The first in the series, the Q700, features an Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200, running at 2.5GHz (2MB L2 cache). They offer 4 gigs of RAM, a 4-in-1 media reader, DVD burner, Intel’s GMA X4500 graphics and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. To stratify the offerings, higher priced models come with bigger hard drives, built-in wireless networking and the possibility of a digital TV tuner with remote.
The Q700 comes chock full of ports, too: the front features four USB2.0 ports, microphone and headphone jacks as well as a FireWire 400 connector. The rear of the machine adds in another four USB2.0 ports, one eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA and HDMI video out ports, A/V in as well as TV in on models featuring a tuner. The base model has a starting price of $499, making it an appealing 1080p-capable option for those looking to get into the HTPC space.