[SIMO] MCR presents its most important laptops, motherboards and graphics cards
In the field of notebooks, MCR highlights the latest ASUS notebooks, among which we find Intel Celeron processors, Intel Pentium 4 at 2.6 and 2.8 GHz and units with Intel Centrino technology. All of these computers include DVD / CD-RW combo drives.
In the ASUS N2400 range we find laptops equipped with Intel Centrino technology and speeds of up to 1.6 GHz, with 256 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard disk, 14 ”TFT monitor and wireless network.
As for motherboards, MCR sells models from the manufacturers ASUS and MSI. Most MSI models integrate Corecell technology that allows us to easily overclock our equipment, although this operation carries a certain risk since we force the entire system to work at a higher speed for which it is designed, with which the system is easily becomes unstable.
Its flagship models are the 875P Neo and the 865P Neo2 for Intel Pentium 4 processors. Both boards include support for dual channel DDR memory, 800 MHz front end bus, SATA support with RAID capabilities, AGP 8x, eight USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, Gigabite LAN network card and are prepared to take advantage of the Hyper-Threading characteristics of the latest Intel Pentium 4 processors. As we were told at the stand, the price of the 875P will be around 185 euros while the 865P can be purchased for about 155 euros.
Below these models we can find the Intel 848P Neo, which also includes an 800 MHz front end bus (through overclocking), but does not support dual channel memory or has RAID capabilities on Serial ATA hard drives. This motherboard is available in the market for an approximate price of 90 euros.
As for SiS chipsets, we can find the 648 Max and 648F models, both with support for AGP 8x, a 533 MHz front bus that can be expanded to 800 MHz thanks to overclocking and Corecell technology. These motherboards have an approximate cost of about 70 euros.
As for dual processors, MSI offers the K7D motherboard with support for two AMD Athlon XP processors for an approximate price of 225 euros.
All these cards include integrated 5.1 sound and, thanks to their software, we can convert the microphone and line inputs into the additional outputs that 5.1 speaker systems require.
On the other hand, among the ASUS models, the P4C800 Deluxe with Intel 875 chipset, P4D800 and P4P800 Deluxe with 865 chipset stand out. All these motherboards support 800 MHz front end bus, Hyper-Threading technology, AGP 8x bus, Serial ATA units. with RAID 0 and 1 (in the case of the Deluxe models) and include integrated 5.1 audio. In addition, on the P4P800 Deluxe motherboard it is possible to connect up to eleven hard drives in RAID thanks to its IDE controller.
These motherboards are already available for prices that range approximately between € 180 for the P4C800 Deluxe and € 140 for the P4P800 Deluxe.
In addition, MCR also markets Asrock and QDI models.
In terms of graphics cards, the most notable models that they presented to us were the Asus V9950 Ultra with the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra chips at 450 MHz and 256 MB of DDR memory at 850 Mhz and the Asus 9560, equipped with the Geforce FX 5600 GPU a 325 MHz and 128 or 256 MB of DDR memory at 500 MHz. These graphics cards have an approximate cost of € 520 in the case of the Asus V9950 Ultra model and € 190 in the case of the Asus 9560 model. In addition, ASUS presented last Monday a new model based on the latest ATI processor, the RADEON 9800 XT.
For its part, MSI showed its most remarkable model, the MSI GeForce FX 5900 Ultra N-Box, with 256 MB of memory and 8x AGP, which has an approximate cost of € 540.