What is a Form Factor?
Here at Stone Refurb, we have often been asked ‘what is a motherboard form factor?. In regard to computers, the form factor refers to the size, shape, and specifications of hardware or hardware components.
The form factor design is shaped by the components that are found within the larger hardware unit. One example of the various types of form factors is the difference between a tower PC and a laptop. Although the components of each are often the same, they are shaped, arranged, and attached in different ways.
In simple terms, the form factor is essentially a rough guide to the size of the case. There are no set dimensions but each type normally fits within a range of measurements and will house a specific size of the motherboard.