Fujitsu on Monday became one of the first major computer makers to introduce a netbook powered by Intel's latest Atom platform.

The LifeBook MH380 Mini-Notebook features the N450 Atom chip and the new NM10 chipset. The platform features the processor, graphics and memory controller on a single piece of silicon, reducing the overall footprint 60% from the platform's predecessor. In addition, Intel says the latest product reduces average power usage by 20%.

Intel's Atom processor is used in the majority of netbooks shipping today. Netbooks are typically mini-notebooks with screens from seven to 10 inches and cost as little as $300.

The new LifeBook has a glossy, ruby-red casing and weighs just under three pounds at its base configuration. The PC sports a 10-inch diagonal high-definition display, Webcam and standard six-cell lithium-ion power supply with a battery life of seven hours.

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