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ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

According to the latest rumors from retailers, the DVD-equipped ASUS Eee PC E1004DN will land in stores come mid-April with a sticker price of NT$18,000 - 20,000 ($531 - 590).  The Eee PC E1004DN - first spotted at CES earlier this year - will have an Intel Atom N280 processor, the HD-capable GN40 graphics chipset and a 120GB hard-drive.  Those same sources have also tipped the launch of the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA.

Sony gets greener DVD packaging

Sony gets greener DVD packaging

Sony has decided to take a step toward becoming more environmentally-friendly. They've just announced that their DVD and Blu-ray packaging will start to slim down and make a goal of using less resources to contain their products.

Most movies come in larger plastic cases with cardboard sleeves over them these days. But this is just plain wasteful. Starting immediately, Sony will use 80% of the plastic that is currently used. That's a significant cut back. Plus, the box art will be made from recycled paper. The plastic wrap will not be as thick and the cardboard sleeve will be nixed altogether.

With less packaging materials, it will also cut fuel and resources used to ship the products to stores, saving the company money. The first Sony movie to have the honor of being green is "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" as you could no doubt tell from the picture to the right.

[via Gadgetell]

iLuv i1155 8.4 Inch Portable Multimedia Player for your iPod and DVDs Review

iLuv i1155 8.4 Inch Portable Multimedia Player for your iPod and DVDs Review

Video capable iPods have made portable media all the more accessible. Attempt to watch anything more than a short clip on one, though, and you'll be wishing for glasses or, preferably, a larger screen. That's where the iLuv i1155 Portable Multimedia Player comes in, offering not only a big display for iPod video playback but a DVD for all the legacy discs that copyright laws won't let you rip. It even manages to look attractive; is the experience as good as the promise, though?

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MSI Funtoro FunStar ICE system

MSI Funtoro FunStar ICE system

MSI have announced an in-car entertainment system, the Funtoro FunStar ST100, which they're claiming is the pioneer for all-in-one systems.  Comprising a core processing and distribution unit, together with a 2-DIN DVD player and front display, the BD765, the system can support up to three separate zones each with touchscreen control.

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