If you're tired of tiny form-factor HTPCs run by underwhelming processors, the newest version of the Epson Endeavor ST HTPC is a shot of adrenaline. As Nexus404 reports, the new ST120, which measures only 75x185x195 mm (or approximately 2.95x7.28x7.68 inches), features powerful processing and movie playback power:
Core 2 Duo processor running at speeds from 2.26-2.8GHz
GM45 Express chipset
1GB DDR2 RAM with upgrade options to 4GB
80GB to 250GB SATA hard disk
Blu-Ray or DVD drive
If you're looking for an ultra-compact HTPC with most of the guts of a desktop, what's the catch? There are two, really:
Catch #1: It costs approximately $1,573
Catch #2: The price is converted from Japanese yen, because Japan's the only place that will see the ST120 rolled out for sale.
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