Epson is doing the CPU bump this morning with their 12.1-inch and 14.1-inch Endeavor laptops now packing Vista pre-loads. The NA101 is re-christened the NA102 in celebration of its new 1.2GHz U2500 Core Duo processor option. Otherwise, it brings a Vista Home Basic pre-load and same 1024 x 764 pixel display, Intel 945GMS Express graphics, and up to 1.5GB of DDR2 memory and 100GB of disk. The slab weighs between 2.4 and 3.3-pounds depending upon the options you select such as their chunky 13,000mAh battery. Oh, and get this: if you load Vista, Epson claims a 17% to 20% reduction in battery life, dropping off from 12.6-hours under XP to 10.5-hours under Vista when using that long haul battery, or from 5.6-hours to 4.5-hours off the standard 5200mAh battery. The 14.1-inch NA701 become the new NA702 now with a T7600 Core 2 Duo processor option. It packs that same 1400 x 1050 resolution, up to 1.5GB of DDR2 memory and new 160GB of disk, and any version of Windows Vista you desire since the NA702's brings beefier nVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics with 128MB of dedicated video memory. Both build-to-order models are available starting today in Japan. Picture of the NA702 after the break.

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