Iyonix mobos available separatelyBy Chris Williams. Published: 18th Oct 2004, 16:52:15 | Permalink | Printable
For really limited time onlyUntil the end of October, Castle are selling Iyonix motherboards for 729 quid (inc. VAT, exc. postage). After bowing to pressure from users, Castle admits that "potentially this method of acquiring an IYONIX pc can also save the customer hundreds of pounds."
The 'DIY motherboard kit' is a standard Iyonix mobo: 600MHz XScale processor, 1GBit networking, PCI, RISC OS 5 and a GeForce2 graphics card. This doesn't include the PSU, a USB card, storage media or RAM. There's also a limit of two DIY Iyonix mobos per customer.
Earlier this year, users in Australia were building their own Iyonixes from motherboards shipped by Castle exclusively for them. The limited time period for now seems odd, but not wholly surprising because Castle sell their Iyonix motherboards elsewhere as expensive embedded development kits.
Update at 08:21 20/10/2004
A component list is available here, for those worrying about USB cards and such kit. Castle have also denied rumours that they are clearing Iyonix stock to make way for a new product line, and are simply responding to customer interest.
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