NEC to ship sleek green all-in-one PC

Hoping to attract twentysomethings and female users, NEC in Japan has unveiled a pastel-green all-in-one desktop PC called simply "simplem".

The stylish machine has no separate PC tower nor desktop box. Instead, the guts of the PC are rigged into the 7.8 centimetre-thick LCD package, giving it a super-slim profile and a footprint about one-fifth the size of a standard desktop.

The 6-kilogram simplem's keyboard, mouse, and newly designed remote control are connected to the PC by infrared, eliminating almost all of the cables normally on a PC. The power cord remains, but NEC plans to eliminate the cord connection to the Internet by employing a cellular PC card in the near future.simplem will ship with an Intel Celeron 466MHz, a 66MHz system bus, 32KB of Level-1 cache, and 128KB of Level 2 cache. It will have 512KB of flash ROM, 64MB of SDRAM and a 6GB hard drive.

The PC's 15in TFT LCD comes in 640 x 480, 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 versions.

The simplem will ship in Japan from October 15, with the company planning an international release later.

NEC was elusive about how much the simplem would cost. "We have worked to built a PC that anyone can use... Therefore the price should be one that everyone can pay," said Katsuichi Tomita, assistant senior vice president at NEC.

NEC thinks that the simplem will be a hit with users 20 to 30 years of age and with women, according to Tomita.

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