Everex offers a compact and fanless PC which can be used as LinuxMCE media director – gPC mini. For $499 we can get 1.86GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130 (1MB L2 Cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz), 120GB Hard Disk Drive, 512MB DDR2 667 SDRAM, DVD+/-RW, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950, Realtek ALC268 High-Definition Audio, (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port, (1) DVI-I Port, (1) S-Video Port, (1) IEEE 1394 Port, (4) USB 2.0 Ports, (1) 4-in1 Media Card Reader, (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port, (2) Microphone/Line-In Port.
The gPC mini looks nice. So, it won’t break interior of your living room. Moreover because it’s thin it can be mounted behind TV easily. The price is also reasonable in my opinion.