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Packard Bell Rolls Out "Skype Edition" Notebook

Packard Bell and Skype have announced the launch of the "Skype Edition" notebook, which allows users to make or receive Skype calls with a single touch.

The notebook, called EasyNote Skype Edition, comes with Intel dual-core processors, a 14-inch widescreen display, an integrated webcam, and pre-installed Skype. A Skype button sits next to the webcam on the display's upper bevel. When the button is depressed, users can make or receive Skype calls.

The notebook will be available only in Europe, starting in August, and will have a street price of 899 pounds.