If you haven't got the cash (or the space) for both a high-end PC monitor and HD TV, Samsung may have an all-in-one solution to suite your needs in the shape of the SyncMaster FX2490HD. Doubling up as both a...
Queston: When does a media tablet become a mini PC?
Answer: When it's an Archos 9.
Another year, another two inches and a Windows 7 platform for everyone's favourite PMP. The Archos 9 sounds more like a netbook with its Intel Atom Z515 800/1200Mz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB HDD and other assorted capped up letters. In fact, it basically is, minus the keyboard.
Word has it the 8.9" display is multi-touch with a nice new Li-polymer battery for maximum power efficiency. Connectivity-wise it's got all you could need with 3G, 'tooth 2.1, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and the whole thing weighs under 800g; stereo speakers, a VGA out and 1.3-megapixel webcam and that's about your lot.
It should be available early autumn for 500€. Not cheap but then these things never are.
UPDATE: Just received the official on this and it also has a DVB-T tuner and will be followed by a 12" version in 2010.
Archos (via UMPC portal)
Archos 7 preview:
Susi was lucky enough to get her her hands on the swivelly Asus T91 in Vegas that we originally covered here. It's got a GPS unit, a touchscreen and a TV tuner - quite nifty for an 8.9" netbook. Can't wait to try Windows 7 on it.
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Sarah here, or it may be Penny, they have such a high turnover of product displayers out there it's hard to keep track, is showing off the Haptic 2 - the latest touchable mobile from Samsung.
It'll arrive in two models, one packing 4GB and another with a whopping 16GB for storage. We can't help but wonder if the 16GB model will be noticeably heavier...
Only one USB port left, so which is better? USB TV tuner or USB web cam?
There's only one way to find out...
Alternatively, you could invest in Plustek's latest gadget, aimed at notebook PC users but that should happily work on any Windows system...
There's really very little point in spending hundreds of hard earned pounds on a fancy hard disc recorder when you can just stick a relatively inexpensive TV card in your PC and use that instead. Or so Hauppauge's logic goes. And it has gone overboard in its efforts to find a complete all-in-one solution to your TV needs with its latest card, the HVR2200, which contains two analogue tuners alongside a further two digital Freeview tuners.
Asus has just announced a whole pile of Eee PC upgrades at CeBIT 2008, proving the law that successful thing = masses of add-ons.
Including, the Eee PC Ai Guru U1 VoIP phone, the Eee PC Eee AP 802.11b/g wireless access point, the Eee PC 3.5G HSDPA Card so you can get hammered by roaming fees wherever you may be in the world, and the the Eee PC DVD-RW drive for when you've filled the little solid-state hard drive to bursting...
Toshiba this week announced that it is to launch its first notebook PC with built-in rewritable HD DVD drive.
The Qosmio Series 2 will initially launch in Japan, where arguably they can put it to much more use that us lowly high-definition-catcher-uppers in the West.