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Diversification is the name of the game...

Arctic Cooling have today announced their new range of Home Entertainment Systems, here's what they have to say about them:

The New MC101 Series - Entertainment Always  

It seems that diversification is now the name of the game, Corsair have come from making memory to making almost everything else for a pc, gigabyte, once known only for motherboards are now making some of the best graphics cards about, and Arctic Cooling, once known only for cheap, good quality, silent CPU coolers have come a long way from their origins to now be offering full entertainment systems with all the bells and whistles.

 


Artic Cooling Home Entertainment Systems


The MC101 Series features an AMD APU with plenty of graphics grunt to back it up and a HD audio decoder to boot, it should be more than powerful enough for any HTPC needs and even the occasional gaming session if you fancy a go no your big screen TV instead of your monitor.

Connectivity is covered by an inbuilt wireless N card, gigabit lan, HDMI, and the usual selection of USB including USB3, it even has a TV tuner!

There are three variaties of this system, the basic, the pro, and the barebones, to clarify it for you all, the barebones is the basic, but without the hard drive, you simply select whatever hard drive (or SSD if you want complete silence), and away you go, it gives you the choice.

And with a nice efficient PSU in these money scrimping times, it shouldn't be too bad on the old electricity bills either not to mention the fact it looks like a solid bit of kit that would fit right in under any modern TV setup.

Arctic's MC101 Series will be released after the official launch of the AMD Trinity APU.

Model

 

MC101

MC101 PRO

MC101 Barebone

Processor

AMD Trinity A8

AMD Trinity A10

AMD Trinity A8

Graphic

HD7640G

HD7660G

HD7640G

Chipset

A70M (Hudson M3)

Memory (RAM)

4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3
1,600MHz

8 GB (two x 4 GB) DDR3
1,600MHz

4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3
1,600MHz

Internal Connection/
Storage

mPCIe(mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use

mPCIe (mSATA) : SSD 128GB
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
S
ATA III 6 GB/s : free to use

mPCIe (mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use

OS

Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium ( Windows® 8 ready)

None
(Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8 ready)

Wireless

WIFI 802.11n

LAN

Gigabit LAN
WOL option in Firmware

TV Tuner

DVB-T (for EU) / ATSC (for US)

Audio

8 channels audio codec
SPDIF out
Support Blu-Ray
HD audio through HDMI

External
Connection

Back panel

TV Antenna
Audio jack x 2 (line-in and line-out)
Optical SPDIF
USB 2.0 x 4
DC power jack
USB 3.0 x 2
HDMI
RJ45 (ethernet)

Side panel

4 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
Combo eSATAp + USB 2.0 (2 in 1)
USB 3.0
TRRS
audio jack (for headset)

Power supply

DC 12V EuP 2013 compliant (<0.1W)

Dimensions

200 (W) x 160 (D) x 30 (H) mm

 

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