Unless you want a 20+ inch LCD or ultra powerful graphics, it seems to me that desktop computers are becoming all but obsolete if it weren’t for the fact that they are always priced substantially cheaper than equivalently-equipped notebooks. The latest notebook from Sharp doesn’t have anything that will ignite a happy dance out of you, but its specs are adequate for the average web surfer and word processor.
The Mebius PC-AE50M doesn’t take the Intel route, so you won’t find anything Core Duo in this 6.2-pound portable computer. Instead, they opted for a “peppy” AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ CPU that operates at 1.8GHz). RAM rings in at 512MB, and the included hard drive is of the 60 gigabyte variety. Interestingly, there isn’t a DVD-burner on board, dual layer or otherwise. In its place, you’ll find a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive.
Measuring 329 x 277 x 37 mm, the Sharp Mebius PC-AE50M will start hitting store shelves this Friday, with an attached price tag reading $1,268.