Norwegian company Mesiro offers a compact and stylish Home Entertainment PC Merium. It mixes Scandinavian design and power of moder PC. Compact sizes 26x9x23 cm covers Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz), 2GB DDR2 667 MHz, 250GB SATA HDD, Dual Layer DVD & CD Recorder, integrated Intel 950 graphic, 7.1 channel audio, Integrated Realtek Gigabit PCI LAN Chip and Intel WLAN-PCI – 802.11 a/b/g 54MB. For consumers available following outputs: DVI-I, HDMI & VGA via Converter, S-Video, S/PDIF, 6 x USB 2.0. As operation system Mesiro chose Vista Home Premium (which includes Media Center software). To control Merium media center the wireless multimedia keyboard and MCE remote control can be used.
The stylish Home Entertainment PC Merium is available for about $1000. It isn’t cheap but probably it’s defensible. For all fans of art Mesiro offers original covers. You can get high quality silk-print on polycarbonate by famous designers just for additional €69.