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PC Alchemy Mini M2B and Winbook Jiv HTPCs

Both PC Alchemy and Winbook offer a mini HTPC based on the same case and motherboard. What's inside is different, but what's outside is the same. Here you see the Winbook Jiv in its upright stand. The M2B has the same stand.

Both PC Alchemy and Winbook offer a mini HTPC based on the same case and motherboard. What’s inside is different, but what’s outside is the same. Here you see the Winbook Jiv in its upright stand. The M2B has the same stand.

The HTPC out of its stand. The right side has a power switch and air vent. When in the stand, the right side becomes the top of the unit. The front includes a CD/DVD slot and several other items, which we'll cover in a bit.

The HTPC out of its stand. The right side has a power switch and air vent. When in the stand, the right side becomes the top of the unit. The front includes a CD/DVD slot and several other items, which we’ll cover in a bit.

The right side (top in stand) showing the air vent and power switch.

The right side (top in stand) showing the air vent and power switch.

The left side (bottom in stand) showing an airvent. That's an adapter for CATV input on the extreme right side of the unit.

The left side (bottom in stand) showing an airvent. That’s an adapter for CATV input on the extreme right side of the unit.

Front view showing CD/DVD drive eject button and the drive slot; below wireless on/off indicator, infratrd remote control receiver, USB 2.0 port, card reader Multi (SD/MMC/MS/MS-pro), IEEE 1394/Firewire port

Front view showing CD/DVD drive eject button and the drive slot ; below wireless on/off indicator, infratrd remote control receiver, USB 2.0 port, card reader Multi (SD/MMC/MS/MS-pro), IEEE 1394/Firewire port

Back left to right, top to bottom: modem port, air vent, TV Tuner in, microphone in, line out (headphones), wired LAN port, S-Video out, DVI out, two USB 2.0 ports, AC power in

Back left to right, top to bottom : modem port, air vent, TV Tuner in, microphone in, line out (headphones), wired LAN port, S-Video out, DVI out, two USB 2.0 ports, AC power in

Wireless keyboard

Wireless keyboard

Remote Control

Remote Control

AC power supply

AC power supply