tranquil mmc12 Tranquil launches 4cm thin media center PC

Intel's slim-ITX motherboard incentive appears to have spilled over into other markets than the all-in-ones that Intel targeted the standard for initially. Tranquil PC, a UK company that specializes in low-noise media centers and home media servers has taken advantage of the form factor in its new 4cm thin MMC-12 system.

Intel's slim-ITX motherboard incentive appears to have spilled over into other markets than the all-in-ones that Intel targeted the standard for initially. Tranquil PC, a UK company that specializes in low-noise media centers and home media servers has taken advantage of the form factor in its new 4cm thin MMC-12 system.

The system specifications aren't what we'd call mind blowing, but the MMC-12 should be more than capable at doing its job. The motherboard in question is Intel's own DH61AG and as the name implies this is based on the Intel H61 chipset. In terms of connectivity you'll find a pair of USB 2.0 ports (both high current), two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, a pair of audio jacks, a DVI port and an HDMI port. Oddly enough there's no S/PDIF connector on the board which spoils things a little bit when it comes to media center usage.

tranquil mmc12 Tranquil launches 4cm thin media center PC

To the board, Tranquil has added a 35W Core i3-2100T processor which is a 2.5GHz part, a single 4GB SO-DIMM and an 80GB mSATA SSD which we presume is also an Intel made product. The system also sports a slot loaded DVD drive and there's space for one internal 2.5-inch drive for a larger internal drive to compliment the SSD. The entire system is powered by an external power adapter and it's passively cooled, so this is a true zero noise system, despite its low profile. The downside you ask? Well, Tranquil wants a fairly steep £649 (S$1,300) for the MMC-12, a steep price for what in reality is a very basic PC, but in this case you're paying for the custom chassis which you won't find elsewhere.

Source: Tranquil