NextCom releases sub-$2K 64-bit UltraSPARC notebook

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 26, 2004

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.

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One response to “NextCom releases sub-$2K 64-bit UltraSPARC notebook”

  1. Lionel says:

    This is great, I just wish they offered WiFi support in their low-end model. It seems only the fastest model has a PCMCIA/PCCARD slot, but that is a $1,200 bump in price!

    I wonder how competitive the Tadpole SPARCLE is to this (lists at $2,995 but is on special Leap Year sale, so who knows) and it includes WiFi out of the box…