updated 04:15 pm EST, Tue December 16, 2008
Epson intros nettop HTPC
Epson has unveiled a new addition to its desktop PC Endeavor line with the ST120 on Tuesday. It uses the same compact footprint of nearly 7.7 by 7.3 by 3 inches of the other ST100-series nettops, or slightly larger than a Mac mini. Unlike the Apple product, the ST120 sports a Blu-ray disc recorder and is powered by a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor along with 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive and an integrated Intel GM45 Express graphics processor. It sports an HDMI output and has a digital HD tuner in the form of the MonsterTV HDUS.
Now available in Japan, the ST120 can be optioned up with faster 2.4GHz, 2.53GHz and 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chips as well as hard drives up to 320GB in capacity. In Japan, the basic ST120 is sold for the equivalent of about $1,530. [via Akihabara News]