ARCTIC announces MC101 Entertainment Center Series

Posted on Feb 1 2012 - 11:36am by Christopher Allega

Last year, ARCTIC revealed the underlying potential of all-in-one home entertainment centers. Our first notable MC001 entertainment centre was successfully launched and remarkably praised by numerous media in USA (CPU, TechPowerUp, TomsHardware, Europe (KitGuru, Madshrimps, ProHardver, PC Tuning, HW Legend, InformaticaEasy, 59 Hardware, Cowcotland) and Canada (Overclockers Online) etc.

This year, ARCTIC continues with its spirit of innovation by creating a new generation of powerful home entertainment centers – the MC101 Series which will keep you entertained — always. We design our innovative technologies around you so that you can enjoy more with less effort. In addition to its cost-effective, multi-functional, and high level of accessibility, our MC101 Series deliver fast, compact and feather-light home entertainment solutions that are humbly perfect.

We know that you want elegantly designed technologies for your home so we made our MC101 home entertainment centers with ultra-slim silver brushed aluminum covers and decorated it with a black plate and light-up LED power button. You will also be connected to all of your devices as well as those around you with its numerous connection ports. With all these in mind, you won’t even notice that your MC101 is on because we adhere strictly to our state-of-the-art PC cooling methodologies which give you complete silence.

The MC101 Series features only the latest high-speed processor AMD APU Trinity A8/A10, extremely advanced 3D HD graphics that are ideal for gaming, HD movies and HD music so that you can enjoy and share unlimited entertainment hassle-free. Moreover, you no longer have to worry about digital file storage with its gigantic disk storage of up to 1 TB. You can simply plug-and-play these home entertainment centers with its pre-installed Windows® 7 Home Premium (Windows® 8 ready) and numerous USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports to connect you wirelessly.

The MC101 Series offers home entertainment centers with different smart configurations (MC101 PRO, MC101 and MC101 Barebone) to suit your needs perfectly.

ARCTIC’s MC101 Series will follow closely after the official release of the AMD APU Trinity so that you will never have to wait for something as wonderful as this!

MC101 MC101 PRO MC101 Barebone
Processor AMD Trinity A8 AMD Trinity A10 AMD Trinity A8
Graphic HD7640G HD7660G HD7640G
Chipset A70M (Hudson M3)
Memory (RAM) 4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3
8 GB (two x 4 GB) DDR3
4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3
Internal Connection/
mPCIe(mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
mPCIe (mSATA) : SSD 128GB
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
mPCIe (mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
OS Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium ( Windows® 8 ready) None
(Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8 ready)
Wireless WIFI 802.11n
LAN Gigabit LAN
WOL option in Firmware
TV Tuner DVB-T (for EU) / ATSC (for US)
Audio 8 channels audio codec
Support Blu-Ray
HD audio through HDMI
Back panelTV Antenna
Audio jack x 2 (line-in and line-out)
Optical SPDIF
USB 2.0 x 4
DC power jack
USB 3.0 x 2
RJ45 (ethernet)
Side panel4 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
Combo eSATAp + USB 2.0 (2 in 1)
USB 3.0
TRRS audio jack (for headset)
Power supply DC 12V EuP 2013 compliant (<0.1W)
Dimensions 200 (W) x 160 (D) x 30 (H) mm