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Fujitsu unveils world's third HD DVD laptop

Not shipping until June, mind you

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Fujitsu has announced the world's third notebook to incorporate an HD DVD drive, following the lead set by Toshiba and, more recently, Acer. However, the 17in machine is not expected to appear until June.

The FMV-Biblio Loox NX 95S/D - a notebook that curiously shares the same model number as Fujitsu's Blu-ray Disc-equipped PC-TV system, also announced today - is based on a 1.67GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 processor and an Intel 955PM chipset. It's got 1GB of dual-channel DDR 2 SDRAM and an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 GPU with 128MB of dedicated graphics memory but access to a further 128MB of system RAM courtesy of ATI's HyperMemory technology.

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The notebook has a 17in, 1,440 x 900 display, a 320GB Serial ATA drive, HD audio, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and a dual-mode digital/analogue TV tuner. The machine features not only an ExpressCard 34/54 slot but a PC Card bay for compatibility with older add-ins, and there's a three-in-one memory card reader too.

Fujitsu also plans to bundle a full-size remote control with the machine. The unit measures 40.3 x 29.5 x 45.5cm, but until Fujitsu gets its hands on the HD DVD drive, it can't say how much the NX 95S/D will weigh or what it's battery life is likely to be.

The laptop is due to ship toward the end of June, Fujitsu said. Buyers who can't wait will be able to pick up the 90S/D, which has only 512MB of RAM, a 160GB HDD and a DVD±R/RW drive in place of the HD DVD unit. The 70S/D has essentially the same spec as the 90S/D, but is based on a 1.67GHz Core Solo CPU instead of the dual-core part.

The lesser models both go on sale in Japan on 27 April for ¥280,000 ($2,368/£1,358/€1,956) and ¥250,000 ($2,114/£1,213/€1,746), respectively. The NX 95S/D is expected to retail for around ¥400,000 ($3,383/£1,940/€2,794). ®

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