Using a computer for home entertainment keep on getting more popular and Shuttle has a great system for your home entertainment needs, the D4500. The thing that really sets this system off is the 7-inch touch screen LCD on the front of it. This allows you to scroll through movies, check e-mail, and do other activities without disrupting the media that is playing on the TV or large LCD you have this system connected to. The system on display featured an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR2, 80GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, 7.1 channel HD audio, and a 250W power supply.
Moneual Labs has been coming on strong over the past year releasing cases and full systems. They really have some unique case designs. This year at CES following suit with many companies Moneual was showing many all-in-one solutions and a few cases. One of Moneual’s HTPC’s actually won a CES innovations award so we will have to check that out too!
iBUYPOWER is another new company we met with this year at CES. They make custom PC’s for all applications. What sets them apart from other companies that do the same thing is that they offer a 30-day no question money back guarantee, all systems pass a 72-hour burn-in test, and they offer lifetime toll free tech support. They were nice enough to invite us up to their suite to check out all of their new systems they will be releasing in 2009.
Unlike many companies Cooler Master actually had a lot to show us this year at CES. They were nice enough to invite us up to their Suite at the Palms to check out all of their new products. They showed us a lot of new cases, CPU coolers, and quite a few products from their Choiix line of laptop accessories. Let’s take a look…
One thing that Intel did show to us was their new imaging program that is currently in beta. One of the biggest problems people have is organizing their photos. Intel wants to solve that problem with this new program that makes a database of your photos so you can find them in an easy to use calendar. Not only will this system organize your photos, but it will also organize your videos as well. You will be able to edit your photos, makes changes, and more all in real time. The video has facial recognition as well. From what Intel tells us this software will be bundled with Intel motherboards, no word on if it will be available for sale as a standalone product.
CyberPower is one of the leading computer system manufacturers in the US, pumping out awesome gaming rigs and entry level systems. They use some of the best hardware available and really put together systems that anyone would enjoy. They were nice enough to invite us up to their suite to check out all of their new systems. Read on to see what CyberPower has in store for you in 2009.
Lexar/Crucial had many memory products on display, but there were two things which were more noticeable than anything: a computer in a globe, and the SSD shaker. The globe computer’s memory was connected to various LEDs placed where major cities are, and the SSD shaker, well, shook an SSD like a jackhammer while a movie played from it. ThinkComputers was there.
Memory maker SanDisk showed off a few new things this year, most interestingly its third generation SSD technology. It received an award for its second generation SSD technology, too. We’d be in error to omit the release of its strange new PMP, too. ThinkComputers checks it out.
I spent an afternoon at the Sands this year, something which I was unable to do last year. The Sands exhibitors’ are comprised of primarily foreign exhibitors. Many are Taiwanese; in fact, there’s an entire section of the floor dedicated to Taiwanese companies. There are a few from China, a few from Japan, a few from Canada, and a few from Europe. I visited the boothes of CoolIT, Lian Li, QNAP, Seventeam, Super Talent, and Zotac.