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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)

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.

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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RealNetworks Facet DVD jukebox case hits courts today

RealNetworks Facet DVD jukebox case hits courts today

RealNetworks are developing a rival to the expensive Kaleidescape DVD jukebox, based on their own DVD encryption-bypassing Facet application, which would retail for under $300.  A prototype of the Facet DVD server can store around seventy movies, and is based on Linux; however the movie studios are hoping to cut Real off before a release, in a lawsuit that will reach the bench today.

ASUS Eee PC 1004DN reviewed: GN40 graphics let down by XP

ASUS Eee PC 1004DN reviewed: GN40 graphics let down by XP

ASUS' Eee PC 1004DN is one of the first generally available netbooks to include an integrated optical drive, something which has split opinions among aficionados of the segment.  HKEPC have been playing with the Intel Atom N280/GN40 netbook and, while on paper it's an impressive prospect, the reality is that hardware and software just don't tally up quite yet.

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Pioneer BDR-2203 Blu-ray writer released

Pioneer BDR-2203 Blu-ray writer released

Pioneer released a brand new Blu-ray writer today, which can also burn DVDs and CDs. The BDR-2203 has the ability to write to dual-layer Blu-ray discs at speeds of up to 8X. Now, I'd say that's pretty fast, wouldn't you?

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