MSI has just debuted their first Intel Bay Trail based Mini-ITX motherboard the J1800I. The board features Intel’s Celeron J1800 dual core processor with Intel HD graphics. The board only uses 10w of power and uses a passive cooling solution. This makes it perfect for a small multimedia system.
The MSI J1800I motherboard features a wide variety of multimedia solutions such as H.264 hardware decoding, support for 1080p video, Blu-ray playback and 8-channel HD Audio through HDMI. The J1800I also features two DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots (up to 8 GB Dual Channel Memory), two SATA 3 Gb/s ports, one PCIe slot, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4a output. All this comes in a ultra-low power, all passive cooling, small form factor design. This makes the MSI J1800I the ideal motherboard for office or livingroom use.
The J1800I Mini-ITX Motherboard features MSI’s Military Class 4 components. Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, SFC and Solid CAPs ensure your PC runs stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed the tests of MIL-STND-810G standard class which are performed by independent laboratory to ensure stable operation in the harshest environments.
The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. Humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure system stability in each environment, no matter what. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI emission. On top of that, all connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short-circuiting.
No word yet on pricing or availability. Gigabyte has also recently announced their J1800-based Mini-ITX board as well.