Northgate Innovations Announces the first AMD Athlon™ XP Processor-based Media Center PC
State of the art system based on the AMD Athlon XP processor and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition will launch worldwide today.
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Continuing to forge into breakthrough technologies, Northgate Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB:NGTE), in collaborating with AMD, and Microsoft, today announced the Northgate Media Center PC, featuring the AMD Athlon™ XP processor.
Based on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the new Northgate Media Center PC brings together numerous digital media experiences in one complete system, bringing the vision of the PC being at the center of all things in the home, one step closer. Functions include TV viewing, television recording, digital music, digital photography, digital video and DVD playing. In addition, the system will come with a multi function printer and Dolby™ 5.1 sound.
"We continue to support the convergence of personal computers and the entertainment world. Our new Media Center PC really begins to bridge that gap," said Bob Anderson, Vice President of Business Development at Northgate. Anderson continued, “this is the perfect system for media enthusiasts at a reasonable price. Many of the newly incorporated functions will change they way we watch TV and Video, how we share family photos and listen to our favorite music.”
The Northgate Media Center PC combines the full functionality of a PC with numerous media applications, such as television with full recording capabilities, as well as stereo and digital media. These key functions can be managed by a remote control unit so customers can use the Media Center PC from up to 26 feet away. When combined with a 17- inch CRT display, the Northgate Media Center PC starts at just $1,548. This configuration includes the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ to 2600+, 512MB SDRAM, separate CDRW and DVD drives, remote and receiver, TV tuner, 64 MB Graphics, 80GB HDD, 6 in 1 card reader, 5.1 speakers and subwoofer, and much more. The system is also available with a 15” or 17” LCD display.
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with AMD and Northgate to provide consumers with another compelling option in purchasing a Media Center PC this year," said Kevin Eagan, General Manager of the Windows eHome Division at Microsoft Corp. "Northgate's commitment to delivering their Media Center PC continues the excitement and helps deliver on the exciting potential of new home PC experiences with Windows XP Media Center Edition".
"The Northgate Media Center PC combines the award winning performance of the AMD Athlon XP processor with a multitude of features to deliver an enriching entertainment and computing experience demanded by our customers," said Robert Fuller, director of North America field marketing, AMD. "We are excited to work with Northgate and Microsoft to provide customers with the tools needed to take advantage of a stimulating array of new experiences now available to them. The AMD Athlon XP processor enhances the features of connected digital devices to deliver high-end digital content and the performance necessary to play today's hottest 3D interactive games, or run the latest suite of office applications."
This state of the art system is available for purchase through resellers listed at www.northgate.com.
Northgate is a leading manufacturer of PCs, notebooks, workstations and servers. The Company is well recognized by consumers and business users as a result of its extended TV exposure over the last thirteen years, and its substantial installed base of customers accumulated over this period.
Northgate offers its products to a number of high profile TV channel resellers, value added resellers, and recently established a comprehensive program to authorize 1,000 resellers in the USA, in addition to expanding its international distribution network.
Northgate products are recognized for BTO (Build to order) models, as users can custom configure their systems based per their requirements and application needs. Northgate is capable of shipping thousands of orders each day; delivering up to 30,000 PCs a month throughout its distribution channels and direct Educational and Government contracts.
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