We have released our first new PC of 2014, the CCL Alpha Windbox PC !
Housed in an MSI barebones unit, the Alpha Windbox is a perfectly compact system to base a Media Centre PC around, with it coming equipped with a HDMI output to allow a simple and seamless connection to a HD TV, which (OS Dependant) will mean you can stream directly from services such as Netflix, Lovefilm, Blinkbox or just simply watch your favourite YouTube Videos directly on your TV - I heard ours are pretty good.
Included on the system is a 3 in 1 card reader, which supports SD, MS, and MMC cards but the rest of the specifications on the system include a legacy VGA port, headphone and microphone jacks, built in wired LAN and Wireless N, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports as well as a Digital SPDIF out for those who need it. But Thanks to the latest 3rd generation ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor it means that even when watching high definition content the Alpha Windbox will not be major addition to your electricity bill, requiring only a modest amount of power overall.
CCL recommends Windows 8.1 be installed on the Alpha Windbox for the best TV experience with the larger format start menu and full screen Apps from the Windows App Store. Windows 7 is also fully supported for fans of the more traditional desktop - if you decide to undertake this task yourself and want to install via Optical Media, be aware a USB DVD Drive will be required for the install.
You Can find out more about the system by clicking the link below.