Boxee have launched a new version of their open-source media center app, together with an API for developers and a new download service called App Box for third-party extensions. The company has also confirmed that they are in talks with manufacturers to get Boxee loaded onto games consoles, Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes.
We knew it as the Acer Hornet, but the company has now officially announced their NVIDIA Ion-based nettop, the Acer AspireRevo. A compact 7.1 x 7.1 x 1.2-inch diamond, the AspireRevo pairs Intel's 1.6GHz Atom 230 or dual-core Atom 330 processor with the graphics company's Blu-ray 1080p-capable Ion GPU, which they claim is a match good enough to play games like Call of Duty 4 and Spore, together with DirectX 10 content.
We've drooled over Niveus' multi-room HD hardware before, but it's only now that the company has released a relatively mainstream product our meager blogger budgets could even hope to afford. The Niveus ZONE is a Core 2 Duo based small-form-factor media player, capable not only of upscaling DVDs and playing 1080p Blu-ray content, but distributing it to other networked ZONE units around the home.
Video demo after the cut
Hot on the heels of the Acer Hornet leak earlier comes word from industry sources that the company plans to launch the NVIDIA Ion-based nettop in Beijing on April 8th. Previously the compact PC - which uses an Intel Atom 230 processor paired with NVIDIA's high-definition capable graphics chipset - was estimated to launch at some point in Q2 2009.
From one all-in-one PC to another, only this time there's far more serious grunt under the slick styling. Onkyo has updated its Sotec all-in-one in the shape of the Full-HD 1080p DE702, now with an optional Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and up to 1TB of 7,200rpm storage.
The Acer Hornet NVIDIA Ion-based nettop we spotted back in February has just had an extra shot of authenticity, in the shape of an SKU sheet detailing the three different versions planned. Designed to grip tenaciously to the back of a flatscreen display, the Hornet supports 1080p playback, HDMI and, in the Media Center incarnation, a Wiimote-style wireless controller. Full spec breakdown after the cut.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop PC is now available to order, offering a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 16:9 HD-display, slot-loading DVD or Blu-Ray drive and a range of Intel Core 2 Duo processors. First announced back at CES 2009 in January, the IdeaCentre A600 is apparently the world's slimmest all-in-one PC.
ASUS' Eee Keyboard remains one of the more interesting diversions in the Eee PC line-up, and in advance of the all-in-one media PC's June launch we're scouting out all the video of it we can. UMPC Portal caught up with the Eee Keyboard back at CeBIT and gave us a good all-round video overview.
Video hands-on after the cut
Dell's own support site has once again tipped a few as-yet unannounced upcoming products, in this case what looks to be a netbook-rivaling version of the new Dell Adamo and a larger version of last week's Dell Studio One 19. The document lists the Dell Adamo 9, presumably a 9-inch version of the 13-inch Adamo confirmed today, and the Dell Studio One 22, a 22-inch version of the All-In-One PC.
Dell USA have officially announced the Dell Studio One 19 All-in-One PC seen earlier on their Japanese site, as well as confirming that the optional-multitouch desktop will reach the US in the Spring. The PC starts at $699, and will be available with processors from a Celeron 450 to a Core 2 Quad Q8200.