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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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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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