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Rock launches Sigma Si with internal CD-RW drive.

Designed to complement the Sigma Si line, Rock has launched a new Sigma Si featuring an integral CDRW drive, allowing for high capacity read/write storage. The drive is a 4x CDRW, allowing writing at 4x, re-writing at 4x and reading at 20x.The Sigma Si CDRW is available immediately with a selling price of 1,499 (excluding VAT).

The Sigma Si CDRW is a powerful, yet stylish notebook computer, featuring Intel's Pentium III 1Ghz processor delivering desktop-class performance to top executives, frequent travellers and technology professionals.

Among its attributes, the Sigma Si CDRW comes equipped with a 20Gb hard drive expandable to 30Gb, 256Mb SDRAM expandable to 512Mb and complete Windows operating systems support. Other features include an internal 10/100Mbit/sec-network card, IEEE 1394 Firewire for quick and easy video and photography transfer and an integrated V.90 56k-modem connection for seamless Internet access.

The combination of top performance and features makes the Sigma Si CDRW a great choice for even the most demanding users. Unlike other notebooks, the Sigma Si CDRW features the new SIS 630S chipset delivering the latest high-speed 133Mhz Front Side Bus (FSB) enabling processing power of up to 1Ghz, previously only available on a desktop computer. These attributes make quicker, more powerful business computing possible whilst on the move.

The Sigma Si also offers impressive image quality with a 14.1" TFT screen at XGA (1024x768) resolution and enhanced multimedia functions with its dual capacity of combining Video RAM with on-board memory (SMA - Shared Memory Architecture). This exciting new feature has user defined RAM/Video configurations allowing users to utilise up to 32Mb Video RAM enhancing the productivity of software applications installed.

Key features of the Sigma Si CDRW include:

  • Intel Pentium III 1GHz processor
  • SiS 630S Core Logic
  • 256 SDRAM Share Memory Architecture (SMA) (expandable to 512Mb)
  • User definable 8 / 16 / 32MB Video RAM
  • 20Gb HDD (expandable to 30Gb)
  • 14.1 XGA TFT screen (1024 x 768)
  • Internal 3.5 1.44Mb FDD and 4x CDRW Drive
  • Internal 56k V.90 Modem
  • Internal 10/100 LAN and IEEE 1394 Firewire
  • 3D and Wavetable and 2 x Internal Stereo Speakers
  • 128-bit 2D/3D graphics acceleration
  • Smart Li-ION battery
  • 308 x 254 x 37.5mm and only 3.2Kg
  • Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows ME
  • Carry Case

Editors note:, a division of Rock Group Plc, is one of the UKs leading notebook specialist manufacturers now in its 10th year of trading.
For further information, please contact Sarah Chard (PR and Marketing Manager) at on 08702 203 608, fax 08709 90 90 91 or email [email protected]

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