Averatec Ships C3500 Series of Convertible Notebooks

Averatec Ships C3500 Series of Convertible Notebooks


Averatec has launched the C3500 Series of mobile notebook PCs that merge a mobile notebook computer and a tablet PC into a single ultra-portable form factor. As a notebook, this compact unit offers all of the features and functionality that mobile users expect, while also incorporating advanced handwriting and speech recognition technologies for comprehensive functioning as a tablet PC. The affordably priced C3500 offers a built-in DVD+CD-RW combination drive and wireless networking capabilities.

The notebooks are equipped with a low-power Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ processor with PowerNow! technology, as well as 512MB DDR333 memory and a 60 GB hard drive. The notebook’s intuitive design makes switching from notebook to tablet mode quick and easy with a simple rotation of the screen. The C3500 offers a 12.1-inch, high-contrast TFT display, which provides resolutions of up to 1024×768.

The C3500 Series compact design is 11.6″ by 9.8″ by 1.57″ package that weighs in at just 4.5 pounds with a standard battery. The unit also includes four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and one Type II PC Card/CardBus slot, for quick and easy addition of additional capabilities. Pricing starts at just $1299.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate.

“With the C3500 Series, Averatec has extended its tradition of innovative mobile computing in a way that offers users two compelling mobile products, in a single compact package,” said Saeed Shahbazi, President of Averatec. “This product is an industry first, with AMD’s processor technology and the added functionality offered by a built-in optical DVD/CD-RW combination drive. Unmatched engineering has created a notebook that is stylish, affordable and eminently usable.”

The C3500 series features a built-in 54-Mbit 802.11g wireless technology, and integrated 10/100 Mbit network LAN and a 56k data/fax modem. The built-in DVD/CD-RW combo optical drive allows users to burn media and data files, watch DVD movies, and listen to music while they work. Four high-speed active USB 2.0 ports provide connectivity options for a complete range of peripherals including digital cameras, printers, scanners, fax machines, and other peripherals. A Smart Li-Ion battery offers users up to four hours of work time between charges.

The C3500 Series notebooks come standard with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft OneNote 2003, PowerDVD, Computer Associates EZ Trust Anti-Virus and Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0. Microphone input and audio output jacks are coupled with a full-size standard keyboard with a large touchpad to give users an optimal user experience.

The C3500 series is backed by a 1-year limited warranty (and 6 months for the battery). Technical support is accessible 24- hours a day, 7-days a week through a toll free number. The convertible notebook is available through major electronic retailers, resellers and distributors.

C3500 Specifications
— Processor: Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ w/PowerNow! technology
— Memory: 512 MB DDR333 (1GB maximum memory)
— Hard Drive: 60 GB, 9.5 mm thin
— Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Burner
— Ports: 4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA 15-pin port, Audio Out, Microphone In, TV Out, S-Video, RJ-11, RJ-45, Type II PC Card/Card Bus slot
— Connectivity: 802.11g wireless, 10/100 Mbit network LAN, 56k data/fax modem
— Size and Weight: 11.6″x9.8″x1.57″, 4.5 lbs. with standard battery