Fujitsu Amilo Mini netbook - first details

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 02 2008 @ 08:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The first details about Fujitsu's first netbook, the Amilo Min, were published online. This new netbook weighs 1kg and will have a 8.9" LCD display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution along with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor.

While most netbooks sport a solid state disks, Fujitsu opted for a 60GB 3600RPM HDD or a 80GB 4200RPM model. Other features include a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g WiFi, ExpressCard slot, USB 2.0 ports and VGA out. The Fujitsu Amilo Mini will retail for around $585.
It's ironic that Fujitsu has decided to enter into the netbook market; it has previously spoken out against both SSDs and netbooks. Fujitsu's Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product management said, "We’re sitting on the sidelines not because we’re lazy. We’re sitting on the sidelines because even if this category [netbooks and SSDs] takes off, and we get our piece of the pie, it doesn’t add up. It’s a product that essentially has no margin." AMD has also decided against pursuing the netbook market.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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