Xsonic Xbook

Race, Nick
December 2004
Australian Personal Computer;Dec2004, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p40
The article presents information on a new product related to system note book. Best known in Australia for its range of personal computer (PC) chassis, Xsonic has sprung onto the local scene with a notebook computer that will really turn heads. With notebook vendors constantly tweaking their designs to make them stand out, Xsonic has released the most striking notebook seen in a while. Distributed locally by Universal Enterprise Inc., the "Xbook," features a silver wave-effect hologram cover with an "X" in the middle that's illuminated by the backlight. A monochrome shell is also available, however, among a range of replacement covers for those who find the holographic version too gaudy. At base level, the Xbook uses either a standard Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 desktop CPU with 533MHz frontside bus, taking the Xbook up to a maximum of 3.06GHz. Using the desktop-designed processors, however, helps to keep its cost down, as mobile-specific processors such as the Pentium M or Celeron M are considerably more expensive.


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