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.net Magazine (December '01)
There was a time when notebooks where the poorer cousins
of desktop models. In order to have portability, you had to
sacrifice power and functionality.
Finished in a stylish charcoal grey and silver, the slim
build and tight lines of this laptop make an instant visual
impression. Its not just a pretty face either, boasting TV-out,
a FireWire connector and the now ubiquitous DVD support, all
this means that this svelte beauty is up to most of the jobs
you care to throw at it.
Based around the speedy 1Ghz Pentium III, the Sigma Si has
been tuned for performance, something evident in our benchmarks.
It produced the highest score in our office tests (with an
overall result of 161 marks). And was but a shade behind the
Ultinote 8400 in the games department (49fps in Quake III
is nothing to be scoffed at).
The touchpad and keyboard are both responsive, but the three
quick launch buttons are a little hard to press defeating
the point slightly. The screen is clear and thanks to the
raw power of the machine, it is more than capable of producing
smooth DVD playback.
The last word
Stylish, powerful and feature packed all at a beautiful
.NET rating: *****
||Rock Sigma Si
|| Stylish, powerful and feature packed all at a beautiful
||IIntel Pentium PIII 1GHz
||14.1" XGA TFT
||Internal 56k modem
||Internal 10/100mbps LAN
||1 Year Collect and Return
|| £1,174. (Inc. VAT)
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