updated 02:10 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
Fujitsu Deskpower 2007
In addition to revamping its BIBLO notebooks, Fujitsu today also refreshed its Deskpower systems. Receiving the greatest change is the company's unique Deskpower LX: designed as an all-in-one media center, the PC now has a smaller footprint and carries as much as a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo to help with its media decoding work. The top-end model with a 20-inch screen also sports analog and digital TV tuners, an 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi adapter, and 400GB of storage for recording unprotected TV broadcasts.
The LX ships on April 20th in the above trim level for $2,271. A basic 3.06GHz Celeron version without the tuners ships for $1,682, while a 17-inch version can also be found with the tuners and a 3GHz Pentium 4 ($2,018) or as the entry-level Celeron ($1,598). More update news follows after the break.
A second update on Tuesday was the Deskpower TEO (pictured below), the company's headless media center. Nearly a match for the top-end LX, the TEO opts for a mobile 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo and gets an HDMI output for a direct connection to a TV. It arrives on the 27th with the above components for $1,514, but can also be had with a 1.73GHz Celeron M and minus tuners for $925.
Lastly, some of the company's more desk-centered PCs have also received upgrades. The Deskpower CE appeals to potential LX buyers with a separate display and virtually identical performance save for a smaller 320GB drive for $2,018, and the 17-inch EK all-in-one now contains a 1.73GHz Celeron M and a 160GB hard drive for $1,093.