The board is a good basis for concluding HTPC or office computer, but you should not expect too much, because of the small size it could not possess more features. The maximum amount of DDR3 (1333 MHz) memory that board support is 8 GB and it includes two Dual Channel SO-DIMM memory slots.
Despite its small size, MSI has managed to squeeze in the back of it three video outputs (D-Sub, DVI and HDMI), Gigabit LAN and outputs for the sound card. On board are also one PCIe x1 slot and one PS2 connector for keyboard and mouse. To connect additional equipment, MSI has provided one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, while for connecting optical drives and hard disk drives or solid state board has only two SATA III ports. Suggested retail price for the MSI J1800I Bay Trail motherboard is around $60.
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