Small-form-factor PCs have gone mainstream. The SFF revolution, led by motherboard and case maker Shuttle is now going full tilt, and these machines are beginning to show up everywhere from living rooms to corporate boardrooms. Another increasingly popular destination for SFF PCs is in entertainment centers, where they can act as DVR, HDTV tuner, DVD player, and jukebox. Loyd Case recently wrote about his adventure with AOpen’s XC Cube AV (EA65-II) as a home theater PC (HTPC), and came away with mixed opinions about its suitability to the task.
Kloss PC (no relation to the legendary speaker designer, the late Henry Kloss) has introduced its 915 series of SFF PCs, aiming them squarely at the HTPC crowd. It’s easy on the eyes, but does it have the function to match its form? We put the Kloss KL-I915B through our battery of tests to answer that for you. Continued…