With Intel's Bay Trail platform and Silvermont Atom cores in the news for tablets, we have spotted their use in mini-ITX platforms as far pack as Computex 2013 where model numbers of Celeron Silvermont systems were on display.  While these platforms are aimed at embedded systems on the desktop side, there is a small inkling that SFF PCs and AIOs will benefit too.  To this extent, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) has revealed their initial mini-ITX Bay Trail-D lineup, codename 'BAT-I'.

The difference in designation will be the CPU name in the product: the three products will offer a Pentium J2850 (quad core, 2.4 GHz), a Celeron J1850 (quad core, 2 GHz) and a Celeron J1750 (dual core, 2.4 GHz).  All systems are paired with Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge based), one mPCIe 2.0 x1 slot, one USB 3.0 port and two SATA 3 Gbps, as well as two COM ports.

Aside from the passive heatsinks (the SoCs have a Max TDP of 10W) these systems will need DDR3L-1333 SODIMM memory, and the HDMI/VGA will support 1080p and BluRay playback.  Due to the price point and feature set, they fall under ECS' 'Essentials' range like the KBN-I, whereas the Deluxe/Pro ranges are reserved for more prominent builds.

I have requested release dates and pricing, update to follow.

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  • duploxxx - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    so many negative comments on the product "atom"being to slow that they now change the name to pentium?
  • Daniel Egger - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    Actually seems quite fitting to me since those are cores are based on earlier Pentium CPUs, no?
  • xdrol - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    No. They are based on Pentium ISA, what is just effectively saying it is an x86 CPU.. the micro-architecture is very different from Pentiums.
  • LogOver - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    The architecture is very different from previous Atom family also. Being OOO-capable Bay-Trail is closer to Pentiums than last generation Atoms.
  • Senti - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    What Intel likes to call "Pentium architecture" is in-order superscalar, so no relation to OOO Bay-Trail.
  • speculatrix - Thursday, October 24, 2013 - link

    see earlier articles on anandtech and arstechnica about why the silvermont atoms are so different from their predecessors, and why these new processors really matter.
  • wrkingclass_hero - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    Is there a PCI Express slot on there? I want to slap a Titian on it ;D
  • Gigaplex - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    It looks like it has a PCI Express 2x slot. A Titan would not fit.
  • Gigaplex - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    Correction, 1x
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    You could dremel open the back end of the slot to stick an x16 card in. Or you could dremel a notch in the titan to turn it into a 1x card. The former is probably easier to do without screwing up though.

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