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Toshiba Satellite L355 down to $348 in latest Walmart deal

Toshiba Satellite L355 down to $348 in latest Walmart deal

It doesn't exactly hold up to their last laptop deal - which saw a Compaq discounted to $298 - but if you fancy a 17-inch display and another big-brand name then Walmart's latest notebook promotion may tick your boxes.  Up for $348 is the Toshiba Satellite L355-S7915, a 2.2GHz Celeron 900 machine with 1,440 x 900 display, 3GB of RAM and a 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q700 HTPC wants to slip under your HDTV

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q700 HTPC wants to slip under your HDTV

Lenovo have launched a new HTPC, the IdeaCentre Q Series, which while resembling a nettop actually packs a slightly more impressive 2.5GHz Intel Pentium dual-core E5200 CPU with 4GB of RAM and Intel X4500 graphics.  First on sale as the $499 IdeaCentre Q700, the 2.36 x 7.87 x 9.84 inch box packs a choice of 320GB, 500GB or 640GB hard-drives together with an HDMI output and optional WiFi b/g.

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Dell Vostro 1014, 1015 and 1088 entry-level notebooks debut

Dell Vostro 1014, 1015 and 1088 entry-level notebooks debut

Dell have announced a new series of 14.1- and 15.6-inch Vostro business notebooks, the 1014, 1015 and 1088.  Intended as entry-level machines, they include integrated optical drives, Intel Core 2 Duo processors and EnergyStar 5.0 certification, together with four USB ports, gigabit ethernet and Bluetooth.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p on sale now: 14-inch CULV ultraportable

Having teased us mercilessly back in July with the banner for their IdeaPad U450p, Lenovo have finally put the 14-inch CULV ultraportable up for sale.  Kicking off from $799, the U450p has a choice of Intel 1.3GHz Pentium SU2700 or 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500 processors and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.

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Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray player promises future-proofing via USB

Lexicon have announced their BD-30 Blu-ray player, which they describe as being truly “future proof”.  As well as playing Blu-ray, BD-Live, BonusView, DVD, upscaled DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and CD content, the BD-30 has a USB port which Lexicon suggest will “enable access to future formats”. Now to us, that sounds more like loading media onto a memory key and using the BD-30 as a very shiny mediaplayer, something a whole lot of other decks will do, but we’ll let them have their fun.

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Pioneer DVR-XD09 USB DVD burner hardly bigger than a CD case

Pioneer DVR-XD09 USB DVD burner hardly bigger than a CD case

At first glance this may look like a compact DVD case, but it's actually Pioneer's latest external DVD burner intended for mobility-concerned ultraportable and netbook users.  The Pioneer DVR-XD09 tips the scales at 8oz and gets both power and data from a single USB 2.0 connection.

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Sony offers three new Blu-ray players

Sony has announced three brand new Blu-ray players today that are sure to capture the attention of the high-end market. First up is the BDP-CX960 MegaChanger, which can actually hold up to 400 Blu-ray titles at one time.

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Averatec D1005 2.5GHz all-in-one PC

Averatec D1005 2.5GHz all-in-one PC

Averatec have announced a new all-in-one PC, the D1005, which couples a 22-inch widescreen LCD with an Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 2.5GHz processor and 3GB of RAM.  The Averatec D1005 is a step up from the company's usual nettop-style desktops, with a 320GB hard-drive and a slot-loading DVD burner.

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eMachines EZ1601-01 all-in-one: N270 in a desktop casing

eMachines EZ1601-01 all-in-one: N270 in a desktop casing

Acer subsidiary eMachines have released another all-in-one desktop PC, the EZ1601-01, promising "high-style" for a budget price of just $399.99.  Stylish it may (arguably) be, but the EZ1601-01 isn't likely to set any desks aflame; inside the gloss-black casing lurks an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.

 

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Sony DVDirect VDR-MC6 recorder announced

Sony announced their DVDirect VDR-MC6 today which is set to replace the VDR-MC5 DVD recorder. This new model allows the transfer of SD and HD videos and photos from your camera to DVDs directly. No PC needed.

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eMachines ET1300-02, ET1810-01 and ET1810-03 budget desktops

eMachines ET1300-02, ET1810-01 and ET1810-03 budget desktops

eMachines have rolled out three new desktop PCs, and the color-scheme is decidedly white.  The eMachines ET1300-02, ET1810-01 and ET1810-03 all have a mini-tower and use AMD's Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz processor, Intel's Celeron 420 1.6GHz and Intel's Pentium dual-core E2210 2.2GHz respectively. 

 

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Dell Vostro 1220 12.1-inch ultraportable gets official in Japan

Dell Vostro 1220 12.1-inch ultraportable gets official in Japan

Dell Japan have officially announced the Vostro 1220, the budget notebook we saw leaked earlier this month.  The 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 notebook uses processors from Intel's Centrino 2 range, together with the GM45 Express chipset, weighs 1.52kg and promises up to 9hrs runtime from the larger 6-cell battery option.

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