No prizes for guessing which style-conscious computer maker DosPara have been snatching glances at while designing their Prime Note Helios DN laptop. Sadly not all the glossy sexiness has made it over - draw-loading optical media is passé compared to slot-loading, while the rest of the casing (particularly the keyboard) just reeks of parts-bin raiding.
Still, specs aren't too shabby: a Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 100GB SATA hard disk and a GeForce Go 7600 graphics card with 512MB of VRAM. That uncool optical drive happens to be a dual-layer DVD burner, while a 17-inch, 1680x1050 screen, 2-megapixel integrated webcam, HDMI and eSATA ports round things out. It'll retail in Japan either pre-loaded with XP Home or without OS, for 191,980 Yen ($1,625) and 179,980 Yen ($1,523) respectively.
DosPara Prime Note Helios DN Laptop [iTech News Net]