Those DosPara kids have been pretty busy of late, and it doesn't look like they're slowing down their release schedule just yet. Today they're showing off a pair of new laptops, the Prime Note Helios DN and Prime Note Chronos IB. Helios (pictured) hogs the spec spotlight, with bragging rights to a Core 2 Duo T5500 pro, 1GB of RAM, 100GB SATA HDD, GeForce Go 7600 with 512MB of RAM, dual-layer DVD burning and a 2 megapixel webcam. On the fancy end, the laptop includes a 17-inch display running at 1680 x 1050, along with HDMI and eSATA ports for doing media tasks up right. Best of all, the $1,626-ish USD pricetag on this thing isn't at all hard to swallow for what you're getting. However, if that's still a bit too steep, you might dig the Chronos IB, which sports a 15.4-inch 1280 x 800 display, integrated graphics, and other various spec hits, but still manages some fancy stuff like ExpressCard/54 (which is featured in the Helios as well) and a webcam for its lovable $1,118-ish USD pricetag. The laptops weigh 8.7 and 6.1 pounds, respectively, and should both be hitting Japan on January 4th next year. Keep reading to spy the Chronos.

[Via PCLaunches]

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