HP remind us that they do streaming media too

Mar 23, 2007
HP remind us that they do streaming media too

If you thought Apple's media competitors would sit back and let the company bask in Apple TV-related limelight, then you're a silly monkey with unpleasantly cottage-cheese-like thighs.  No sooner had we written about the latest batch of reviews and musings on the slinky streamer than HP dropped us a line to gently remind everyone that they've been flexing their media-muscles for some time now.

Core to their boast is the MediaSmart line, a range of Windows-powered media centres built into flat-panel TVs.  To be fair to Apple, there's no small amount of price difference; for the $2,199 the 2006 MediaSmart 37-inch TV cost you could buy seven Apple TV units and still have enough for a few iTunes Store downloads too.

Check out HP's comparison chart after the cut, but remember to take it all with a pinch of fiscal-salt...

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HP & Apple comparison

HP MediaSmart

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