Sharp announced today availability of their new sub $1000 laptop; the Actius MC24. This AMD based laptop is by no means a stripped down system; it’s perfect for the son or daughter heading off to university.
The system comes standard with a AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2400+, 60GB hard drive, and wireless 802.11g. In addition the system comes standard with 512mb DDR-SDRAM but is upgradeable to 756mb.
Other standard features to note:
– 12.1-inch XGA LCD Screen (1024 x 768)
– CD-R/RW/DVD combo drive
– four USB 2.0 ports
– VGA port
– PCMCIA Type II card slot.
Pricing and Availability
The Sharp Actius MC24 is available immediately through Sharp’s online store.
See press release below.
Sharp’s Powerful Actius MC24 Notebook Sells For Under $1000; Sharp Launches the Anticipated Actius MC24 Notebook
After placing as a finalist in the CNET “Next Best Thing” showdown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Sharp Systems of America has announced today the availability of the anticipated Actius MC24 notebook computer, the latest addition to Sharp’s award-winning Actius notebook line. Geared toward the consumer and home/small office user, the new Actius MC24 is a fully equipped notebook computer, complete with 60GB(a) of hard drive space, which retails for a budget conscious selling price of $999.00.
“Sharp’s commitment to innovation is apparent in the design of the Actius MC24, but also apparent is Sharp’s commitment to price innovation,” said Terry Hanly, product manager for Sharp Systems of America. “With the Actius MC24, Sharp offers a stylish and powerful notebook computer that comes with solid features at a price that is hard to beat. Users are going to love having this much power at their disposal, including 802.11g wireless and 60 gigabytes of storage at their fingertips, for such a great price.”
The Actius MC24 — Comfortable Computing With Style
The Stylish Actius MC24 is a fully equipped notebook computer that provides comfortable computing and substantial performance. With its high-gloss, pearlesque finish, the Actius MC24 comes equipped with an AMD Athlon(TM) XP-M processor 2400+, which features AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology for extended battery life. Maximizing the benefits of AMD’s PowerNow! Technology, the Actius MC24 has been designed for optimal battery life. Along with its processor muscle, the Actius MC24 comes standard with 512 MB DDR-SDRAM (upgradeable to 768 MB). Complete with Microsoft(R) Windows XP Home Edition operating software, and a 60GB hard drive, the Actius MC24 provides substantial computing power for everyday needs.
Equipped for wireless connectivity via integrated IEEE802.11b/g Wi-Fi (supporting 11 channels), the Actius MC24 notebook provides users with a mainstream, wirelessly enabled notebook. The Actius MC24 also includes with a CD-R/RW/DVD combo drive, four USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, and a PCMCIA Type II card slot.
The Actius MC24 also includes features with ergonomic comfort in mind. The 12.1-inch XGA (1024 x 768) LCD screen is easy on the eyes, providing bright, clear pictures in which even small letters are clearly legible. The notebook also features an ergonomic, “smile” keyboard, which is curved for comfortable typing.
Available immediately, the Sharp Actius MC24 sells for an estimated street price of $999.
The Sharp Actius MC24 is available immediately through Sharp directly (http://store.sharpsystems.com), or through Sharp’s network of retail partners and reseller channels. For more information, call 800-BE-SHARP.