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.