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MTV Announces Line of PCs

MTV Music Television has announced that a line of PCs bearing its logo and designed for college dorm rooms will appear this spring.

Built by OEM vendor Lan Plus, which sells systems under Northgate and several other brands, and powered by AMD's Athlon XP processors, the hip 'n' happening computers will be "geared toward the Internet- and entertainment-savvy MTV demographic," according to the cable channel's press release.

Details and prices are still unknown, but the MTV PC will be "equipped with all the college props" including a DVD/CD-RW drive, cable-ready TV tuner, radio tuner with remote, and "LCD monitor that provides radiation-free entertainment and PC application viewing." Available in a variety of designs and colors, the PC is also designed for high-performance gaming.

MTV and its partners promise that the system will merge computing and entertainment, including "exclusive MTV content," while taking less space in a cramped dorm or loft apartment than a separate TV, PC, DVD player, and music CD/FM stereo.

Eric Grevstad is managing editor of sister site, HardwareCentral.