The MC001-BD has a two-tone colour configuration with one side having a black glossy plastic fascia and the other a more robust silver, metal cover. MC001-BD is extremely slime-line and will combine very well with any TV. It can be positioned as pictured standing upright or the base plate can be removed so that the device lies flat.
An overview of MC001-BD
At the top of MC001-BD are the heatsink ventilation slots. The heatsinks on the underside of this cover rest on top of the Intel Atom D525 processor. The beauty with the MC001-BD is that it offers a silent entertainment solution there are no fans at all within the unit. The only component that does generate noise is the Bluray drive.
Heatsinks dissipate heat no fans within MC001-BD
At the front of the unit are an assortment of ports including the Bluray 4x drive. Here we have the following ports:
1x SD card slot
2x USB 3.0 ports
Power button with blue LED
Its great to see that our unit has USB 3.0 ports but Im slightly disappointed the MC001-BD only has a 4x Bluray drive 10x and 12x are pretty much the standard nowadays and this unit would have benefitted more from having a faster drive due to the limited hardware inside.
The front features USB 3.0 ports and a 4x Bluray drive
Spinning the MC001-BD round to the back we have even more ports for audio, visual and input/output. Included here are the following:
Audio ports x6 Side, Mic, Out, In, Surround, Center/Sub
SPD/IF Optical Audio
RJ45 LAN (Gigabit) port
5x USB 2.0 ports
Ports on the back of MC001-BD
Finally onto the underside of the unit. This baseplate can be removed depending on which orientation you would like the MC001-BD to be in. The underside of the baseplate has a soft foam material for both anti-slip and anti-scratch. For those wondering where the Windows 7 serial is (it isnt in the documentation) it can be found on the base of the unit.
The underside of MC001-BD with Windows 7 serial
With the external inspection over lets go inside for a close look at the components that MC001-BD uses over the page.