VoodooPC puts Turion into media desktops

VoodooPC, the computer manufacturer for enthusiasts, has come out with a new line of Aria Media Center PCs that run on AMD's Turion processor, a mobile chip, to reduce size and power consumption. The new computer also comes with a video archive system that makes it easier to take video off DVDs and put it on the Aria's hard drive.

The Voodoo Aria
Credit: VoodooPC

The machine sort of looks like one of those stereo receivers that Marantz used to crank out in the 70s. It's a rectangular box with interior designer colors and brushed aluminum knobs. You could almost see James Caan propping up a spherical cocktail glass on it in Rollerball.

Like most of Voodoo's product line, you need to bring your wallet. A system starts at $3,550, but it comes with components that are battle hardened.

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