ECS Introduces New Media Center Notebook

From ECS’ press release:

Elitegroup Computer Systems today announced the ECS 600, the next generation media center notebook featuring the 2nd generation Intel Centrino mobile technology with PCI Express compatible, cutting-edge graphics and extreme wireless connectivity.

Designed for stylish, professional and home entertainment users who want it all, the ECS 600 combines luxury performance and exclusive entertainment features with ultimate mobility for a fast-paced lifestyle. Its exclusive media center capabilities include built-in new generation ATi Mobility Radeon X600 (M24) graphics, MCE-like InterVideo WinCinema software, a TV-Turner function with remote control and direct burning of TV program to DVDs plus a convenient 4-in-1 card reader.

The ECS 600 is designed on the next generation of Intel Centrino mobile technology, delivers even higher performance, more wireless connectivity choices and enables longer battery life with heavy performance function that is still slim and light. ECS 600 is designed to accommodate the latest Intel Pentium M (Dothan) processor with a faster, 533 MHz front-side bus; a new Wi-Fi component that supports the 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking standards; and the new chipset that supports third-generation graphics.

With a 15.4-inch wide 16:10 aspect screen TFT display and up to 2GB of external video memory powered by ATi MOBILITY RADEON X600 (M24) graphics processor, the ECS 600 delivers unprecedented AV and gaming enjoyment. The ATi MOBILITY RADEON X600 (M24) is packed with progressive new features for upcoming applications without compromising performance. It supports the new 16X PCI Express bus architecture with the graphics bandwidth of 4 GB/sec and the most popular DirectX 9 features to experience the best possible graphics, sound, music and 3D animations.

Whether you are viewing a news, multimedia ad campaign or communicating with the family, this media center notebook is ready. ECS’s proprietary media solution is a combination of Windows XP software augmented by InterVideo WinCinema – including WinDVR for watching television, WinDVD for viewing movies and WinRIP playing music plus superb hardware comprises of AC97 2.2, SPDIF out, dual speakers delivering 5.1 channel output. With its built-in TV tuner functions, the ECS 600 provide you a solution to turn the system on or off with the remote control and even offer a direct burning capability of TV program onto a DVD.

Mobile computing is all about connectivity. The ECS 600 deliver both exciting wireless communications through its Intel PRO/Wireless 2100/2200BG network connection, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet and MDC V.90 56K Fax/Modem. Others great features includes mini 1394 port, SPDIF out port, PCMCIA slot and four ultra-fast USB 2.0 ports.

Buyers excited by the prospect of having the next generation media center notebook will not have to wait long. The ECS 600 will be available in Sep., 2004.