updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri October 10, 2008
Zepto Nox A14 notebook
In an announcement, computer builder Zepto claims to have produced the "world's fastest" 14-inch notebook, in the form of the Nox A14. The computer technically uses a 14.1-inch display, capable of resolutions up to 1440x900; this is supported by a 512MB GeForce 9600M GT video card. The main processor scales up to a 2.53GHz mobile Core 2 Duo chip, and buyers can configure the system with up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM, supplemented by as much as 2GB of Intel Turbo Memory.
Top-end permanent memory comes in the form of a 500GB hard drive or 128GB of SSD storage, as well as the option of a Blu-ray combo drive in place of the standard DVD-RW. A two-megapixel webcam is integrated by default, as are Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Operating system choices are limited to 64-bit versions of Windows Vista Business, Home Premium or Ultimate.
Zepto systems are currently only sold in Europe; UK configurations of the A14 start at £827 ($1,407).