A remote control is included and will come in handy when watching movies. One thing that does sour the movie experience, however, is the speakers. They’re loud, but distortion is audible even when set just above half volume – thankfully it’s possible to hook up a set of surround sound speakers using the optical audio port at the rear.
Plenty of interfacing at the rear
The MT22 includes a digital TV tuner, but there are two problems with it. First off, it’s not integrated and therefore takes up a USB port; there is a built-in aerial point at the rear of the device, but this appears to be totally redundant. Secondly, it’s not a dual-tuner model, so there’ll be none of that recording two channels at the same time lark.
PCMark Vantage Results
Longer bars are better
Longer bars are better
Raw power certainly isn’t one of the MT22’s strong points. The Intel Pentium T4400 processor is very much a budget choice and really only suited to relatively basic tasks. It’s provided with 3GB of memory, while graphics are catered for by an Nvidia Ion chipset.
A £600 touchscreen PC to entertain the blighters? What's wrong with I Spy or numberplate bingo? Kids don't know they're born these days.
Being an Advent...
It'll melt / catch fire / be made out of recyled pastic cups and have no spares available. Just like every other thing they make.
Anon, well you know....
exactly what i thought...
A lot of the time, less is more! especially when it comes to logos... Im no designer, but even I can see that mirror glued on the front is just plain awful! 'advent' stenciled in a non-obtrusive font and colour in a corner would have upped the classyness no end!
A few bits missing in the review
Is the PS built in or it uses a dead rat (there is something that looks like a dead rat receptacle on the "ports" picture)? What is the power consumption at full blast?
I have a 7 year old Compaq Laptop doing the "pacifier" duties for the rear seats in the car at the moment (http://foswiki.sigsegv.cx/bin/view/Net/DebianEvo110 ) and an all-in one touchscreen will be a good replacement once it goes to the great scrapheap in the sky.
While the bezel may look b*** ugly for a desktop it provides the necessary space to fix this to a harness so it can be hooked up to the back of a car seat. It looks like polycarbonate so it should be possible to drill it, glue it or otherwise vandalise it for this purpose. It also has an nvidia card and not an Intel anti-video so at least some games will work good enough to keep the rear seat occupants happy on a 9h trip across Europe :)
You'd have to go to Dixons Retail PLC store (PCW et all) to buy one.....need i say more?