The king of all things proprietry knocks out another delicious slim and light notebook. Hasta La Vista T1!
Unlike the Governor of California’s movies of the same name though, it looks like there won’t be much argument whether T1 or T2 is better. For a start, the T2 has ramped up the 733MHz Pentium M ULV processor of its predecessor to 1.2GHz and claims it has managed to squeeze out another hour of battery life to an impressive seven hours (I would expect it to be closer to four or five hours in lab testing, however).
Bluetooth and wireless b/g remain as standard, as does a DVD+/-RW drive and the beautiful 10.6in widescreen 1,280 x 768 resolution X-black display. The hard drive has been stepped up to 60GB from 40GB and while the graphics remain integrated (courtesy of the Intel 855GME chipset with 64MB of shared memory), the T Series was never designed with the hardcore gamer in mind.
Physically, it is hard to see any differences between the T1 and T2. The dimensions are identical at 272 x 25 x 205mm (W x H x D) and the weight is the same at 1.38Kg. Prices begin at £1,699 including VAT and it should be warming shelves as we speak.
You’ll see a review on the new T2 Series soon, as we expect to have it in our eager mitts any moment. I detect sweaty palms!
The T1 debuted at 1.1GHz not 733MHz so the step up in CPU speeds is not quite as large as first suggested. Thanks for the spot “loyal reader” ArosChem 🙂