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PC World brings desktop chips in laptops idea to UK

1.1GHz PIII model touted as fastest around

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PC World is claiming it's selling the 'UK's fastest laptop'. The bionic beast is an Advent brand 1.1GHz PIII notebook with 256Mb SDRAM and a 30Gb hard drive.

The advert brags 'PC World, the store that's always first for new technology has done it again!'

What PC World is actually doing is selling a laptop with a desktop processor in it. The machine is probably made by Austrian manufacturer Gericom.

The big clue is that the advert makes no mention of the word mobile or of SpeedStep technology.

Now a desktop 1.1GHz PIII is probably the fastest chip you're going to find in a laptop - but does this make the PC World model the 'UK's fastest laptop'? We're not so sure.

The price of the notebook is £1499 inc VAT. ®

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