NEC introduces wild new ValueStar, LaVie and LaVie Light models

Joseph L. Flatley
J. Flatley|01.13.09

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NEC introduces wild new ValueStar, LaVie and LaVie Light models

NEC is back on the scene with a clutch of new products, including a couple all-in-ones, some notebooks and a color refresh for the LaVie Light. Standing in stark contrast to the new Viewsonic all-in-ones, the two additions to the ValueStar line pack a little heat, with Intel Core and AMD Athlon processors, generous helpings of memory and storage, and features like Blu-ray and digital TV tuners that are sure to amuse and titillate. The new LaVie notebooks run the gamut from 13.3- to 16-inch, with either Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon processors. In addition to the usual storage and memory options, the 13.3-inch model sports an LED that can be configured by the user to display either the time or a line of text. Last but not least, fans of the boxy LaVie Light netbook have a couple more color options -- aside from the original black or white, they've thrown pink and blue into the mix. Be sure to check out the additional images and detailed specs after the break.

Read: Two NEC New ValueStar All in One Desktops
Read: Three New LaVie Notebooks from NEC
Read: NEC Launches a New Color Pack for their LaVie Light Netbook

ValueStar W all-in-one
  • 22-inch (1680 x 1050) display
  • Core 2 Quad Q8200s or a Core 2 Duo E7400
  • 4GB memory
  • 1TB storage
  • Blu-ray
  • digital TV tuner
  • AVCREC integrated hardware encoding
ValueStar N all-in-one
  • 16-inch or 19-inch (1440 x 900) display
  • Core 2 Duo E7400 or Athlon X2 QL-62 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB storage
  • GeForce 9300 GPU
LaVie C notebook
  • 16-inch WXGA display
  • 4GB memory
  • 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo P8600
  • GeForce 9600M GS with 256MB of VRAM
  • 320GB storage
  • Blu-Ray disc drive or DVD drive
  • HDMI out
LaVie N notebook
  • 13.3-inch WXGA display
  • AMD Athlon X2 QL-62
  • 2GB memory
  • body-mounted user-configured LED
LaVie L notebook
  • 15.5-inch WXGA display
  • Core 2 Duo P8600 at 2.4GHz
  • 3 or 4GB memory
  • GMA 4500MHD graphics card
  • 320GB storage
  • Blu-ray drive or DVD drive
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