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VYE S41A touchscreen UMPC with DVD burner gets price slash

VYE S41A touchscreen UMPC with DVD burner gets price slash

Ultraportables with integrated optical drives are rare beasts - the netbook world only has one, for instance - and they usually carry a pretty high price premium.  That was certainly the case when the VYE S41A first arrived, complete with its convertible 7-inch touchscreen, DVD burner and 800MHz Intel A110 processor: you were looking at around $1,500 when it first launched.  Now, Expansys UK have it listed for just £449.99 ($661).

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MSI Wind NetOn AP1900 all-in-one nettop with DVD burner

MSI Wind NetOn AP1900 all-in-one nettop with DVD burner

MSI have officially announced their all-in-one nettop.  The MSI Wind NetOn AP1900, which was first spotted back in November, has an 18.5-inch WSXGA 16:9 display, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and both a 160GB SATA hard-drive and DVD burner.  According to MSI, at full operating load the 35mm wide NetOn AP1900 requires just 35W, saving around 86-percent on a traditional PC.

 

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Mouse Computer LB-F1500W netbook with DVD burner

Mouse Computer LB-F1500W netbook with DVD burner

Japanese firm Mouse Computer are looking to stand out from the crowd with their new netbook, which is why the LB-F1500W has an integrated DVD burner.  A rare sight on these budget ultraportables, the optical drive - which makes the LB-F1500W a much more tempting prospect for travellers looking to not only work but watch the odd movie - accompanies a 6-cell battery which Mouse Computer suggest is good for up to 5.2hrs runtime.

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Toshiba Satellite A350: 720p-capable 16-inch notebook

Toshiba Satellite A350: 720p-capable 16-inch notebook

Toshiba have announced a new 16-inch notebook that they claim is ideal for movie-lovers.  The Toshiba Satellite A350 has a 720p HD capable screen with 1366 x 768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, together with speakers from Harmon Kardon, but sadly no Blu-ray drive, only a dual-layer DVD burner.  Both Intel and AMD processors are available, with the cheapest model having a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 while the range tops out with a Core 2 Duo P7450 running at 2.13GHz.

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LG DV4S and DV4M are lifestyle DVD players

LG DV4S and DV4M are lifestyle DVD players

LG has today announced two stylish and lifestyle DVD players that didn’t get to unveil at CES 2009. Unless I missed it, I don’t remember see any wall-mounted and slim factor media players at CES show floor. One of them supports Dvix HD video playback and the other enables MP3 music direct recording.

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Kenwood eXcelon DNX9140 touchscreen navigator with Parrot Bluetooth

Kenwood eXcelon DNX9140 touchscreen navigator with Parrot Bluetooth

Kenwood have announced [via] a set of new in-dash touchscreen navigation and media players, all but one of which include Parrot Bluetooth functionality for using the system as a hands-free kit.  The range kicks off with the eXcelon DNX9140, Kenwood's new flagship, with a DVD player, 6.95-inch WVGA display, integrated Garmin navigation, and voice control.  It's also capable of 5.1 surround sound, via an onboard decoder, and can link to and control your iPod, iPhone or mass storage device.

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