|Arctic MC001-BD HTPC Media Center|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Emily Ladouceur|
|Tuesday, 20 March 2012|
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Arctic MC001-BD Features
The Arctic MC001-BD is full of features. I've summarized a few below:
Passive-Cooling System for Complete Silence
The Arctic MC001-BD is passively cooled without the use of fans. This makes the MC001-BD silent, which is ideal when listening to your favorite music or watching a movie. Who wants the buzz of fans to compete with Nine Inch Nails or the gunshots, explosions, and action of your favorite movie?
Optional TV Tuner Integrated
The Arctic MC001-BD can come equipped with an optional integrated TV tuner. This allows you to record and watch your favorite shows. It also allows you to pause and watch anytime with Windows Media Center. You are able to gain access to all major TV stations online as well, so you can catch up on your daytime dramas or your evening comedies.
Full HD Cinema at Home
If you are looking for a true cinema experience at home, the Arctic MC001-BD supports 1080p HD video with 7.1 channel surround sound. With a little popcorn and candy you can make your home your theater while streaming your movies or watching your personal DVDs or Blue-rays.
Remote Control Application
Arctic provides a free remote application - Remote MC - for iOS and Android devices that will turn your phone or tablet into a remote control. No searching for the remote anymore. Now you just need your smartphone.
With the Arctic MC001-BD you can consolidate your music with Windows Media Center into one library. With Arctic's Audio Relay (which they so generously provided, and can be purchased for an additional $132.60), you can listen and have access to your music from any room in your home, even while a movie is playing or others are listening to music in another room.
The Arctic MC001-BD is compatible with most multimedia formats. The following are just a taste: MP3, M4A, WMA, WMV, AVI, MKV and H264.
Out-of-Box Experience with Windows 7
Windows 7 Home Premium comes fully configured on the Arctic MC001-BD so it's ready to play with right out of the box. It is already set up for multimedia use so it's less hassle for the average user.
Performance at Low Power Consumption
All of the hardware used in the Arctic MC001-BD is geared toward using the least amount of power possible while having exactly the right amount of power for your applications and programs to perform optimally.
Living Room Design
The Arctic MC001-BD is 4 cm thick so it can fit just about anywhere in your living room. With its sleek narrow chassis it will look stylish in any home.
The Arctic MC001-BD is equipped with two USB 3.0 and five USB 2.0 ports, as well as a 4-in-1 memory card reader. It also comes with all the standard audio/visual jacks necessary for connection to your TV/sound system.
Arctic MC001-BD Specifications
Below is a table provided by Arctic listing the specifications of the Arctic MC001-BD Entertainment Center.