Fujitsu launched the Deskpower TX PC/TV hybrid system in Asian markets back in November of 2005 which boasted full media center capabilities built right into the 32-inch LCD TV. That model featured a Pentium 4 3GHz CPU, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 600GBof hard drive space, a DVD writer, multi-format memory card reader, 10/100 Ethernet. The GPU was standard par, using Intel’s GMA900 chip which, when looked at now, is close to the bottom of the barrel if not under it.
The Register reported yesterday that Fujitsu will be launching an updated version of the Deskpower TX PC/TV hybrid, again in only the Asian markets, with upgrades as far as the eye can see.
The specifications are:
Intel Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, LGA775, 1MB L2 x 2, dual core)
2 x 300GB HDD
ATi Radeon X1600 256MB
Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g-compliant wireless
Pricing on the Deskpower TX 95S/D, which is the highest model in the Deskpower TX line, is said to launch with a retail price of around $ 5,073 with cheaper models starting at $ 3,805. Fujitsu will also be offering built-to-order models starting at $ 3,670, according to reports. Pricing might be a bit steep considering a Pentium D 820 based Media Center PC can be purchased for under $ 600 and the extra $ 3000 can be spent on a larger LCD or an enormous DLP set. (Pricing in US dollars.)