Archive for the ‘HTPC’ Category
Remember the ASRock that scored an awesome full mark in Anandtech’s review? Well, the company’s ready to sell the ASRock Vision 3D mini PC on November 12th. Well, to remind you about what it’s all about, this little midget is actually a bomb nettop, possibly with a Core i7 if you select the highest spec possibly from ASRock. It’s also able to handle your Full HD requirements no problem with the Nvidia Geforce GT425M GPU built-in. there’s a HDMI 1.4a port, DVI-I, a THX TruStudio PRO audio, a 7.1-channel surround sound, 802.11n, a media center remote, a four-card card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro), a slot-loading optical Blu-ray combo drive, three USB 3.0 ports and five USB 2.0 ports. What’s unique here is that there’s no RAM and hard drive tagging along, so that you can customize it ‘easily’. Not really a good idea to me, since everyone’s hopping that their product would work instantly once unpacked.
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My Ripple has launched a new mini PC that looks rather decent to me, and it’s now available in South Korea. Dubbed as the Ripple Look D425, this space saving miniature machine is equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Atom D425 processor, an Intel NM10 Express chipset, an Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics card, a 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Ethernet, a D-Sub port, four USB 2.0 ports and a 4-channel HD audio sound. Pricing is still unknown at the moment. For that size, it sure won’t have any problem sitting in your living room and munching some Full HD movies to your friends and relatives.Sold without ODD, Gigabit Ethernet, and Wi-Fi, it’s going to have a hard time against the many nettops out there.
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Western Digital is no stranger to the market when it comes to media streaming in the living room. Their solution seemed to be rather good compared to others. But now, they’ve updated their new lineup for the living room with this new WD TV Live Hub, and is easily Western Digital’s most feature-packed streamer yet, with a 1TB HDD within for storing you-know-what. Read more…
And I thought that Epson is only good at making A4 papers smudged all over with inks, here they come throwing a little white monster. I’ve seen plenty Epson printers, but I’ve never seen a nettop from them, what’s more a beast in it.
The computer specialist from Hong Kong is back to add another model for their ever expanding Zbox HTPC lineup. The new one and ‘slightly improved’ is called Zbox HD-ID40. Blu-ray is missing this round, but you get a new 1.8GHz dual-core D525 processor, along with some 2GB memory and 250GB storage space (or an optional SSD). Obviously the Full HD movies will be processed by the popular Nvidia Ion graphics. Read more…
Boxee! It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from you. And now, they’re finally (finally!) ready to ship their Boxee Box by D-Link out to customers that pre-ordered them from Amazone and Best Buy. 10th of November will be the day to meet your Boxee, and those in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe will see their Boxee soon after. Retails will receive the Boxee Box in November 17th.
The award-winning Boxee Box, first unveiled in December 2009, received critical acclaim from the industry and is highly anticipated by consumers. The product is the first media device capable of playing most popular media file formats from a home network along with free and premium TV shows and movies, videos, music, and photos from the Internet, with support for full 1080p high-definition (HD) and 5.1 surround sound.
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CyberPower is entering the territorial of Shuttle, but they’re not playing your typical HTPC miniature stuff with aim for HD video playback and silent operation. No, CyberPower is announcing four minuscule monsters relying on mITX and mATX motherboards, and they’re stuffing super high-end stuff into this little baby dragon, and they’re calling it a LAN Party EVO series. Read more…
This is Netgear’s offering for your living room, but you won’t find it on Netgear’s official site. That’s because this media player is sold under Netgear’s Roku XD branch. This Netgear Roku XD Media Player (model NTV250) will gladly play Full HD content for you through built-in 802.11n WiFi. It also supports Netflix, Pandora, and Amazon Video on Demand streaming. This shy product should be a winner in your media player shopping list, as it’s priced at $79.99.
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ASRock might not be a name that you’ll even have a look at when you’re shopping for some HTPC. These days’ people are either getting the Apple TV, Mac Mini, Shuffles, Zotac, Asus, or even the Western Digital media player. But you’d be wrong for skipping the ASRock’s latest offering, called the 3D Vision HTPC. It scored a 100-percent mark on Anandtech’s Media Streamer Test Suite. Read more…
Some might think that a HTPC would be too big for your living room, and spoils the look. Or perhaps the Zbox’s hard disk capacity is too small. Need something big? Well Toshiba’s new StorE TV+ is prepared to quietly retain up to 2TB of media until called upon, when it can play them back via HDMI, no connected PC required.
It can also connect to PCs or other DLNA devices (like Toshiba’s new HDTVs) networked via Ethernet and the included Wi-Fi dongle or load files directly from memory cards and USB drives. Even with all that, a lack of access to internet video sources makes the £199 MSRP a tough sell even with 2TB of space at the ready, but if it works its way into a TV bundle then there may be buyers willing to bite when it ships next month, while an eSATA hard drive only StorE.D10 model will follow later this year for an unknown price. Read more…