MvixUSA has created an attractive, mini-monster entertainment PC for your living room and thr versions are S2 and S4.The HDHome essentially is a Windows 7 Media Center PC with a slot loading Blu-ray drive….
You know, HTPCs never did anything to deserve the worldwide shunning that they’re dealing with right about now, and Mvix apparently couldn’t care less about the overall lack of interest in buying a PC that’s chained down to the den. Rather shockingly (given the company’s past endeavors), the HDHome S2 and S4 are the latest to emerge on the living room scene, but unlike most other pre-built HTPCs, this one has an atypically weak processor and an unusually large amount of storage capacity.
HDHome also boasts Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless-N /Bluetooth connectivity. But the interesting thing… Mvix has opted to provide two versions of their HDHome to suit people’s needs.
Both boxes get powered by a dual-core Atom 330 CPU, yet you’ll also find a Blu-ray player, HDMI output, Bluetooth 2.0, a half dozen USB 2.0 sockets, WiFi, an embedded TV tuner and your choice of NVIDIA’s Ion or ATI’s Radeon 3200 HD on the graphics front. The main differentiating factor is the amount of hot-swappable drive bays; the S2 moseys along with just a pair, while the S4 can handle four drives at a moment’s notice.
Frankly, this thing looks more at home in a closet or server room than beside your HDTV, but either way, they’re both available to customize starting at $999 and $1,599, respectively.
I don’t know about you, but I like where MvixUSA is going with this dual offering.