According to Engadget Netflix will have the controversial film The Interview available for streaming in Canada and the US starting on Saturday January 24. This is just a month after its unconventional release on Christmas Day. Sony has reportedly already made $40 million from its online sales and will release it on Blu-Ray on February 17.
Dell has just announced several new all-in-one computers. The most impressive is the XPS One 27 which has a beautiful 2560 x 1440 pixel 27 inch monitor. It will be available with new i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge Processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and either a single hard drive up to 2 TB or a combination of hard drive and solid state drive up to 32 GB. Other standard features include: Waves MaxxAudio4, Infinity branded speakers, a Blu-ray drive, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and a 8-in-1 memory card reader. Video and gaming enthusiasts can upgrade their graphics card to a 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT640M as well as add an internal TV tuner. The base model starts at $1,399 and should be available in Canada and the US in a few weeks.
More affordable models with 23 and 20 inch screen sizes have also been added to Dell’s All-In-One line-up. The 23 inch model is available with either the older 2nd generation Sandy Bridge as well as with the newer 3rd generation Ivy Bridge processors; the 20 inch model is only available with the 2nd generation processor. If graphics processing power is important to you, then the 23 inch model is your best bet as it is upgradeable to a AMD Radeon HD 7650A graphics card. The 20 inch model comes only with Intel’s HD 2000 integrated graphics card.
Galleries showing the new models are provided at the Engadget website at the links below.
HP, Sony and Toshiba have also announced new computers for the back to school crowd. The only large manufacturer missing from this group is Apple, who itself is expected to announce refreshes of its MacBook Pro and iMac models at its upcoming World Wide Developers Conference starting on June 11.