The Japan based computer maker PC Koubou or Unitcom depending on what brand name it’s using has launched a new ultrabook, it is in the Lesance range and goes under the model name NB S3431! It is being released first on home ground and if this was child at school, we would be saying, “must try harder!” because despite being classed as an ultrabook, there thinner, lighter and faster versions already on the market, but at around $725 maybe we should not be too picky!
The new Lesance NB S3431 comes with a 14 inch colour LCD HD display supporting gloss finish with a 1366 × 768 of pixel resolution and there is the built in 1.3 mega pixel web camera too, which is handy for online meetings etc. It is powered by the highly rated Intel Core i5 2467M with a 1.6 GHz to 2.3 GHz, 2 core with HT cache 3 MB making it four threads in total, supporting the Intel HM65 Express chipset and with graphics from the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card.
There is 4 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM available, while storage has a combo of the 500 GB hard disk drive (HDD) (boot drive) and a light and slim 64 GB solid state drive (SSD) for storage purposes. Networking has been covered by the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Wired LAN 1000 BASE-T and wireless Gigabit LAN. Other features include the three standard style USB 2.0 ports, an audio port, the display output (D-Sub × 1) and there is a card reader installed for SD, MMC and Memory Stick devices.
Size wise, the Lesance NB S3431 measures up at 19 mm (H) x 333 mm (W) × 230 mm (D) and it weighs in at just 1.64 kilos and that is with the lithium-ion battery installed that Unitcom say will be good for up to five hours of use. In all, this is a fair attempt at hitting the ultrabook scene, Unitcom have covered all of the bases by offering everything that is required of manufacturer, but it may fall short when it comes to gamers who are looking for an ultrabook capable of running sophisticated games.
Currently the Lesance NB S3431 is on sale in Japan with a starting price of around $725, there is no information on if or when it will appear outside of the manufacturer’s home ground.
Source [Eee PC]