Arctic Releases New XBMC Barebones & HTPCs

The HTPC, the MC001-XBMC Limited Edition is a fully passively cooled system. It measures at 161 by 65 by 275 mm and weighs just 3.1 Kg.  The system comes packed with a dual core Intel Atom D525, which runs at 1.8 GHz, along with an AMD Radeon HD5430M graphics card with 512 MB integrated GDDR3. The system also sports 2 GB of RAM and has a 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM hard drive. It also has an external power adapter rated at 60 W. It also has a built in DVB tuner.

Moreover, the MC001-XBMC comes with every port you'll ever need; 6 3.5 mm audio jacks, an Optical SPDIF port, a VGA port, the expected HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the device, a card reader and 802.11n WiFi support.

For the tweakers among us, there are also two barebone versions, the MC001-E and the MC001-N. The first comes with a DVD drive and the second skips on optical storage all-together. The specifications of these two barebones are the same as the MC001-XBMC, except that they will ship without any storage or memory. The user will have to pick a HDD or SSD and RAM and assemble this themselves. All units also come with Arctic's remote control.

Pricing for the MC001-XBMC is currently at $229. The MC001-E (With DVD drive) costs $149.95, and the MC001-N barebone without a DVD drive costs $129.95. All three units are already available.

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  • pbrigido
    Would be a great little unit if it had something greater than an Atom.
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  • spentshells
    pbrigidoWould be a great little unit if it had something greater than an Atom.


    why all video is offloaded to the GPU, the extremely light atoms retains x86 as apposed to using some rinky dink mobile processor.
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  • curiosul
    spentshellswhy all video is offloaded to the GPU, the extremely light atoms retains x86 as apposed to using some rinky dink mobile processor.


    I guess/hope he meant something like AMD APU (apparently the only department where AMD still matters).
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