Engadget reports Hitachi has launched a new notebook called the FLORA Se210.
This notebook features Windows XP Embedded system with no hard drive, a 600MHz Celeron processor and 256MB RAM memory.
The system is priced at $1,625 and focuses on security, hence the lack of the HDD and the inclusion of vein-recognition technology. The company says this is faster and harder to falsify than versus fingerprint recognition.
LEDs shine into your finger, and depending on how the light is diffused by the veins in your finger, a certain pattern will be returned to the sensor. If that pattern doesn’t match what is stored on the “KeyMobile” USB key included with the system, you’ll be unable to access its data. Since the machine has no hard drive, Hitachi is marketing it as a enterprise-level terminal.