CompAmerica Announces it’s “Giant Killer” 17 inch Wide Screen Laptop

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New Orca XtvÂ? laptop, to be offered in Extreme P4 and Extreme LGA-775/PCI-Express form factors, some available now, some available later this year, is said to outperform and out-quality all other laptops in the PC industry.

Based on CompAmerica’s (http://www.compamerica.com | 888-ASK-CSS-1) new GLASSVIEW WSXGA+ and WUXGA Screens in 17” diagonal format, the new ORCA Xtv™ laptop boasts a 3.4GHz CPU (and later on: 3.6GHz CPU) with 2M L2 Cache.

That’s the Extreme Pentium 4 from Intel, which outperforms nearly any other CPU combination in the PC market. Unusual for a Laptop to have the Extreme Pentium 4 as it may seem, the new model is said to be designed to support “extreme multimedia and gaming” for presentation purposes in business, government tactical systems, and advanced gamer usage. It includes some rather innovative features for a laptop, including a Universal Television Tuner with Remote, built in PC Camera for conferencing, 7 in 1 flash/memory card reader, Hardware Raid 0/1, and a Subwoofer with 4 stereo speakers, for maximum viewing and listening experience. An optional backpack, rolling backpack and top load leather carry bags by Targus may be ordered with the laptop.

”The new Orca Xtv laptop is designed to conform to Microsoft’s Media Player and Real’s Real Player (and Apple’s QuickTime) standards for video playback, as well as new 8x and 12x DVD playback and recording. It’s a TV Studio, a Traveling Theater, a personal entertainment system, a superior business platform and a highly adeptable and flexible system for maximum function rolled into one! This unit blows the doors off the current crop of Apple Laptops for video and recording purposes..." stated CompAmerica's government products sales manager, Bob Gray.

The new laptop comes in two forms: Standard and Extra. Here are their features...

Standard: 2GB of DDram 800MHz Dual Channel Memory (lifetime warranty), an enhanced ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 GPU (AGP8x) with 256 MB of Double Data Rate SGRAM, 60GB 8M Buffered 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive, and standard 4X Dual Format DVD Rewriter / CD Rewriter combo drive, are complimented by a floppy drive, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Firewire IEEE1394 port, an enhanced Turbo 108 MBPS Wireless Adapter conforming to IEEE 802.11g/b specifications, Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Ethernet, v.92 Fax Modem, and 5.1/6.1 enhanced Surround Sound 3D Audio with enhanced environmental controls.

Extra: Same as the above, but with a new ATI X700 Mobility PCI Express graphics architecture with 256MB of SGRAM, new DDRAM-2 memory (up to 1600 MHz), LGA-775 edition of the Intel Extreme P4, and dual layer dual format 8x DVD Rewriter / CDRW Rewriter combo drive (which is optional on the standard model).

Both systems can be equipped with a second optical or hard drive peripheral from a group of choices including CDRW, DVD and HDD options. "High Availability RAID 0/1 can implement mirroring, for VFTA (http://vfta.org) reliability!" stated the company's CEO. " It can drive three displays, including a TV, externally it supports up to 1920x1600 resolution, and it can play from two streaming video sources including it's DVDRW and the web at the same time with zero frame loss. You can also play many simultaneous video streams from the web, depending upon your connection speed for 'Group Video Conferencing', a cinch with the Orca!"

A wide range of accessories and options round out the Xtv™ series. Also available will be CompAmerica’s standard 4 Year Extended Warranty Plan, which includes 1 year free parts and labor and an optional 3 year extension backed by a major service provider, Philips Magnavox.

Optional portable and external storage vaults and Hard Drives (portable mobil), along with external speakers, displays, mice, a new Digital Memo Pad, which stores electronic text written to ordinary paper, and drawings, will be offered with the Xtv to customers buying by phone or web.

The company indicated that the product includes a new remote diagnostics package for full security which updates program available entirely over the web and repairs common problems using an "Artificial Intelligence RepairBot Approach" to reduce consumer time consumption with repairing issues with security, Windows or user applications.

The systems ship with a choice of

1) Windows XP (Home and Professional editions)

2) Red Hat and other versions of Linux (customer configurable) including Lynx/OS and Suse.

3) Tenasys IRMX for Developers and Government

4) Windows 2003 Server (Standard, and Enterprise Editions)

which are appropriately priced.

Also shipping with each Orca, are user selectable applications, including:

a) Four variations of Microsoft Office 2003

b) Choice of Adobe Applications, including Acrobat, Photoshop and Premiere (for video studios).

c) Financial applications including Quickbooks, Microsoft Money, and applications for the legal and brokerage industries.

d) Gaming programs of all kinds.

e) Enhanced Sound and Video Multimedia development programs as needed.

The Orca Xtv ™ Standard model may be ordered TODAY by phone or web. The "Extra" model will be available late in November of 2004. WUXGA Widescreen Displays are expected to be available in December of 2004 in time for Christmas.

CompAmerica is a leader in design and manufacture, distribution and development of innovative products in the PC Industry. It’s unique style of long life, low maintenance, low cost by comparison products, has led the industry price-performance value point for more than 20 years. Contact the company at 888-ASK-CSS-1.

The company's website is http://www.compamerica.com.

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