Computex 2009

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 media streamer forgets the WiFi

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 media streamer forgets the WiFi

ASUS have announced the O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player, a compact wired-only media streamer intended to funnel local and network content into your HDTV.  Supporting HDMI and composite A/V connections for the display and a choice of USB 2.0, eSATA or wired ethernet, there's also an optical digital audio output for use with a surround sound amp.

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Wistron N900z Smartbook: sub-$200 ARM netbook

Wistron N900z Smartbook: sub-$200 ARM netbook

Wistron's most endearing Smartbook machine may be the compact VAIO P-lookalike that has been floating around tradeshows for a few months now, but it's not their only offering with ARM under the hood.  Freescale Semiconductors are showing the Wistron N900z at their Computex 2009 stand, a more traditionally designed 10-inch netbook, and LaptopMag shot some hands-on video.

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Intel MediaPhone by Inventec spotted [Video]

Intel MediaPhone by Inventec spotted [Video]

Intel have been talking about their upcoming Moorestown platform, and demonstrating it with this Inventec MediaPhone.  The device - a voice-enabled MID with touchscreen interface - runs a customized version of Moblin v.2; the bad news is this won't be appearing on shelves any time soon.

Video overview after the cut (Updated with new video)

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Corsair Obsidian Series 800D PC chassis revealed

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D PC chassis revealed

Corsair revealed their very first PC chassis today at Computex. It's called the Obsidian Series 800D and it can support a full tower that can hold 5 5.25-inch hard drives and 6 3.5-inch hard drives all within its steel frame.

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Pixel Qi 3Qi prototype gets video demo

Pixel Qi 3Qi prototype gets video demo

It may look like a slightly washed-out standard netbook screen, but this is actually one of Pixel Qi's amazing 3Qi indoor/outdoor/e-ink panel prototypes being shown at Computex.  As well as being usable as a standard LCD display, the 3Qi panel can be flipped into a monochrome e-ink mode that's incredibly power-frugal and very easy to read even in direct sunlight.

Video demo after the cut

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DigiLife DDV-JF1 camera is projector, too

DigiLife DDV-JF1 camera is projector, too

Well this little gadget certainly is interesting. revealed today at Computex, the DigiLife DDV-JF1 camera looks pretty normal on the surface. It looks like a mini camcorder of some sort and is capable of shooting 720p video.

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ASUS Eee PC 1101HGo with added 3G

ASUS Eee PC 1101HGo with added 3G

ASUS haven't only brought their 11.6-inch Eee PC 1101H to Computex 2009, but a sibling of the netbook with integrated mobile broadband.  The ASUS Eee PC 1101HGo throws 3G into the mixture, keeping the 1101H's Atom Z520 or Z530 processor but slotting in a slightly larger battery.

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SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

SilverPac have announced [pdf link] their SilverFrame Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) at Computex 2009, and as the name might suggest this is miles apart from the cheap photo display you can find in Best Buy bargain bins.  The ADPF runs Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SideShow and Windows Live FrameIt for displaying online content on its 10.1-inch 1024 x 576 touchscreen.

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DigiCube MIDPhone-50: 3.5G handheld PC with voice [Video]

DigiCube MIDPhone-50: 3.5G handheld PC with voice [Video]

Computex keeps throwing up unusual mobile devices, and the latest to cross the wire is this, the DigiCube MIDPhone-50.  As the name suggests, the MIDPhone-50 blends both a mobile internet device - complete with Windows XP - and a 3.5G cellphone, complete with a tilting touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  Jkkmobile was on hand to grab some photos, plus a video which you can see after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

We hope you've not stabbed your credit card details in for that Sony VAIO P order yet, as ECS have an alternative that might take your fancy.  The ECS T800 netbook has the same long-and-narrow form-factor of the VAIO, but pairs it with an 8.1-inch LCD, a choice of 800MHz or 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 processors, and the Android OS.

Video demo after the cut

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NEC LaVie Light BL300-series N280 netbooks

NEC LaVie Light BL300-series N280 netbooks

Could someone please ping NEC and remind them that we're drowning in Tegra, Ion and Snapdragon loveliness at Computex and Intel's Atom N270 simple won't cut it any more?  NEC have announced a new netbook series, the LaVie Light BL300, using the N280 processor and a choice of HDD or SSD.

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NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA's Tegra may be stealing MID-lover's hearts at Computex 2009, but that doesn't mean the company is forgetting about their Ion GPU.  Taking to the stage with news of a full 21 Ion-based devices - including the ASUS Eee Top ET2002 all-in-one, ASRock ION 330 and MSI Wind Top AE2201 - NVIDIA revealed a mixture of mainboards, all-in-one desktops, netbooks, nettops and notebooks based on the 1080p-capable chipset.

 

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