First and foremost, the Mega 180 stands out by its lovely garb of black and blue. While its predecessor looked a bit too plastic, this model has done away with that impression entirely.
The Mega 180 has a 6-in-one flash card reader, compatible with CF (Compact Flash), SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card), MS (Memory Stick), Microdrive and SM (SmartMedia).
A plethora of inputs and outputs are concealed behind a panel that opens at the press of a button. Behind it are connections for an optical S/PDIF digital input, mic input, headphone output, two USB 2.0 and two FireWire sockets, offering connectivity to almost any modern digital equipment.
Two VGA outputs allow dual screen capabilities powered by an on-board nVidia nForce graphics processor. Also included in this tiny package are on-Board 5.1 channel audio, Ethernet adaptor and analogue modem.
One unique feature of the MSI Mega range is the ability to play audio CDs and MP3s, and an AM/FM radio tuner with remote control. All this without having to turn on the main PC power, making this a Hi-Fi replacement as well.