new Intel HTPC board

It's good to see some Intel based OBG options for HTPC. A single PCIe-1X expansion slot... a bit limiting for what's available in the market. I guess you could connect everything via USB (tuner, WiFi, etc). There's also the micro-ATX DG45ID that has more memory and expansion slots.

It's good that it has optical out. I can't believe how may "HTPC" boards are out there that don't have optical!!! (I'm talking to you ASUS)