OCZ Unveils Intel Centrino 2 Whitebook

OCZ Technology Group Unveils Intel Centrino 2 and Intel Core2 Extreme mobile processor high performance laptop solution designed for System Builders to support Enthusiasts and Gamers

OCZ brings the next generation of Intel mobile processors technologies with New Standards of Performance for System Builders

Sunnyvale, Calif.—July 14, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today introduced a new whitebook solution powered by the long awaited Intel Centrino 2 (“Montevina”) platform. This state-of-the-art platform technology provides a breakthrough in mobile computing for higher performance, advanced connectivity, and longer battery life. In addition, the new OCZ whitebooks are built for superior on-the-go gaming by harnessing the world’s highest-performing mobile processor, the Intel Core2 Extreme X9100.

OCZ is pleased to offer one of the world’s first Montevina-based notebooks to the channel. This whitebook is designed with the high end gamer in mind and will be made available to system builders to add their own unique brand, performance enhancing features, and design.

“The introduction of the Montevina platform by Intel enables OCZ to deliver a superior notebook computing experience to our system integrator clients and consumers,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The new OCZNBIM17A will enthrall users with the exceptional performance of Intel’s new Core 2 Extreme processor and is the ideal notebook for gaming and multimedia applications with cutting edge features including upgradable dual graphics, Blueray, and HDMI.”

“Intel’s Core 2 Extreme mobile processor X9100 brings extreme performance to the OCZNBIM17A Notebook for incredible gaming on the go that can even rival desktop systems,” said Erik Reid, Director of Marketing, Mobile Products Group, Intel. “Improvements in speed and energy efficiency delivered by the Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor give users confidence that they are working and gaming on the most advanced notebook technology imaginable.”

When developing the decisive gaming laptop, OCZ sought to deliver the ultimate high-end solution to consumers always on the cutting-edge of technology. Optimized by Intel’s powerful and versatile Centrino 2 platform, the new OCZ whitebook exceeds expectations of on the go power-computing. Based on the latest 45nm Intel Core Microarchitecture and designed for maximum battery life, Intel Centrino 2 processor technology includes new and innovative features that drive new levels of performance and power savings. The Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor X9100 deliver the revolutionary levels of dual-core performance you need to shatter all speed barriers and power multiple highly-threaded HD applications simultaneously giving you unrivaled realism and responsiveness in 3D gaming.

For the demanding visual effects gamers require for the latest PC titles, the OCZ whitebook solution features powerful MXM 2.0 upgradeable graphics solutions and can currently support 2 ATI M88XT in Crossfire mode or a single NVIDIA 8800 GTX. The option of customizable MXM 2 graphics will offer a truly powerful gaming experience.

The OCZNBIM17A Notebook
The new OCZ whitebook can be customized by the leading system builders to meet the needs of consumers, and fully-configured the OCZNBIM17A leads in performance and features:

  • Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology
  • Intel Core2 Duo T9600, P9500, T9400, P8600, P8400
  • Mobile Intel GM47, GM45, and PM45 Express Chipsets with ICH9M or ICH9M Enhanced
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor
  • Core 2 Extreme X9100
  • ATI M88XT CrossFire DirectX 10.1 Compatible (option for single NVIDIA 8800 GTX)
  • Upgradeable MXM 2 Graphics Slots
  • Up to 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR3-1066
  • 17" WUXGA (1920x1200)
  • High Definition integrated stereo sound
  • Maxim Amplifier
  • Audigy HD Software Edition Option
  • 2W/CH, Stereo, Two Channel, Subwoofer
  • Full Sized Keyboard 2.5mm Stroke, Vista Key
  • Intel 802.11a/g/n wireless LAN (MIMO)
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • Built-in 2.0MP Digital Video Camera
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 12 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery