Fujitsu's latest notebook announcement, the LOOK R series, has caused rather a lot of speculation about the processor inside it. The press release on Fujitsu's site lists it (once translated) as an "Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a low-voltage version of" which dubious grammar aside gives some food for thought. We know that mobile Penryn processors are coming in January, a similar timeframe to the purported availability of this system, which is feeding conjecture that Fujitsu is cramming a Penryn into its new notebook but can't actually tell anyone quite yet.
Another indicator that Penryn may be finding its way into the LOOX R is the battery life: a claimed 11.7 hours at best - impressive even by Sony Vaio TZ standards. Elsewhere, specs are a more standard affair; 2GB DDR2 RAM (base spec), a 12.1in, 1,280 x 800 screen and a purported 1.27Kg weight, with battery, is fairly standard fare.
The notebook is being oriented towards business users, explaining the choice of Vista Business edition for the operating system. Clearly though, the most interesting thing about this notebook is the speculation over the processor, at least until the LOOX R starts shipping and we get an answer, or the presumed Intel NDA is lifted. Pricing isn't known yet, but if you live in Japan you'll get your hands on the LOOX R series in the New Year.
Fujitsu Japan (translated).