Asus launches new range of HTPCs.
Unlike many companies, Asus hit CeBIT hard this year with a raft of new products to show-off at the show. Having already covered its notebook ranges, now it’s time to take a look at the new ranges of Home Theatre PCs.
First up, the DAV Center D22, a fully tooled up HTPC with dual digital tuners and a 250 GB SATA2 hard drive which features Native Command Queuing.
Asus describe the D22 as a “1080 HDMI Digital A/V Feast” and as this suggests the D22 has HDMI for full 1080p and HDCP support. Internally it’s powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Nvidia nForce 7600GS graphics and up to 1GB of 533MHz DDR2. There’s also a 16x DVD drive, 802.11 b/g wireless, Gigabit Ethernet and every port you’re ever likely to need, including eSATA.
The real selling point, however, is support for Broadcast On-the-go, allowing you to access shared media from anywhere in the world with any internet able device. This makes the D22 a complete solution for accessing your media at home, or away from home.