Another good candidate for LinuxMCE media director

Everex gPC mini

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.

ASUS shows the desktop EEE

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After budget and compact notebook ASUS Eee became very popular ASUS decided to start a new line of compact devices – EEE. It will include desktop versions as well. The first specimen was announced on CeBit – EP20. It’ll have a 1.87GHz Intel dual core processor, a 2.5 inch hard drive instead of flash memory and possible Intel graphic. The prospective price is around 200EUR.

The EP20 seems very attractive to be used as a media client for multi-room video systems such LinuxMCE, for example. It’s compact, stylish and fanless, can be mounted behind TV and its price should be reasonable. So, I think to buy it and test as LinuxMCE media director when ASUS starts to sell it in Europe.

[via Eee Site]