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Dell Studio One 19: April US launch from $699

Dell Studio One 19: April US launch from $699

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.

 

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Dell Studio One 19 All-in-One touchscreen PC

Dell Studio One 19 All-in-One touchscreen PC

Dell Japan have announced a new, touch-capable all-in-one desktop PC, the Dell Studio One 19.  Based around an 18.5-inch 16:9 1366 x 768 LCD - with a choice of standard or touch-panel - the Studio One 19 can be configured with Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors, up to 4GB of RAM and up to 750GB hard-drive.

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ASUS Eee Box B208: HDMI, Vista and full remote

ASUS Eee Box B208: HDMI, Vista and full remote

After the Eee Box 206 from last week, ASUS have confirmed their latest HD-capable nettop, the ASUS Eee Box B208.  Outfitted with Intel's 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 processor and 1GB of RAM, the Eee Box B208 also gets ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics with 256MB of video memory and an HDMI output.

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Averatec 18.4 and 22-inch All-In-One PCs announced, priced

Averatec 18.4 and 22-inch All-In-One PCs announced, priced

Averatec have announced pricing and specifications for their 18.4-inch and 22-inch All-In-One desktop PCs.  The 18.4-inch model, shown here, has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM (2GB maximum), a 2.5-inch 160GB 5,400rpm HDD and DVD burner.  There's also five USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, WiFi b/g, a VGA output and integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, plus an optional wireless keyboard.

After the cut, 22-inch model specs and pricing

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Huge Media Center remote hacked from dance mats

Huge Media Center remote hacked from dance mats

As vast remote controls go, this one will take some beating.  Cobbled together from an already pretty large Brookstone universal remote and two Dance Dance Revolution play mats, the end result is one of the biggest Windows Media Center controllers we've seen.

Video demo after the cut

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MSI Wind Top AE2010: 20-inch HD playback

MSI Wind Top AE2010: 20-inch HD playback

MSI brought along their 20-inch Wind Top AE2010 all-in-one PC to CeBIT 2009, and while it might look like an inflated ASUS Eee Top there's a whole lot more to it.  Fronted by a 1600 x 900 touchscreen, the MSI Wind Top AE2010 has a built-in UVD (Universal Video Decoder) for high-definition playback.

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Retro Mini Media Centre project

Retro Mini Media Centre project

Retro PC designs aren't anything new, but they usually drag us all the way back to a time when every self-respecting household had  cigar box, or even further to some quaint Steampunk era.  Thomas Thomassen took a decidedly more 50s Americana theme for his Mini Media Centre, the final project for his degree in "modelmaking for design and media", based around a Mini-ITX board.

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CES 2009: Velocity Micro Fuzebox HTPC Video Demo

CES 2009: Velocity Micro Fuzebox HTPC Video Demo

Velocity Micro are probably best known for their gaming PCs, but they also have a range of home theater PCs; that's one of the things SlashGear stopped by to take a look at this week at CES.  The Fuzebox is a high-definition, Blu-ray enabled HTPC intended for those wanting a low-maintenance way to rip and watch DVDs, stream music to multiple rooms, watch streaming content and more; to do that, they've locked the Windows-based box down.

Check out the video demo of the Fuzebox after the cut 

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Epson Endeavor ST120 HTPC with Blu-ray

Epson Endeavor ST120 HTPC with Blu-ray

Epson Japan have updated their ST1XX series of super-compact desktop PCs with a shot of high-definition and an improved processor.  No mere nettop, the Endeavor ST120 has a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU, a Japan-only MonsterTV HDUS digital TV tuner and a Blu-ray burner, all in something measuring just 75 x 185 x 195mm.

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Sony VAIO LV all-in-one PC review

Sony VAIO LV all-in-one PC review

When first announced back in September, the Sony VAIO LV-series was described as a High-Definition PC/TV.  That blurring of distinctions between computer and entertainment gives a good idea of how the company envisages their all-in-one slotting into your lifestyle; a relatively rare HMDI input, allowing external sources to use the LV as a 1080p-capable display, helps single the system out even further.  Are TV tuners, Blu-ray and Dolby Digital surround sound enough to let the VAIO LV replace your current HDTV?

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Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Forget the iMac, HP Touchsmart, Gateway or Dell XPS “One”, we've got a powerhouse all-in-one multimedia PC from Sony; it might not have a catchy name but it sure means business. The Sony VAIO Sony VGC-RT150Y no ordinary PC; It is a top notch VAIO that combines the technology of an HDTV with the computing power of a quad core multimedia PC. Behind the 25.5-inch XBRITE Full HD LCD Screen there's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard-drive with built-in digital TV tuners, Blu-ray burner and masses of A/V input and outputs for full 1080p living room entertainment. But with the price tag of $4,000, can it live up to the hype?

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Windows 7 Media Center gets touch-input; multi-touch coming

Windows 7 Media Center gets touch-input; multi-touch coming

Windows 7 has been gradually showing off some of what it has to offer, and today's tidbit is touch-control of the Media Center GUI.  Gizmodo stopped by and their video (which you can see after the cut) certainly looks impressive; right now it's set up for single-point input, but we're told that multi-touch control is coming. 

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