updated 10:45 am EDT, Wed April 18, 2007
Clevo laptop w/HSDPA
A pair of unusual laptops have been announced by the Taiwanese company Clevo. The M720S and M721S use a non-standard motherboard for instance, and support CPUs seldom found in modern laptops, the Pentium 4 and Pentium D. Core 2 Duo chips are likely to be more commonly used. Perhaps most interesting is built-in support for UMTS/HSDPA networks -- while USB, PC Card and ExpressCard modems are becoming increasingly prevalent, the M72x series may signal a trend towards making cellular broadband as standard as WiFi.
Other specifications include 12.1-inch screens, and up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, clocked at 667MHz on the M721S and 533MHz on the M720S. Graphical power is limited to an embedded SiS chipset. Clevo laptops are generally not released in North America; however, they will sometimes appear branded for another company. [via DigiTimes]