March 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm
OCZ, traditionally known for enthusiast DDR memory, has entered into the netbook market with the Neutrino. OCZ already sells both 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, so moving towards the netbook segment is a natural progression. As you would expect for a company that caters for enthusiasts, its existing range is sold under the DIY Program. OCZ sells a DIY notebook kit that allows consumers to build a notebook to their own ideal configuration. You are free to source RAM, hard-disk drive and operating system from wherever you can find the best deal and ‘build-it-yourself’. In some of the notebooks, they even allow you to source your own CPUs! The idea being that you can save money without needing to replace the entire notebook to change CPU, upgrade RAM or HDD. This is all without losing the warranty.
In terms of the Neutrino, the standard specifications are similar to most netbooks on the market. It is powered by Intel´s N270 Atom CPU and 945GSE+ICH7M chipset. It sports a 10-inch (1024 x 600) LED backlit screen. It will allow up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and up to 250GB of 2.5-inch hard disk drive at 5400RPM. If you don’t fancy sticking in the components yourself, it also comes pre-equipped with OCZ´s memory and 250GB SSD drive. The Neutrino will be available in the next few months.