MOM's RECIPE BOOK
Kitchens tend to be a gathering place for families. So why not have a fantastic ION-based PC in the kitchen to serve as a recipe book for mom and show movies or tv programs while she's cooking or the kids are cleaning up?
Some kitchens are on the smaller side, so a very large screen may not work. However, the 21.5" Asus LCD monitor should fit nicely on the 12 x 12" recipe box as a stand. HD movies will play back flawlessly from an internal blue ray drive using Nvidia's 9400M video and HDMI connection. Video can be streamed wirelessly from a home media server on Zotac's integrated 802.11n WiFi motherboard. All hardware besides the monitor will be built in to the recipe box.
When mom decides to whip up a mouth-watering dinner, the Ion-based PC can store and retrieve hundreds of recipes from the state of the art Corsair SSD drive. A Logitech diNovo mini keyboard with clickpad will handle the PC's commands, in a compact clam-shell design to help keep crumbs out of the keys.
Given the ION platform's low power requirements, this mini powerhouse won't be adding to the heat or noise in the kitchen -- that's a major plus!
Here's the budget rundown:
$150 Asus VH226H LCD Monitor HDCP/HDMI
0 Zotac Ion motherboard
0 Corsair DDR2 memory
70 Internal SATA Blue Ray drive
0 Corsair Extreme Series SSD
40 AC-DC 102w power adapter
135 Logitech diNovo Mini Bluetooth Keyboard
0 Windows OS
105 Recipe box (cables, paint, fans, etc.)
$500 (Price est. include free or approx shipping)
Nvidia's new ION platform can make handy and helpful PCs anywhere in the house, even in the kitchen. I'd certainly like one in mine!