Mouse Computer's LuvBook PL series offers Merom on the cheap

Not even a week after unveiling the HDMI-equipped m-Book PR200S and PR200X laptops, Mouse Computer is at it again with the budget LuvBook PL lineup. The low-end 500BH and 500S machines are throttled by a 1.46GHz Intel Celeron M 410 processor, but the 500XH and 500X step things up with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500, up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB of hard drive space, a dual-layer DVD burner, 15.4-inch WXGA glossy display, ATI's Radeon Xpress 200M graphics set, and Windows Vista running the show. Moreover, you'll find audio in / out, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, Ethernet, and a Li-ion cell that purportedly lasts about 1.75-hours before calling it quits. All four models should be available in Japan real soon, and will run between ¥79,800 ($656) and ¥99,750 ($820) depending on configuration.

[Via Impress]