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Zepto Releases World's Fastest 14-inch Notebook

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Zepto Computers launched what it claims is the world’s fastest 14-inch notebook.

While Zepto Computers may not be the most familiar brand of computers in North America, the Danish computer company is Europe’s largest local notebook PC manufacturer. The newly announced Zepto Nox A14 notebook is claimed by the company to be the world’s fastest 14-inch notebook, offering a balance between mobility and performance.

The Nox A14 features a Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT graphics solution with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, which should be adequate for most gamers. Unlike with some other notebooks, the Nox A14 is built on the Nvidia MXM platform, which means the graphics solution can potentially be upgraded to something faster down the road. The notebook also comes standard with a 14-inch 1440x900 resolution LCD display, the ability to turn off all visual indicator lights, docking station support, a fingerprint reader, a webcam and Bluetooth.

The notebook seems to be rather configurable, with the base configuration consisting of an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor ( 2.0 GHz | 1066 MHz FSB | 3 MB Cache | 25 W TDP ), 2 GB of DDR2 800 MHz memory, a 6-cell battery, a DVD drive, 802.11n and a 160 GB 5400 RPM hard drive. While Windows Vista is available as an option, some buyers might appreciate the fact that the base configuration does not come with an operating system and that the system has been tested to work with Ubuntu. For those seeking even more performance, the system apparently can be configured to have up to a dual-core Intel 2.8 GHz processor, a 9-cell battery, 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, Blu-ray, a TV tuner and Intel Turbo Memory.

Zepto claims the Nox A14 has a battery life of 3.8-hours and weighs 2.5-kilograms (5.5-pounds). The Nox A14 is priced to start at £826.99 ($1,450) including VAT/GST. US and Canadian customers can place orders on ZeptoUSA.com.

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    aznguy0028 , October 14, 2008 8:42 AM
    wished i waited a year to get this instead of my dell laptop -_-
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    avi85 , October 14, 2008 4:35 PM
    Both of these 14" notebooks are faster and cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220337 $1150-$150 Rebate = $1000

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220338 $1350-$150 Rebate = $1200
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    joex444 , October 14, 2008 6:53 PM
    Almost. Those notebooks are faster and cheaper than the BASE model.

    Read the rest of the article. You can configure it up to a 2.8GHz dual core. No 14" laptops have that on newegg. Fastest is the 2.53GHz you found.

    So, yeah, Zepto probably has the fastest 14" laptop but also one of the priciest you can find. What else would you expect?

    Oh, and my standard statement of the fact that this article isn't a new technology but merely an advertisement for Zepto. Congrats THG, yet another person you employ that I wish to be fired. That's pretty much your entire staff right now. Sure it isn't time to downsize with the economy as it is?
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    b00t , October 16, 2008 9:51 PM
    Well, if you check out the website, this article is already false. The highest processor available is the Core2 Duo P9500 2.53GHz FSB 1066MHz 6MB. Also, there is no option for a 9-cell battery. Then again, I'm just ananonymous poster...
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    Anonymous , October 22, 2008 5:37 PM
    I'v got a "Zepto Znote 6214W" for the last 2 Years (mid 2006) with a GeForce GO 7600 512Gb, T2400 etc ... and i must say that during those last 2 years i never thought changing, I'm a Software professional (everyday intensive use), and my only problem is the lack of CPU (it's a 1.8 Core Duo), because all other specifications are perfect even for Gaming. The construction is solid, and never had a single hardware problem. Since I'v bought it, I quit using Desktop computers. The cons are Battery and some Noise from the cooling fan.

    I think Nox 14 may be a good successor for my 6214W.
    Waiting for useful Reviews!!
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    Anonymous , August 31, 2012 3:44 AM
    i have an alienware m14x r2 that has an intel core i7 3610qm in it at 3.3 ghz that would blow this away 1gb of ddr5 graphics memory 12gb ddr3 ram 750gb hard drive 7200rpm would blow this away any day