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| Sony Notebook PC Selling at Low Price: Nikkei PC Survey
February 5, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Sony Corp.'s PCG-777/BP A4-size notebook
PC is being sold at a very low introductory price of 199,800 yen (US$1,780),
according to a survey conducted by Nikkei Personal Computing on Jan.
|The survey covers the prices of personal computers sold at leading PC
specialty shops in Tokyo's Akihabara and Shinjuku districts.
New notebook PCs from Fujitsu Ltd. and Sony were put on sale from Jan.
30. They are among the new PCs available for the spring sales campaign.
The PCG-777/BP has a 266MHz MMX Pentium microprocessor, a 12.1-in. thin
film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD), and a CD-ROM drive.
Microsoft Corp.'s Word 98 and Excel 97 also come with the notebook.
The PCG-881/BP, Sony's high-end notebook PC with a 266MHz Pentium II
microprocessor, is priced at 248,000 yen (US$2,210). And the PCG-885
model, which comes with a 13.3-in. TFT-LCD is sold at 298,000 yen (US$2,660),
but it doesn't include business application software.
Among the thin-type PCG-505 line, the new 505S computer is priced at
198,000 yen (US$1,770). The 505SX, the high-end model of the series,
is scheduled to be available from Feb. 13. It comes with a 10.4-in.
poly-silicon TFT-LCD with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 dots. The 505RX,
an earlier model with the same LCD panel, is priced at 248,000 yen (US$2,210),
or 30,000 yen less than a week before.
Fujitsu is offering two new notebook models. The FMV-BIBLO NEIX26 (with
Microsoft Word), which has a Celeron 266MHz microprocessor and a 12.1-in.
TFT-LCD, is priced at 248,000 yen. And the FMV-BIBLO NEIX26X (with Microsoft
Word), which comes with a Pentium II 266PEMHz microprocessor and a 13.3-in.
TFT-LCD, is offered at 298,000 yen.
Details of the survey are available at Nikkei Personal Computing's Web
site, in Japanese.
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