Sharp has just announced what is being described as the first computer that will hit the market using Intel’s new low-voltage, high-power Atom processor. The Sharp D4 will be out in Japan in June for ¥39,800 or about $395 US. But there’s a catch. Users will also have to purchase a 2-year data plan for ¥2,100 per month, more than doubling the price. Engadget reports you can also pick up a D4 with no data plan, but it will set you back ¥128,600 or about $1250 US.
Still, the D4 looks pretty sweet:
- 1.33GHz Atom processor
- 5 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display
- 1GB RAM
- 40GB hard drive
- 2 MP camera
- 64-key slide-out keyboard
- WiFi and Bluetooth
- Windows Vista Home Premium and Microsoft Office Personal 2007
- Dimensions: 192 mm x 26 mm
- Weight: 470 grams
- Optional Bluetooth phone handset
- Optional GPS receiver
While the Sharp D4 is the first Atom-based computer to get a release date, it certainly won’t be the last. Intel officials say 20 more devices will be ready to ship soon.