updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed April 23, 2008
Fujitsu's iMac-like F/A50
Fujitsu has announced a new desktop system, the F/A50. The computer represents part of an increasing trend in the PC world, in which low-cost PCs by the likes of Gateway and Dell have attempted to reproduce the all-in-one design of Apple's famous iMac. Similarities in this case are extremely close, as the A50 features an identically-proportioned case, rear-mounted ports, and glowing indicator lights buried under plastic. The display is smaller however, measuring 16 inches, which limits it to 1366x768 resolution.
Inside the system uses a 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo and a 250GB hard drive, with graphics supplied by an integrated X3100 chipset. Wireless technologies include Bluetooth and 802.11b/g; 2GB of RAM is installed by default, but this can be expanded to 4GB. Ports include five USB connections, an SD slot and a PC Card slot. The A50 goes on sale in Japan May 17th, and should be priced at approximately 180,000 yen ($1,752).