April 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Fujitsu Siemens introduced a new 10.1-inch netbook to the Japanese market last week called the LOOX M. Judging from a press release by Fujitsu Asia Pacific, the same netbook will be marketed under the M2010 name across other regions. This would make sense as their previous netbook was known as the M1010 in most markets.
The M2010 specifications seem identical to the LOOX M, and it even sports the same infinity motif on the lid. The M2010 comes with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1024 x 576 pixels. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU (a 1.66GHz N280 Atom option will be available from June) and Intel 945GSE chipset. It will also come with 1GB RAM (2GB max) and a 160GB hard-disk drive. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3MP webcam, three USB slots and a 4-in-1 card reader.
Fujitsu claims that the 3-cell 2400mAh battery will last 2.15 hours whilst a 6-cell 4800 mAh battery option will also be available that should give you 4.6 hours of battery life. The M2010 weighs 1.15kg (2.5lbs) with the 3-cell battery and 1.3kg (2.9lbs) with the 6-cell battery. The M2010 is not the slimmest netbook out there with a thickness of 1.5-inches at its thickest point (258 x 189 x 32(F)/37(R) mm).
Asia Pacific pricing has not been confirmed at this point and neither has whether the M2010 will be available in the US/Europe. The LOOX M is retailing now for 59,800 Yen ($610, €470, £420). The M2010 will come in four colours – Diamond Black, Fiery Red, Ivory White and Salsa Purple.