MEDION and Novatech launch their first Centrino 2-based notebook PCs

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The onslaught of new notebook PCs continues, as both MEDION and Novatech have announced the imminent arrival of machines based on Intel’s new Centrino 2 processor.

First up, the MEDION AKOYA S5610 is a slim, lightweight 15.4-inch notebook featuring a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics, 3GB memory, 320GB hard drive, HDMI port for outputting high definition, HD audio, dual-layer DVD writer, wireless connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera, and microphone.

The DVD writer can be swapped out for a second 320GB hard drive if required, and an optional extended battery pack claims to give up to 10 hours life between charges.

It will be available from the end of the month, priced £599.99, and available from Sainsbury’s stores.

Next up is the x50mv from Novatech, a higher specification machine with a variety of processor and hardware options. It comes with up to 2.53GHz Centrino 2 processor, 15.4-inch display, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB GDDR3 graphics, up to 4GB of memory and 200GB hard drive, DVD burner, HD audio, HDMI, and four USB ports.

Available now from £699, but of course the beefier processors and options will cost you more.

Novatech product page | Medion

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Andy Merrett