Announced: Kohjinsha SR Series

Kohjinsha SR Kohjinsha has announced a new ultra mobile PC (UMPC) or ultraportable laptop/tablet (convertible), with a 7″ LED-backlit widescreen touchscreen display, the Kohjinsha SR series. It’s powered by an Intel A110 CPU (800MHz).

It’s height is 1.3 inches (33 mm) and it weighs around 2.42 pounds (1.1kg). Now you might be saying “that’s kind of thick and heavy for a UMPC”, but here’s the kicker: they fit a DVD Multi/Dual-Layer DVD writer into this thing. That’s pretty amazing, and a first for devices in this range.

It comes with a stylus for the touchscreen, it also has a “Quiet” or “Silent Mode” and includes a hardware button for turning off CD/DVD Drive Power.

It gets up to 7.2 hours of battery life with the large battery installed, according to Kohjinsha.

Width: 9.17 inches / 233 mm
Depth: 6.97 inches / 177 mm
Height: 1.3 inches / 33 mm
Weight: 2.42 pounds / 1.1 kg (standard battery).

No word on pricing or markets outside of Asia. There are two models listed, the SR8KPO6S and the SR8WPO6S, both of which are indicated as Singapore-only models. In the documentation, references are made to Japanese models.

Thanks to Tim for sending us the links.

Kohjinsha SR Series – Overview
Kohjinsha SR Series Specifications