Pioneer has put out a DVD burner that is so compact, it could easily be mistaken for a CD case. The company claims the DVR-XD09 is the most compact design yet, and includes all the usual features including reading, writing, dual-layer, as well as DVD plus and minus. It is powered by a USB 2.0, and has top writing speeds for 8x single-layer and 6x on double-layer media. You should be able to purchase it this month for $79.99 in August.
Gateway is after the student demographic with their NV Series Notebooks. Available in black, blue, red, or brown, most feature a 15.6-inch LCD (1366×768,) 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, DVD burner, HDMI and Vista Home Premium. The NV5214u, with a price of $499.00, comes with a 2.1GHz dual-core AMD Athlon 64 CPU and ATI Radeon 3200 graphics while the NV5807u has a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and an Intel 4500MHD graphics chipset at a price of $599.00.
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For all you lovers of Top Gear, the fantastic BBC show that goes to the extreme with cars, we are giving away the new Top Gear Season 10 DVD set. If you haven’t seen Top Gear, you should, because it’s insane entertainment. How insane? How about driving through the Kalahari Desert in three 20 year old beaters? Or how about crossing the English Channel in a fleet of amphibious cars? See? Now you’re interested.
As with all our other giveaways, you need to be a Gear Live member located in the US. To enter, log in and leave a comment in this thread to something cool on the Internet involving cars. Funny YouTube videos, serious scientific articles, conspiracy theories, or whatever else. We will choose a random winner in a week.
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It’s easier than ever to increase your computer’s memory. LaCie’s d2 Quadra Hard Disk has a quadruple interface for PC/Mac/Time Machine compatibility, eSATA transfer rates up to 115MB/s and is loaded with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0. It comes with Setup Assistant that helps format your disk for creating digital content, A/V editing, animating or DVD authoring. We like the looks of the NAS that comes in 1.5TB for $269.99, 1TB for $229.99 or 500GB for $159.99.
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Momitsu is releasing perhaps the first region-free standalone Blu-ray 2.0 player. The BDP-899 can play DVDs and Blu-ray discs that have been purchased anywhere. The player is BD-Live ready, has HDMI Deep Color and upscales DVDs to 1080p HD. Playing back MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, Xvid, MP4 HD, WMV9, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, JPEG2000 and GIF formats, details are sketchy as to whether it is already region-free or if a code must be entered to accomplish the task. The BDP-899 is available for $349.99.
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If money is no object and you want to catch your evening news in your outside jacuzzi, the Innovizion is for you. The 65-inch HD LCD screen is waterproof and wireless with a transmitter that can be used up to 150 ft. away. Also available in 20, 32, 42 and 52-inches It features a “glare reduction coating,” can be connected to a DVD or video player and has an integrated digital tuner, built-in speakers, and a huge $35,990.00 price tag.
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MAINGEAR’s new laptop is certain outstanding in letting everyone know who owns it. The mX-L is 12.125 x 9.125 x 1.3- inches and weighs 4.45 lbs. It has a 1280x800 LED backlit display, a choice of two processors and DVD and Blu-ray optical drives. Also featured are 3 USB ports, VGA out, audio in/out and WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. Add to that an integrated webcam, mic, 4-cell 2.4Ah battery and a price starting at $1,099.99. Let them know what design you would like on the cover and they will laser it in.
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Good news for fans of classic movies and TV. Warner Brothers will release some of them on DVD for the first time. The online service is known as the Warner Archive Collection and will create each one on demand when ordered for $19.95 apiece. The site includes titles such as “Al Capone,” “I Was a Communist for the FBI” and “Edison the Man.” Right now there are about 150 films, but more will be offered in the future including more recent films.
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TriGem has upgraded their 18.4-inch All-In-One with the D1133. The desktop features a dual core AMD Athlon X2 processor, 2GB DDR2 memory, 250GB HDD, WiFi compatibility and a SuperMulti 8X dual layer DVD/CD reader-burner. Add to that a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, Windows Vista Home Basic, 1 SATA and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The D1133 is decently priced at $599.99.
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Viewsonic unveiled their all-in-one PC at the CES 2009. The VPC 100 has an 18.5-inch 16:9 LCD screen and is only 35mm thick. The system features a 160GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and runs on an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU. It also has a 1.3mp webcam, a DVD +/- RW drive, built-in stereo speakers and a 3-in-1 card reader. Installed with Windows XP home, the VPC 100 will be out in February with a $549.00 price.
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