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Fujitsu Loox M netbook released – nothing too exciting

Fujitsu has released many portable devices like UMPCs and netbooks in the past. Most of them have really been ground-breaking (take U820/U2010 for example). Although the Loox M looks quite pretty from outside, but from inside it is just-another-netbook.

It comes with 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, three USB 2.0 sockets and a multicard reader. True, there is nothing ground-breaking about these specifications, but its price of $611 is surely something which most of the netbooks in the market are not carrying right now.

[via fmworld (japanese)]

Samsung N120 now goes on sale

Finally, Samsung’s announced its long-awaited N120 netbook for a not so desirous price of $465.99. Its available in two shades – black and white. Nothing unusual or rare about its features yet to put them down, here they come:

  • 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1,024 x 600 resolution panel
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 3-in-1 multicard reader
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Ethernet jack
  • a “2.1-channel” sound system
  • 6-cell battery
  • Windows XP Home

[via Engadget]

Dell Vostro A90 available at just $349

The Vostro A90 has hit the shores of US with a price tag of $349, which is about nearly 1/3rd of what it costs in Japan. It comes with the usual netbook-ish specifications:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel GMA 950
  • WiFi
  • 0.3MP webcam
  • 4-cell battery
  • Windows XP home

Interestingly, unlike Dell Mini 9, Dell is not offerening a linux version of it. It should be noted that $349 price tag is for the 8GB SSD model and the 16GB SSD version will cost you $424.

[Dell Vostro A90] [via engadget]

ASUS S121 now official

ASUS has made the bigger brother of sleek and stylish EEE S101 now official. Oddly enough, it is not carrying the EEE brand. May be it is due to the heavy price tag that it will carry.

Here are its specs:

  • 12.1-inch display
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 250GB HDD
  • 1.3MP webcam
  • 3 USB ports
  • 1.45kg
  • 4-cell battery li-poly (3600mAh)

Intel Atom Z520 processor for such a premium laptop/netbook? Why ASUS, why?

Also, for the first time, ASUS is giving the user the option to opt for the Windows Vista (basic version). Do not get scared, XP version is still available.

READ ASUS EEE S101 review

[ASUS S121 webpage]