Arctic Announces New Barebone HTPC
Arctic is a company that I have primarily known as providing cooling products, but the announcement of a new barebone HTPC system certainly changes my outlook. The MC001-XBMC is a system that was created in conjunction with OpenELEC using the latest XBMC 12 software. The system has a small form factor and is powered by a dual core Intel Atom D525, ATI Mobility Radeon 5430 GPU, and 2GB of DDR3 memory. The XBMC software allows for playback of all major audio and video formats which can be stored on an included 1TB hard drive, and a number of applications are available to use a smartphone as a remote control. The MC001-XBMC will have a special introductory price of $229, while supplies last.