Seiko Epson Japan has today announced the Rio PhotoPC Player P-1000. It is a very interesting product because with the features it has, it could be used in place of PC. It has a new 3.8" "Photo Fine" TFT LCD, 1.8" 10GB hard disk of which 9GB is available, Type II Compact Flash slot with support for other cards using a CF adapter, USB direct print to a number of Epson printers and USB connection to CD-R/RW drives for archiving. It is expected to ship in the summer for approx. 70,000 Yen ($590, 545 Euros)

Epson PhotoPC P-1000 specifications

LCD monitor "Photo Fine" 3.8" TFT LCD (640×480 resolution) with support for JPEG images containg EXIF information (TIFF, RAW or movie files are not supported)
HDD 1.8" 10GB hard disk of which 9GB is available for pictures
Media Support

Type II Compact Flash slot with support for other cards using a CF adapter

Printer Support

USB direct print to a number of Epson printers :
 • PM-730CC/740cC/740DU
 • PM-830CC/840cC/870cC/890cC
 • PM-930CC/970cC, PM-4000PX
 • PM-3700CC/970cC
 • PM-860PT

Power Lithium battery
Connectivity

 • DC in
 • USB 1.1(supports Direct-Print)
 • A/V out
 • Recognised as a USB external storage device

Misc.  • Docking cradle
 • USB connection to CD-R/RW drives for archiving (compatible models will be announced at the time of shipping)
Dimensions 91.5×23×142mm
Weight (no batt) 350g

Pricing and Availability

It is expected to ship in the summer for approx. 70,000 Yen ($590, 545 Euros).

Click here for the product information page (Japanese)