Taipei, Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:25 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
35°C
Twinhead “Durabook” notebooks ready for the real world
Press release; Editor, DigiTimes.com, Taipei [Wednesday 1 June 2005]

Twinhead International is exhibit its new series of “Durabook” notebooks at its Neihu headquarters during this year’s Computex Taipei. The Durabooks are designed to withstand the hazards that may harm notebooks during daily usage. They are available in both Intel and AMD flavors.

Durabooks vary in form, function and features, but share the common traits of being drop- and shock-resistance and spill proof. Durabooks all have a magnesium alloy case that is 20 times stronger than usual ABS plastic. The LCD monitor is contained in an anti-shock mounting design, while the optical drives have a patented locking mechanism. There are two models available for each platform: the 15D and 14D Intel-Centrino models and the 14K and Lite 12KS AMD-based models.

The Durabook 15D supports Intel’s Pentium M CPU and is based around the 915GM chipset. It supports SATA with a 150MB/s data transfer rate and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet. The Durabook 14D is a 14-inch model that also uses the 915GM chipset and supports DDR2 533 SDRAM.

The Durabook 14k is a 64-bit model that supports AMD’s Athlon 64 or Sempron, while the Lite 12KS uses the Turion 64 or Sempron. Both notebooks offer AGP4x/8x high-performance graphics.

In addition to the Durabooks, Twinhead is also displaying its 17P, 17K and 12K traditional models. The 17P has a 1440x900 resolution 17.1-inch LCD monitor, making it best suited to multimedia applications. This notebook supports Intel’s 3GHz Pentium 4 530 CPU. Buyers can choose between an Nvidia or ATI graphics solution.

The 17K is another multimedia-oriented notebook, which offers the AMD Athlon 64/Sempron CPU. It is equipped with an Nvidia Geforce Go6600 (codenamed NV43M) on a PCIe interface with dual-channel DDR SRAM.

For those who are looking for a slim, light and wireless-ready notebook, Twinhead offers the 12K. This model supports AMD’s Turion 64 or Sempron CPU and offers AGP 4x/8x graphics. The 12K weighs just 2kg and is aimed at providing a high-mobility solution.

For an up-close look at the Durabooks and Twinhead's other products, a trip to the company's Neihu headquarters is required (see advertisement on back page). Alternatively, you could visit www.twinhead.com/index.aspx.

Twinhead Durabook 15D.
Photo: Company

Twinhead Durabook 14D.
Photo: Company

Twinhead's Lite 12KS supports 64-bit applications on a 32-bit platform.
Photo: Company

Twinhead’s wide-screen 17P notebook.
Photo: Company

Twinhead's slim and light 12K only weighs 2kg.
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Taiwan July manufacturing production index up on year

    Bits + chips | 21min ago

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip powers Samsung Galaxy Note8

    Bits + chips | 23min ago

  • Alibaba fund invests in 11 Taiwan startups

    IT + CE | 32min ago

  • China LED makers expanding capacities

    LED | 40min ago

  • China 1H17 LED lighting exports total US$10.4 billion, says GGII

    LED | 48min ago

  • Hanwha Q Cells, LG, China PV makers reportedly mulling factory plans for US

    Green energy | 54min ago

  • Global mobile DRAM revenues increase 14.8% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

    Bits + chips | 1h 8min ago

  • Semiconductor industry capital spending to rise 20% in 2017, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 1h 10min ago

  • BOE to catch up with LGD in large-size LCD panel shipments

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:09

  • Xiaomi smartphone shipments may reach 30 million units in 3Q17

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:09

  • Global PV installation capacity to reach 390GWp by year-end 2017

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:07

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to roll out Galaxy Note 8 in September

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:53

  • CPT China subsidiary enters production for 18:9 smartphone panels

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:40

  • Global mobile DRAM revenues increase 14.8% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:24

  • ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:23

Pause
 | 
View more
WCIT 2017
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.