Power play

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 March, 2008, 12:00am

Following the lead of Apple and Sony, NEC has released an all-in-one hybrid personal computer geared as a home-entertainment system - the PowerMate P5000. The desktop computer packs a 17-inch display and a central processing unit into a slim white chassis that weighs 4kg, without the mouse and keyboard. The device echoes the design philosophy behind the iMac and the Vaio VGC-LM18G. The P5000 is meant to fit into tight spaces and be moveable. Powered by a 1.6-gigahertz AMD Turion 64 dual-core processor, it has 1 gigabyte of internal memory (with support for up to 4GB external memory), a 200GB hard drive, a DVD drive, a digital media reader, a high-definition audio system, a wireless keyboard and mouse, Wi-fi connectivity and remote control. The PowerMate P5000 costs HK$11,990.