If miniaturisation and convergence are the primary concerns for modern technology, noise reduction is next on the list. Step up specialist Hush, with its M Series.
The M MCE Mobile series stays with the Hush tradition of using an ITX e case which takes a mini ITX small form factor Intel 855GME motherboard. This can take Pentium M and Celeron M processors up to 2GHz, has a 400MHz FSB, one DDR333 slot, 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1 audio, TV out and six USB2.0 ports. Two 3.5in or 2.5in hard disks can be fitted with capacities up to 400GB and 120GB respectively. Graphics are of the integrated Intel Extreme variety, and there is space for a DVB-T TV card.
What the Hush specifically brings to the party is silence. There are no fans in the system and heat is conducted away via a heatpipe to the aluminium case. The case itself is 13mm thick to guard against vibration and a dainty 90W power supply is all that is required to power the whole system.
By this stage, you have no doubt spotted this is not a brutal cutting edge games machine and a pre-installed copy of Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005 certainly gives the game away.
The M series comes with a basic configuration of an Intel 1.4GHz Celeron M processor, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, slim-line DVD ROM and is available in silver or black. Should you want a quiet and stylish edition to your living room, it can be purchased for £1623 euros (£1,085) now.