Media Center PC

Averatec 18.4 and 22-inch All-In-One PCs announced, priced

Averatec have announced pricing and specifications for their 18.4-inch and 22-inch All-In-One desktop PCs.  The 18.4-inch model, shown here, has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM (2GB maximum), a 2.5-inch 160GB 5,400rpm HDD and DVD burner.  There's also five USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, WiFi b/g, a VGA output and integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, plus an optional wireless keyboard.

After the cut, 22-inch model specs and pricing

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Retro Mini Media Centre project

Retro PC designs aren't anything new, but they usually drag us all the way back to a time when every self-respecting household had  cigar box, or even further to some quaint Steampunk era.  Thomas Thomassen took a decidedly more 50s Americana theme for his Mini Media Centre, the final project for his degree in "modelmaking for design and media", based around a Mini-ITX board.

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CES 2009: Velocity Micro Fuzebox HTPC Video Demo

Velocity Micro are probably best known for their gaming PCs, but they also have a range of home theater PCs; that's one of the things SlashGear stopped by to take a look at this week at CES.  The Fuzebox is a high-definition, Blu-ray enabled HTPC intended for those wanting a low-maintenance way to rip and watch DVDs, stream music to multiple rooms, watch streaming content and more; to do that, they've locked the Windows-based box down.

Check out the video demo of the Fuzebox after the cut 

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Epson Endeavor ST120 HTPC with Blu-ray

Epson Japan have updated their ST1XX series of super-compact desktop PCs with a shot of high-definition and an improved processor.  No mere nettop, the Endeavor ST120 has a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU, a Japan-only MonsterTV HDUS digital TV tuner and a Blu-ray burner, all in something measuring just 75 x 185 x 195mm.

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Sony VAIO LV all-in-one PC review

When first announced back in September, the Sony VAIO LV-series was described as a High-Definition PC/TV.  That blurring of distinctions between computer and entertainment gives a good idea of how the company envisages their all-in-one slotting into your lifestyle; a relatively rare HMDI input, allowing external sources to use the LV as a 1080p-capable display, helps single the system out even further.  Are TV tuners, Blu-ray and Dolby Digital surround sound enough to let the VAIO LV replace your current HDTV?

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Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Forget the iMac, HP Touchsmart, Gateway or Dell XPS “One”, we've got a powerhouse all-in-one multimedia PC from Sony; it might not have a catchy name but it sure means business. The Sony VAIO Sony VGC-RT150Y no ordinary PC; It is a top notch VAIO that combines the technology of an HDTV with the computing power of a quad core multimedia PC. Behind the 25.5-inch XBRITE Full HD LCD Screen there's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard-drive with built-in digital TV tuners, Blu-ray burner and masses of A/V input and outputs for full 1080p living room entertainment. But with the price tag of $4,000, can it live up to the hype?

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Silicon Mountain Allio HDTV with integrated Blu-ray Media Center

Silicon Mountain have taken the sizable wraps off of the Allio HDTV, which not only boasts a full 1080p High-Definition panel but an integrated home theater PC and Blu-ray player.  Available in two sizes, 32 inches and 42-inches, six models are on offer: the top-spec Allio ATVI-3G4542 has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU with 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Windows Vista Home Premium.

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