CTS - TES Online
has happened to Rock notebooks in the last two years? Judging
by the Rock Pegasus CTS quite a lot. Just looking at the sleek
and slim silver beast before you and clocking the weight (2.5Kg
with battery), the temptation just to whip it open on the train
or bus and show off could be overwhelming. These changes are mainly
due to the fact that the Pegasus CTS has state-of -the art
Intel Centrino mobile technology which helps reduce the size and
power consumption of laptops, as well as adding the latest wires
technology. Such technology allows teachers and pupils to get
connected through wireless networks.
keyboard is good too, with normal size keys that have a nice light
touch, I was happily typing this review on the train and there
was hardly any noise - something that more self-conscious
notebook users such as myself will be extremely happy with. Having
your cursor keys separated from the main bulk of the keyboard
is also a big plus, as cursor keys on some other notebooks have
14-inch screen offered good contrast, colour and definition on
the Peter Cook tribute DVD I slotted into its drive. The Pegasus
CTS also includes a small, built-in video camera situated above
the screen which is a nice bonus and could be used for some form
of basic video-conferencing if necessary.
performance, however, is not great as the Intel 855GM board is
a poor (but cheaper) relation to graphics processors such as the
GEForce4 GO or Mobility Radeon, but this would have hiked the
price up considerably and such graphics performance would only
affect really serious gamers (it certainly did not affect me)
review purposes, I was provided with the Pegasus CTS 1.4 with
a 1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor that dealt well with most of
the multimedia applications I threw at it. It could have done
with a bit more than the 256Mb of RAM and 30Gb hard disk, but
you can opt to go up to 1Gb of RAM and 80Gb of hard disk, so there
is plenty of potential there to give this notebook more clout.
It comes with two USB 2 and one 4-pin firewire ports, along with
LAN and modem ports - a good solid package.
the whole I like the Rock Pegasus CTS as I feel it really gives
you more bangs for your buck. Again Rock proves it is a solid
and good value performer always looking to add as many extras
as possible for the price. However, this time it also looks really
smart as well.