Xtreme Notebooks announces all-in-one PC/TV

The Xtreme XN1 LCD HDTV combines the functionality of a PC and an HDTV.

Xtreme Notebooks

Xtreme Notebooks, the company responsible for sticking a quad-core desktop processor in a laptop case , may have to change its name: This evening the manufacturer announced its first nonlaptop offering, the all-in-one Xtreme XN1 PC/TV hybrid.

Key features include your choice of a 19-inch or 22-inch WSXGA+ LCD display, optional dual TV tuners, high-definition audio and room for two terabyte hard drives. The whole system runs on Core 2 Duo E series or Extreme Edition series processor, with your choice of integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics or a 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card. There's also a rotating Webcam for video chats, a slot-loading LightScribe DVD burner, and optional Bluetooth so you can drive the PC with a wireless keyboard and mouse.

At 4.3 inches thick and 26 pounds, the Xtreme XN1 seems ready to be the centerpiece of a (small) home entertainment setup. To that end the PC carries Intel's Viiv badge, and the launch press release leans heavily on the product's entertainment potential in every room of the home, including the garage. (Which, frankly, we don't understand. But to each his own.)

Pricing for the 19-inch model starts at $1,489; the 22-inch model starts at $1,599. Both are available for order on the company's Web site and will reportedly ship immediately.

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    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.

     

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