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Reviews / Pegasus 335 - What Laptop
» What Laptop says Features 8/10


Portable, Powerful and Affordable...

Based in the UK, rock is best known for its gaming laptops. However, with its high performance, stunning screen and impressive extras, the Rock Pegasus 335 (£999inc vat) is a well-specified and reliable laptop for the mobile worker.

Weighing 2.2KG this isn’t quite an ultraportable, but it’s small enough for long term travel. We found the Chassis comfortable to carry, but it’s 72 Minute battery life negates the lightweight mobility. The keyboard is wide well-spaced and responsive and proved to be one of the best on test. The touchpad and mouse buttons are equally usable, and makes the Rock comfortable to use. Impressive performance is provided by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Offering dual core power, we were able to multi-task with ease. Even when simultaneously writing an email, playing MP3s and scanning for spyware, the Rock showed strong performance and speed.

Intergrated Graphics
With its intergrated intel graphics card, 3D performance is poor as most laptops in this group. Inevitable for such a small laptop, you can watch DVD’s and play basic games such as chess and solitaire but high-performance 3d games is impossible. Offering some of the best images we’ve seen on a portable laptop the 13-3 inch screen is stunning. Colourful and bright, photos and videos are shown to their best potential. With a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, you can work on multiple documents simultaneously. Despite its size, storage space is comprehensive. Large amounts of work, photos and music can be carried and its 100Gb hard drive won’t be quickly filled. A DVD rewriter drive lets you record data to CD and DVD, but it lacks the dual- layer support of its rivals in this group. A particularly nice touch is the extras included in the price. A built-in DVB-T TV tuner lets you watch digital broadcasts on your travels. This is also the only laptop in this group that includes Microsoft Works software, to provide basic tools for the home office. Rounding out the features, high-speed wireless and fixed networks can be set up using intergrated 802.11A/B/G and Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless hotspots can be accessed in the UK and aboard and large data files can be shared over compatible home office networks. Against much bigger names in this group test, the Rock Pegasus 335 surprised us with its impressive power, high quality and strong features. While the battery life is poor and suited only to short journeys this is a great portable system that we can highly recommend.

Value For Money 8
Performance 7
Features 8
Build Quality 8

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