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OCZ announces new products, ION included

by on02 June 2009


17'' DIY, ION HTPC, Neutrino netbook


OCZ has announced a few products to come from the company and its offer consists of the 17'' DIY gaming laptop, an ION-based HTPC and the new Neutrino netbook.

The 17'' DIY gaming laptop can be considered to be an evolution of the DIY Neutrino, but this time in a bigger and meaner package, albeit without a CPU, RAM and storage. There's support for Core 2 Duo/Extreme chips, two 2.5'' hard disks and DDR3 memory. It has a WXGA panel and boasts Hybrid Geforce 9600GTS graphics, ExpressCard slot and a Blu-ray drive among the options. It weighs 3.59kg and comes with an 8-cell battery.

Strangely enough, the new Neutrino is announced only weeks after the original shipped in the US. Unlike its predecessor which featured Atom N270 comes with an Atom 230 CPU at 1.6GHz, 10.1-inch display with 1,024x600 resolution, WiFi, 1.3mp webcamera, Ethernet, HDMI, Two USB 2.0 ports and onboard audio.

What you get is a 10.1-inch display with 1,024x600 resolution, an Atom N270 processor, the 945GSE chipset, a 1.3 Megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g WiFi, an ExpressCard 34 slot, a mutli-format memory card reader, onboard 10/100Mbit Ethernet, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and a D-sub connector. The only thing that really stands out here is the ExpressCard slot which is a boon, especially as the Neutrino only has a pair of USB 2.0 ports.

The ION based HTPC comes with a 1.6GHz Atom 230, 4GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM, an OCZ 120GB SSD, Blu-ray drive, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, HDMI out and a multicard reader.

Last modified on 02 June 2009
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