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Dell XPS 410 with CableCard Now Available


Looks like it will cost you around $1300 and up including a dual tuner.

Dell XPS 410

Posted On Monday, August 20, 2007 2:21 AM

PSP Quality Control
I bought my first PSP back at the launch. The lack of good titles for several months drove me to want to trade it in. My oldest son liked it, so I gave it to him for his birthday along with a couple of new games. A few months later he also got frustrated with the lack of titles so I bought it back off him so he could get a video iPod. Flash forward two years, my youngest son saved his money for months and used his end of year report card money along with some game trade-ins to buy a used one. The ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:39 AM

Is Palm Finally Dead?
The Palm OS and hardware has seen it's share of hurdles over the last several years and tripped over most of them as the handheld market has moved to smart phones. The Treo was an early entry into that market and looked very promising. But was the inclusion of a Windows based Treo the beginning of the end? What to me looks like a last desperate grasp of a dying company comes the Palm Foleo. It looks like a low end, light weight, crappy laptop that's an Internet only device. (How many of these Internet ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:02 AM

Dell XPS 410 Upgrade to CableCard
I just spoke with a customer service rep at Dell about the upcoming CableCard support for the XPS 410. While I don't have pricing on the CableCard units themselves, she did tell me that current 410 models are upgradable. Considering you can get an XPS 410 starting at $779 (that's the base $999 model minus monitor, speakers and a modem) we may have an affordable Vista CableCard PC brewing. And by affordable I mean under $1000. Update Dell recently lowered the price on this unit by $100. You can now ......

Posted On Friday, April 13, 2007 1:23 PM

Instant Messaging Comes to Xbox 360

Windows Live Messenger is coming to the Xbox 360 on the week of May 7th.  I don't know how useful I will find this, but it's good to see Microsoft continuing to expand the 360 beyond gaming.

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 6:54 PM

Xbox 360 Elite is Official
Microsoft's Channel 10 has video and answers to the rumors. Video: XBOX 360 elite First look at the Xbox 360 Elite Official Press Release ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:38 AM

Hey Vista CableCard, Price Does Matter
I absolutely want to drop my free HD-DVR from Charter for a Vista Media Center with CableCard support. The ability to record to a hub that can be viewed from any Xbox 360, Zune, Portable Media Center, phone, etc is exciting. But... Niveus Media's offering starts at $3199 and that's without the CableCard adapter. It looks like that will run an extra $1500. That's way out of my price range, and I am a gadget freak with a decent income. That thing is built for Bill Gates and friends. Velocity Micro's ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 8:27 AM

Vista Media Center with CableCard from Dell
I never would have expected Dell to be a feature leader and win the race to ship the first Vista Media Center with CableCard support, but they just may do it. PC Magazine has received the XPS 410 with an ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner for review. It's not shipping just yet, so they might not be the first to ship, but at least someone is getting close. I have seen some rumors about Sony shipping in April or VidaBox shipping in March. While I haven't heard anything about HPs DECs getting the upgrade. ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:04 AM

Zune Day

I really want to want one of these. I think the device has potential. But it's missing some big things on day one.

Posted On Tuesday, November 14, 2006 8:57 AM

Which Laptop Should I Buy?

I am way overdue for a new laptop. I am current running a 6 year old Inspiron. So my question is, what laptop should I buy and from where?

Posted On Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:26 AM

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