This 15.4-inch design seems pretty popular with the OEM types in Asia -- we just saw Wolf-N-Fox bust out a nearly identical model
a couple of weeks ago -- but just in case you were feeling constricted by your current options for a middling Core 2 Duo boringbook, we thought we'd let you know about Frontier Kouziro's new FRNV71 BTO version of the laptop. Based on a 1.66GHz T5500 Core 2 Duo processor (there's also the FRNV11 which sports a 1.46GHz Celeron M 410 CPU), the laptop boasts of a weak sauce 1,280 x 800 display, 256MB of RAM, 60GB HDD and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. Luckily, connectivity options such as gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, a multi-card reader and ExpressCard/54 make things a bit more exciting. The price also isn't too shabby for a Japanese laptop, at 129,900 yen, about $1,106 USD.