Goodbye desktops. Hello laptops.
Every student has experienced the exasperation of having to write a 3000 word essay indoors on a bright breezy spring day. There you sit, affixed to your desk, while all your siblings are romping around outside in the yard, making happy noises that only drive you psychotic.
Solution? There isn't a college kid out there that doesn't dream of the possibilities that an affordable laptop can offer. Maybe now we'll actually get a solar tan instead of a radiation one.
This fall, just in time for back to school, our dreams will come true. Hooray for Quantex® Microsystems, a leading direct PC manufacturer who has today unveiled the DISCOVERY, an ultralight, desktop-replacement notebook that won't cost an arm and a leg.
For less than $2000, Quantex's sleek metallic notebook will offer:
-a less than one inch thick design
-a weight of under four pounds ( that of two magazines--excluding Bridal magazines)
-a comfortable keyboard with dual-position touchpad
-an integrated modem and NIC for universal connectivity to a network or the Internet
-support for battery-saving Intel® SpeedStep(tm) technology
-an UltraBase (an add-on base capable of interchanging any of the following components: DVD/CD/CD-RW; a second battery; a second hard drive; a 3.5" floppy; LS-120; a Zip drive; an additional USB port; a 1394 FireWire port; AC-3 audio)
-a front-accessible hard drive
-front audio ports
According to Quantex's press release, the DISCOVERY is available in a number of configurations with pricing starting under $2,000 for a notebook equipped with a mobile Intel® Celeron® processor, a 13.3" active matrix screen, 64MB of RAM and a 6GB hard drive.
Other configurations of Quantex's DISCOVERY will feature: Pentium® III processors featuring Intel® SpeedStep(tm) technology up to 750MHz, UltraBase for added functionality, hard drive capacity up to 24GB and beyond, integrated modems & NIC, memory up to 320MB of SDRAM/64MB on-board, and an 8MB ATI graphics.
The DISCOVERY will give a whole new meaning to school notebooks. Time to apply for that student loan. It will be shipping to consumers in the third quarter of this year through the direct channel.
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