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A Revolutionary Notebook Design for the Mobile World - The Pegasus CT from rockdirect.

Warwick based notebook manufacturer rockdirect has today announced its new notebook designed specifically for the mobile world, the Pegasus CT. This model is the first to feature Intel’s most advanced technology for the mobile market, Intel® Centrino™ mobile Technology, providing extended system battery life and integrated wireless LAN capability in a lightweight notebook design, together with outstanding mobile performance and reliability.

Until now, mobile users have been using processors designed by Intel to reduce power consumption for use in notebook computers. These mobile processors have yielded gains in battery life, by using technologies such as Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology.

Introducing Intel® Centrino™ mobile Technology
Intel’s new revolutionary Centrino™ mobile Technology has been designed from the ground up specifically for low power consumption and high performance in notebooks computers. Centrino™, features an entirely new processor micro architecture for mobile PC’s, the Intel Pentium M processor, which processes instructions in a streaming fashion rather than one at a time. The Intel® Pentium® M is also able to control the flow of power so it only goes to the parts of the processor that are in use.

The Pegasus CT from rockdirect is based on Intel’s new revolutionary Centrino Mobile™ platform and is the first notebook to deliver on all four mobility vectors: performance, battery life, seamless wireless connectivity and form factor innovation.

Introducing the Pegasus CT
Designed specifically with todays and tomorrows business traveller in mind, the Pegasus CT, featuring, Intel® Centrino™ mobile Technology, provides the breakthrough mobile performance required without sacrificing battery life.

Equipped with the new Intel® Pentium® M processor (up to 1.7Ghz) featuring the latest generation of Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology, the Pegasus CT delivers cutting-edge performance to seamlessly handle power-hungry applications together with low power enhancements that enable extended system battery life.

This easy to carry, innovative notebook from rockdirect offers an unprecedented combination of features that maximise the benefits of mobility. Weighing just 2.4Kg’s with a compact form factor of only 25mm, the Pegasus CT boasts a sleek, light, wireless notebook design whilst providing unbeatable extended usage with up to 4.5 hours battery life.

In addition, the Pegasus CT makes it easier that ever for mobile users to take advantage of the emergence and ever increasing popularity of wireless LAN. Featuring state-of-the-art integrated wireless technology; the Pegasus CT allows users to get connected through wireless LAN networks at home, in the office and in wireless LAN hotspots in airports, hotels and coffee shops.

“The new Pegasus CT is a significant milestone in our advance of new and exciting technology for the mobile market," said Nick Boardman, Managing Director of rockdirect. “Mobile users are increasingly demanding outstanding performance and extended battery life in a lightweight notebook design with fully integrated communication capability. At just 2.4Kg, the Pegasus CT is designed specifically for demanding mobile users. Couple that with up to 4.5 hours battery life and users get more productive mobile time, longer connectivity time and greater flexibility to work while travelling.”

Other highlights of the Pegasus CT include a crisp and clear 14.1” XGA TFT display, up to an 80Gb HDD and within it’s compact form factor it also integrates a hot swappable DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (swappable for 2nd HDD) and a built-in 4 in 1 card reader for the ultimate in storage capability.
Key features of the Pegasus CT include:

• Intel® Pentium® M processor (up to 1.7Ghz) • Internal 56k V.90 Modem
• Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology • 10/100 LAN
• Intel Montara-GM Chipset • 1 x IEEE1394 Connector
• 1Mb L2 Cache • VGA, S-Video, IrDA
• 14” XGA TFT screen • 3 x USB 2.0
• DDR RAM (Up to 1Gb) • Microsoft Win XP Pro
• Up to 80Gb Hard Disk Drive • Ability Office 2002 Software
• Wi-Fi 802.11b Internal mini PCI card • Panda AntiVirus Software
• 4 in 1 card reader • 315mm(W) x 275mm(D) x 25mm (H)
• 8x DVD/ 24x 10x 24x CDRW • 2.4Kg (with battery)
• Audio DJ function • Executive Leather Carry Case
• 8-cell Li-Ion Battery (up to 4.5 hours battery life) • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

The Pegasus CT will begin shipping in May 2003 with prices starting at just £999 (excluding VAT). Units will be supplied with Microsoft XP Pro Operating System, Ability Office 2002 Software and Panda Anti Virus Software as standard. As with all Rock notebooks, the Pegasus CT will also come with rockdirect’s industry leading 3-year Collect and Return Warranty package (covering all parts, labour and courier costs), delivering unrivalled support to all customers.

Editors note: rockdirect is a division of Rock Group Plc, a notebook specialist now in its 11th year of trading. For further information or a picture of the new Pegasus CT, please contact Sarah Chard (Marketing & PR Manager) at rockdirect 08702 203 608, fax 08709 90 90 91 or email [email protected]


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