It appears that, even though somewhat more scarce than before, IT news still exists in all forms, and Packard Bell, not long ago, made an announcement of its own, one that deals with its latest series of mobile computers.
One thing about this year's CeBIT 2011 electronics show is that the major players on the IT market, like AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, didn't release much, if anything, in terms of new platforms or video cards.
Now, coming to supply the PC market, Packard Bell has revealed the impending arrival of the EasyNote NS notebook.
It is based on Intel's now well known Sandy Bridge platform and features a 14-inch screen, whose native resolution is of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
The CPU at the heart of the machine can be an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 model, while the amount of RAM (random access memory) backing it up is of 4 GB.
Graphics capabilities seem to place the notebook in the higher level of the hierarchy, being delivered by the GeForce GT 520 or GT 540 graphics.
Said discrete cards feature support for DirectX 11 (obviously) and, by means of the Optimus technology, only work when the workload demands it, so as to maintain power efficiency as good as possible.
That said, Packard Bell threw in a hard disk drive with a capacity of up to 750 GB and the full list of connectivity and I/O options (USB 3.0, HDMI, multi-gesture touchpad, 1.3 megapixel webcam and Bluetooth 3.0, not to mention WiFi).
All the above are packed inside a 2.3kg package colored Garnet red, Moonstone White or Ebony black. Finally, the machine is kept running by a battery that can last for up to 4 hours on a single charge.
The EasyNote NS should start selling in April for the base price of 549 Euro.