Air clone, schm-air clone, Fujitsu P1620 goes above and beyond

Put that credit card down for a second before dropping those big bucks on a super thin and very gimpy MacBook Air. Even after getting our thoughts on it and seeing some reasons you should buy one, it's time to take a step back and look at the big picture, and that picture includes one heck of an alternative from Fujitsu. The Fujitsu P1620 is a lightweight and small notebook that goes above and beyond the Air and the custom-built ModBook.

This laptop has a 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, compared to the 1.6 or 1.8 GHz on the Air. It also has 2GB of memory, a 100GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, SD slot, wired Ethernet and fingerprint reader.

The optional 32GB solid-state flash drive is only another $300, compared to the extra $1,000 required for the 64GB solid-state drive on the Air upgrade. One advantage the MacBook Air has is the 13.3-inch display, compared to the 9-inch display on the P1620, and the thinness factor. Then again the P1620 is also a tablet, and costs $50 less than the MacBook Air and a few hundred less than the keyboardless ModBook at $1,749. How about them apples, uh, Apple?

Fujitsu P1620, via Gadget Lab

CORRECTION: I mistakenly reported the price on the 64GB solid-state drive upgrade for the MacBook Air. It's now corrected. Sorry!