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We love Windows 7 Media Center, but at the end of the day we'd never give one to our mom and expect it to just work the way an embedded DVR like a TiVo or a Moxi would. But dependability isn't the only concern about using a PC as a DVR, there is noise and how it looks in the living room to conside...

April 27th 2010 at 3:59pm 0 Comments
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There's a decent chance you North Americans in attendance won't ever see the likes of AOpen's XC Mini GP7A-HD, but for those in places where having a say on what innards are shoved into their next nettop (we're lookin' at you, Japan), this mini PC is apposite to fill quite the void. Boasting only a...

November 22nd 2009 at 10:17am 0 Comments
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It's been a little while since AOpen last popped up on our radar, but the company certainly hasn't stopped cranking out tiny media PCs in the interim, and it looks like it might have a winner on its hands with its new XC Encore OE700 model. While the core specs of your choice of Core 2 Duo processo...

April 13th 2009 at 3:49pm 0 Comments
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It's been a little while since AOpen last popped up on our radar, but the company certainly hasn't stopped cranking out tiny media PCs in the interim, and it looks like it might have a winner on its hands with its new XC Encore OE700 model. While the core specs of your choice of Core 2 Duo processo...

April 13th 2009 at 3:49pm 0 Comments
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Given all the buzz surrounding Intel's new Santa Rosa platforms for laptops, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before some company would get the bright idea of re-purposing it for use in a pint-sized desktop PC. From the looks of it, AOpen is the first to go that route (though we somehow...

May 25th 2007 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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Granted, we were admittedly taken aback when an off-kilter modder shoved a PC into a cow enclosure, but cramming a full-fledged computer into an actual animal takes things to a whole 'nother level. Animal activism aside, this bizarre creation obviously utilizes a stuffed beaver in order to house th...

April 13th 2007 at 6:55am 0 Comments
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Talk about one-upping. No sooner than the cutesy soccer ball cooling station graced our eyes, MCE Integrations is upping the ante quite substantially with its latest cooler / jukebox hybrid. Partnering with Icehouse, this brew-lover's dream come true sports the tried and true jukebox allure, a buil...

February 13th 2007 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Talk about one-upping. No sooner than the cutesy soccer ball cooling station graced our eyes, MCE Integrations is upping the ante quite substantially with its latest cooler / jukebox hybrid. Partnering with Icehouse, this brew-lover's dream come true sports the tried and true jukebox allure, a buil...

February 13th 2007 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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AOpen's miniPC has come a long way since their first-gen crack at a miniature PC. The new MP945-VDR miniPC Duo builds upon the MP945-VXR platform by slamming the Vista OS, dual-channel DDR2 memory (4GB max), 6x USB 2.0 ports, and a beefier power supply into an all black chassis. Otherwise, nothing e...

February 9th 2007 at 9:26am 0 Comments
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While most folks (and automakers) would be completely satisfied with a svelte in-car navigation system with Bluetooth and MP3 playback, Mitsubishi is looking to shove a full-featured, Windows XP-powered computer in your dash. The company's CAR PC, which was co-developed by AOpen, looks like your av...

January 11th 2007 at 4:53pm 0 Comments
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AOpen has a new flagship XC cube in the works with this, their EZ/EU965 (white/black) PC. Having come a long way from their noisy, Mac mini clone, their latest is dubbed "Vista Ultimate ready" after adopting Intel's G965 Express chipset. Inside, you'll find room for a Core 2 Duo, up to 4GB of DDR2 m...

December 15th 2006 at 9:21am 0 Comments
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It's been nearly two months since we've heard from our friends over at AOpen, the company last heard 'round these parts for its rather well-executed Mac mini knock. Well, AOpen's announced its new XC Cube EZ945, another cubical device that supports Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme chips -- but bey...

October 25th 2006 at 4:37am 0 Comments