has released its first 17in notebook for less than $1,000. The Satellite P205 comes with a Labelflash optical drive, which can inscribe labels onto recordable DVD-R media, and a built-in webcam for video conferencing.
According to a company press release select models will include Intel's new Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN supporting draft 802.11n wireless connectivity. The notebook includes a new Vista compliant keyboard with better key spacing, and a wider mouse touchpad.
The basic specifications are Windows Vista(32-bit), Intel Dual Core Processor T2080 1.73 GHz, 1MB L2, 533MHz FSB, 1024MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory, 120GB (5400 RPM) Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive, DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash drive supporting 11 formats.
The 17-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display has a 1440x900 native resolution (WXGA+) and is powered by an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-256MB dynamically allocated shared graphics.