No, we haven't heard any rumors of NEC merging with Fujitsu, but apparently both companies enjoyed busting out the ugly stick on their latest creations. Expanding its VALUESTAR lineup, the VW990/HG sports a relatively gorgeous 32-inch LCD HDTV with a WXGA resolution (or a 20-inch WSXGA+), but loses all hope of being attractive due to the gaudy PC flanking its bottom. While the firm has various spec'd models available, you'll find in them an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 2GB of RAM, NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7600, up to 800GB of hard drive space, a Blu-ray drive (read-only), four USB 2.0 ports, dual FireWire connectors, PCMCIA, flash card reader, gigabit Ethernet, 56k modem, VGA, audio in / out, and a hybrid digital / analog TV tuner to boot. On the laptop side, the 12-inch LaVie J (pictured after the jump) ultraportable packs an Intel Core Duo U2400 processor, up to 120GB of hard drive space, Intel's 945GMS Express integrated graphics set, up to 2GB of RAM, dual-layer DVD burner, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, SD / SDHC slot, PCMCIA, audio in / out, VGA out, and if you're really going against the grain, you can pick this bad boy up in "Urban brown" as well. The clunker of a desktop should be available right alongside Vista's upcoming release for ¥360,000 ($2,989) to ¥500,000 ($4,150) depending on your configuration and LCD size, while the Vista-equipped laptop should land early next month for around ¥200,000 ($1,660).
Read - NEC's VALUESTAR W/S lineup
Read - NEC's LaViE J lineup