Everex introduces Centrino notebooks and barebone notebook

Everex, part of the FIC/C&C Group, has introduced the first channel offerings to use Intel's new Centrino mobile platform.

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By  Mark Sutton Published  March 13, 2003

Everex Systems Middle East is one of the first companies with a channel offering for the Middle East. The company, part of the FIC/C&C Group will not only be shipping its own MB02 Centrino notebook, but will also be supplying a Centrino barebone solution.

By using the new platform, Everex’ new MB02 notebook is considerably lighter than the average portable, at 2.1kgs, but still has a battery life of over four and a half hours. The notebook is available immediately, and features a 14.1” TFT LCD screen, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, 60GB Ultra DMA HDD, with processor speeds from 1.3-1.6GHz.

The MB02 uses the 855GM chipset, and has Intel’s PRO/Wireless network connection, and also has support for USB 2.0, Bluetooth and IEEE 1394 as required.

The barebone option, which will also be Centrino-branded allows local systems builders to produce high quality machines, tailored to a more cost conscious market. The basic notebook will be supplied with options for the assembler to chose hard drive, memory and processor as required.

Tabrez Ahmed, channel manager for Everex said that the company had already had a good response from resellers that wanted an aggressively-priced notebook. He was also confident that Intel would be able to meet demand for the new processors: “As an Intel Premier Provider (IPP) we have never faced supply problems on Intel and we appreciate the fact that the products is available now,” he said. “Centrino makes these products truly mobile, and we expect tremendous growth in sales down the line.”

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