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HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP have announced two new multimedia Pavilion notebooks, the HDX16 and HDX18.  Both have 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics and optional Blu-ray, together with HP's unique "imprint" casing finish.  Inprint uses a combination of different colors, vacuum metalized and printed, which are then injected with resin to make durable, wear-resistant panels.  The HDX16 has a 16-inch display and the HDX18 an 18.4-inch display; both are 16:9 aspect, the smaller a choice of 720- or 1,080 resolution while the larger is full 1080p HD.  Each has flush-fitting glass and 300nits dual-lamp illumination.

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Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Anyone with a Digital Video Recorder is probably not a stranger to running out of storage space and being forced to delete old programs. What you may not be aware of is that there are a few products out there claiming to make expanding that storage straightforward: essentially a plug-n-play external hard drive to add capacity to your DVR. The Apricorn DVR Xpander and Western Digital My DVR Expander are two such examples, and here we have a new kid in town, the Iomega DVR Expander.

Lian Li add eSATA to front I/O bay

Lian Li add eSATA to front I/O bay

Lian Li have taken the (small) wraps off of a new multimedia I/O bezel for their high-end cases.  The BZ-U02 has the usual USB 2.0 ports, Firewire and audio in/out, but also adds eSATA for plugging in high-speed external hard-drives.

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