The Flex Home Theater Pc: Too Slick for Its Own Good
If you’re in the market for a home theater PC that’s feature packed and looks great, check out the new FLeX line of HTPCs from Italy’s P. Guerra.
FLeX home theater PCs feature zippy Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors and are packed in slick mini case that’s reminiscent of a black Mac Mini. The case design is a glossy “piano black” finish over aluminum, with a crystal front panel. The FLeX 4.2 (shown below) feature a unique case design that can be “folded” into different configurations.
The top of the line FLeX 4.2 features a 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo T7600 CPU, 750GB of SATA II storage, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and dual 400W RMS Bang & Olufsen ICEPower audio amplifiers. Fully decked out, this system can run around $4500 USD, but if you don’t need the amplifiers and can get away with a little less speed and storage, you should be able to pick up a basic system (the FLeX 0 or 0L model) for around $2150 USD. Systems can be configured online to your specific needs.
All FLeX models feature a slot-load Dual Layer DVD burner and a wide variety of connections including 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Firewire, USB, DVI, VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite, 7.1 analog audio, and optical digital audio. Options are available for digital, analog and DVB-S satellite tuners.