SINGAPORE, 20 NOVEMBER 2008 Japanese computer manufacturer Fujitsu has unveiled its maiden netbook line, which the company dubs the M series'. The move mimics that of Fujitsu's competitor Toshiba, which earlier this week debuted its first netbook.
Netbooks are small form factor mobile computers usually distinguished by their low power consumption, light weight, budget price tag and suitability for basic computing tasks such as Web surfing, chatting and word processing.
Fujitsu's first netbook, the M1010, boasts an 8.9-inch widescreen display capable of a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels.
The device is powered by Intel's Atom N270 processor, which runs at a speed of 1.6GHz and contains 512KB of L2 cache.
Memory wise, the netbook comes with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, running at a frequency of 533MHz.
On the storage front, the M1010 weighs in at 1kg and includes 60GB of hard disk space.
Connect, chat, work
The netbook features the connectivity options such as wi-fi and Bluetooth 2.1. An in-built 1.3 megapixel web camera and microphone is also included.
The M1010 also contains a software productivity suite known as ThinkFree Mobile Office, which Fujitsu claims is Microsoft Office compatible.
Accompanying the device will be a set of coloured lids, available in black, blue, bronze, pink, red and transparent.
The M1010 is expected to be available at next week's SITEX 2008 IT show in Singapore, at a starting price of S$888 (US$580). Fujitsu declined to reveal the pricing or package details for the coloured lids.
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