reviews : Xeno - PC Advisor (June '02)

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Xeno

Recommended Award
PC Advisor (June '02)

Rock is back in the awards this month with the Xeno.

This powerhouse of a notebook packs a 2GHz Pentium 4 processor and 512Mb RAM to pull in a WorldBench 4 score of 99. This isn't the highest score in the chart, but it beats previous P4-powered entries, so it's using this desktop processor to the best effect. Because the Xeno doesn't use a dearer mobile processor the price is kept low, although battery life will suffer. The Rock comes with 30GB of hard drive storage and a combined DVD/CD-RW drive. Graphics are provided by an ATI Mobility M6 card with 16MB of DDR (double data rate) RAM, so they are superior to the onboard graphics still found on the Agenda SI. Software is thin on the ground, but it is protected by a 2 year collect-and-return warranty.

MODEL Rock Xeno
RATING Recommended Award
PRO'S .......
CON'S .......
VERDICT Powerhouse of a notebook
PROCESSOR Intel Mobile Pentium 4 2GHz processor
RAM 512Mb
HARD DISK 30Gb
DISPLAY 14.1 XGA TFT
DRIVES DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
OTHER 10/100Mbps Internal LAN
OTHER Internal 56k modem and IEEE 1394 Firewire
OTHER  
WARRANTY 2 Year Collect and Return
PRICE 1,512 (ex vat)
WINSTONE N/A

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