Micro MCE Marvel from Philips

In Medieval times, forces laying siege to a city would catapult rotting horse carcasses over the city walls.  Anybody splashed with this equine warfare would be pretty much guaranteed of dying.  Well, Philips must be hoping its competitors will meet a similar fate when it drops its slinky LX1000 Media Centre PC, a £999 slice of compact loveliness based on the Korea-only Little Lluon.

Boasting a 1.8GHz AMD Turion 64, 1GB of RAM and a 120GB drive, Windows Media Centre can go to town with the LX1000's integrated analogue/digital TV tuner, WiFi and a dual-layer DVD burner ideal for archiving old shows.  Graphics are taken care of by the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics; all this in a 195 x 58 x 212mm box.

It's available in the UK now.  Manufacturers of bulky media centres... look to the skies!

PC World product page [via Engadget]