New HD network player from Seagate

Seagate GoFlex

Seagate is going to produce a new network HD media player FreeAgent GoFlex. Comparing with FreeAgent Theater+ I can see a good progress. First of all, the GoFlex it’s more compact and looks much better then Theater+. It still uses approach with slot for external HDD – GoFlex or GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives. But the disk is hidden behind the slot’s cover. The player supports all well-known codecs and media containers and allow to play media content from attached USB storage or network shares. Additionally it offers NAS function to share content from attached USB storage in your local network. The GoFlex player also provides an access to the online media services such Netflix, Youtube, Flickr, Picasa, vTuner, text or video RSS feeds, finance and weather widgets.

The FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player is already available for pre-order at $129.99 on the Seagate web site. Reasonable price, HD video and sound, nice looking design, big number of functions, user-friendly interface make it one of the best choice if you decided to buy network HD player

Alienware’s Media Center PC

Alienware Media Center PC

Alienware shows us a new face of media PC. It defenetelly does not look like ordinary media PC. The cosmic design hides AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, 160GB HDD, 1000 watts of amplification and HDMI connectors for bandwidth-demanding HD video. No more details are available.
The price of Alienware’s Media Center PC is about $1000.

[via Gizmowatch]

Acer Aspire Idea 500 Windows Media Center

Acer Aspire Idea 500
Here is an Acer Viiv Windows Media Center PC. It features a Core Duo T2300 CPU, 250GB disk, 1GB DDR2 memory, a dual-layer DVD burner, 7-in-1 memory card reader, 4 x USB, Firewire, 802.11b/g WiFi, an RF keyboard and mouse and two(!) mini-PCI tuner cards for viewing and recording digital and analog television broadcasts. The Idea 500 has a bunch of inputs/outputs including HDMI, DVI-I, 2 x SCART (RGB?), 7.1 audio with S/PDIF digital out with support for High Definition audio, Dolby Digital Live, and DTC Connect.
The Idea 500 will be available this summer wiith an expected US$1671.