Posted Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
There's some pricing confusion and a change in specs, but the Boxee Box is finally available to preorder.
The long awaited Boxee Box is finally available to preorder on Amazon, but there's a little bit of confusion about the price. The preorder states a price of $229, which is higher than we've been led to believe.
To make it even stranger, the press release from D-Link states that the Box will sell at "an average street price of $199 in North America," which seems to mean that preordering the unit will actually cost you more than just buying it outright in November.
The press release also revealed a change in hardware from Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip to the Intel Atom CE4100. According to Engadget, the change was made because the Tegra 2 wasn't able to handle H.264 encoding.
Aside from the strange price discrepancy and the upgrade in hardware, the Boxee Box is everything you've come to expect.
Edit: The pricing error has been fixed and the Boxee Box is now available for $199 on Amazon
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