piixL unveils super-thin HTPC designed to hang behind your TV
Your partner might like the hidden design, but probably not the price.
I really want to add an HTPC to my living room. I want to watch those HD web videos on my big screen rather than the small monitor on my computer. The catch is that my entertainment center is full, and my wife is big on "no ugly tech junk" mucking up the looks of the living room. PiixL has unveiled a slick looking HTPC called the EdgeCenter 3770
that would make us both happy.
The device is a very thin and very odd looking HTPC that is designed to hang on the back of your TV. The machine is only 30mm thick and claims to be the world's thinnest "full powered" PC ever designed. The company packs some impressive hardware inside that thin machine too with a Blu-ray player on tap, four USB ports, flash memory reader, and an ejectable 2.5-inch external hard drive for storage.
The computer can fit behind any TV that is at least 37-inches wide or larger .It connects to the TV via the VESA mount holes built-in. That will mean that you can’t use this thing with TVs that are wall mounted. Not all VESA types are supported apparently so the company says ask if it will work with your TV before buying. The bad news is that the machine starts at $4,380 ($US4,000).