Ever the purveyor of affordable notebooks, Averatec has just released a 12.1-inch, 3.9-pound “ultraportable” notebook. I don’t know if I’d stretch this into the ultraportable realm — maybe thin and light, although “thin” is kind of stretching it too.
Anyway, it’s a pretty good price for what you get; an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor running at 2.2GHz, Vista Home Premium, DVD burner, 4-in-1 card reader, 250GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, and built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam. I’ve personally had good luck with Averatec notebooks (I’ve owned three) although I have a couple friends who have had trouble with the battery fizzling out rather quickly. Sure enough, the warranty on the 2575’s battery is only six months, so buyer beware (the rest of the system carries a one-year warranty, though).
Averatec’s director of marketing says, “The introduction of this product marks a new era for Averatec on our notebook product line and will provide a great foundation for our upcoming All-in-One desktop product launch.” So we’ll be on the lookout for that upcoming all-in-one. I’ll be interested to see where it’s priced.