The MediaBox 565 is a small form factor Linux desktop with a 6th-generation Intel Core processor.
The possibilities are endless with this sleek, powerful and compact Linux system. Use it as is for a streaming media server. Add the Nvidia card for a sweet little gaming system.
- Intel 6th generation Skylake Processor
- Intel HD Graphics w/ optional Nvidia/ATI dedicated GPU (450w PSU recommended)
- DDR4 memory up to 32GB
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet
- Wireless Dual-band 2.4/5ghz
- 7.1-channel High-Definition Audio
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Headphone and mic jacks
- PS2 port
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- USB 5Gb/s Port (Type C)
- 2x HDMI port
- DVI-D port
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Optical Audio + S/PDIF audio out ports
- 5x Analog Audio I/O jacks
- 2x 3.5", 5.25" drive-bays; M.2 SATA SSD
- PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot
- 2x Dual Channel DDR4 memory slots
- 6x SATA3 6Gb/s
- 2x SATA Express
- Your choice of a variety of Open Source operating systems
- Thermaltake 220 watt power supply w/ optional SilverStone 450w upgrade
- Dimensions (DxWxH): 13 x 8.6 x 5.1 inches
Click here to check out a Mediabox review from Carla Schroder!
*Expect our list of currently compatible Linux distros to grow as support for new 6th generation Intel hardware grows.
If you're interested in our older 4th generation Mediabox 5440 that's compatible with a wider range of distros, you can purchase it here.
Thanks ZaReason!! I have my MediaBox running my home theater. My kids find it super easy to use. They mostly watch Hulu and it's great because they can do their homework on the MediaBox. It's seamless for them to do both. I've been happily surprised at the machine's flexibility and the way it has adapted to what we need in our home. We've very happy with it.
Author: Matthew Brubeck
My MediaBox is working great as a MythTV backend + frontend. I appreciate the nice-looking case and thoughtful packaging.
Author: Martin P
Thought that I ought to put in a couple of good words about the MediaBox that I bought about one month ago. I decided to buy the MediaBox as my primary household desktop system because I don't really need any expansion slots in my machine, and I prefer the smaller form factor. I went with only the builtin graphics and audio because I don't really need anything bigger/faster/better in my desktop computer. Anyway, the system is perfect for my needs; it worked beautifully right out of the box, and is a very good performer (with i5 CPU, SSD system drive, and hard disk drive for home directories). The graphics and audio are very good for everyday use, and I am very pleased with its performance in more demanding computational tasks (I develop scientific software professionally). On top of all that, it is a very quiet machine, easily the quietest I've ever used on my desktop. I could not be happier with my purchase, and would highly recommend a MediaBox for anyone requiring a general use desktop system.
Author: S Philipp
Flawless media server. I don't have any TV/cable service and not too keen on getting a TV possibly smarter than I am. I use the MediaBox (with Fedora 20, default i3 processor, 8GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive for all my large music files) with my (pre-smart-age) Samsung TV as monitor and I couldn't be happier. Hulu, YouTube and some other online streaming sites all play without issue. Playing files from my huge music collection is easy and the sound is great - never any studdering or other disruption in the audio bliss. I can quickly look up movie facts from imdb, check the weather or send an email all from the couch with the wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Super fast to boot and shutdown and everything working as designed from the get go. Perfect solution for me. Not to mention it looks great - streamlined and elegant so you can display it proudly in your living room.