updated 03:35 pm EST, Fri March 6, 2009
AsRock outs notebooks
ASRock, a budget brand of ASUS, has unveiled three new products at CeBIT in Germany, including the MultiBook M15 and MultiBook G12 notebooks as well as the S330 NetTop PC. The former is the company's budget mainstream entry and sports a 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen with 1366x768 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Processing power comes from a choice of Intel chips from the Pentium or Celeron family along with up to 4GB of RAM. Graphics is handled via Intel's integrated gMA 4500M, while 2.5-inch hard drives can be had in capacities as large as 500GB. An Ethernet connection and draft-N Wi-Fi are built into the M15, which tips the scales at 5.7lbs.
The MultiBook G12 has a 12.1-inch, 1280x800 resolution display, with the processor an unspecified Intel dual-core part joined with 2GB of RAM. The same 2.5-inch, 500GB hard drive as in the M15 can be optioned up. The 3.7lb notebook will likely compete with ASUS' own Eee PC netbooks when it arrives later this year.
AsRock's NetTop S330 is similar to ASUS' EeeTop, but is the first product of its type seen thus far to use Intel's newer dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330 CPU. Remaining specs are more traditional, with an integrated Intel GMA950 GPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB 2.5-inch hard drive and a DVD writing optical drive.
While pricing or release information for any of the new products is not yet known, they are expected to undercut similar products in their respected categories. [via NotebookItalia]
ASRock S330 nettop