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PCalchemy Releases Alchemy Series Media Center Systems

Posted on 21 November 2006 by

Our favorite HTPC vendor PCalchemy (for a myriad of reasons!) officially launches their new line of expertly preconfigured Media Center Systems line of HTPCs.

Here’s the Official Press Release
PCalchemy Releases Alchemy Series Media Center Systems

Pcalchemy’s new Alchemy Series Media Centers provide a rich digital entertainment experience by utilizing the latest technologies including Intel’s Core™ 2 Duo processor, Viiv, and Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. Four models are available, ranging from the diminutive Alchemy RE to the flagship Alchemy XE, featuring a high performance Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 processor, 1TB of dedicated content storage, and an optional Blu-ray Disc recorder.

Each Alchemy Series Media Center is built with the highest quality components, providing not only a reliable, state-of-the-art, and high performance Media Center, but one that is so quiet you will hardly notice it in the room.

Rampy note: I’ve been trying out a pre-release version of one of the Alchemy Series Media Centers and have been impressed so far with the quality of the build and attention to detail. I’m predisposed to build over buying a preconfigured system, but the slightly humbling truth is that I like the PCAlchemy MCE better than my hand built system. Greg, be warned that I’ll be concocting all sorts of excuses to not send it back in a timely fashion 😉


###Full Release ###

Pcalchemy, Inc. Releases Alchemy Series Media Center Systems

PCalchemy’s new Alchemy Series Media Centers provide a rich digital entertainment experience by utilizing the latest technologies including Intel’s Core™ 2 Duo processor, Viiv, and Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. Four models are available, ranging from the diminutive Alchemy RE to the flagship Alchemy XE, featuring a high performance Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 processor, 1TB of dedicated content storage, and an optional Blu-ray Disc recorder.

San Marcos, California (PRWEB) November 21, 2006 — Pcalchemy’s new Alchemy Series Media Centers provide a rich digital entertainment experience by utilizing the latest technologies including Intel’s Core™ 2 Duo processor, Viiv, and Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. Four models are available, ranging from the diminutive Alchemy RE to the flagship Alchemy XE, featuring a high performance Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 processor, 1TB of dedicated content storage, and an optional Blu-ray Disc recorder.

Each Alchemy Series Media Center is built with the highest quality components, providing not only a reliable, state-of-the-art, and high performance Media Center, but one that is so quiet you will hardly notice it in the room.
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The Alchemy Series Media Centers are the first media centers to include the new Gyration Media Center Remote which is the only Green Button certified XP MCE remote control that functions for cursor/mouse control approved by Microsoft. The remote control also features an IR code database and IR learning capabilities to universally control standard home theater devices such as TVs, VCRs, cable/SAT boxes, etc. The remote control is also equipped with a 100′ range 2.4MHz transceiver to send cursor movement information and other commands to the PC via a small USB dongle style receiver.

The Alchemy Series Media Centers provide a right-from-box experience by not only including the Gyration Media Center remote and a wireless RF keyboard, but the premium A/V cables necessary to hook-up the media center to your TV, monitor, or A/V Receiver. Additionally, all Alchemy Series Media Centers are Windows® Vista™ Premium Ready and include a coupon for a Free Express Upgrade to Windows® Vista™ Home Premium (upgrade available Q1 2007).

Greg Messner, the president and founder of Pcalchemy, proclaims, “Each Alchemy Series Media Center is built with the highest quality components, providing not only a reliable, state-of-the-art, and high performance Media Center, but one that is so quiet you will hardly notice it in the room.”

Alchemy Series Media Centers are available now, and ship within a fast five business days of order.

About Pcalchemy, Inc.
Pcalchemy is the leading retailer and system builder dedicated to bringing innovative and quality media center and HTPC products to the consumer. The company is very customer focused, market driven and product savvy. Pcalchemy is located in San Marcos, California. For more information, please visit http://www.pcalchemy.com.