What's new from: Hi-Grade, Protac, Twinhead, Hallmark, Cam1, Pioneer

What's new from: Hi-Grade, Protac, Twinhead, Hallmark, Cam1, Pioneer

Hi-Grade Computers

A basic Notino C6700-1300 specification with 1.3 GHz Mobile Pentium M, 256MB DDR RAM, 30GB hard disk drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo, a built-in wireless LAN adaptor, a high-end GeForce FX Go 5200 mobile graphics card and comes Windows XP Home Edition. The silver coloured C6700 chassis houses a WXGA+ wide-screen 15.2-inch TFT colour LCD screen with 1280 x 854 pixel resolution. It has a magnesium reinforced chassis to protect the screen and other delicate components from damage during transit. RRP: $3095 (inc. GST). The Notino C6700-1500 includes 512MB DDR RAM, an 60GB hard disk drive and an integrated multiformat DVD rewriter. The C6700 range of notebooks come with a two-year international collect-and return warranty, which includes accidental damage cover.

RRP: $3950 (inc GST).

Protac International Computers

The Clevo D430 notebook from Protac is a popular choice for rebranding among resellers. It features the Intel Celeron 2.2GHz/2.6GHz or P4 1.8GHz/2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz, up to 1GB DDR RAM expansion, 15.1-inch XGA TFT, a DVD/CD-RW or CD-ROM optical drive, an SiS 650 video controller with embedded 3D engine, SMA from 8-64MB VGA and one Type II PCMCIA Slot. The D430 has a built-in floppy disk drive, Winkey, multi-language keyboard, a AC97 2.1 compliant, 3D enhanced sound system and two built-in stereo speakers, and a built-in 10/100 LAN card and 56K modem. It contains one Firewire, one Serial, one PS2, one Parallel, one 15-pin CRT and three USB 2.0 ports. The Clevo D430 notebook comes with a 12-month parts and labour return-to-base warranty (not including battery which has a limited six-month warranty).

RRP: Starts from $1599.


The efio2B00 PTK from Twinhead features a Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor-M 2.2 GHz CPU, 384/640MB DDR RAM, a 30GB hard disk drive, a 14.1-inch XGA TFT screen and weighs in at 2.43kg. It has a DVD+CD-RW combo drive, an integrated 56K fax/modem and 10/100 Ethernet, and has three USB 2.0 ports, VGA ports, TV output, FIR 4Mbps. Featuring Impax protection, a spill-proof keyboard, and vibration tolerance hard disk connection card, the efio2B00 PTK comes loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and is covered with a three-year local or one-year international limited warranty.

RRP: $1099.99 (inc. GST).

Hallmark Computer

In late September, Hallmark Computer International will launch its new Viewmaster Portiva wireless notebook with Intel Centrino mobile technology. Flexible in its configuration, the Portiva is targeted at the price-conscious business user who does not want to compromise on quality. It features the Intel Pentium M Processor 1.3-1.7GHz, Intel 855MG chipset, a 14-inch TFT XGA colour screen, 256MB to 2GB of DDR RAM and a 30-80GB Hitachi HDD. The Viewmaster Portiva comes with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, a built-in wireless LAN and 56K modem and five hours of battery life, as well a two-year limited return-to-base warranty and free carry case.

RRP: Starts from $2499.

Cam1 Computers

Cam1 Computer’s most popular desktop assembled for resellers is the DeskMate Basic P24. A bareboned system, the P24 offers resellers the opportunity to raise their margins by adding extra components and software, and does not come with a monitor or operating system. The P24 uses the Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU and features 256MB DDR RAM, a Seagate 40GB 7200RPM hard drive, a Gigabyte GA-8SIMLHP motherboard and an integrated AGP 64MB graphics engine. It comes with an integrated audio controller, integrated 10/100 LAN, BenQ Accufeel PS/2 keyboard and A4 Wheel PS/2 mouse. The DeskMate Basic P24 features a 1.44MB floppy drive from Panasonic, a LiteOn 52x CD-ROM drive and a midi-tower case with front USB/audio connection. It is covered by a two-year parts and labour warranty.

Reseller price: $659 (ex. GST). RRP: $765 (inc. GST).

Pioneer Computers

Pioneer Computers recently added the Value M270S P4-M 2.4GHz notebook to its product offering. Sporting an Intel P4-M 2.4GHz mobile processor with speedstep technology, the M270S features a 30GB hard disk drive, 128MB DDR RAM, a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, 1.44MB floppy drive and a 13.3-inch TFT LCD. It comes with a fully DirectX8 compliant video graphics engine, 8MB VGA (up to 64MB optional), 10/100 LAN, a 56K modem, one Firewire port, an eight-cell Li-Ion battery one parallel and two USB ports and one Type II PCMCIA slot. The Pioneer Value M270S comes loaded with Windows XP Home Edition OEM and is covered by a one-year Monday-Friday four-hour response onsite warranty.

RRP: $2299 (inc. GST).

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