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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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ASUS USB 2.0 Blu-ray drive is fingerprint magnet

ASUS USB 2.0 Blu-ray drive is fingerprint magnet

How can you make your external USB Blu-ray drive better than everyone elses?  Well, you could make it a Blu-ray burner, give it a range of connections and make it super-cheap, or you could go the ASUS way and put a great big light-up blue X on the side.

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Curtis Mathes CMMBX130 first $99 Blu-ray player

Curtis Mathes CMMBX130 first $99 Blu-ray player

New blu-ray players pop up everyday it seems, but we've yet to see one that's dropped below the $100 mark. But now it seems we're in luck with the latest Curtis Mathes offering, the CMMBX130.

ASRock Multibook G22: Atom 330, Ion and DVD burner

ASRock Multibook G22: Atom 330, Ion and DVD burner

ASRock have announced a new ultraportable, the Multibook G22, and while from the outside this might look like a standard netbook its specs make it something more unusual.  Not only does the 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 G22 have an integrated DVD Supermulti drive, but it uses Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor paired with NVIDIA's Ion graphics chipset.