PACKARD BELL LAUNCHES ITS FIRST’S ULTRA SLIM, THIN AND LIGHT NOTEBOOK
FEATURING THE INTEL® CENTRINO™ MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSUMER USERS


Packard Bell, the consumer brand of NEC Computers International and one of Europe’s home PC leaders (Source: Gartner Dataquest – January 2003), today introduces the Packard Bell EasyNote T Series, an ultra slim, thin and light notebook with a large screen featuring the Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology for consumer users.

Surveys regularly carried out by Packard Bell reveal that consumers see mobile computing as a tangible demonstration of technological innovation.

Packard Bell has designed the EasyNote T Series to offer the combination of its expertise in home PC solutions, the integration of latest mobile technologies with one essential ingredient: freedom.

The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series addresses all kind of mobility, on the road and at home.

“As Europe’s home PC leader, it is essential that we demonstrate our ability to develop innovative mobile solutions” said Aymar de Lencquesaing – Vice President Sales and Marketing – Consumer Division – NEC Computers International. “Our EasyNote T Series is an integral part of our vision of the future. Our notebooks are mobile platforms for individual creativity and empowerment, capable of accomplishing everything a desktop computer can do with the added freedom of roaming around the house, on vacation or on the other side of the world.”

Extreme portability
The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series features an ultra slim, light and thin notebook (316x274.5x27.1 – 1.95 Kg) with a generous display (14” XGA TFT screen). This A4 format notebook weight less than 2 Kg with only 27 millimeters height.

Unwired world
The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series is powered by the Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology.
This new technology with integrated wireless LAN capabilities is designed specifically for wireless notebook PCs, delivering breakthrough performance and enabling extended battery life in lighter notebook PCs.

Uncompromised power
The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series features 256MB DDR SDRAM, up to 1GB on 2 SO-DIMM slots, an ultra slim combo DVD/CD-RW and up to 60 GB HDD.

Enhanced connectivity
The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series features integrated Wireless LAN (802.11 b), a 56K modem, three USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire port. Users will access to any hi-speed devices available today on the market.

Internet on the move
With Packard Bell EasyNote T Series and thousand of “hotspots” coming or already accessible all over the world, consumers will be able to surf the Internet and read e-mails on the move: in restaurants, hotels, airports, even on the beach.

Availability
The Packard Bell EasyNote T Series will be available in April 2003.

Technical Editor Information
CPU: Intel® Pentium®-M processor
Chipset: Intel 855 chipset
Memory: 256 MB up to 1GB
Video and Audio Integrated
PCMCIA: 1 type II
Communication: 56K v.92 modem - 10/100 TX LAN - built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network
Connection 802.11b
Storage 30 up to 60GB HDD
Battery life Up to 4 hours
OS Microsoft Windows® XP Home Edition
Software Microsoft Office, DVD player, CD-burning applications
Security Kensington Lock Hole
Shot-cut buttons: Internet & Email
I/O: 3 USB ports 2.0 + 1 FireWire port + 1 VGA connector
Audio connectivity

About NEC Computers International
NEC Computers International (NEC CI), one of the major consolidated subsidiaries of NEC Corporation and part of the operation of NEC Solutions, is Europe's sixth largest manufacturer of personal computers (Source: Gartner Dataquest / January 2003).
NEC CI supplies the consumer market with the Packard Bell brand and the professional market with the NEC brand in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia (except Japan and China).
NEC CI owns two R&D centers (France, Malaysia) and three factories (France, Malaysia and Scotland).
The company employs 3,000 people worldwide.
Its headquarters are located in Wijchen, The Netherlands.

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