The 15.4-inch widescreen HP Compaq Presario C501NR is another Windows Vista Home Basic laptop with the price tag less than $500. Priced at $499.99 after $100 instant off, it comes jam packed with a 1.73GHz Intel Celeron M, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB SATA HDD and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. The C501NR also sports a built-in Ethernet LAN, an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics with up to 64MB of shared memory, and a wireless LAN 802.11b/g and a 56k modem. However, this 6.6 lbs notebook PC doesn’t provide a PCMCIA PC Card slot or an ExpressCard slot.
Wal-mart offered the Everex Stepnote VA4101M, which is the world’s first Vista-powered laptop priced under $500. The laptop sports a 15.4 inch screen, 1.46 GHz Celeron M processor, VIA Chrome9 HC integrated graphics, 512MB RAM, a 60G HD, and a DVD burner. In addition, its screen has a 1280 x 800 maximal resolution. Weighing 5.9lbs, the VA4101M also provides 802.11b/g wireless connection, Ethernet LAN, and a built-In 56k modem. Buy it now at WalMart!
Everex claims their new StepNote NC1500 as the world’s most energy efficient notebook. It boasts a 1.5GHz VIA C7-M processor, 512MB of DDR2-533 memory, 40GB HDD, VIA UniChrome Pro integrated graphics, dual-layer DVD burner, and a 15.4 inch WXGA display. Other features include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, and a VGA port. And the most important part is its price which is just US$498. Everex includes a 3-cell lithium-ion batter that averages +1.5 hours of mobile computing.
Via Averex and Engadget.
Weighing 6.1 pounds, the budget-priced Lenovo 3000 C200 manages to pack a 1.60 GHz Intel Celeron M processor, 512MB of DDR memory, 80GB HDD, DVD Super-Multi drive, and a 15 inch display. And for connection, it has four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, biometric fingerprint sensor for advance security, and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi. The laptop is currently available in Japan, with prices starting at US$637USD.
Wolf-N-fox, the Korean company, offers a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 notebook, with 1GB of DDR2 667, a 15.4 inch display (16:10) with a WSXGA+ resolution, an Intel 945GM graphic card, 80GB of SATA HCC with the possibility to add another hard disk (by swapping the optical drive), and a CD-R/DVD combo. Measuring 360mm x 267mm x 34mm and weighing 2.6kg, this notebook only costs €915.
This new PC-Koubou notebook is offering a 12-inch widescreen display, an Intel Celeron M 350 (1.3-GHz) CPU, 512MB RAM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, and a 60GB hard drive. With the dimension of 291 mm x 222 mm x 44 mm and the weight only 4.2 pounds, the CL206GW-M is a budget-priced notebook which is designed for both work and play. It is available now in Japan for $896. Via TechEBlog.