AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Silicon Mountain outs TV/PC hybrids with Blu-ray

updated 11:05 am EST, Mon November 10, 2008

Silicon Mountain Allio

Silicon Mountain today leapt into the US and released the Allio series of hybrid HDTVs and PCs. The screens include the regular features of TVs such as a built-in HD tuner and HDMI input but also have full desktop-class PCs inside. The feature gives the option of Blu-ray or DVD playback built into the TV but also PVR features rare in US-shipped TVs. It also access to web-only video services like Hulu and picture-in-picture viewing of TV and software on the same large picture.

All systems also carry 802.11g Wi-Fi and a wireless keyboard and mouse combo to avoid stringing cables throughout the living room.

A base Allio carries just enough for standard TV use with a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, a 250GB hard drive, 2GB of memory and a DVD burner for either $1,599 in a 32-inch version or $1,999 for a 42-inch model. Stepping up to a 2.53GHz model with Blu-ray and PVR recording boosts the prices to $2,199 and $2,399, while a top-range version with 4GB of RAM and 1TB of disk space costs either $2,399 and $2,799.

These systems should all be available now and are preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. Lower-cost models using Ubuntu Linux should also be available sometime in the future.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented