- VIA and Apex Digital Introduce the First Personal Gaming Console
VIA have teamed up with Apex Digital to release the new "ApeXtreme Personal Gaming Console", a console that's 100% compatible with pc game titles along with the ability to perform all sorts of other multimedia tasks, tied in with the inclusion of S3's Deltachrome gfx accelerator (also capable of native Hi-Def HDTV support), this here looks to be a potential SFF killer with availability coming in two flavours at US$299 and US$399 respectively. More over at VIA's website as well as the VIA Gamers Arena.
Taipei, Taiwan and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and Apex Digital, Inc., the foremost manufacturer and marketer of consumer electronics in the USA, today launched the ApeXtreme personal gaming console at the Consumer Electronics Show 2004, booth CEN13639, and at a private press event in Las Vegas, a ground-breaking living room console that bridges the gap between high performance PCs and game consoles.
"The ApeXtreme PC gaming console smashes the boundaries of living room entertainment by bringing full throttle PC gaming to the TV, and enabling digital audio and video to be experienced at their finest," said Wenchi Chen, President and CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The superlative market reach of Apex Digital and cutting edge technologies from VIA and S3 Graphics combine to drive the new market paradigm for the connected home."
Setting new standards in console gaming with Hi-Def DX9 graphics and VIA Vinyl 6-channel surround sound, the stylish ApeXtreme also offers a whole host of digital entertainment capabilities, such as playing DVDs, VCDs, audio CDs, MP3s, Internet radio and slideshows, making it the complete personal gaming and entertainment console for the living room.
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