Asus reveals All-In-One Touchscreen PC

Asus  All-In-One PC

ASUS announced its all-in-one EEE desktop PC. It’s powered on AMD Athlon II X2 250u 1.6GHz Processor and includes 2GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5470, 500GB HDD, DVD RW. Additionally the all-in-one EEE desktop PC sports 1.3-megapixel webcam, b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB ports, a 3-in-one card reader, and it comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse.

The new ASUS is equiped with 20″ 16:9 Widescreen HD+ LCD 1600 x 900 with Multi-Touch Capable . That feature allows to use it as control panel for home automation system. Especially comparing its price ($600-$700) and the price of original AMX or Crestron control panels.

[via Trusted Deals]

Three new concepts of MSI PCs at CES

MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, has unveiled three new concept products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the company believes will redefine the way consumers will interact with digital information in their homes.

MSI 3D All-in-One PC Concept

1. 3D All-in-One PC – Continuing to lead the industry in All-in-One product features, MSI has developed the world’s first 3D All-in-One PC. Wearing comfortable wireless 3D glasses, users can have the ultimate life-like gaming experience and 3D HD movie experience from the comfort of home with the system’s stunning 24-inch display.
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Sonos announced All-In-One ZonePlayer S5

Sonos All-in-one ZonePlayer

Looks like Sonos was infused by Logitech Squeezebox Boom. Its new zone player S5 is also equiped with speakers – 2 tweeters, 2 mids and 1 3.5″ subwoofer. Additionally each speaker has its own Class-D digital amplifiers. So, the ZonePlayer S5 should sound really impressive.

The new Sonos ZonePlayer supports all well-known audio formats and most popular online audio services like Deezer,, Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio and more. It can be connected to the local network using CAT5 cable or WiFi and controlled by Sonos wireless controller or iPhone with installed Sonos Controller App.

The price of the new all-in-one ZonePlayer S5 is $399. Taking into account that price of ordinary ZonePlayer 90 is $349.00 and that it still needs loudspeakers it isn’t bad deal.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

All-in-one PCs for the smarthome

Acer all-in-one PC 'Gateway One ZX6800'

The new modern solution on computer market is all-in-one form-factor. Apple started producing such devices long time ago. So, it’s time for PC to take that market niche. A few interesting all-in-one solutions, with can be used in smarthome, were demonstrated in the Taiwan exhibition Computex Taipei 2009. Let’s start from the Acer.

Acer decided do not limit by Aspire Z5600 only and demonstrated Gateway One ZX6800 . It’s very similar to Aspire Z5600. It uses the same Intel Core 2 Duo processor, includes hybrid TV tuner, gigabit Ethernet, a/b/g/n WiFi, HD webcam and HD speakers. Gateway One ZX6800 supports Full HD resolution and multi-touch interface on the 23-inch display. It can be used as touchscreen console for home automation system as well as hybrid TV and HTPC or media extender thanks to widescreen.
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Nettop for Kitchen

ICD nettop 'Kitchen'

Smarthome should definitely have smart kitchen. The ICD showed its nVidia Ion based nettop to make kitchen smarter. No any words about spec or price. But I suppose that the kitchen nettop should be equiped with touchscreen “designed to meet the demands of a busy kitchen”. The kitchen nettop can be used to store recipes and playback of media content from your media hub.

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