It's no secret that we're intrigued by the line-up of new digital photo frames about to flood the market. Only, we find it hard to justify dropping that fat wad on a frame when we could pick up a new laptop for about the same price. Then the 8-inch, £110/$210 Linx Photo 8W rolled in touting a reasonable 720x480 resolution and 250nits TFT LCD display which should provide traditional photo-like quality visible under the most extreme of indoor lighting situations. Nothing fancy here: no WiFi, Flickr RSS feeds, and most certainly no support for Microsoft's SideShow. What you do get is a nice looking frame with the usual array of memory card slots, 2x 1.5W speakers for MP3/WMA audio and MPEG1/2/4 video, stereo and composite video outs, a rechargeable battery, and remote control. If you're not impressed at that price then you can always roll your own.

[Via TechDigest]