Fujitsu Brings M2010 Netbook to U.S. Market

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Fujitsu has launched its M2010 netbook into the North American market, hoping the small form factor (with a 10-inch screen) and sturdier-than-an-average-netbook design will appeal to educators and other buyers who tend to treat netbooks to a few bumps along the way.

The M2010 sports an Intel Atom N270 processor running at 1.6 GHz, a 10.1-inch display, 100Base-T Ethernet, an integrated 1.3 megapixel Webcam, 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless networking, VGA output, and three USB ports. The stock configuration of the M2010 ships with Windows XP Home, a 160 GB hard drive, and 1 GB of RAM. The unit weighs about 2.5 pounds, and is a somewhat surprising 1.3 inches deep—relatively bulky by netbook standards, but we assume that’s to lend a little structural integrity to a netbook’s hardscrabble life.

The Fujitsu M2010 is available now, with suggested prices starting at $449.