The High-Tech Texan Blog

Monday, August 01, 2005

Media Center PC

On my program recently we talked about Media Center PCs being the new cool thing to have in your home. CannonPC is a Houston-based company that makes a very, very cool machine. It's not your typical looking grey tower. These units will look sleek in a home theater cabinet along with other high-tech A/V gear.

Gregg Cannon and his team are getting rave reviews on their customizable machines including a strong thumbs up from me. I've been playing with a Pentium 4 system (3.2 Ghz) and it is smoking. From a built-in TV tuner with an HD option, tons of hard drive space to hold almost every tune in your collection plus an easy-to-use remote control which makes it like watching a TV or turning on the stereo.

Machines like this are perfect for the person looking to make a PC the center of his entertainment system. They're also not bad for space-deprived areas like college dorms, apartments or media rooms.