updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue May 29, 2007
Mouse LuvBook PL500
As a counterpart to its higher-end Santa Rosa laptops, Mouse Computer of Japan has released the new LuvBook PL500, a cheaper alternative with four different configurations. The most powerful is the 500X, which has a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor, as well as a Radeon Xpress 200M, and 1GB of DDR2 RAM (expandable to 2GB). The hard drive is limited to 80GB, but this should be alleviated by the presence of a Super Multi DVD burner.
All four models use a 15.4-inch screen that supports resolutions up to 1280x800. The base configuration costs 79,800 yen ($656), but the ideal model is priced at 99,750 yen ($819) before any upgrades. [via Akihabara News]