Multimedia Barebone

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about multimedia barebone systems and because it is such a fresh trend in home entertainment not many individuals know what it actually is. Multimedia barebone systems stem from barebone computers; these are basically a step between buying a fully-loaded system as a package and building your own system out of all the various parts.

With a barebone computer what you get is something that resembles a computer case, although it is somewhat different, a power supply and several empty drive bays as well as a multitude of interface options. This product represents the “bare bones” that you need in order to have a working computer, a case, a power supply and a motherboard. The rest, meaning hard drives, peripherals, operating system are all up to the owner to purchase and install by himself.

Now there are several kinds of barebone systems out there and some of them come pre-assembled with certain components which make them ideal for certain tasks, whether it is a basic desktop, or maybe something meant to be a gaming system or in this case it’s a multimedia barebone system.

A multimedia barebone system has several advantages over the traditional desktop computer because it’s considerably smaller in size because it’s been designed to occupy as little space as possible and to fit well into one’s living room just like any other mainstream appliance.

Your basic barebone system will be made up of a case containing a power supply, motherboard, hard drive and cooling fans, the rest of the remaining components such as memory, processor or input/output devices to be chosen by each individual as per their wants and needs. On the other hand one might opt for the barebone option if one happens to have some extra components from an older computer that he or she wants to put to good use into a separate machine. This way, you will be able to build your own system and the final price will be considerably lower than that of a regular desktop computer.

There are also barebone kits available out there, ranging in price and components meant for those who are interested in getting some hands-on experience in building a computer. Multimedia barebone systems are a breed apart than the rest of the barebone system options out there because they are build and marketed for one purpose and one purpose only, to be the multimedia hub of one’s home.

Most multimedia barebone systems come with a tiny display like the ones you would find on a home theater system or similar audio only entertainment system, along with a slew of options meant to allow the reading of pretty much any sort of digital media currently popular, whether it’s CDs and DVDs, memory sticks or flash drives. Basically anything that can store data and that can be connected to anything else that can read that data can be plugged into a multimedia barebone system in one way or another.

Besides the fact that a multimedia barebone system occupies considerably less space than a full tower PC would, and despite its main goal of playing music and films, if the case calls for it your multimedia barebone system can double as a not-incredibly powerful PC, one that can be able to run Windows and other assorted basic applications that one might need such as a word processor for instance. In the end, a multimedia barebone system is the only thing you need in your living room if you want to listen to music, watch a movie or take a look at some pictures.

This Multimedia Barebone Review is Written/Updated on May 23rd, 2010 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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