Hitachi FLORA Se210 Knows Your Finger Capillaries
Hitachi released a new notebook with a biometric sensor. But this one reads not a fingerprint, but an image of finger capillaries (as far as we could understand from a Google-translated page). This is meant to prevent some ways of unauthorised access (but I guess it also forces to invent newer).
Another peculiarity is the absence of an integrated hard drive. FLORA Se210 is positioned as a "protected terminal" to access an enterprise network with.
The notebook bases on Intel 915GM chipset, Celeron (M?) 600MHz CPU, has 12.1" 1024x768 display, 512MB of flash memory and 256MB of shared DDR SDRAM, HDA codec. Interfaces include 2 x USB2.0, PCMCIA Type II, IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Gigabit Ethernet and 56K modem. Sized 275x233x23-30.7mm, it weighs 1.27kg. With/without sensor it is capable of working for 2.1/2.5 hours.
The novelty will be shipping with Windows XP Embedded and is expected to cost $1620 with a sensor and $1400 without. Sales are scheduled to December 1, 2005.
Source: PC Watch
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