Philips PET744
£150 machine offers choice of clamshell or tablet operation, plus six-hour battery life

New from Philips – and just in time for huddling in that holiday tent while the rain lashes down – is the £150 PET744 portable DVD player, featuring a 180-degree swivel screen.

That means the 7in display can be used either as a conventional clamshell configuration, with the screen inside the lid, or as a tablet player with the mechanism behind the screen.

The new model has a six-hour battery life, and comes with a 'smart car mount' – it presumably also fits other brands of car – and both mains and 12V chargers.

Two speakers are built-in, along with twin headphone jacks, and there's also a remote control, an SD memory card slot and a USB input.

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As well as DVDs and CDs, the Philips can also play CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R/RW, Video CD/SVCD, Divx, MPEG 4, MP3 and WMA.

It's available this month.