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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

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.

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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.

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Pioneer debuts three Blu-ray players

Pioneer debuts three Blu-ray players

Pioneer has begun to ship three brand new Blu-ray players today. Initially debuted at CES, these Blu-ray players include the Elite BDP-23FD, which has a Precision Quartz Lock System and capacitors that are perfect for the audiophile.

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Acer Aspire Timeline range hits US from $598

Acer Aspire Timeline range hits US from $598

Acer's Timeline range of ultraportable notebooks has been priced for the US, and whereas we were expecting a starting price of around $699 Acer are actually delivering a $598 entry-level machine.  That gets you the 15.6-inch Timeline with Intel's 1.3GHz Pentium SU2700 and 3GB of DDR3 RAM; if you want one of the 14-inch or 13.3-inch models budget $699.99 or $899.99 accordingly.

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Tongfong S30A 13.3-inch ultraportable with VIA Nano CPU [Video]

Tongfong S30A 13.3-inch ultraportable with VIA Nano CPU [Video]

Chinese OEM Tongfong and VIA have announced the latest Via Nano based ultraportable, the Tongfong S30A.  A mere 33mm thick and tipping the scales at 1.4kg, the S30A has a 13.3-inch display, integrated DVD burner and 2GB of RAM; it uses the VIA 1.3GHz Nano U2250 processor together with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics making for a HD-capable machine.

 

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AMEX Digital Venice-V38HD rips DVDs

AMEX Digital Venice-V38HD rips DVDs

There are a lot more media hub options on the market nowadays than there used to be, so what's one more? The Venice-V38HD is the latest offering from AMEX Digital and provides a unique function that allows you to actually rip DVDs.

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LG BD390 Blu-ray player now available

LG BD390 Blu-ray player now available

If you're looking for another Blu-ray player option then you might just be in luck with the LG BD390 Blu-ray player. Just released today, this player is actually the first to allow you to play full 1080p DivX videos from DVD or USB drives.

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FyreTV UnBoXXXing (SFW)

This was an interesting assignment. SlashGear has received some FyreTV BoXXXes (Yes, three X’s) and absolutely must review them. Oh the terrible, terrible things this job makes me do. Explanation and video after the jump.

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Clickfree Traveler and DVD Transformer auto backup systems

Clickfree Traveler and DVD Transformer auto backup systems

Clickfree have announced a new drive in their automated backup range, the Clickfree Traveler, which is around the size of a credit card and weighs about the same as a pen.  As well as up to 64GB of storage, it includes the latest version of Clickfree's automatic backup software.  There's also news of the Clickfree DVD Transformer, a simple dongle that makes backing up to DVD or CD straightforward.

 

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Century Netbook Stand with DVD & HDD

Century Netbook Stand with DVD & HDD

Don't let the hard-drive and DVD burner fool you: this isn't an ultraportable laptop, but a netbook cooler with extra talents.  Century's Netbook Stand aims to address two of the more common complaints about budget ultraportables, low storage capacity and no optical drive, by squeezing both things into a compact slice.

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Averatec N2700 12.1-inch notebook bypasses bloatware

Averatec N2700 12.1-inch notebook bypasses bloatware

TriGem USA have announced a new 12.1-inch notebook, the Averatec N2700, which the company is calling a "back-to-the-basics" machine due to the absence of any preloaded "bloatware".  Aside from a hassle-free initial startup, the N2700 offers an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory and an 250GB hard-drive.

 

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