Tiny Computers has launched the first in a range of digital entertainment products at the Ideal Home Exhibition in London this week in an attempt to boost growth.
The move follows the PC retailer's decision to lay off 60 staff from its headquarters in Redhill, Surrey, last month to try and cut costs due to the continuing squeeze on PC margins.
As a result, it unveiled the new Tiny Takami, a PC-based system that was developed in-house and looks like a video recorder. It includes TV, video, internet, gaming and email capabilities, a hi-fi with a jukebox, and a DVD, CD and MP3 player.
Pricing for the device starts at £999, rising to £6999 if an NEC gas plasma screen is included.
A spokeswoman at Tiny said: "People are looking for space-saving options and more integrated systems. Integration is the thing of the future. This is the first phase of plans to develop further digital products as the technology moves forward and you'll probably see new digital products from us every four to six weeks."
The next version of the Takami is likely to include a CDR-W device, but the vendor will also broaden out the number of digital products it has started to resell.
Also at the Ideal Home Exhibition, Tiny announced it would now sell Handspring's Visor Deluxe personal digital assistant and Fuji Camera's digital cameras. It has also come out with its own portable DVD player priced at £600 in an attempt to undercut average UK pricing of about £800.
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