ARCTIC MC001-BD Media Center Review 0

ARCTIC MC001-BD Media Center Review


I would like to thank ARCTIC for providing the review sample.

ARCTIC (Cooling) is mostly known for their cooling solutions but they also have a large array of peripherals that are aimed at budget conscious consumers. Today we take a look at the high-end media center by the name MC001-BD. It is the first passively cooled, fully featured media center PC out there in such a compact packaging. On top of that it packs a few very unique features as we will see later on. ARCTIC was kind enough to send us their K481 Keyboard and a pair of P311 Bluetooth headsets to show how these work together with the MC001-BD.


CPU:Dual Core Intel Atom D525 (1.8GHz)
Chipset:Intel NM10
Memory:4 GB DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430, 512MB GDDR3
Software:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Optical Drive:Blu-ray 4x
Additional Software:CyberLink PowerDVD 10
Networking:10/100/1000 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Front I/O:IR receiver x 1
USB 3.0 port x 2
3.5mm stereo I/O jack x 2 (Headphone, Mic)
4-in-1 memory card reader x 1
Rear I/O:3.5mm audio I/O jack x 6 (7.1 OUT x 4, LINE IN x 1, Mic x 1)
SPDIF port/optical x 1
VGA port x 1
HDTV interface x 1 (HDTV cable included)
Ethernet RJ45 port x 1
USB 2.0 port x 5
DC power jack x 1
Audio:Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio (ALC892)
7.1- Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio (HDMI)
Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output
TV Tuner:DVB-T / DVB-C (optional)
Power Supply:19V DC 60W
Weight:2.65 kg


As mentioned on the previous page, ARCTIC has provided not only the MC001-BD Media Center, but also a K481 Keyboard and two P311 headsets. While we will focus on the media center for this review, the accessories tend to be a vital part of the experience. We will try these out to see how they work - especially in combination with the MC001-BD

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