Bristol TV sports a netbook inside and HD 1080p resolution.
I have seen plenty of notebooks, desktops, and netbooks that have a TV tuner of some sort crammed inside. Typically, the hybrid tuners can capture free over-the-air programming that can be recoded DVR-style to the computer's hard drive. What I haven't seen many of are actual TVs with computers crammed inside.
Honestly though, is there really a difference between the two? Bristol has a new TV that’s set to debut in Europe this year that is billed as a TV with a PC built-in. The TV can be had in 22-inch or 32-inch sizes and on the inside the PC is really a netbook.
The PC components include 1GB of RAM, 160GB of storage, four USB ports, and a wireless keyboard and a round mouse that needs no desk or surface to operate. The resolution of both screen sizes is the same 1680 x 1050. The OS for the device is Windows XP Home and the exact CPU used in the device is unknown.
You will note that Wi-Fi is missing and the sole connectivity option is RJ45. That is a glaring omission in my book that will seriously impact the usability of the device. Other than lack of Wi-Fi, the other major issue is the price of the beastie of right at £500 ($AUD1020). Launch is set for October for the 22-inch version.