Red Fox Technologies recently released a new model for their Wizbook line, the Red Fox Wizbook N1020i, made available in yellow, green, pink, red, and black, as well as the full-scale Red Fox RN740J and the Red Fox RN766JU aimed towards everyday computing and gaming, respectively.
The Red Fox Wizbook N1020i is the newest addition to the brand’s growing lineup of netbooks, fitted with 10.2-inch TFT LCD displays, 1GB DDR2 667 memory, 160GB or 250GB HDD, 802.11 b/g wireless LAN, and an SD/MMC/MS card reader, along with the option of upgrading to 2GB memory. The N1020i also takes advantage of Bluetooth technology by incorporating Bluetooth ver. 3.0, which gives data rates of up to 480 Mbits compared to 3 Mbits that Bluetooth ver 2.0 can offer. But getting things done quickly is not the only benefit of using high-speed Bluetooth: it also reduces power consumption, which then translates to longer battery life. Versatility is enjoyed via the Express Card / 34 slot, which supports Firewire 800, SATA external disk drives, solid-state drives, Wi-Fi interface cards, TV tuner cards, additional memory, memory card readers, external graphics cards, and modems. The inclusion of an integrated 1.3 low-light webcam also allows photos and videos to be taken even under low-light conditions without compromising quality.
The RN740J and RN766JU alternatively feature 14.2- and 15.4-inch TFT LCD displays, respectively, 7-in-1 card readers (MS/ MS Pro/ SD/ Mini SD/ MMC/ RS MMC/ MS Duo), integrated web cameras, ATI HD audio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, three USB ports, e-SATA ports, and HDMI ports. HDD options for the RN740J include 160GB and 320GB SATA II, while the RN766JU comes with a 320GB SATA II hard drive. Two models are available for the RN740J—the RN740J S and the RN740J T.
Big performance, small packages
Powering the Red Fox Wizbook N1020i, the Intel Atom processor is the smallest from Intel, built using the smallest transistors in the world and the company’s 45nm Hi-k Metal Gate technology for use on netbooks and nettops. The result? Intel Atom-based devices offer easy mobility with simple interfaces while providing targeted performance. Aimed at those looking for the best online experience, this processor is an affordable solution for devices used for educational purposes, video and photo viewing, voice over IP, social networking, messaging, e-mail, browsing, and other Internet activities, as well as basic applications.
On the other end, tucked away inside the brand’s full-scale line is the AMD Sempron SI-40 for the RN740J S and the AMD Turion X2 RM-72 for the RN740J T, while the AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM 80 pitches in for the RN766JU.
The AMD Sempron SI-40 allows for downloading music and sending pictures, on top of simple emailing, web browsing, and word processing, and being able to run more than 60,000 of the most popular software in the world, as well as featuring power-saving technology that extends battery life without sacrificing performance. The AMD Turion X2 RM-72 and the AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM 80, on the other hand, offer significantly higher bandwidths to support PCI Express 2.0 and HyperTransport 3.0 Technology for increased system performance while their CoolCore Technology also help extend battery life, aided by Multi-Point Thermal Control to prevent too much heat in the processor. Both processors offer dynamic power management for energy efficiency and run both 32- and 64-bit applications. Enhanced virus protection is also enjoyed on all AMD processors.
In addition, the Red Fox RN766JU is equipped with the ATI Radeon HD 3200 (256MB DDRII) chipset plus the discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 (256MB DDRII) for top-notch gaming on-the-go, many thanks to ATI’s Hybrid Technology. This means as the RN766JU’s onboard and discrete GPUs work together, users are provided with more crystal-clear graphics and more vibrant colors, along with DirectX 10 support so the latest 3D games can be accommodated.
According to Abijane Mulgada, Product Manager for Red Fox, “Mobility these days is more than just about convenience—it’s become a need that a growing number of people are coming to realize. But besides simple mobility, our laptops aim to address specific needs to ensure great experiences every time, which then allows users to truly enjoy what mobility can offer. The addition of new colors for our Wizbooks? Laptops are already personal. We just wanted to make things more fun for everyone.”