Feature Articles

NEC Releases World's First Intel Core 2 Duo Notebooks

Notebook Specifications

The Notebooks Up-Close

Sporting a 14.1-inch glossy widescreen display, the NEC Versa 6200 and 6210 not only sashay in style but are also brimmed with performance hardware. Within its finely crafted chassis is a powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor that can be configured from a choice of 1.66GHz, 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz speeds (T5500, T5600, T7200 respectively) as well as DDR2 memory that is expandable to 2GB. Also included are a 60GB 5,400RPM SATA hard drive, Wireless-G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.0, slot-in remote and an integrated webcam.

Apart from GPU and hard drive interface, there isn't much to separate the two NEC notebooks. Where the NEC Versa 6210 offers a superior SATA 100 interface and an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 GPU, the Versa 6200 is packed with run-of-the-mill PATA interface and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Between the two, the Versa 6210 is clearly the model that will go down well with executives who happen to be closet gamers as well in their free time.

Prices for the NEC Versa Core 2 Duo series will start from S$2,699 depending on configuration.

NEC Versa E6200 Specifications
Operating System
  • Windows XP Professional Edition
  • Windows XP Home Edition
Processor
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66Ghz, 2M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83Ghz, 2M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0Ghz, 4M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
Motherboard
  • North Bridge: Intel 945PM
  • South Bridge: ICH7-M
Memory
  • SODIMM DDR2-533 256MB Expandable to 2 GB
Screen
  • 1280 x 800pixels 14.1-inch Wide TFT WXGA with Super Shine View
GPU
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
  • 128MB shared system memory
Speakers
  • Sigmatel STAC 9200 Internal Speakers
Storage
  • PATA100 60GB/80GB/100GB 2.5-inch, 9.5mm 5400RPM
Optical Drive
  • CD-RW/DVDROM Combo - CD-R Write Speed 24X, CD-RW Write Speed 10X
  • DVD-Dual DL+/-R (Double Layer) DVD-DR9 - CD-R Write Speed 24X. CD-RW Write Speed 10X, DVD-R Write Speed 8X, DVD-RW Write Speed 6X, DVD+R Write Speed 8X, DVD+RW Write Speed 8X, DVD+R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-R DL 4X Write Speed
  • DVD- Super Multi DL+/-R (Double Layer) DVD-SDR9 - CD-R Write Speed 24X. CD-RW Write Speed 10X, DVD-R Write Speed 8X, DVD-RW Write Speed 6X, DVD+R Write Speed 8X, DVD+RW Write Speed 8X, DVD+R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-RAM 3X
Connectivity
  • High Definition Audio Modem Agere Athena AM2
  • Realtek8100L 10/100
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (Optional)
  • Integrated WebCam (Optional)
I/O Interface
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x IEEE 1394A
  • 1 x D-Suub 15pin
  • 1 x Audio/Microphone-in
  • 1 x Audio Out
  • 1 x Modem RJ-11 Port
  • 1 x RJ-45 Port
  • 1 x S-Video out
  • 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 1 x CIR
  • 1 x Express Card Slot
User Interface
  • Touchpad with 2 Buttons
  • Standard US Keyboard Layout
  • Remote Control (Optional)
  • One-Touch Skype Button
  • Trusted Platform Module (Optional)
  • Finger Print Recognition (Optional)
Power Supply
  • 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 4800mAH, 10.8V Approx 3hrs, 100-240V
Dimensions
  • 244.7 x 336.9 x 33 (Front) / 27.1mm (Rear)
Weight
  • 2.3kg

NEC Versa E6210 Specifications
Operating System
  • Windows XP Professional Edition
  • Windows XP Home Edition
Processor
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66Ghz, 2M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83Ghz, 2M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0Ghz, 4M L2 Cache 667 MHz FSB)
Motherboard
  • North Bridge: Intel 945PM
  • South Bridge: ICH7-M
Memory
  • SODIMM DDR2-533 256MB Expandable to 2 GB
Screen
  • 1280 x 800pixels 14.1-inch Wide TFT WXGA with Super Shine View
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 128MB
  • Up to 512MB with Turbo cache VRAM
Speakers
  • Sigmatel STAC 9200 Internal Speakers
Storage
  • SATA100 60GB/80GB/100GB 2.5-inch, 9.5mm 5400RPM
Optical Drive
  • CD-RW/DVDROM Combo - CD-R Write Speed 24X, CD-RW Write Speed 10X
  • DVD-Dual DL+/-R (Double Layer) DVD-DR9 - CD-R Write Speed 24X. CD-RW Write Speed 10X, DVD-R Write Speed 8X, DVD-RW Write Speed 6X, DVD+R Write Speed 8X, DVD+RW Write Speed 8X, DVD+R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-R DL 4X Write Speed
  • DVD- Super Multi DL+/-R (Double Layer) DVD-SDR9 - CD-R Write Speed 24X. CD-RW Write Speed 10X, DVD-R Write Speed 8X, DVD-RW Write Speed 6X, DVD+R Write Speed 8X, DVD+RW Write Speed 8X, DVD+R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-R DL 4X Write Speed, DVD-RAM 3X
Connectivity
  • High Definition Audio Modem Agere Athena AM2
  • Realtek8100L 10/100
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (Optional)
  • Integrated WebCam (Optional)
I/O Interface
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x IEEE 1394A
  • 1 x D-Suub 15pin
  • 1 x Audio/Microphone-in
  • 1 x Audio Out
  • 1 x Modem RJ-11 Port
  • 1 x RJ-45 Port
  • 1 x S-Video out
  • 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 1 x CIR
  • 1 x Express Card Slot
User Interface
  • Touchpad with 2 Buttons
  • Standard US Keyboard Layout
  • Remote Control (Optional)
  • One-Touch Skype Button
  • Trusted Platform Module (Optional)
  • Finger Print Recognition (Optional)
Power Supply
  • 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 4800mAH, 10.8V Approx 2hrs, 100-240V
Dimensions
  • 244.7 x 336.9 x 33 (Front) / 27.1mm (Rear)
Weight
  • 2.3kg

On top of notebooks, NEC is also trying to rub off its excellent market leader status in Japan to rejuvenate its Singapore desktop PC market share. The PowerMate Mate M6000 should not be brushed off as just another desktop PC because it too boasts the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, an ATI Radeon X1300 PCI Express 256MB graphic card and a beefy 1GB worth of DD2 RAM, making it quite a powerhouse of a desktop. The M6000 series is available from S$1,999.

NEC M6000 Desktop Specifications
Operating System
  • Windows XP Home Edition
Processor
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 (1.86Ghz, 2M L2 Cache 1066 MHz FSB)
Memory
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor
  • 19-inch PV910 LCD Monitor
GPU
  • ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB PCI Express Graphic Card
Storage
  • SATA 160GB HDD 7200RPM
Optical Drive
  • DVD- Super Multi DL+/-R (Double Layer)
Connectivity
  • Intel 82562G Platform LAN Connect (PLC) device
I/O Interface
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x IEEE 1394A
  • 1 x 15-in-1 Card Reader