JVC has plans to market a Centrino based subnotebook PC with Windows XP Professional and a built-in DVD-ROM and CD-R/RW drive to the US in June. Although readily available overseas, the MP-XV841 weighs just 3 lbs 4 oz with battery and fits on a letter sized sheet of paper with 1-3/4 inches to spare.
The JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini Note PC plays back both DVD and CD formats. Its Intel Centrino mobile technology provides effortless Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless communication and extended 6.7-hour battery life. Advanced video/graphics technologies and efficient application software make the most of the Centrino technology’s efficiency, and smooth integration with the Ultra Low Voltage Intel Pentium M processor 1GHz ensures remarkably fast data processing. Other MP-XV841 features include 256MB of standard memory (expandable to 768MB), a fast 2.5-inch 4200 rpm 40GB hard disk drive and an 8.9-inch Clear LCD monitor.
For entertainment while on the go, the MP-XV841 features WinDVD 5 for DVD movie playback, along with Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 and RealOne Player. Front-mounted, finger-touch controls for DVD/CD functions, volume, surround sound and display settings allow the PC to function like a portable DVD player. WinDVD 5 provides Dolby* Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone high quality surround sound engaged by a key just below the LCD monitor. The long-life battery yields enough power to watch a three-hour DVD.
In addition, the MP-XV841 records CD-R, CD-RW and VCD to create back-up copies of important files and other data, and lets users record video content downloaded from websites or captured with digital camcorders. To edit digital video, the PC comes with Pinnacle Studio 9 SE editing software that offers pro-style non-linear video editing via i.LINK. Windows Movie Maker 2 is also included for easy movie creation.
Completing the MP-XV841’s audio/video versatility, Windows Media Player 9, using JVC’s Transport Stream Decoder, plays high-resolution progressive high definition digital video .m2t video files shot with JVC’s GR-HD1 and JY-HD10U high definition camcorders. The 16:9 digital video plays smoothly in a window on the PC’s high-resolution widescreen display.
For top quality sound, JVC’s proprietary CC (Compression Compensative) Converter technology improves resonance and presence of all sound sources, and boosts playback quality of MP3 and WMA files.
The PC’s Intel Centrino mobile technology has Wi-Fi CERTIFIED IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) for wireless connectivity to the Internet, office LAN networks, or anywhere there is a public wireless LAN service. Intel Centrino mobile technology also saves battery power with advanced instruction prediction to eliminate CPU process replication, and second-generation Streaming SIMD Extensions with instructions integrated into the software to enhance performance.
When less computing-intensive programs are being used, Intel Centrino technology automatically adjusts and powers down to preserve battery life whenever possible. The MP-XV841’s external battery provides up to 6.7 hours of PC operation and playback of a full three-hour DVD movie.
For smooth results when connected to the internet, viewing DVDs and editing digital video footage, the MP-XV841 features the Ultra Low Voltage Intel Pentium M Processor 1GHz matched with a 400MHz bus.
The JVC Mobile Mini Note PC’s 8.9-inch wide Clear LCD monitor benefits from a dramatic reduction of internal diffusion from ambient light. It pans up to 2048 x 1536 with 16.77M colors – about 2.5x the height and twice the width of the 1024 x 600 display. In addition to beautiful DVD movies, clear, legible characters, smooth 3D graphic rendering, progressive and high-definition digital video, it also provides simultaneous video output (without panning) for viewing on an external monitor or projector up to 2048 x 1536 QXGA with 16.77M colors, thanks to the Inte 855GME integrated graphics chipset and Intel Centrino mobile technology.
The new subnotebook’s two USB2.0 ports boast a 480Mbps data transfer rate, 40 times faster than conventional USB1.1, for fast data transfer. The i.LINK IEEE 1394 interface enables streamlined video editing.
Other MP-XV841 features include a front-mounted microphone built into the palm rest, SD memory card slot, PC card slot (Type II), LAN, modem, and external microphone and headphone jacks. Moreover, when connected to the PC’s AC adapter, the optional Port Replicator powers both the PC and connected devices, and its single cable connector provides convenient “one click, one-cable” connection to monitors and peripherals via four USB ports, as well as VGA, LAN and Digital Audio Out ports.
The JVC MP-XV841 will be available in June and carry a nationally advertised value of $2,399.