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The Icon Bar: News and features: R-Comp Interactive go to Extremes

R-Comp Interactive go to Extremes

Posted by fwibbler on 17:07, 25/3/2005 | , , , , , , , ,
R-Comp Interactive have announced a their fastest laptop computer to date.
The RISCBook Extreme utilises the latest 2Ghz Centrino processor coupled with Virtual RiscPC-Adjust to produce the most impressive RISC OS running portable to date.
Some more of the features of the RISCBook Extreme are as follows:
  • Ultra High resolution LCD screen (1680x1050 widescreen)
  • 100Gb Hard drive
  • Ati X700 graphics engine
  • 1Gb of DDR2 memory
  • Standard 15pin or DVI monitor connections
  • Dual Layer DVD writing (Windows only I would guess)
  • Wireless Networking
All very impressive sounding, but how fast is it and compared to what?
Well, R-Comp say it's generally almost three times faster than a Kinetic based RiscPC, and about almost 50% faster than their RISCube3200 (VirtualRPC running on a 3200XP PC). Their guess (and mine) is that it should be about 40-50% faster than an Iyonix.
As always, hard figures should be taken with a small pinch of salt, but they should give you all a good idea of what the machine is capable of.
Most impressive of all is that this is from a Portable machine.

Link: R-Comps press release

  R-Comp Interactive go to Extremes
  Skypilot (11:17 26/3/2005)
Andy McMullon Message #93420, posted by Skypilot at 11:17, 26/3/2005
Posts: 2
This looks similar to the Acer Travelmate 8104WLMi - which gets some very good reviews. Certainly a cracking RO portable machine but you'll be paying at least a couple of hundred quid extra for R-Comp's expertise in supporting VA. You can fo it cheaper by buying the components elsewhere - whatever they say about deluxe PC suppliers.

The one thing this machine is not good at is existing away from the mains - all that technology takes its toll and abouty halves what you can get from other Centrino models - the best of which can get up to 5 hrs. Interestingly R-Comp don't make a claim in this area other than the vague "several hours".

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