Aluratek CINEPAL delivers sub $150 8″ HD media player

With all the latest news from the world of tablet computers, you’ll be happy to know that electronics manufacturers have not given up developing products that take one thing, and do it really well. The Aluratek CINEPAL is a good example of that.

Their 8″ HD media player doesn’t do Angry Birds, and it doesn’t come with an App store — but it will support a great array of video, music and photo file formats, including AVI, VOB, DAT, MPG, MPEG, Xvid, DivX, H.264, MKV, & RM / RMVB. The CINEPAL comes with 4GB of memory built in, and can be expanded using SD(HC) memory cards, USB flash drives and even USB hard drives.

Its 1280 x 768 screen supports 720p and 1080i HD video, and it can output HD signals to a TV or other device.

But perhaps the best part is its price — at just a penny shy of $150, this is a fantastically cheap way to watch HD content on the go. Even when you factor in the price of a 32GB memory card, you’ll end up with a sub $200 media player with enough storage for several long haul flights of movies.

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