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Rock is the world’s first manufacturer to announce and ship a RADEON® X800 based notebook


London, 19th November 2004; Rock Group plc has launched the brand new XTREME Ti, the ultimate gaming notebook. As standard, the XTREME Ti contains the PCI Express x16 ATI Mobility X800 graphics chip, the fastest mobile graphics processor in the world today. Inside the chassis you will also find DDR2 RAM, a first for any notebook.

The Xtreme Ti is designed for the future, today. With the ability to have the graphics processor unit upgraded when new graphics cards become available, the Xtreme Ti allows for years of exceptional gaming performance.

With a 17” widescreen TFT, featuring X-Glass technology that provides better colour and brilliance for an intensive visual experience, integrated sub-woofer and DVD writer, you can use without booting into Windows, the Xtreme Ti is the ultimate digital entertainment system.

“Never before has so much flexibility provided so much performance. With an upgradeable GPU, the most performance hungry games releases will be playable simply by changing the processor on the graphics card. No other notebook computer will give its owner the ability to play today’s cutting edge games at the highest settings and ensure that next years releases can also be enjoyed as their designers intended. We are proud to be the first notebook manufacturer to be bringing this new technology to the world” said Nick Boardman, Managing Director of Rock Group plc.

John Byrne, Managing Director Northern Europe of ATI Graphics said “at ATI we have established ourselves as a world leader for innovative 3D graphics. The brand new Radeon® X800 graphics card sets new standards in graphics performance and visual realism. We chose to partner with Rock as we needed to work closely with a notebook manufacturer that is known in the industry for producing cutting edge technology”.

Rock is launching three models of the XTREME Ti with a range of Intel Pentium 4 processors from 3.0 to 3.6GHz, 512 or 1GB of DDR 2 RAM and hard disks ranging from 60GB to 100GB. All will feature a DVD writer and the Rock 3 year collect and return warranty.

Key Specification of the Xtreme Ti:
  • Up to Intel Pentium 4 3.6GHZ HT
  • Up to 100Gb Ultra DMA Hard Drive
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 533MHz RAM
  • PCI Express 256Mb ATI Mobility Radeon® X800
  • 17" WSXGA+ X-Glass TFT Screen (1680 x 1050)
  • High Performance DDR2 RAM 533MHz
  • 8 x Dual Layer DVD (-/+) Writer
  • Intel Pro 802.11g Integrated Wireless LAN
  • Support for S-ATA Hard Disc Drives
  • 7.1 Surround Sound Output
  • Bluetooth & 7-in-1 Card Reader
  • Built-in 300k Pixel Video Camera
  • 3yr Collect & Return Warranty
  • Prices start from £1,499 up to £1,799 Ex VAT

About Rock Group Plc.
Founded in June 1992, notebook manufacturer rockdirect (formally known as Rock Computers) is one the largest and most respected manufacturers of leading edge mobile notebook technology in the UK. At its manufacturing facility in Warwick, rockdirect design and support a complete range of inspiring notebook computers to Consumers, Businesses and Education Establishments.

Ten years ago Rock entered the notebook market with the launch of their NP-1O1 notebook, featuring a 16MHz 386SX CPU, 1Mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and an 8.5" mono LCD. It was to be the first of many milestones in Rock's history with their inspiration driving many of the major advances in notebook technology.

In addition to continued technological innovation in the portable computing market, rockdirect is the only notebook manufacturer to supply a 3 year (insurance backed) collect and return warranty on it's entire notebook range as standard ensuring it offers the most comprehensive after sales service.

Contact details:

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Karen McGee Dennora Langley Wright
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Tel: 08702 203 600 Tel: 020 7420 5060
Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]

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