That Sharp Willcom D4 ultramobile computer I told you about a few weeks ago appears to be headed stateside. But while Japanese customers will be able to pick up a D4 for the equivalent of $395 US with a wireless subscription plan, nobody’s subsidizing the US model. And that means you’ll have to shell out more than $1500 to get your hands on the D4.

Now, generally I don’t focus on high priced UMPCs on this blog. I’m much more interested in low cost ultraportables that the average computer geek can actually afford. But the Sharp Willcom D4 is notable since it could be the first PC running the new Intel Atom chip to market. The D4’s specs look pretty impressive (but not impressive enough for me to pull out the wallet):

  • 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor
  • 5 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB hard drive
  • 64 key slide-out keyboard
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

All this in a package that’s just 192 mm x 26 mm and weighs just 470 grams, or about 1 pound.

[via Boy Genius Report]

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