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Acer Aspire RevoView 1080p media streamer packs HDD bay

Acer Aspire RevoView 1080p media streamer packs HDD bay

Acer has injected some of their nettop DNA into a new network-capable media player, the Acer Aspire RevoView.  The STB is capable of Full HD playback from local storage - either on memory card, USB drive or in the user-accesible 3.5-inch hard-drive bay - or streamed over the network via the RevoView's ethernet port.

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Archos 70 and Archos 43 Android 2.2 tablets go on sale

Archos 70 and Archos 43 Android 2.2 tablets go on sale

Several models in Archos' newest Android tablet line-up have gone on sale, after making their debut at IFA 2010 several months ago.  The Archos 70 - which has a 7-inch display - and the Archos 43 - with a 4.3-inch display - are both up for order at the company's webstore, priced at $274.99 and $249.99 respectively.

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PandaBoard OMAP4 developer board on sale for $174 [Video]

PandaBoard OMAP4 developer board on sale for $174 [Video]

The PandaBoard Cortex-A9 OMAP4 developer board we mentioned at the start of the month has gone on sale, priced at a reasonable $174.  Based around a dual-core 1GHz chip with 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, the PandaBoard supports 1080p 30fps output via HDMI and is intended to allow developers to whip up OMAP4-compatible apps in Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.

Video demo after the cut

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Huawei IDEOS X6 smartphone: 4.1″, HDMI and HSPA+

Huawei IDEOS X6 smartphone: 4.1″, HDMI and HSPA+

Who says Motorola and HTC should have all the big-screen Android fun?  Huawei aren't especially known for their alluring smartphones, but the new IDEOS X6 could change all that.  Packing a 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and HDMI output, the IDEOS X6 runs Android 2.2 Froyo and, if they can manage to bring it over to Europe or North America, deserves some attention.

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Toshiba AC100 Review

Toshiba AC100 Review

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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MSI WindPad U100 Win7 slate frozen in favor of Android 3.0 tablet for Q1 2011

MSI WindPad U100 Win7 slate frozen in favor of Android 3.0 tablet for Q1 2011

MSI has become the latest company to hold off on Windows 7 tablet plans, freezing the launch of its WindPad U100 until sometime in mid-2011 at the earliest.  According to DigiTimes, MSI has announced it will instead launch an Android 3.0 Gingerbread slate by the end of March 2011, with a sub-$500 price tag and HDMI connectivity.

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Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 squeezes Blu-ray/HDD DVR into tiny chassis

Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 squeezes Blu-ray/HDD DVR into tiny chassis

Panasonic Japan has outed what the company is calling the smallest ever DVR that integrates both Blu-ray burning and a hard-drive.  The Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 measures a slight 210 x 194 x 65 mm and weighs in at 2.2kg; it can burn BD-R or BD-RE discs and or record media to its 320GB hard-drive.

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Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.

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ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3 video card packs GeForce GT 430 GPU

ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3 video card packs GeForce GT 430 GPU

ASUS has officially announced their video card based on NVIDIA's new GeForce GT 430 GPU, and it's the rather extravagantly finned but unwieldily named ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3.  A low-profile card with VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs, the new card has 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 700MHz engine clock and 128-bit memory interface, along with the GT 430's 96 CUDA cores.

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Why Google TV Will Be Best Without the Set-Top Box

Why Google TV Will Be Best Without the Set-Top Box

As you know from my columns here, I’m a bit of an entertainment nut. Whether it’s video games or a set-top box, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest device to satiate my desire for high-quality content that’s available whenever I call upon it.

That’s precisely why I’m so excited to get my hands on Google TV. The search giant’s platform strikes me as a product that does everything the Apple TV should have done. It allows me to search the Web, pull content from just about everywhere, and enjoy some of the apps that I currently use on my smartphone. It’s simply a full-featured product that I’m looking forward to using.

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Panasonic Jungle games system packs QWERTY, HDMI & more

Panasonic Jungle games system packs QWERTY, HDMI & more

Panasonic perhaps aren't the first people you'd think of to produce a portable gaming system, but the company is hoping to change your mind with their new The Jungle.  The clamshell console packs in a touchpad, full QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and various ports including mini-HDMI and microUSB.

Video demo after the cut

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Gateway FHX2152L, FHX2402L & FHD2303L LCDs get distinctive designs

Gateway FHX2152L, FHX2402L & FHD2303L LCDs get distinctive designs

Gateway has outed a trio of new LCD displays, the 21.5-inch Gateway FHX2152L, 24-inch Gateway FHX2402L, and the 23-inch Gateway FHD2303L.  All three run at 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 12,000,000:1 (presumably dynamic) contrast ratio and 250 cd/m2 brightness.

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