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Boxee Box now available for preorder

Intel Atom inside instead of originally planned Tegra 2
By: Don Lynn | Computer Systems News | Posted: Sep 14, 2010 3:08 am

Boxee and D-Link have officially announced that preorders are now being taken on Amazon for the Boxee Boxtheir highly anticipated online video set-top-box. Shipping is set to begin in early November, with pricing to start at $200 USD.




The Boxee Box, which will launch simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, the E.U., and Australia, was originally set to go on sale in June but a hardware change delayed the release. The Boxee Box will now feature Intel's Atom CE4100 processor instead of NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, which Boxee's VP of Marketing Andrew Kippen stated was because the Tegra 2 chipset "fell short in the number of supported video formats."


The box will ship with Boxee 1.0, which will provide "a new look and feel" for the media center software. Full 1080p content will be available, as well as Wireless N compatibility and access to over 400 apps and 40,000 TV episodes. The bBox will ship with a double sided remote that includes a QUERTY keyboard for easier internet browsing capability.



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