It appears more than a few folks have gotten their hands on the newly released Boxee Box, but no one probably has the cajones to break it down like the boys over at iFixit do. While we're still waiting ours to come in the mail later this weekend, we'll let you take a look at some sweet Boxee innards that'll surely to get your geek side droolin'.
As a fair comparison to other netbooks, iFixit found that the hardware included is pretty much identical to that of a standard 1.2Ghz Atom processor netbook with 1GB of RAM. So, it's not far of a stretch to say an alternative would be to pick up $200 netbook to run Boxee and call it a day.
But on the other hand, iFixit claims the build quality of the Boxee Box is pretty darn sturdy, one that even "rivals Apple's TV" and "is much more solid than the Logitech Revue." Most sub-$200 netbooks we've seen rarely receives such praise.
From the looks of it, the Boxee Box appears much smaller than we had originally anticipated. Placed side to side with the Apple TV, it is about 1 1/2 the footprint of its designerly competitor carrying its own unique and distinctive style.
Boxee's Andrew Kippen also announced that the company has plans to to bring Hulu Plus and Netflix later this year, so fans of the two media streaming services should definitely keep an eye out.
MORE BOXEE NEWS:
- Apple TV + Free Boxee App: A Cable Free Life?
- TV Set Top Box Wars: It's On Like Donkey Kong, Baby
- Internet TV vs. Set Top Box Syndrome
- Better Alternatives to Apple TV?