AOpen(r) Inc., an award-winning,
global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, is bursting onto
the small form factor PC market with a cool new twist to its popular and
award winning XC Cube barebones system, AOpen XC Cube EA65-II. The
sleek, incredibly compact, and powerful personal computer convergence
with the ultimate home theater hub finds appeal with urban style
connoisseurs, students, women, avid computer enthusiasts, and even the
most hardcore gamers by offering users a one-stop home entertainment
XC Cube EA65-II delivers an unsurpassed level of multimedia control and
is intended to be the core of the digital home entertainment center.
With a click of a mouse or touch of a handy remote control designed to
mimic those for home entertainment electronic equipment, users can watch
TV, download and record video files, surf the Web, and much more. Users
can instantly select the playback mode, choose tracks or chapters, and
control volume while watching movies or listening to music, all from the
comfort and convenience of their living room. The XC Cube's processing
power also makes it an ideal PC to play games.
The system comes in stately black, a sleek consumer look and feel, and
an attractive compact form, just a quarter of the size of a regular PC.
Set off against the black front control panel is a silver-hued MODE
button. The XC Cube also features a large vacuum fluorescent display
(VFD) that shows the functionality in use. At night users can turn on
the night light on the XC Cube's front panel.
"We believe that we have set an entirely new standard in small form
factor computing by providing a powerful system equipped with a lot of
options that appeal to everyday PC users, and makes a real fashion
statement," said James Huang, President of AOpen America. "You can now
easily connect your entire home to a single PC and control your entire
household entertainment functions, whether it be watching television or
DVDs, to storing, downloading and playing music, which will provide all
XC Cube EA65-II offers cutting edge style, modern and appealing design,
ease of use and installation, top performance, multimedia capabilities,
and processing performance. The system features a remote control, media
buttons on the system panel and a seven-in-one media reader, enabling
users to read directly from the most popular memory cards used in
today's digital appliances. The system offers 3 - 2.0 USB ports for
additional expandability to CD or DVD burners, flash drives, digital
audio recorders, a range of USB peripherals, and two IEEE 1394 ports to
easily connect digital camcorders.
XC Cube EA65-II includes the case, motherboard and power supply. Users
can add their own CPU, drives and memory to complete their custom
system. It's motherboard is based around the Intel 865G chipset which
allows for use of 400/533/800MHz FSB processors, 266/333/400MHz Dual
Channel DDR, on board VGA, Sound and NIC.
The XC Cube EA65-II includes an AGP 8x video card for snappy display
performance. It features ultra-silent operation; highly-efficient
thermal solutions to keep temperatures low for optimal performance; a
comprehensive roundup of I/O ports; and a power rating of 275 watts.
The XC Cube EA65-II - Socket 478 at 800MHz FSB Intel CPU, 400/533/800MHz
FSB with the Intel 865G+ICH-5 chipset has a Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) of $450. The XC Cube EA65-II comes with a 1-year
limited warranty. For more information about the XC-Cube Series from
AOpen, please visit the AOpen Web site at: www.aopen.com.