updated 01:20 pm EDT, Tue July 15, 2008
OCZ Centrino 2 platform
Memory and computer builder OCZ has announced its own, custom version of Intel's Centrino 2 platform. The OCZ interpretation comes in the form of a "whitebook" portable system labeled the OCZNBIM17A, which supports the top-end mobile version of the Core 2 Extreme processor, the X9100. The system is also capable of supporting two AMD M88XT video cards in SLI mode, or a single GeForce 8800 GTX by Nvidia. RAM extends up to 4GB of 1,066MHz DDR3 RAM.
The whitebook is further equipped with a 17-inch, 1920x1200 display with an HDMI port, and a variety of possible accessories, including a Blu-ray drive, an Audigy HD sound card, and a two-megapixel webcam. Wireless technologies include 802.11a/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. OCZ is not selling the system directly to the public but rather to system builders, who will be able to brand and upgrade the machine as they see fit.