Norwegian hi-fi magazine Lyd & Bilde (Norwegian link) recently tested the Homecenter from Danish computer manufacturer Amitech – a sleek black and silver Media Center PC that gives the Mac Mini a run for it’s money. Only problem is it’s only available in Scandinavia – at least for now.
The Amitech Homecenter 500 is a small sleek PC with impressive features:
- Intel® Core Duo T2300E
- 2 GB DDR2 RAM
- 160 GB 2.5” S-ATA hard drive
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics
- Gigabit LAN and wi-fi (54 MB)
- Analogue TV tuner
- 4:1 memory card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS-pro)
- 4xUSB, 1xFirewire
- DVI-out, S-video out, composite out
- SP-DIF digital audio, analogue audio out
- DVD player
The small box is meant to replace all the existing hardware in your living room – from your DVD player to your PVR or VCR and to bring in all your music, home videos, photos and even the internet making the sofa your favorite place to be. The Homecenter is designed to work with Windows Vista and takes full advantage of the extensive Media Center features built into the new operating system. If you have an XBOX360 lying around it will link seamlessly with the device enabling you to spend even more time staring at your TV while the wife takes care of the family.
Product page (in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish – your choice)