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Packard Bell rings up Facebook-friendly laptop

Social Networks button on board

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Acer subsidiary Packard Bell has its eye on TwitBook buffs. Next month it will release a 15.6in notebook - the EasyNote TM - which sports a special Social Networks key.

Tap it and up pops a panel providing fast access to the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

Packard Bell EasyNote TM

The TM line will be offered with a variety of Intel Core i3 processors, up to 8GB of DDR 3 memory and 640GB of hard drive space. Some have Nvidia's GeForce GT 320M 1GB graphics chip, others AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5470M 512MB and some use the graphics core built into the i3.

Colour options include "Silk Silver", "Night Sky Black", "Starlight White" and "Cashmere Red".

Prices will start at £549. ®

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