Arctic launches in the US a new XBMC-based home media center, the MC001-XBMC. Basically, the unit is a small form factor computer based on XBMC 12 (Frodo) and OpenELEC, which is powered by an Atom CPU. With XMBC software loaded, the system can handle playback of all popular video, audio and image formats.
With AMD‘S Radeon HD5430, Arctic’s entertainment system is capable of Full HD 1080p video playback. It also packs Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Users can also watch video DVD discs using the integrated DVD-RW optical drive, and DVB-T or ATSC TV tuner can be added to watch and record TV programs. The machine also comes equipped with 1TB internal hard drive for you to store your media files and TV recording. Of course, you may also connect the media center to your home network and use it as a network storage.
You can use the included remote control to control the MC001-XBMC, or you can use the remote control apps for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The system is priced at $229.