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Lenovo’s IdeaCentre 600 is a pretty splashy debut: Its first ever all-in-one is a simple curved slab that’s supposedly the thinnest all-in-one in the industry. Beyond the form factor—which borrows liberally from the new Star Trek and the iMac (the frameless black bezel looks like it was copy and pasted)—it’s actually a disappointingly standard all-in-one affair, with a smallish 21.5-inch screen and nothing you can’t get on the new Vaio LV.

And it’s missing, at least from the spec sheet, one of the Vaio’s killer features—HDMI in, which would let it be a total bedroom TV replacement. Still, it does have an awesome Swiss Army knife of a remote—it’s an air mouse, accelerometer controller for games and Skype VOIP handset (it acts like a cordless phone). Read the rest of this entry »


World’s smallest (7-inch) HDTV on display at Computex

  • Author: admin
  • Filed under: Desktops
  • Date: Jun 6,2007

We don’t know why, but in a game where numbers are king we bring you the world’s smallest HDTV. Measuring in at just 7-inches, Xceive’s “Breckenridge” reference design is currently on display at Computex in Taipei. Unfortunately, Xceive is only showing off their XC5000 silicon tuner in the press release, but we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that they’re using that SanyoSeiko-Epson 7.1-inch, 1080p-capable LCD panel (pictured) first floated back in October. Xceive’s contribution to the 16:9 HDTV is the crazy small, 2.75 x 4.75-inch main board capable of receiving all 18 ATSC formats or NTSC signals via terrestrial or cable implementations. Unfortunately, you’ll have to sit about 6-inches away from the display for all those pixels to matter. Still, it is just a reference design. In other words, Xceive is looking for someone with the manufacturing skills to take this to market. Sammy, Sony, Philipps… any takers? Read-on to peep the XC5000 chip just for kicks.