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News / rockdirect launch the world's slimmest P4 notebook


Ultra-Portability Meets Power - Move on with the Xeno-m rockdirect has today announced its new range of thin and light, high performance portable notebooks. The Xeno-m series offers an unprecedented combination of features that maximise the benefits of mobility.

Designed specifically with today·s business traveller and savvy consumer in mind, the Xeno-m focuses on the four areas most important to mobile users - performance, battery life, portability and connectivity. The New Xeno-m delivers unrivalled performance and extended battery life in an ultra thin-and-light form factor. Equipped with a Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor - M (up to 2.2Ghz) featuring Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology, the Xeno-m will deliver a new level of performance to business customers ensuring they have everything they need to get the job done wherever they are. Together with this powerful CPU, the Xeno-m supports up to 1Gb Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous DRAM and features a crisp 14-inch XGA TFT display and a CD-RW/DVD combo drive for optimum multimedia functionality. In addition, the Xeno-m is equipped with the best performing hard disk technology available. With up to 60Gb Hard Disk Drive space running at 5400rpm, users will experience a performance increase of up 33 percent when compared to most other notebook drives running at 4200rpm.

The Xeno-m is optimised for true portable computing by combining superb mobility with state-of-the-art integrated wireless technology making it easier than ever for the mobile executive to stay connected. In addition, for greater flexibility, the Xeno-m includes a V.90 integrated modem, 10/100BaseT Ethernet, 3 USB ports and an IEEE 1394 Firewire digital interface for quick and easy video and photography transfer. Furthermore, ultimate computing versatility is achieved through replacing the hot-swappable combo drive bay with an additional battery, allowing up to 6 hours battery life for frequent travellers.

"The new Xeno-m is a significant milestone in our advance of new and exciting technology for the portable market," said Nick Boardman, Managing Director of rockdirect. "Mobile users are increasingly demanding the power and performance of a desktop in a lightweight notebook design with fully integrated wireless communication capability for ultimate mobile freedom. At just 2.4Kg, the Xeno-m is extremely lightweight. Couple that with up to 6 hours battery life and users get more productive mobile time and greater flexibility to work while travelling." The Xeno-m series is guaranteed to make a striking impression with its sleek and elegant mobile design. Weighing less than 2.4Kg·s with a form factor of just 25mm, the Xeno-m is the world·s slimmest P4 notebook and strikes the perfect balance between form and function.

In addition to continued technological innovation in the portable computing market, rockdirect is still the only notebook manufacturer to supply a 3 year (insurance backed) collect and return warranty on it·s entire notebook range as standard. Businesses, Consumers and Educational establishments will have the guaranteed comfort of knowing that they will not incur any additional costs for 3 years, thus reducing the overall cost of IT ownership.

Key features of the Xeno-m include:
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor - M (up to 2.2Ghz)
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology
DDR SDRAM (Up to 1Gb)
14" XGA TFT screen (1024 x 768)
Wi-Fi antenna (integrated into screen surround)
Wi-Fi 802.11b Internal mini PCI card (+£69 ex vat)
Modular COMBO drive (swappable with 2nd battery)
8-cell Li-Ion Battery
Internal 56k V.90 Modem & 10/100 LAN
1 x IEEE1394 Connector
8/16/32/64MB Shared DDR VRAM
3 USB Port
Microsoft Win XP Home or Pro
McAfee Anti Virus
305mm(W) x 270mm(D) x 25.4 mm (H)
Carry Case
3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

At rockdirect, we are constantly exceeding our customer·s expectations. By combining the most advanced technology in stylish, ultra-slim form factors we are able to provide the best tailor made solutions for the portable computing industry. The Xeno-m will begin shipping in November 2002 with prices starting at just £999 excluding VAT.

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