PC Home Magazine (August '03)
A feature filled laptop, but does it offer
enough for the power user.
Centrino is one of those buzzwords that gets
thrown about by tech companies and advertisers without
any real explanation of what it is or what it means
for the end user.
The basic idea of Centrino is to shrink the size and
power consumption of laptops to make them more portable
while at the same time adding the latest wireless communication
The Pegasus Range
The attractive little Pegasus CT is Rock’s first
foray into the world of Centrino notebooks. The range
starts from 1.4Ghz to the 1.6Ghz version we looked at
going up to a 1.7Ghz.
Each Model comes with a generous 512Mb of DDR-RAM,
40Gb HDD and a couple of software packages, Panda Anti-Virus
and Ability Office. Graphics and sound are standard
on-board chipsets that share memory with the system.
There are plenty of connection options with one IEEE-1394
firewire port, 3 USB2 ports, PS/2 and an external monitor
port. A four in one card reader is on the front of the
machine along with some multimedia shortcut buttons.
The 14.1-inch monitor is clear and not too bright with
a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. The machine casing
is thin and light, you could comfortably sit down for
any length of time with it resting on your lap.
Performance won’t blow you away but for web browsing
and office applications you can’t tell the difference.
Of course, this and any other Centrino notebook will
only appeal to certain users. Games and anything else
that need powerful CPU’s and graphics cards won’t
run very well but for everything else it is easily suited.
Slightly pricier than other laptops but you can get
plenty of features for your money and in a smaller than
||Rock Pegasus CT 1.7
|| Impressive specs, wireless networking, thin,
light and good looking.
||No good for gamers.
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