Digital Unveils Passport 2000
Digital, premier mobile technology manufacturer, recently unveiled
its Passport 2000 Series - the newest addition to its family of
Intel-based PC notebooks. The laptop features a Pentium® III processor
with speeds of 866MHz and above, an extra sharp 15” 1400 x 1050
SXGA Active Matrix TFT display, up to 512MB of system memory and
up to 30GB of hard drive storage. Also standard is its Dual View
feature, which creates an extended desktop by allowing an external
monitor to be used along with the notebook’s built-in screen.
This provides the opportunity to multi-task projects with different
applications opened on each of the screens.
design is superior to plastic casings, because we use magnesium
on both the top and bottom of our notebook” comments Ben Totanes,
Ashton Digital’s Sales and Marketing Director. “The advantage
of this is that the laptop is lighter, thinner, stronger, and
better able to dissipate heat than traditional models. Our CPU
runs cooler than those of typical notebooks, which trap heat inside
the unit. This feature reduces the frequency of crashes and improves
reliability,” he adds.
The Passport 2000 also comes with a handy security access keypad
- called SecureMeTM. The SecureMeTM security
system consists of a four-button keypad located just below the
touchpad, and works somewhat like the combination lock on a briefcase.
Once set, only the correct number sequence can turn the machine
on. These same buttons also serve as quick-launch keys for applications
while inside Windows.
For multimedia power users, the Passport 2000 offers the M3 (Mobility
128) AGP/3D Graphics accelerator, a DVD-ROM drive, and a TV-out
port (NTSC/PAL) with MacroVision Capability. This latter feature
allows the user to connect the system to a television and watch
DVD movies through the TV’s screen, a function perfect for presentations.
The Passport 2000 now is available through www.ashtondigital.com,
where prospective users can actually build their own systems.
Ashton Digital, based in Milpitas, CA, is a manufacturer of notebook
computers, LCD monitors, IDE storage devices and home theater
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