Japanese manufacturer Mouse Computer
has updated its LuvBook line of laptops (or given them some more luv, if you will), adding some Core 2 Duo horsepower while keeping the size down. The top-end LuvBook i1200NX-W sports a 12.1-inch WXGA display, with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 processor, 40GB hard drive, 512MB RAM, Intel 945GM Express graphics, a super multi DVD drive, and built-in WiFi -- all in a 4.5 pound package. On the lower-end, the LuvBook i800NX will give you the same screen and chassis but dials things back to a 1.46GHz Celeron M 410 processor and a paltry 256MB RAM, with just a CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo drive in place of a DVD burner. Both look to be available now for ¥119,700 and ¥89,880, respectively ($1,000 and $750).