Media Centre m7160n and m7170n Photosmart
Anyone who loves TV, video, photos and music appreciates
the control and flexibility a versatile
Media Centre PC affords them. The HP Media
Centre m7160n and m7170m Photosmart PCs,
the latest in HP's Media Centre line-up,
sport even more processing power and flexibility
than previous models.
on a Successful Model
Each of these finely-tuned multimedia machines
has a massive 250GB 7200RPM hard drive,
2MB of level 2 cache, 1GB of RAM (expandable
to 4GB) and an 800MHz front side bus, all
key elements for handling multimedia tasks,
especially video recording and playback.
Included is a built-in tuner - compatible
with over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts, cable,
digital cable and satellite TV – for
personal video recorder (PVR) operation.
You can freeze, rewind and replay live TV
or radio, skipping ahead to rejoin the live
feed, and can record with more control and
flexibility than ever before.
You get six high-speed USB 2.0 ports, two
FireWire® ports and a 9-in-1 memory
card reader. The m7170n includes composite
video, S-Video and audio inputs. These computers
run Microsoft® Windows® XP Media
Centre Edition (MCE) 2005, fully optimized
for multimedia performance.
In addition to a DVD-ROM drive, there is
a dual-layer 16x DVD+/-RW drive featuring
LightScribe, which lets you add professional-looking
labels directly to the surface of your discs.
While the m7170n has an extra 5.25" drive
bay for additional storage options, both
the m7160n and m7170n can accommodate a
removable HP Personal Media Drive, great
for backups or taking your media with you.
A Media Centre to the Core(s)
The key feature that sets this latest generation
of Media Centre PCs apart from their predecessors
is the dual-core Intel® Pentium®
D processor. In truth, the m7160n's 2.8GHz
D820 and the m7170n's 3.0GHz D830 are each
actually two processors in one.
The dual-core processors each have two separate
execution cores, which work like two individual
processors, with their own cache and other
operational resources. What this means to
you is blazing speed for everyday functions,
with little if any performance hit when
you multitask. The dual cores also make
it possible for multiple users to simultaneously
access data or functionality (via remote
login) when your PC is connected to a network.
The Heart of Your Wireless Home
You can make the most of the new generation
of Media Centre PCs by linking your PC with
other devices around your house. Add one
or more Media Centre Extenders to your network
to connect any displays, TVs or even your
Xbox through your wired or wireless network.
Then you can enjoy your music, photos, recorded
TV shows and more throughout your home.