Onkyo debuts the R425 notebook in Japan
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Onkyo is a Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer that has just introduced a new 14-inch portable computer. The device is suitable for everyday computing and is now available to customers for purchase.
The R425 model is powered by a second generation Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core (4 threads) central processing unit with a clock frequency of 2.3GHz (goes up to 2.9GHz thanks to Turbo Boost 2.0), 3MB of Level 3 cache and Hyper-Threading support. In addition, the laptop sports a 14-inch Glossy LED-backlit widescreen display, which has a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels (720p HD).
In terms of graphics, users are provided with the integrated Intel HD 3000 video controller that uses up to 1695MB dynamically allocated shared VRAM. Furthermore, the new Onkyo notebook packs up to 8GB of internal Dual-Channel 1333MHz memory and a 500GB rotating hard drive (HDD). A built-in optical drive in form of either a DVD Super-Multi drive or a Blu-Ray Burner is also available.
Other features include Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet modules as well as three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI interface and a memory card reader slot. Reportedly, the R425 will ship with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system and a 4400mAh battery that delivers approximately 5.2hrs of autonomous runtime on a single charge.
The latest Onkyo portable computer supposedly weighs 2.2kg and has a starting price of about US $1,020 (79,800 Yen).