Alienware’s Hybrid Flat Panel TV/Media Center PC

Alienware is innovating again, this time with an all-in-one, wall-mountable 30-inch TFT/LCD widescreen TV with an integrated Windows Media Center PC inside. Alienware DHD systems, which are based on Hy-Tek’s TekPanel 300 enclosure, will feature “Intel Pentium 4 processors up to 3.4 GHz and the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 operating system. ATI Radeon graphics, configurable up to X800 XT Platinum Edition with 256MB DDR3 video RAM, and optical drives up to 12x DVD±R/RW, provide an unparalleled cinematic experience. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound completes the package with superior audio quality.”

We not sure how popular this type of TV/PC combo device will be, but “Microsoft is excited about the introduction of Alienware DHD systems,” said Brad Brooks, Director of Marketing for the Windows XP Consumer Product Line at Microsoft Corp. “The integration of Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 within a self-contained, multi-functional LCD panel is a great example of the innovative designs that consumers are demanding that change the way they can experience digital media in the home.“

One thought on “Alienware’s Hybrid Flat Panel TV/Media Center PC

  1. Who in the world cares what fabulous flat panels Microsoft MCE is paired with. Untill they come out with support for HDTV the most amazing display in the world will pale in comparrison to the HDTV Tivo.

    Sounds like a really nice unit. Media Center used to get 100% of my living room time and is now reduced to 20% because Microsoft does not appear to have the company cash nor the engineering talent to get HDTV to market.

    No display that exisits (paired with a sucky MCE machine) could rival the brilliance that comes out of my 43" Pioneer Plasma with a HDTV Tivo at present.

    I’m really disappointed that Microsoft has missed the boat so badly on this one.

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