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ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS' last collaboration with Bang & Olufsen resulted in the distinctive NX90; with the notebook manufacturers new N Series machines, it seems they relied only on B&O's audio skills and left their own designers in charge.  The new ASUS N53JN and N73JN - with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays respectively - get Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, NVIDIA Optimus graphics and, of course, the B&O developed ASUS SonicMaster audio.

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Samsung 2010 HDTV, Blu-ray and 3D home theater systems unveiled

Samsung 2010 HDTV, Blu-ray and 3D home theater systems unveiled

We're at Samsung's home entertainment event in NYC this morning, and the company has taken the wraps off of their latest LCD and plasma HDTVs, Blu-ray players - including the world's first portable model with 3D support - and a trio of surround-sound home theater systems.  3D is definitely Samsung's watchword today, with the new 65-inch UN65C8000 ultra-slim LED HDTV ($5,999.99), 50- and 58-inch PN58C680 ($2,299.99) and PN50C680 ($1,599.99) plasma HDTVs and 50-inch PN50C490 ($1,099.99) plasma all 3D-capable and supporting 1080p HD.

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Nintendo Wii 2 Coming in 2011, Featuring HD Output and Blu-ray?

Nintendo Wii 2 Coming in 2011, Featuring HD Output and Blu-ray?

Hot on the heels that Nintendo has managed to sell 30 million units of the wildly popular Nintendo Wii (here in the US), comes a new rumor, mingling with an old one. Nothing wrong with that -- if you hear a rumor enough, doesn't it mean it has to come true? In the case of the Wii, which at the moment doesn't support HD gaming (or anything, for that matter), it's that jump to high definition that's got some people firing up the rumor mill yet again.

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Panasonic unveils new BDT100 full HD 3D Blu-ray player

Panasonic unveils new BDT100 full HD 3D Blu-ray player

Panasonic has announced the addition of a new full 3D HD video player to its lineup. The new player is the DMP-BDT100. The BDT100 will be available in August with no word on pricing at this time.

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Sony’s Blue-Violet Laser Will Bring 20x More Capacity Than Blu-ray

Sony’s Blue-Violet Laser Will Bring 20x More Capacity Than Blu-ray

You didn't think Blu-ray would get left behind in the transition to new, upgraded things, did you? No? Good. Because Sony's already hard at work on the next laser that's going to make the future of Blu-ray (or maybe Violet-ray). Working in conjunction with the Tohoku University, the blue-violet laser is designed to fire ultra-fast bursts of remarkably thin light.

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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Desktop replacement notebooks may pull together the computing experience with more of a nod to portability than the average PC tower, but there's also a price sacrifice to be made if you want the same crunching abilities. Into this hotly contested field steps Toshiba with the Satellite L675D-S7022, a 17.3-inch notebook that sneaks in at under the $800 mark. Is this the budget desktop replacement to beat? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

It's obviously 3D day today, because no sooner do ASUS push out a 3D-capable LCD display but LG get into the game with a trio of 3D toting hardware.  Like ASUS they've a monitor, the Full HD LG W63D, but then there's also the Full HD projector which we saw back in January, the LG CF3D, and a notebook, the LG R590.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

As notebook markets go, the 15.6-inch segment is probably the most hotly contested; manufacturers are forced to look to gaming, multimedia or battery longevity in order to differentiate their wares. Gateway's NV59C09u picks HD video as its forte, squeezing in a Blu-ray drive as standard together with easy connectivity for your HDTV. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

The Blu-ray Disc Association seems to be keeping right on track with those original projections we mentioned back in April. The BDXL specification was originally designed with medical imaging and broadcast elements in mind, specifically, but we imagine that with all of the extra space the BDA is shoving into these discs, plenty of other outlets are going to jump all over it.

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Acer Aspire AS8943G Series packs Core i7, Blu-ray, Full HD and Dolby Home Theatre

Acer Aspire AS8943G Series packs Core i7, Blu-ray, Full HD and Dolby Home Theatre

Acer has unveiled its latest multimedia behemoth, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Series, a range of 18.4-inch Full HD aluminum-clad monsters each packing Intel Core i7 quadcore CPUs and Dolby Home Theatre support.  There's also ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 1GB graphics and a nifty trackpad that doubles - thanks to some backlit icons - as a media controller.

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