The Latest in Luxury GearBy Brian Bennett | Posted 2006-06-29 Email Print
Review: It's officially summer vacation season, the time for taking tiring and often stressful trips afar. But if you're lucky you'll also get a chance to recharge the old batteries with your feet up on the couch.
Now that the lazy days of summer are upon us, hopefully you've found a little more free time. If so, this is the perfect opportunity to trick out your abode with the latest in luxury PC gearor at least daydream about it.
Here's a list of new products that I personally wish I could install in my very own home. Ranging from supremely media centric computers to slick digital audio receivers, there's plenty here to enjoy and lust after.
Starting with the living room,
And if you're lucky enough to escape to a summer house, you can bring your digital entertainment experience with you, both the
In this roundup:
Currently the ultimate union of PC and consumer electronics technology, the VAIO XL2 stores up to 200 physical CD or DVD discs and runs Microsoft's Media Center to play, rip, or burn your digital content.
The wildly designed XPS M2010 is perhaps the ideal computer for a high-style office or den. This Media Center boasts a slick slot-loading DVD burner, huge 20.1-inch LCD display, and detachable wireless keyboard, plus folds shut like a notebook.
One of the most innovative Media Center laptops on the market, the Qosmio has all the AV connections you could ever want along with the company's long anticipated high-definition HD DVD drive.
No ordinary CD player, the Musica is a robust Linux-powered device that can rip tracks directly to its 160GB hard drive, burn CDs on command, and access your PC's music library via Wi-Fi connection.
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