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PC Laptops Introduces 17-Inch, Fully Customizable ’K2’ 987 Laptop; Total Desktop Replacement Notebook Computer ’Puts All Other Laptops to Shame’


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SANDY, Utah -- Jan. 10, 2005 -- PC Laptops today introduced the “K2” 987 high-end portable computer, an industry-leading laptop computer featuring a 1 Gigabyte (GB) dual-channel memory system, 3.6 Gigahertz (GHz) Pentium 4 processor, 17-inch WSXGA active matrix display and a 256 Megabyte (MB) nVidia 16X PCI-Express video card.

Other features of the “K2” 987 include a built-in DVD+/-R/RW 24X DVD burner and combo DVD ROM/CD-RW drive, an internal 802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g Wireless LAN card, internal Bluetooth miniPCI, two on-board FireWire (IEEE1394) ports, four USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports, a 6-in-1 Card Reader, 32-bit CardBus and one Type II PCMCIA slot. The “K2” 987 also comes with a built-in 300k PC camera, ideal for videoconferencing among other uses, as well as an HDTV output and an S-video port with TV tuner option that effectively turns the laptop into a portable television set.

Named after the K2 mountain peak in the Himalayas, the “K2” 987 is designed to occupy the high end of PC Laptops’ product line as a top-level desktop replacement and ultimate gaming computer. The 987 replaces PC Laptops’ 17-inch Annihilator 897, which was named “fastest notebook on the planet” by Mobile PC Magazine. By replacing the Annihilator, the “K2” 987 is the new “fastest notebook” title contender.

“The ’K2’ 987 puts all other laptops to shame when it comes to speed and performance,” said Dan “The Laptop Man” Young, president of PC Laptops. “There is nothing that even comes close to the ’K2’ 987, whether it is used for gaming, multimedia, business or academic applications. Everything else pales in comparison. Plus, beyond getting a screaming system, you also get PC Laptops’ absolutely amazing lifetime service guarantee. You can’t go wrong with the ’K2’ 987.”

As with all PC Laptops models, the “K2” 987 is fully customizable to fit a customer’s exact needs, and includes RAID 0 and 1 hard drive configurations, which are ideal for business applications and gaming needs. All told, the “K2” 987 is available with many configurations and options.

Included with all PC Laptops systems, the lifetime service guarantee includes quarterly tune-ups complete with vital software updates to the computer, a physical cleaning, spyware removal and so on. Also, PC Laptops performs an overall evaluation to identify ways to enhance and improve performance when the computer is brought in to a retail location, such as defragmenting the hard drive, dumping cache and checking for and installing additional updates. More information regarding the service guarantee, including “oops protection,” data recovery services, trade-in and payment options can also be found by contacting PC Laptops directly at www.pclaptops.com.

Standard configuration for the “K2” 987 portable computer includes the following:

-- 3.6GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor with 800MHz system bus,

-- 17-inch WSXGA active matrix display (1680 x 1050) or WUXGA (1920 x 1200),

-- 240GB 7200RPM ATA/SATA hard drive; RAID 0,1,

-- 1GB (expandable to 4GB) (2.75GB) DDR2-400 (Dual Data Rate) RAM,

-- 256MB nVidia 16X PCI-Express; MPEG-2 H/W integrated,

-- Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 24X DVD+/-R/RW drive,

-- An internal wireless 802.11 a/b/g or 802.11b/g LAN card,

-- Internal Bluetooth miniPCI,

-- 6-in-1 Card Reader,

-- Four USB 2.0 ports,

-- Two on-board FireWire (IEEE-1394) ports,

-- One Type II PCMCIA slot,

-- 32-bit Card Bus,

-- Two Internal miniPCI slots,

-- An on-board LAN 1 Gigabit/10/100 local area network and V.90 56K fax/modem,

-- Infrared wireless interface,

-- HDTV output and TV-tuner with built-in 300k PC camera,

-- Hardware RAID 0 or 1 function,

-- Smart Lithium-Ion 12-cell battery,

-- Six channel analog audio output with 3D stereo; virtual eight channel output,

-- Five internal speakers (4 + subwoofer),

-- Touchpad with 2-way scrolling keys,

-- Standard carrying bag,

-- User manual, connecting cords, AC adapter, etc.,

-- External USB 1.44MB floppy disk drive,

-- Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Editions and

-- Additional ports, including one each of the following: center and subwoofer speakers out, front left and right speakers in and out, rear left and right speakers out, headphone, infrared (FIR/SIR/ASKIR), DVI out, parallel, serial, PS/2, S-Video in and out with TV Tuner option, MDC Module, Kensington, built-in antenna for Wireless LAN and RJ 45.

The dimensions of the “K2” 987 are 1.9 x 15.6 x 11.7 inches (HxWxD). With the battery, the “K2” 987 weighs 5.5 pounds. PC Laptops’ “K2” 987 model laptop computer is available immediately for $3,499 in its standard configuration.

About K2, the Mountain

The second highest mountain in the world at 28,251 feet, K2 is found on the Pakistan-China border within the Karakorum (or Karakoram) mountain range of the Himalayas. Known locally as “Chogo Ri” (or great mountain), K2 is known as the world’s most difficult mountain to climb due to its massive size and the numerous unsuccessful attempts at scaling its peak.

About PC Laptops

Celebrating 10 years of building the “best laptops on the planet,” PC Laptops designs, customizes and services laptop computers at six storefront locations in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area and was recently recognized by Intel as the top integrator of Intel Centrino(TM) mobile technology in North America. PC Laptops focuses on delivering a high level of local, personal service to differentiate itself in a crowded mobile PC market. The company also sells industry-leading portable computers to customers around the world via its Web site (www.pclaptops.com) and toll-free number: 877-596-SAVE (7283).



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