New Barebones Multimedia System

MSI Computer, maker of computer components and barebones systems, has announced a new system specifically for the home entertainment server market – the MEGA (MSI Entertainment Gaming Appliance). The case sports an innovative built-in display that shows MP3 information or other features much like a home stereo, and has a button layout that appears to make using the system as a media server simpler. The internal componants support either AMD or Intel P4 chips, and include integrated AGP 8x display hardware, and USB 2.0, firewire ports, and S-video out. Accessories include TV tuner, FM radio, wireless remote and keyboard, etc. as well as your choice of DVD/CDRW drives and hard drives (all BYO). Price is not known at this point, but units are expected this summer.