Professionally built computerized coffee table

Professionally built computerized coffee table
If you’ve fought the battle with your significant other over having a computer in the living room, this might be your answer. Built into a nice-looking coffee table, this computer lets you play MAME, games, movies, music and more without the beige box.

I think that any good nerd already knows about the arcade emulator MAME. Well, it’s also on most of those nerd’s to-do lists to build a MAME cabinet, but where do you put it? Well, you could always build it into a coffee table so that it’s always handy and ready to play, but that’s a ton of work.

Well, lust no more. This professionally built computer-coffee-table is available in several styles, all of which will let you play MAME and other games, as well as stream music, movies and more to your TV, which is likely in the vicinity. Included in the professional level build is a professional level price. However, for your money, you get a very complete and ready-to-run system:

  • Intel® Pentium® D – Dual Core Processor
  • 160GB hard disk
  • 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports for plug & play capability
  • RJ45 Ethernet 10/100Mb connector
  • 802.11g wireless network adaptor
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 17”/19″ LCD TFT
  • Integrated DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
  • Internal amplifier and speakers
  • Apple Airport Express for wireless music streaming from Apple iTunes
  • Compact wireless keyboard with trackball
  • Sanwa joysticks
  • Happ arcade buttons and illuminated trackball
  • Powered by Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Apple iTunes jukebox
  • Apple QuickTime movie player
  • Taito Legends retro games package
  • MAMEâ„¢ compatible retro-gaming platform
  • Firefox web browser
  • NOD32 Antivirus
  • MSN messenger for instant chat

That’s a pretty complete system. The Arcade Game Table will run you about £3,300 with free delivery and installation. Not bad if you’re in the UK. Probably too much if you’re elsewhere.

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