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Okoro Media Systems has been making HTPCs (and little else) for years on end, and they're quietly becoming a force in the media center PC market. They specialize in making computers that work well in a living room setting, and their newest generation of HTPCs is proof of why they're staying at the top: offering cutting edge components.With Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 dominating the headlines, Okoro has decided that it's time to jump in. The company's new range of home theater PCs can now be ordered with a Core i3 or Core i5 CPU inside, giving them plenty of horsepower to churn through 1080p videos, Blu-ray playback and even a quad-pipe CableCARD. In addition to adding the newest Intel... Read more...
Home Theater PCs are a dying breed, but they won't vanish completely. We think there will always be a niche market of individuals who want to hook up full-featured PCs to their TVs, and with TV tuners and the explosion of web content (Hulu and Boxee, anyone?), it's no surprise to see more and more boutique companies coming out with more interesting designs. Piixl is a London-based start-up company that caters to high-end, and obviously it caters to those who already own flat panel HDTVs. Basically, the EdgeCenter line of media PCs fits behind a flat panel but in front of a TV mount; it straps directly onto a flat LCD or plasma HDTV (up to 70" or so) via the VESA mounts on the set, and then the... Read more...