Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS O!PLAY MINI HD MEDIA PLAYER INTRODUCTION
Not long ago, the Tweaknews labs reviewed Asus' O!Play HD2 media player. It had a lot going for it including a USB 3.0 port, 3.5" HDD support, 1080p support, 7.1 channel surround sound, and testing proved it could play HD videos smoothly each and every time. As great as the O!Play HD2 turned out to be, one drawback was its size. For many home theater enthusiasts it's difficult to find a place for yet another box. With receivers, satellite boxes, game consoles and other devices filling up modern living rooms, space can come at a premium.
Enter the Asus O!Play Mini HD Media Player. As the name suggests, this media player is small and lightweight, making it easy to tuck away anywhere. Unlike it's big brother though. the Mini doesn't offer internal HDD support or USB 3.0. Don't let that deter you though, because it looks very promising. Let's take a closer look.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.