NEC announces Yonah laptop plans

NEC disclosed plans on Monday for its first laptop computer based on Intel Corp.'s Yonah dual-core mobile processor.

NEC disclosed plans on Monday for its first laptop computer based on Intel's Yonah dual-core mobile processor.

Yonah is the code-name for the dual-core version of Intel's Pentium M processor for laptops and small desktops. The chip is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2006 and is expected to be one of Intel's main new products for next year.

The Lavie RX LR900 laptop was announced with NEC's new year PC line-up, which was announced the same day. The company disclosed full technical details for the computer with the exception of the processor and chipset, which it listed as Yonah and Mobile Intel 945 Express family, respectively.

NEC said the LR900 will be based on Windows XP Home Edition, come with 512M bytes of main memory and a 100G-byte hard-disk drive. It will have a 14.1-inch LCD (liquid crystal display), DVD Super Multi drive (DVD-R/+R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW/+RW), 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The machine will weigh about 2kgs and the battery will provide enough power to last about 4 hours.

NEC intends to put the machine on sale sometime in 2006 for around YEN 225,000 (US$1,945) in its basic configuration, said Susumu Sakamoto, a spokesman for NEC in Tokyo.

That the company is working on a Yonah-based laptop is no surprise. NEC is one of Intel's biggest customers in Japan and the nation's leading PC maker. It enjoyed a 20 percent market share in the first half of 2005, according to an estimate released Tuesday by IDC Japan.

Fujitsu Ltd. was ranked the number two PC vendor with a 18 percent share ahead of Dell, 12 percent; Toshiba, 9 percent; and Hewlett-Packard, 6 percent, according to the IDC figures.

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