatsinks.Is it expected that suitable cases come with built-in CPU coolers? Otherwise the low profile of the motherboard would be of little use, right?
It's not mainstream, but it's also not non-standard. I gather they might've been more common before NUC-style mini-PCs gained popularity.This isn't a mainstream product.