Meivo Rocks the bedroom telly

So, when we left you last we'd received an enigmatic invite from hardcore gaming notebook makers Rock, luring us to the launch of Meivo or Multimedia

So, when we left you last we'd received an enigmatic invite from hardcore gaming notebook makers Rock, luring us to the launch of Meivo or Multimedia Integrating Video-On-Demand.Well, several glasses of champagne and a bizarre tour round the Good Housekeeping Institute later, we can now reveal that Meivo isn't an IPTV box, or a VoD service; it's a telly – or should that be a PC?See, we're still trying to make up our minds. Inside is the heart of a Core 2 Duo Media Center PC but outside is a perspex lined, wall-mountable, 22in, widescreen, HD TV. Could it be that Rock has picked up where ill-fated Elonex left off with the all-in-one Lumina?We'll say a definite 'yes'. The laptop king has managed to pull off the same 'nothing to see but an LCD here' trick, but in this case with even more style, considerably less weight and, more importantly, with Vista Premium.In keeping with its gaming roots, Rock will let you spec it right up to a Core 2 Duo with any MXM-based nVidea graphics card. HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drives are expected to be an option shortly, too, and a 19-incher is on the way for those who really need to save space.If you can stomach the price tag, it's all the bedroom slash kitchen telly you'll ever need, in one very sexy, wall-mountable package.

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Rock Meivo Price: £900 - £1500 On sale: April Contact: Rock Related links: Meivo micrositeRelated stories: Meivo – the next big thing in VoDLumina leaps to high-def