Microsoft Apple TV rival set for CES 2011

New set-top box set to be unveiled tomorrow

Reports claim pared down Windows device will soon be sitting pretty under your TV.

Microsoft will show off a spanking new set-top box at CES 2011, aimed at taking on both Apple and Google TV. That’s according to a report from the Seattle Times, which has got the inside line on the new telly-loving gadget.

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Word to the wise is that it’ll rock a slimmed down edition of Windows, with a Media Centre-style UI to keep things basic and easy to handle. There’s no news on a name just yet, but Windows TV sounds like a good bet to us.

The report also claims the box will clock in at $200 (£128), twice the price of Apple TV. There’s no word on whether there’ll be an embedded version, a la Google TV, but expect to hear more at Microsoft’s CES press conference tomorrow night.

We’ll be reporting live, so stay tuned to our CES 2011 site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep bang up-to-date.

Via Apple Insider