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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Desktop replacement notebooks may pull together the computing experience with more of a nod to portability than the average PC tower, but there's also a price sacrifice to be made if you want the same crunching abilities. Into this hotly contested field steps Toshiba with the Satellite L675D-S7022, a 17.3-inch notebook that sneaks in at under the $800 mark. Is this the budget desktop replacement to beat? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

As notebook markets go, the 15.6-inch segment is probably the most hotly contested; manufacturers are forced to look to gaming, multimedia or battery longevity in order to differentiate their wares. Gateway's NV59C09u picks HD video as its forte, squeezing in a Blu-ray drive as standard together with easy connectivity for your HDTV. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

The Blu-ray Disc Association seems to be keeping right on track with those original projections we mentioned back in April. The BDXL specification was originally designed with medical imaging and broadcast elements in mind, specifically, but we imagine that with all of the extra space the BDA is shoving into these discs, plenty of other outlets are going to jump all over it.

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Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer has announced two new sets of mainstream notebooks, with the Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 offering up to Core i7 CPUs, discrete graphics and optional multitouch displays, while the new regular Aspire notebooks kick off from $429.99 and have a choice of Intel or AMD chips and integrated or discrete graphics.  The AS5745 has a 15.6-inch display, Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU, while the AS7745 gets a 17.3-inch display, Core i7 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 5650 GPU, Blu-ray and room for a second HDD.

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