NextCom has announced the first sub $2,000 UltraSPARC 64 bit Solaris Notebook and mobile server.
The NextBlade160 product family brings the power of Sun Microsystems 64-bit UltraSPARC IIe architecture and 64 bit Solaris operating system to a portable PC style notebook package without compromising performance.
A $1,995 priced configuration includes a 14.1″ high resolution TFT display, UltraSPARC IIe 400Mhz RISC processor, 2D/3D graphics, 40GB Hard drive, 256MB SDRAM, 10/100 Ethernet, 2nd removable HDD bay, Solaris 8 or 9, 2x USB ports, Sun’s Star Office suite and an innovative Hardware Security ID feature. 650MHZ based configurations start at $3,200. Systems can be used both as a mobile workstation, SunRay equivalent thin-client and mobile or small footprint server.
Technical details can be found at: http://www.nextcomputing.com/nextblade.pdf.