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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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Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

The first retail product to use Intel's Media Processor CE 3100 - aka the Canmore SoC - has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners.  The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n. 

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Acer Aspire One 571 with Vmedia “mini Blu-ray” & 720p screen

Acer Aspire One 571 with Vmedia “mini Blu-ray” & 720p screen

Acer may not be quite in the ASUS league when it comes to confusingly large netbook ranges, but they're obviously trying to catch up.  Latest - and managing to offer something unique in the netbook segment - is this, the Acer Aspire One 571.  Not to be confused with the Aspire One 751, the 571 boosts the resolution of the 10.1-inch display to 1280 x 720, and throws in an optical disc drive.  Unlike the ASUS Eee PC 1004DN, however, this is no DVD burner but a Vmedia drive.

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Flip Video Ultra HD review

Flip Video Ultra HD review

Flip Video carved a niche for themselves with point-and-shoot camcorders, and it's a niche which soon got crowded as rival firms offered their own entry-level devices.  The launch of the Mino HD late last year kicked things into 720p high-definition, while squeezing the camcorder down into a super-pocketable size; now the bigger Ultra model gets its own high-def upgrade, in the shape of the Flip Video Ultra HD.  Is there still a place in the range for the chunkier Ultra HD?  SlashGear set to finding out.

 

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