June 8, 2005
Acer is jumping on the Windows Media Center bandwagon with a low-profile (and relatively low priced) offering, including an Athlon 64 3200 CPU, 160 GB SATA drive, and a dual-layer DVD burner, according to the UK-based PC Advisor.
Acer digital home product manager James Wright describes it as the first Ã¢â‚¬Å“low profile, living room-style home PCÃ¢â‚¬Â. Other vendors have so far failed to successfully fulfil this remit, claims Wright, producing units that more closely resemble Ã¢â‚¬Å“1980s video recordersÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The 53mm-high L200 runs Windows Media Center 2005 and is powered by an AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor. It comes with a 160GB Sata (serial ATA) hard disk, dual layer DVD- /-RW drive and includes DVI and Scart connections as well as a combo Freeview and analogue TV tuner. Likely pricing will be around Ã‚Â£800 inc VAT.