Napa For Under A Grand

Highly specced too... madness!

Think Intel’s latest Napa chipset was only for those with more money than… ”you”? Not true. Those charitable guys at AJP have managed to squeeze this cutting edge technology into a highly specced notebook and yet keep it under a grand. Ay, Caramba!


The result is the M555N and to be honest I’m still scratching my head as to how the company has done it. Follow me as I run through it and you’ll see what I mean…

We’ve an Intel Centrino Core Duo T2400 processor at the heart backed up by a full gig of DDR2 RAM and a large 100GB SATA hard drive. The display is a widescreen 15 incher with 1400 x 1050 native resolution and though the graphics card is integrated it still comes with 128MB of dedicated VRAM.

A built in 1.3 megapixel digital camera comes as standard and the connectivity options match up with the best of them, including WiFi, 10/1000 Ethernet, modem, 4-In-1 card reader, FireWire, HDTV output support, S/PDif, 3x USB2.0 ports, a DVD rewriter and free Vodafone 3G/GPRS Mobile Connect Card (worth £219).

Ok, so the snag is that the M555N bulky? Nope. It measures just 333 x 276 x 24mm (33mm at its thickest point) and weighs less than 2.5Kg so its travel friendly too. For your £998 (including VAT) there is also a three year warranty. Still not convinced? You’re clearly mad, so perhaps telling you it comes with a free carry case will do the trick? Thought so.

Grab one now, unless you’ve better things to do like talk to your cereal or paint yourself purple.