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MESH launches new line of "Cute" full-HD HTPCs

by Parm Mann on 19 August 2009, 14:29

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MESH Computers has introduced a new line of "Cute" computers designed to bring a full-HD PC experience to big-screen displays.

At the heart of the new range lies the MESH Cute X215 HD, a home-theatre PC (HTPC) that looks a fairly decent solution. And don't let the red styling put you off, it's also available in black, white and blue.

The MESH Cute's mini-ITX chassis measures 303mm x 200mm x 166mm, and inside you'll find a 2.7GHz AMD Athlon II X2 215 dual-core processor sitting atop of AMD's 780G chipset. The latter incorporates a Radeon HD 3200 IGP so users can look forward to 40 stream processors, full DX10 compliance and hardware-accelerated decoding courtesy of UVD 2.0.

Elsewhere, you'll be getting 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, a dual DVB-T TV tuner and remote control, a Logitech keyboard and mouse combo, and a built-in Blu-ray drive.

The full-HD box of tricks is currently retailing at £399.99, making it a pretty decent offering. We'd love to see one equipped with AMD's newer 785G chipset, though.



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By cute did you mean ghastly?

Red, blue and yellow on the front panel? Someone at Mesh needs to google “colour wheel” :confused:
The case appears to be the CFI A8989.
OR people could follow the excellent self-build HTPC guide that that Shooty* fellow has posted on the forum somewhere….

http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/158293-htpc-build-watch-happen.html

320gb… pah! That would barely contain my Star Trek avi collection!

Although I have now removed my two 1tb drives and networked the whole thing to a server…

Sometimes, I really feel like Manfred Macx. And that scares me.
simonw
The case appears to be the CFI A8989.

£33 inc VAT and including PSU! Cheaper than any other HTPC cases I've considered by some margin. Anybody got any experience of this case, and more importantly, that PSU??

EDIT: & if any Hexus staff are reading this, how about a roundup of HTPC cases? There must be more and more people looking into building these, and they're obviously a different market to most cases.

(goes away to look at the other cases on linitx.com…)
GaryRW
£33 inc VAT and including PSU! Cheaper than any other HTPC cases I've considered by some margin. Anybody got any experience of this case, and more importantly, that PSU??
It's a lovely case, certainly, but you have to factor in the premium you'll pay for mini-itx components to go with it.

There's a couple of good reviews (I was looking at it myself as a possible case to mod for mini-itx watercooling) if you google the case details…