SlashGear Week in Review – Week 33 2008

More laptops, netbooks and mobile workstations than you could shake the proverbial stick at this week, with fresh offerings (and more than a few rumors) from many of the big companies.  HP took the wraps off of three mobile workstations, complete with an amazing 17-inch DreamColor option, while Dell and Lenovo both had a version of their own.  Dell went for pure specs, with a maximum 16GB of RAM in their Precision, while Lenovo took a more offbeat view and added a digitizer panel in their W700’s palmrest.

A little more compact, Dell launched their fourth generation Latitude E-series models, and SlashGear was in San Francisco to bring you live images.  Dell’s attempt for the headlines included 19hr battery life (on one particular model) and Instant On functionality.  All well and good, but Gateway perhaps just eases ahead in the bargain stakes with their new P-7811FX Centrino 2 gaming notebook.


Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-Inch HDTV LCD Review

Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-Inch HDTV LCD Review

When it comes to appearance, you can either go with a distinctive frame (such as Samsung's recent 'Touch of Color' sets) or one that attempts to slim down to the point of invisibility. The LT-46148 goes with the latter route, and is all the better for it; there's a mere 3/4-inch at the top and down the sides, while the bottom bulges to 3-inches thanks to the speakers. Anybody expecting similarly waif-like depth will be surprised, though: at just under 5-inches (excluding the base) the LT-46148 is far from being the thinnest HDTV. Plastics are gloss-black and seem high quality, with no noticeable flex or creak when rotating the Mitsubishi on its swivel stand. You can twist the set a full sixty degrees (30 off center in each direction).

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Mitsubishi HDTVs with built-in 5.1 surround sound projector

Given how well all-in-one speaker bars can work – they basically bounce sound around your room from one point under the screen, rather than requiring you to fill your lounge with separate speakers – it’s a surprise that we don’t see them integrated with TVs more often.  Thankfully Mitsubishi have seen the error of such ways, and announced two new LCD TVs, the LT-46149 and LT-52149, each with the integrated Sound Projector (iSP).


Mitsubishi 65″ LaserVue TV coming Q3: twice LCD color at half the power

Mitsubishi has released a little more detail regarding its upcoming LaserVue TV sets, that promise an astonishing twice the color of rival HDTVs while demanding only half the power.  The sets, which will be available in 65-inch and 73-inch sizes, also support 3D images.


Mitsubishi, NVIDIA & Aspen to produce 3D home cinema package

There’ve been a few 3D TVs and displays in the press recently, some requiring special glasses and some not, and today Mitsubishi, NVIDIA and Aspen Media Products have announced their collaboration on a home theatre system offering straightforward access to both 3D hardware and content.  Based on the Aspen Media Server, basically an HTPC with huge storage capacity and 1080p high-def graphics, the new range will use NVIDIA’s GeForce FX Go graphics (and specifically their 3D stereoscopic capabilities) together with Mitsubishi’s 3D-ready Home Theater HDTVs.


Mitsubishi HC6000 1080p projector: great visuals, quiet & flexible

If you’re serious about home theatre, you’ve probably skipped past the whole “LCD or plasma?” debate and instead started browsing through projector catalogues.  Sound & Vision have been taking a look at Mitsubishi’s HC6000 projector – capable of 1080p high-definition and of taking 24p input and frame-doubling it to luscious 48p – and come away wowed by its impressive visuals and setup flexibility.  Priced at $3,995, the HC6000 isn’t exactly a cheap option, but you’d pay a whole lot more for a 92-inch TV.


SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

This was a long week with no major events occurring, but there were some pretty big announcements. For starters we have a new BitTorrent Set Top Box from Myka, no more will you have to waste power by leaving your entire computer running all night just to get the latest screener from FXG or aXXo, and this little set top box will do it for you and then play it right from its hard drive for added ease. Then there were rumors abound of Blockbuster potentially putting out a new Set Top Box to push their movies, TV Shows, and other content out to.


Mitsubishi LaserVue to be the brand of the future – not sharks, but TVs with lasers

Mitsubishi today announced the official product line name of their upcoming laser televisions. The new technology is expected to birth its first product by Q3 this year, just in time for holiday sales.

The first laser TV from Mitsubishi is supposedly going to be a 65” model. The TV will be able to display twice the colors of standard or even current HD televisions.


Mitsubishi WL6700U HD Projector – so bright it could throw a picture up on the sun

So it may not quite be that bright, but this WXGA resolution projector is putting out 5000 lumens, which means you won’t have to dim any lights or close any curtains in order to use it and see clearly. It has 1000:1 contrast ratio and uses 3 1.2-inch LCD panels inside.


Mitsubishi DVR-BZ100 and DVR-BZ200 Blu-Ray Recorders unveiled – feature packed

Sure, they play and record on Blu-Ray discs, and that’s cool, but that’s nothing compared to the touch-screen remotes that they come with. Both units also have internal hard drives built in.


Mitsubishi ARLEDIA, long-term DVD-R optical media storage

The longevity of DVD-R optical media is how and where you store them. Keep them in a temperature control environment or away from chemicals that deteriorating the data layer is always a good practice. If you don’t have the luxury with environmental control, get the expensive flash media or highly-resistant optical media like the Mitsubishi‘s ARLEDIA.


Mitsubishi Reveals High Life Expectancy VGA Size LCD display

Mitsubishi unveils a portable size LCD display that says to have a high life cycle of 60,000 hours. The 6.5-inch LCD display features a white LED backlighting with high brightness rating of 650cm/m2 and 600:1 contrast ratio. The AA065VD01 has a VGA size resolution panel of 640×480 and will be available in the late March. I’m not sure if digitime misprinted or Mitsubishi misquoted, the newest LCD display even Plasma panel already has 60,000 hours life expectancy these days. Perhaps it’s the first portable LCD display to feature longer life expectancy?

[via digitimes]

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