Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO EVi 2535 Media Centre PC - £709.99

Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO EVi 2535 Media Centre PC - £709.99

Found 2nd Sep 2007
This seems one of the best value MCE living room PCs on the market with lots of features for the money including Vista Home Premium.

** Enhanced Specification - Stylish Media Center PC **

Fujitsu Siemens Computers presents its award winning Scaleo EVi Media Center - the complete solution to your home media and PC needs. With built in Freeview, the ability to record programmes directly to the hard drive, DVD player/burner, 7.1 surround sound output, remote control and wireless keyboard this is an extremely versatile home entertainment hub.

The Scaleo EVi 2535 has always been one of the most powerful and affordable Media Center PCs on the market, but now benefits from even more power, storage space and a greatly reduced price. The processor has been upgraded from 1.86Ghz to a Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz model, the hard drive increased in capacity from 250GB to 320GB, while the price has fallen from £779.99 to the fantastic price of £699.99.

Technical Details

Operating system
- Microsoft® Windows® Vista Premium Edition
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86 GHz) processor
- (1066MHz FSB / 2MB SLC)
- 2048MB DDR2 (2 x 1024 MB)
- 250 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drive
- Dual layer DVD burner
- Multi Card Reader
- 10/100 Mbps LAN
- Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
- Dual DVB-T/Analogue Hybrid TV-Tuner
- Intel® GMA X3000 up to 256 MB shared
- High Definition 7.1 Audio onboard
- Wireless Keyboard with trackpad
- Remote Control
Ports & Expandability
- 4 USB 2.0 (2 in front)
- 1 VGA
- 1 HDMI
- 1 microphone
- 1 headphone out combined with line out
- 2 IEEE 1394 (1 in front)
- 1 AV in (Audio L/R, Composite, S-Video)
- 1 S/PDIF Out optical
- 1 Coaxial
- 1 LAN 10/100
- 1 SCART TV out (RGB, S-Video, Composite)
- 1 SCART loop through (SCART Video in functionality and AV encoding)
- IR Blaster (IR out for ext. device)
- 8 Audio out (7.1 channel)
- 1 external SATA
Interfaces on the TV Tuner include:
- Analogue/DVB-T TV In (RF In) - Video In - Audio In (FM In)
- Microsoft Works 8.5
- MS Internet Explorer
- MS Outlook Express
- MS Windows Media Player
- Norton Internet Security (with 90 days of free updates)
- DVD Burning and Playing Software
- Drivers and Utilities CD
- Product recorvery CD
- Internet & Online: Easy sign up with leading UK Internet Service Providers
Dimensions & weight
- 100 mm (H) x 430 mm (W) x 425 mm (D)
- 15 kg
12 Months Collect and Return Warranty

Note: The above spec is the old one as the system now has a Core 2 Duo2.13MHz CPU and 320GB HDD.
- HotBot


Rip off - you can buid a better spec one your self for less than £400 or get a pre built one off ebay.

Graphics card is disappointing for the price, although it's unlikely people are going to be gaming on this machine a dedicated graphics card with decent HD decode capability is very useful for a media PC.


Original Poster


Rip off - you can buid a better spec one your self for less than £400 or … Rip off - you can buid a better spec one your self for less than £400 or get a pre built one off ebay.

Well all I can see on ebay of a similar spec costs £630 and fails to have a HDMI connection (only DVI) and also has no SCART in and out for easy intergration under the average home TV.

The only other unit that is similar is the Acer iDea 510 which cost £840.

You may well be able to build a MCE PC cheaper but will it have all the fuctionallaty of this unit?

Just Buy A New Apple Mac Mini!!!

Beware buying media pc's very hard to find upgrades or replacement components at the right price due to their size
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