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Monday, February 15, 2010

HP's DreamScreen 100: Plagued With Limitations, But Filled With Promise

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Digital Media Frame
Manufacturer: HP
Where to Buy: Amazon.com [Affiliate]
Price: $208.82 USD
Specifications: 10.1 inch LCD screen, 2 GB on-board storage, 802.11b/g WiFi, 10/100 megabit Ethernet, memory card slot (SD, CF, MS, XD), infrared remote control.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous screen and overall design;
  • Easy to use user interface unites social networking, media playback, and more;
  • Handy remote that stores in a compartment in the frame.

Cons:

  • Sluggish performance;
  • Incredibly limited video support (no HD!);
  • Unintelligent software design.

Summary: HP describes the DreamScreen 100 as a "wireless connected screen", and in some ways the vague nature of the product name defines the experience using the product. Even HP is a bit confused, because they don't list the DreamScreen with the rest of their digital photo frames. The DreamScreen, available in 10.2 inch and 13.3 inch screen sizes, is a device that, while ambitiously trying to do more than any digital media frame before it, manages to fail at pretty much everything. It's a shame because the product looks fantastic and has a beautiful screen. That, however, is not enough to save it. Read more...


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