updated 10:25 am EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
Fujitsu Santa Rosa Laptops
Fujitsu made an aggressive push on technology by launching three new notebooks based on Intel's still unofficial Santa Rosa chipset, which boosts system buses as well as memory limits and the speed of integrated graphics. The 15.4-inch BIBLO NF (pictured) features a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo but uses the 800MHz bus to eke more performance out of the system along with 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, and a dual-layer DVD burner. In turn, a mysterious update to the 13.3-inch BIBLO MG uses a yet-to-be-known Core 2 Duo as well as the same drive options as its larger sibling.
The notebook duo is set to be released in mid-May at prices starting from $1,257 for the most basic NF to $1,669 for the advertised MG; also available will be the $3,521, 17-inch BIBLO NX with a pre-Santa Rosa 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 400GB of total storage, and a Blu-Ray burner and the addition of an ultra-low voltage Core Duo to the LOOX T 10.6-inch ultraportable. US equivalents are likely but unrevealed.