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Zepto Nox A14 -- The World's Fastest 14'' Notebook

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  1. D_o_S

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    Zepto computers, a Danish computer manufacturer, has just unveiled its new Zepto Nox A14, the fastest notebook in its class. The laptop features the P9500 CPU from Intel, paired with up to 8GB of RAM. A GeForce 9600M deals with the graphics. All of this in a 14.1" package. Pricing starts at $1,411.

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    The specifications are as follows:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P9500
    • 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) widescreen display
    • NVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT 512MB
    • up to 8GB DDR2 RAM
    • Intel Turbo Memory (up to 2GB)
    • max 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD
    • Blu-ray drive
    • Zepto Zpro Wireless 300Mbit
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
    • Built-in webcam 2.0 megapixel
    • Built-in digital microphone
    • Microsoft Windows Vista
    Source: PC Launches
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    I kinda like the style of it, from what I can tell. I wonder what battery life is like?
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    i dont get the point...

    i think that Alienware "notebook" are faster... isn't it?!
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    14.1 that's the point. ;)
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    look like a black macbook
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    But lots faster. :D



    another pic
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    One kewl gadget
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    Danish stuff yeehaa!
    Nah not really they use the same barebones as a lot of other low to midrange local manufacturers, nothing to get excited about. It may have the right specs but the quality of the casing is poor.
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    Id still buy it. Looks pretty decent and i like how the outside isnt bloated with junk.
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    now this is my kinda laptop!!!! its a shame the 9600M GT is tied down to a 14.1" - god knows it woulda looked better on a bigger screen
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    Yeah but that 1440x900 res seems to be just about right for that card.
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    That's what I've been looking for.

    Now I wonder the weight.
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    Actually now that i think about it...a big thank you to D_o_S for posting this. ive just had a look at the Zepto's website & Since they ship to the UK (their Danish) when the time comes I will be picking up one of their laptops instead of a crappy last gen DELL 1530.

    ::EDIT::

    1 negative found - I made up a custom build, all i changed was the CPU & battery pack = delivery date 20 days
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    Thats not that bad really, it would take about a month to get an alienware laptop.
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    Not that bad... Very good deal.
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    Looks great screens abit small considering yad be gaming on it =/
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    well, so long as its able to run the game it should be fine - portable gaming on the move. I use to take my lappy to my nans n sit there playing oblivion all day - otherwise it was over to my mates or the library where i sat there & played guildwars all day.

    but I partially agree - for the price im gonna be paying its almost epic if i cant game properly on it. - I can get an ACER 5039G which is a 15.4" for a LOT LOT less & its almost identical spec'd out.

    Acer might make some nice laptops & sell them at very very competitive prices but Ive read everywhere that their after sales support is a complete shambles. (& also Ive never really WHOLE heartedly trusted the brand ACER)

    my other choices was a Dell...


    which comes out to.... £809.01


    Compared to which is now my first choice....

    which costs £826.99

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    now thats an AWESOME offer from dell, with the 320GB HDD, 15.4" screen & 4Gb RAM- but its a 'DELL'

    on the other hand what ever i downloaded is usually zipped across the network to my main PC anyway so im not exactly gonna be storing anything BIG to justify a 320Gb HDD - Im running an 80GB on my laptop & ive never filled it - a 160Gb@5400RPM/120GB@7200RPM will be just fine.

    the CPU on the Zepto could be a little faster but im gonna be running XP on it anyways.


    the only issue here is trying to find a way to talk my dad into loaning me some cash & the use of his Credit/debit card to order this badboy since i want to beat the 20day wait - the laptop will always be there but the only time i will be able to get a new laptop wont be until after Xmas when i have the cash...
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    Definitly the zepto out of them too dell looks like yesterdays stuff lol.
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    lol is all i can say...
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    Bummer that it doesn't use DDR3
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    taken from the review....



    Erm WTF????:confused:
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    Google translator rocks!

    The "real" translation is a bit different. The Danish in this review is really poor that is probably why Google has a hard time getting the translation right.

    Translation (I have taken the liberity to clean it up a bit):
    The result is about what you would expect. The P9500 CPU in the Nox is battling the T9300 CPU that the Zepto 6224W is equipped with(. not at the right place in Danisk nor Enligsh) But is a bit behind the T9500. But why is the P9500 worse than a T9500, isn't the P9500 newer, and don't they all have the same smount of L2 cache? some might ask. Yes, but it is because of the fact that the P-series CPUs are optimized for best performance compared to their powerdraw and not for overall performance.

    "Resultatet er nogenlunde som man kunne forvente. P9500 CPU'en i Nox ligger og kæmper med den T9300, som Zepto 6224W er udstyret med. Men den er et stykke efter T9500. Jamen hvorfor er en P9500 dårligere end en T9500, er P9500 ikke nyere, og kører de ikke med samme hastighed og har samme mængde L2 cache? er der måske nu nogen som spørger. Jo, men det er på grund af det faktum, at P9xxx processorer er optimeret til at give den bedste ydelse i forhold til strømforbruget. "

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