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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Moneaul Labs pulled a cool new chassis out of the shadows for people that are building up an HTPC for the living room. The chassis has LCD on the front so you can see widgets and other content from the PC called the Dual Screen PC case. We had a lot of news about the iPad two this week with the tidbit surfacing that the new tablet will have a multicore SGX543 GPU. That GPU claims to deliver twice the graphics power that the original iPad GPU has.

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Moneual Labs Dual-Screen PC case perfect for HTPC

Moneual Labs Dual-Screen PC case perfect for HTPC

Moneual Labs is no stranger to unusual PC cases - their I*magine HTPC grabbed a CES Innovation award back in 2008 - and while the new Dual Screen PC (DSPC) case might have a more traditional basic form-factor, we're liking the huge integrated display. Details are scant - all Moneual says is that the DSPC is "a tower‐type slim PC case with a built-in screen for use in dual-screen mode with a standard monitor" - but it doesn't take much to realise that this would make for an awesome HTPC setup.

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PrimeSense score new funding; Motion-sensing STBs, TVs & HTPCs incoming

PrimeSense score new funding; Motion-sensing STBs, TVs & HTPCs incoming

PrimeSense, the motion-tracking company behind Microsoft's Kinect and ASUS' WAVI Xtion is obviously doing something right, as the company has just secured a new round of funding. The exact nature of the deal hasn't been disclosed, but when we talked to PrimeSense the company confirmed it was "extremely focused" on the "living room experience - browsing your media centre on your television."

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Acer tosses out new Revo 100 media PC in the UK

Acer tosses out new Revo 100 media PC in the UK

Acer has some cool little computers in the Revo line that are aimed at media fans looking for a compact system to stream video and performance other tasks. Acer has announced a new Revo 100 computer that looks really cool for the UK market that also has some interesting features. Like next generation NVIDIA Ion graphics and lots more.

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VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA is well known for its ultra-compact mainboards and low power CPUs, though Intel's Atom processors have generally cornered the market when it comes to nettops. The VIA ARTiGO A1100 is the company's attempt to remedy that, a palm-sized barebones PC that's smaller than a stack of DVD cases and yet, they claim, is capable of 1080p Full HD via an HDMI output. Is the ARTiGO A1100 the DIY HTPC we've been waiting for? Check out the full review after the cut.

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How the iPad is becoming my new favorite home-entertainment device

How the iPad is becoming my new favorite home-entertainment device

It’s not often that I sing the praises of a single product. Most times, I use several different devices to do what I want. Whether that means listening to music, computing, or watching television, it doesn’t matter. If I want to do it, chances are, several devices will be needed to get the job done.

But as I continue to use my launch-day iPad, it’s becoming clear that all my hopes for an all-in-one device have finally been realized. Apple’s lightweight tablet is quickly becoming my go-to entertainment device for those times when I want to surf the Web, check my e-mail, watch a quick movie, or catch up on a favorite show. It simply provides everything I need in my house in one small package that makes just about everything else unnecessary.

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