Kobalt announces new gaming notebooks powered by NVIDIA GeForce 9 series & Intel Centrino 2

July 15, 2008 | 15:27

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July 15th 2008 – Coulsdon, England: Kobalt Computers Ltd – a specialist in building high performance custom gaming systems announces two new gaming notebooks based on the new Intel® Centrino® 2 platform.

Kobalt Computers is pleased to announce the launch of the Nexus 15.4” and Mojave 17” notebooks. Featuring new 1066MHz FSB processors, DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® 9 series graphics cards the Nexus and Mojave represent the next generation of mobile gaming.

Intel® Centrino® 2 Mobile technology brings massive benefits over previous mobile platforms including increased performance, decreased power consumption for longer battery life and lower heat levels meaning quieter operation.

Kobalt’s Managing Director Andrew Richards commented, “Since the release of our first 17” gaming notebooks in January our customers have been crying out for a 15.4” gaming notebook with style, performance and excellent build quality. The Nexus fits all of these requirements and with our growing reputation for first class customer service I believe we have a product that’s hard to beat”.

Nexus Features

The Nexus is a true feature packed notebook boasting HDMI, eSATA, HSDPA 3G and future WIMAX support. The whole Kobalt notebook range uses OCZ RAM and OCZ Solid State Drives, continuing the integration of performance components. The new OCZ SSD II drives bring Solid State technology to the masses with extremely attractive pricing, low power consumption, shock resistant storage and giving over two and a half times the performance of a standard 2.5” spindle drive.

NEXUS Key Specifications:

- Intel® Centrino® 2 platform based on PM45 + ICH9M chipset

- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Socket P Processors up to T9600 2.8GHz
(1066MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache)

- Up to 4GB DDR3-1066MHz Memory (future support for 8GB)

- Up to 500TB Samsung M6 5,400rpm 8MB Cache or
128GB OCZ SSD II Solid State Drive

- 15.4” 1680 x 1050 WSXGA+ glossy or 1920x1200 WUXGA Matt TFT screen

- NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GTS / 9800M GT

Mojave Features

Though similar to the Santa Rosa based Mojave XI externally, the revised Mojave has stepped up to the new Centrino® 2 platform and bring all the benefits seen in the Nexus. HDMI, eSATA, DDR3 RAM are all standard but the Mojave also boasts an additional Graphics cards – the NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GTX as well as future support for the world’s first mobile Quad Core CPU, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 expected for release in Q3. The NVIDIA 9800M GTX takes mobile GPU performance to a new level, offering a 25% performance increase over the 8800M GTX.

Mojave Key Specifications:

- Intel® Centrino® 2 platform based on PM45 + ICH9M chipset

- Up to Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Q9100 3.06GHz (1066MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache) or
Intel Core 2 Quad QX9300 2.53GHz (1066MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache)

- Up to 4GB DDR3-1066MHz Memory (future support for 8GB)

- Up to 500TB Samsung M6 5,400rpm 8MB Cache or
128GB OCZ SSD II Solid State Drive

- 17” 1920x1200 WUXGA X-Glass Screen TFT Screen

- NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GT / 9800M GTX

As with all Kobalt notebooks the Nexus and Mojave will be available with full laser etching and paint options.

The Mojave is shipping now and the Nexus will ship during the first week of August.

About Kobalt Computers Ltd
Kobalt Computers Ltd have been building specialist professional workstations and some of the UK’s most unique, high performance custom gaming systems since 2004. These range from entry level affordable units to the custom painted, liquid cooled flagship Apache ICE X.

For more information visit the website at: www.kobaltcomputers.co.uk
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