Looks like Averatec's finally taking the plunge into dual core mobile computing with their new AV7170-EC1, your usual AMD Turion 64 X2-based box with 100GB 7200rpm drive, up to 2GB of RAM, a somewhat whimpy WXGA+ (1440 x 900) 17-inch display, 5-in-1 media reader, ExpressCard, gigabit Ethernet, and a 1-inch thick 7.2 pound body. The budget price is in effect, though, since you'll be able to snag one as cheap as $1150, not too bad an investment even if it isn't the highest quality PC on the market.

[Via Laptoping]

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