The Professional S3 is a Windows-based system specially tweaked for media production, configured from the BIOS up to handle a wealth of audio tracks, effects and virtual instruments with ease.
The system features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.4GHz with a 4MB L2 Cache on a 1066 MHz FSB. The machine comes with 2GB of custom-manufactured DDR2 Dual Channel 800 MHz RAM, an 18x dual-layer DVD+/-RW [48x40x18x18], and four separate SATA II 7200RPM hard drives providing over 1.2 Terabytes of total storage. The hard drives [1x 250GB and 3x 320GB] each have a 16MB cache for fast throughput and high track counts.
The Professional S3 comes with virtually all popular interfaces, ports, and connectors, including FireWire®, USB 2.0, PCI and Gigabit LAN. Additionally, the Professional S3 provides a 256MB DDR2 PCI-E x16 Dual Channel Graphics Card (Dual DVI/ VGA), with Dual-Link DVI- DVI-I, TV-Out, and HDTV support. The operation of the machine is incredibly quiet, utilizing patented heat pipe technology with custom-tuned low-RPM fans.
The latest generation of MusicXPC computers features the most comprehensive back-up/restore system available on any media computer to date. The back-up/restore system allows the user to restore the computer to factory setting even after a catastrophic failure, a drive crash or even a re-formatting. The factory state is stored in an invisible part of the main hard drive. This feature will allow musicians to minimize downtime caused by system failures.
“The Professional S3 is for the professional media producer offering massive amounts of storage space, fast hard drives, premium RAM, and lightening fast CPU power. Professionals want performance, and that’s what we deliver; we pay attention to every part of the S3 from the polish on the outside of the chassis down to the fluid bearings in the cooling fans.” says Bateman.
The Professional S3 is available at music retailers and retails for USD $2,799.00.