What's new from: Hyundai, Pioneer, I-Buddie, Protac, ASUS

What's new from: Hyundai, Pioneer, I-Buddie, Protac, ASUS

Hyundai Ultra Pro 4

Natcomp's Hyundai Ultra Pro 4 1.6GHz system offers value, performance and price for the serious home and small-to-medium enterprise user. Offering brand-name confidence at white-box pricing, the Hyundai is easily upgradeable and is compatible with all major platforms. The stylish system tower comes complete with a 24 x 10 x 40 CD burner and a 40GB hard drive large enough to accommodate desktop publishing and video editing, and also offers enough space for digital camera-to-PC recording. It also comes with an easy-view 17-inch multimedia monitor with universal power supply that features low light reflection. The system ships with Windows XP and comes with a price tag of $1,899.

Natcomp: (02) 9712 0099 (Sydney),

(07) 3393 1666 (Brisbane),

(08) 9477 5338 (Perth)

Pioneer P4 notebook

Pioneer has released a P4 notebook designed for the SOHO market. The notebook features an Intel P4 1.8GHz processor, 20GB hard disk drive, 128MB DDR RAM, 14.1-inch TFT LCD display and 24x CD-ROM drive with up to 64MB VGA. It includes 10/100M LAN, 56K modem and a Firewire port, as well as TV out jack, three USB ports, PS/2, parallel and SPD/IF port, infrared connectivity and a Type II PCMCIA connection. An optional USB floppy drive is also available. Pioneer has also incorporated a microphone-in jack, external VGA and SB-compatible 5.1 audio. It is powered by a nine-cell Smart Lithium-ion battery.

The notebook ships with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. It comes with a three-year labour and one-year parts return-to-base warranty. An optional three-year on-site warranty is also available. The system carries a retail price of $2,999 and can be ready two to three days from order.

Pioneer: (02) 9690 2888 (NSW), (03) 8790 1830 (Vic), (07) 3257 3879 (Qld)

I-Buddie series

Protac's I-Buddie range is designed to combine the mobility of a notebook PC with desktop performance and price. This means a more affordable mobile PC without the performance sacrifice. The ECS Desknote I-Buddie A901 is equipped with an Intel Celeron 1.1GHz CPU, 128MB SDRAM and a 10GB hard disk drive. It is aimed at students and corporate users and is ideal for those who don't want to spend a lot on an expensive laptop, but still want a reliable mobile PC. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. The system retails for $1,649.

The I-Buddie A928 incorporates a similar idea to the A901 model, however the machine is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor and features 256MB DDR memory, 20GB hard disk drive, and 15-inch TFT LCD display. It is suitable for all kinds of businesspeople and power users, and retails for $2,599.

Protac: (02) 8748 8891.

Excel series

Protac is also offering the Excel series of notebooks. The 5600 series is perfect for personal entertainment. Users can listen to audio CDs without turning the main power on, or they can play DVD movies with the Intel Pentium 4 2GHz processing power, together with 256MB DDR memory, a 64MB ATI M-P7 graphic accelerator, 20GB hard disk drive and a 1200x1050 resolution 15-inch TFT LCD display. It is ideal for gamers, power users and performance seekers, is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and retails from $3,599.

The Excel D630 is an all-in-one notebook. Powered by the Intel P4 processor, it is designed for daily business use as well as entertainment needs. A standard package includes an Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 128MB DDR, 20GB hard disk drive, 14/15-inch TFT LCD display and Microsoft Windows XP. The system retails from $2,999.

Protac: (02) 8748 8891.

Asus S1 ultraslim series

Achieva Technology Australia is distributing the Asus S1 Series ultraslim notebook for go-anywhere use. It incorporates the Intel Pentium III Mobile processors and includes new technologies such as Power Gear technology to allow users to change between "Sports" or "Patrol" modes to prolong battery life. The notebook features a 13.3-inch XGA display, built-in LAN, modem and the Ai-BOX for hotswappable CD, DVD, CDRW, or DVD/CDRW combo drives. Retail prices start from $3,970.

Achieva: (02) 9742 3288.

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