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CES - Lite-On shows 20x DVD burner, Blu-ray drive

Off the CES show floor Lite-On was displaying its new Blu-ray Disc drive, the 2X Blu-ray Disc Triple Writer LH-2B1S, available with a SATA interface for just US$650. For those keeping track at home, that's a 35 percent price drop in just the first si...

CES - HP introduces PC with touchscreen

Among HP's many announcements at CES was this beauty: the HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC. HP's first all-in-one PC sports a unique, slick-looking industrial design, one which puts the slot loading DVD burner and media card slots at the front, along with dedi...

CES - World's smallest Windows Vista-capable computer

First shown at Bill Gates's keynote, the OQO model 02 is being billed as the world's smallest Windows Vista-capable computer and the first computer in the UMPC Pro category. The miniature device weighs just 1 pound and measures 5.6 by 3.3 by 1 inches...

SanDisk shows solid state drive

SanDisk has showcased its newly introduced 32GB Solid State Drive at the Storage Visions conference in Las Vegas. SanDisk's model joins Samsung in the nascent Solid State Drive market; Samsung announced its drive in March 2006.

CES - Bring-your-own-drive storage gain traction

Maybe you want flexibility. Maybe you just enjoy shopping around for hard drives on deep-discount rebate sales. Whatever your reasoning, the future is looking good for network-attached storage (NAS) owners. New NAS products are a big trend here at CE...

CES - LG to launch combo Blu-ray disc, HD DVD player

It was bound to happen: In the mess known as the high-def format wars, eventually, it was clear a manufacturer would cross party lines and release a single player capable of handling both Blu-ray Discs and HD DVD discs. The question wasn't if; it was...

Sony introduces ultra-slim USB drives

Just when you thought flash memory couldn't get any smaller, another product comes out that makes you think otherwise. This week Sony rolled out its new Micro Vault Tiny drive. The superslim drive uses a flat USB connector that's becoming increasingl...

Samsung's BD-P1000 Blu-ray player

I had the opportunity to spend some quality time on June 20th with Samsung's BD-P1000, the first Blu-ray Disc player for the living room, and was left with several early thoughts about this model as compared to Toshiba's HD-A1, its US$499 HD DVD play...

TI's DLP projection technology turns 10

Digital projectors that use Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology may seem to be commonplace nowadays, but it wasn't so long ago that the technology first came out, note executives speaking at this year's InfoComm show.

Epson introduces first sub-US$700 projector

With most technology, it's easy to count on prices coming down. Nonetheless, every so often, a new milestone is reached that's noteworthy. Last year, it was the announcement of the first sub-US$1000 XGA-resolution projectors. This year, it's the adve...

Canon ships three new LCoS projectors

At InfoComm, Canon announced that its second generation of front projectors using Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projection technology began shipping. The projectors were first announced earlier this year, and rely on three reflective LCD panels to...

NewSoft introduces wireless presentation kit

Lots of projectors have integrated wireless technology--with mixed results. And some, but not all, offer it as an option. At InfoComm, NewSoft is showing its wireless presentation systems that can turn any projector in a wire-free wonder.

Epson shows projector with closed-captioning

At InfoComm this week, Epson's announcement of its US$699 projector has garnered most of the attention. However, also noteworthy is the company's introduction of the US$3199 PowerLite 6100i. Available in July, this hefty, 15-pound-plus XGA model is a...

Casio introduces slim-line projector

At InfoComm, Casio has announced two new projectors that take full advantage of the digital imaging company's expertise in lens technology and miniaturization. The Super Slim Projector XJ-S35 and the XJ-S30 models--the latest in the Cassiopeia Pro li...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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