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This is no news that there are system makers who ship personal computers (PCs) with pre-overclocked processors, but so far virtually no mobile computer vendors have shipped their products featuring processors running beyond official speed-bins. However, Rockdirect, a U.K.-based notebook maker, has unveiled a small laptop that overclocks its processor.

The Rockdirect Pegasus 330 is a small 13.3” notebook with 1280x800 resolution that comes equipped with a digital TV-tuner and instant on feature, which allows users to access videos, music or TV without booting up operating system, something, which is valuable for people on the move. The laptop weighs 2.1 kilograms, not very low weight for a thin and light notebook.

The Pegasus 330 is based around Intel’s Centrino Duo platform and features dual-core Intel Core Duo processor up to model T2600 (2.16GHz), up to 2GB of dual-channel DDR2 memory, up to 120GB Serial ATA hard disk drive and built-in Intel GMA950 graphics core. But the main feature of the laptop is that when it is connected to power outlet, it overclocks the processor by 5%, thus adding performance, according to web-site.

Even though overclocking of a 2.16GHz processor by 5% (to 2268MHz) is unlikely to boost performance significantly, such performance increase automatically allows Rockdirect Pegasus 330 to win benchmark scores when compared to other machines of the same kind. Given that typically notebook vendors do not design their products from the ground up, but submit technical requirements to original equipment manufacturers in Asia, it is highly likely that laptops with similar auto-overclocking capability will emerge from other makers as well.

The price on the Pegasus 330 starts at ?749 ($1389) without value added tax.


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