Dell, Fujitsu Announce P4-M Notebooks
Dell, Fujitsu announce new Pentium 4-M notebooks.Dell Computer on Wednesday announced a new wide-screen notebook using the Intel Pentium 4-M processor. Fujitsu also announced a new LifeBook using the same processor technology. For now, the mobile Pentium 4-M represents the high end of Intels mobile offerings. Later this year, Intel will introduce the mobile Pentium 4, a version of its desktop processor. Prices of the new Dell Inspiron 8500 begin at $2,299, according to Dell. Users may select either a wide-aspect 15.4-inch screen with resolutions of WUXGA (1920x1200) or WSXGA+ (1680x1050).
Dell customers of the Inspiron 8500 may choose either a 2.0, 2.2, or 2.4-GHz Pentium 4-M processor, 512-Mbytes to 2-Gbytes of DRR266 DRAM, a choice of either the Nvidia Geforce 4 4200 Go or ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 (32-Mbyte) graphics processors, an 8X DVD or 24X DVD/CD-RW, and a 40- or 60-Gbyte hard drive. Two USB ports and IEEE 1394 port have been included. Users also receive an external floppy.