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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410: Back With a Blu-ray Player


Dell's squarish Inspiron Zino HD 410 compact desktop PC is back, with a few impressive tweaks to make it even stronger than it was before. But the internals of this tiny, black PC aren't the only things that Dell amped up: The price of our configured system jumped to $825 (up from $557 for its predecessor). We love the upgrades Dell that explain the higher price, but the Inspiron Zino HD 410 is approaching budget desktop PC territory, where $825 buys a lot of power and versatility.

Veebeam HD Wireless USB PC-to-TV Video Streamer Review

For many consumers, the cost of a Home Theatre PC is simply cost prohibitive and yet a media appliance such as the Western Digital Live Plus, or Seagate GoFlex TV doesn't quite meet their needs. Many consumers DO however own a fairly powerful laptop yet have no way getting the signal off their laptop and onto the screen wirelessly. For this niche, the Veebeam HD video streamer may just be perfect as it allows - via Certified Wireless USB - customers to turn their laptop INTO a HTPC. This is the theory behind the Veebeam HD wireless USB streamer, but is the reality the same as the theory? Read on to find out in my full review.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

V3 Move 3DS: 3D Gaming at Its Smallest, and Finest

At $1099 (as of November 23, 2010), the V3 Move 3DS sits in a precarious position. It's too pricey to rank as a budget desktop, despite being saddled with a relatively dinky Core i3 processor. And despite its stellar gaming performance (more on that in a bit), a comparatively paltry WorldBench 6 score leaves V3's cube fumbling around the middle of the mainstream desktop pack. But if you're sold on 3D gaming, or if you need a speedy, portable rig to haul to your next LAN session, V3's Move 3DS is a compelling option.

SmartFish Whirl Mini Notebook Laser Mouse defies gravity


Don’t get any funny ideas that the SmartFish Whirl Mini Notebook Laser Mouse is capable of floating while it is here on earth without any strings attached (literally) to the ceiling, but rather, it has been dubbed as a “gravity-defying travel mouse” because it can adapt to the motion of your hand movements.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MSI intros budget-conscious WindTop AC1900 all-in-one

MSI's Classic series has expanded today with the introduction of its WindTop AC1900. Dubbed the 'all-in-one for everyone', the new machine is aimed at budget-minded folks looking for a no frills desktop solution -- and that's precisely what the AC1900 delivers. The system carries an 18.5-inch 1366x768 display (no touch support), a dual-core 2.6GHz Intel Celeron E3400 processor, integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 RAM (up to 4GB supported via two slots), and a 320GB hard drive.