New from MusicXPC are the Professional C5 ($1,449) and Professional C5x ($1,749), Windows-based computers specially tweaked for media production.
The Professional C5 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.13 GHz on a 1,066 MHz front side bus. The machine comes with 1 GB of DDR2-667 MHz (Dual Channel) custom-built RAM, an 18X dual-layer DVD-/+RW and two separate 7200 RPM hard drives, for a total of 570 GB of storage. The hard drives (250 GB and 320 GB) also have 16 MB cache.
The Professional C5x features a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor on a 1,066 MHz bus and ships with 2 GB of DDR2-667 MHz (Dual Channel) custom-built RAM. In addition, the C5x provides a 256 MB, DDR2 PCI-E x 16 Dual Channel Graphics Card (Dual DVI/VGA). It supports Dual-Link DVI, DVI-I, and TV-Out.
Both computers are equipped for FireWire, USB 2.0, PCI, and Gigabit LAN, and feature Heat Pipe technology that ferries heat away from the CPU without the use of a noisy fan. They also have backup/restore systems that allow you to restore the computer to factory setting even after a failure, drive crash, or reformatting.
For more information, visit www.musicxpc.com.