Conclusion: MSI deserves a ton of credit for thinking outside of the box and coming up with the MEGA concept. Unlike all the other manufacturers who are essentially just following Shuttle with a tweak here and there, MSI has designed their SFF system to function as a true PC that can be used for games and entertainment, as well as getting some work done. The MEGA 180’s second-generation chassis sports an entirely new look that brings MSI into the 21st century.
Excerpt: MSI Computer entered the small form factor PC market last year with the MEGA PC product line. MSI differentiated the MEGA PC from the competition by integrating home audio functionality into a small form factor PC. The MEGA acronym itself stands for MSI Entertainment Gaming Appliance - an unusual name considering that the product line is not targeted to the gaming audience but rather to home theater PC market.
Conclusion: What we really liked about the MSI MEGA 180 Deluxe was its Hi-Fi integration with a normal SFF machine and this is where some competitors tried to mimic but could not match up to MSI's implementation. Just to recap, you'll be getting one of the better performing nForce2 IGP systems in one of the most deceptive case designs that resembled a Hi-Fi unit.