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Pegasus CTS - Tamworth Herald (Apr '04)

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK IS AS SOLID AS A ROCK

When it comes to accessing information these days everybody needs it yesterday.

This means that you either need to lug your desktop PC around with you, including monitor! Or invest in a stylish notebook that is always ready to perform any time, any place, any where…

The latter option is bar far the best one - especially for your back! - and one notebook definitely worth considering is Rock’s Pegasus CTS.

Aimed more at the education market, this notebook is excellent.

It boasts a stylish appearance with a sleek, silver case, weighs only 2.5kg and is very thin, meaning you’re definitely not going to put your back out carrying this one.

It features a 1.6Ghz Intel Pentium M processor, featuring Centrino Mobile technology. In other words, it’s a pretty fast machine and it means you can connect to networks and Wi-Fi hotspots without location a phone socket.

For those who don’t know, Wi-Fi is a way of connecting without wires to thousands of locations all over the place and includes cafes, airports, colleges and recently even MacDonalds.

Centrino technology also means you get better battery performance from the notebook, lasting up to 4.5 hours with its extended system battery life.

On top of that the notebook offers up to 512mb of DDR RAM, a 40gb hard drive, a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, a 56k modem, a 10/100Mbps LAN (network card) and a built-in video camera…it definitely covers most bases.

The Pegasus CTS does boast a pretty impressive spec, so why is it being aimed at the education market?

It’s a question I asked myself until I tried to play one of the latest graphic-intensive 3D games - the notebook just didn’t want to know. The shared 8mb graphics just isn’t designed for playing high-power games…but neither is the CTS, it’s aimed at students and teachers…and they shouldn’t be playing games!

From their point of view, the CTS is a perfect machine. It will run most of the multimedia applications you throw at it, and as it comes pre-installed with Windows XP Home Edition and Ability Office you can practically start writing your dissertation on it as soon as you open the box.

The Pegasus CTS, which at the time of going to press was priced from £799, is definitely worth considering especially if you just want it for college work.

I have been using it to design a website, and so far it has not even blinked, coping perfectly with all the multimedia and graphic elements I have thrown at it.

There’s no doubt that the CTS notebook is a rock you can rely on.

  OVERALL: 8.5/10

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