Asus Eee PC 1005PR with HD display, video accelerato available for pre-order

The Asus Eee PC 1005PR looks exactly like the Eee PC 1005PE — until you turn it on. That’s when you’ll find out that the netbook has a high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and it can handle HD video playback thanks to a built in Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator. Asus first […]

Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator shortage sweeps eBay, quadruples prices

The Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator is a media coprocessor that you can throw into many netbooks with low power Intel Atom processors to enable support for 1080p HD video playback. It’s not a full fledged video card. It just does one thing: offers hardware acceleration for HD video so that low power CPUs don’t […]

VIA unveils VX900 HD media processor for netbooks, nettops

The other day we got a first look at VIA’s new VX900 graphics processor. Now VIA has officially introduced the new product, which can be coupled with a VIA  low power CPU to provide HD Flash and desktop video playback. The VX900 media system processor uses VIA’s ChromationHD 2.0 video engine which supports hardware acceleration […]