Mini PCI is a new standard which measures at 2.75-inch x 1.81-inch x 0.22-inch is a new standard developed by leading notebook manufactures.

This technology could allow manufactures to lower their price as the motherboards would be simpler to design. 


Type IIdentical to Type II, except requires extra cables for for connectors like the RJ-11 and RJ-45. However, offers more flexibility to where it can be placed in the computer.  

Type II - Used when size is not important. Type II is able to integrate the RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors and due away with extra cables.

Type III - SO-DIMM style connector that can be installed with a mere 5 mm overall height above the system board. In addition cabling to the I/O connectors allow Type III cards to be placed anywhere in the system.