updated 04:35 pm EDT, Fri May 23, 2008
Hypersonic PC unveils UMPC
Hypersonic PC, which started selling pre-assembled laptop computers late last year, has announced the launch of its Avenger AG2 notebook on Friday. The 12.1-inch display sports a 1280x800 resolution and the sub-notebook is available with Intel's new 45nm Penryn-era Core 2 Duo processor at up to 2.5GHz. The basic version of the Avenger uses a more modest but still quick 2.1GHz chip.
Available in a choice of five colors that include pink and yellow, the Avenger AG2 can be had with traditional hard disk drives with maximum capacities of 250GB or else a 64GB solid-state drive where speed is more important than space. In a relatively unique choice, users can preload Windows XP or Vista but also buy the system without any operating system to install Linux or their own choice of software. The laptop weighs just over 4 lbs.
A bare-bones AG2 starts at $1,054, and will start shipping on June 6.