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Prestigio Releases New Widescreen Notebook-Based Multimedia Center with InstantON Support

Seoul, South Korea (PRWEB) February 8, 2005

Prestigio, one of the most dynamic international manufacturers of LCD displays and TVs, mobile computers, and plasma TVs, has unveiled a new high-performance notebook-based multimedia center featuring brilliantly sharp panoramic 15.4" WSXGA+ LCD screen, 256MB of dedicated video RAM for incredible gains in graphic performance, InstantON function, and sloped keyboard.

The brand-new Nobile 159W is the second multimedia center in Prestigio’s mobile computer line-up. Just like its predecessor Visconte 120 it is capable of instantly playing music CDs, DVD videos, MP3s and browsing digital photos without loading the operation system thanks to its InterVideo® InstantON™ feature. And the PC Card remote control included into the basic configuration allows to control the machine from a distance in InstantON mode and even shut down Windows XP with a press of a button in Windows mode. The new model also supports internal (mini PCI) TV-tuner option. Another pleasant feature meant to provide comfortable typing and prevention of wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome) is the highly ergonomic uniquely-designed sloped keyboard.

On top of that, Nobile 159W can boast of an enhanced resolution of WSXGA+ 1680x1050. In addition, the new multimedia center has been equipped with ATI M11 256MB external graphics with ATI PowerPlay™ technology support for less energy consumption and incredible surge in performance for 3D gaming, business applications, and CAD modeling. At the same time, its mobility has not been sacrificed for performance, and the thickness has remained ultra-slim for a performance class notebook (25-33 mm sloped). The Centrino platform allows for increased battery life and wireless connectivity.

Nobile 159W is powered by Intel® Pentium® M processor of up to 2.0 GHz (Dothan supported). The notebook’s compatibility and connectability with other devices is ensured through a wide selection of ports. Nobile 159W is equipped with 3 USB 2.0 ports, RJ-45 Ethernet plug, RJ-11 modem plug, external VGA port, IEEE 1394 port, S-Video output port, headphone/SPDIF jack, PC Card Type II, and mic-in jack, 4-in-1 Card Reader port.

The brand-new multimedia center’s owner will by no means remain without a connection with the world, since Nobile 159W has extensive communication capabilities. It possesses a V.92 fax modem, an integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet card, a Bluetooth expansion port, and a 4-in-1 card reader.

The available optional extras include a PCMCIA TV Tuner, as well as a unique Port Replicator which, unlike other similar devices, is connected to the VGA Out port rather than to a USB port, thus saving the highly demanded USB ports for external devices while providing numerous additional ports.

Overall, Nobile 159W is a versatile multimedia center based on notebook form-factor which is able to meet the strictest requirements of gamers, managers, graphic designers, and all other individuals looking for a reliable high-performance machine with excellent graphics and communication possibilities. Nobile 159W will be available across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia by mid-February.

Nobile 159W Technical Specifications


15.4 ”, WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 (16:10 wide screen)


Intel DOTHAN support up to 2.0 GHz

FSB 400MHz, L2 Cache - 2M (Dothan)


Intel 855GME


2x 200-pin SODIM sockets, supporting DDR266/333, Expandable Memory up to 1GB

Graphics & Video:

ATi Mobility Radeon 9700 256MB, External 256 MB DDR SGRAM on board, External Display resolution up to 1600x1200, supporting UXGA resolution


AC"97 2.2 Compliant, Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer, Direct Sound™ 3D Accelerator, S/PDIF Digital output, Full-duplex, Built-in speakers(1.5W)/1x Built-in microphone


Built-in 10/100 based-T LAN, Built-in 56Kbps V.92 MDC modem, Built-in antenna for Mini-PCI wireless adapter, Remote Control (Optional), Bluetooth module (optional)


DVD-RW Dual standard or higher (24X10X8X24 Combo optional)


1x external CRT monitor port, 3 x USB 2.0 ports +1xUSB 2.0 (built-in for Bluetooth), 10/100 Mb Ethernet. 1x Fax Modem. 1x S-Video (TV-Out), 3-in-1 card reader, 1x headphone (S/PDIF) jack/1x microphone jack, 1394 , PCCard, special TV-in port for optional TV tuner


TV tuner with remote control running on InterVideo Home Theater 2.5 software, 9-cell battery, Wi-Fi b/g Card, Port Replicator

Battery Pack & Life:

6 cell Li-Ion battery pack, 4400 mA



About Prestigio

Prestigio International with headquarters in Seoul (South Korea) is one of the most dynamically developing international manufacturers of LCD displays and TVs, mobile computers, and plasma TVs. In 2003 the company merged with Canyon Technology Group drastically extending Prestigio’s global outreach. Today Prestigio is a well-established brand under which LCD monitors and notebooks are sold in 25 countries around the world. Rigorous quality control and innovative technologies are the cornerstones of the company’s strategy. At present Prestigio is actively involved in the EMEA region operating through 3 representative offices located in Western Europe (Gorinchem, the Netherlands), Central & Eastern Europe (Prague, Czech Republic), and the CIS (Moscow, Russian Federation).

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Vladimir Nikolaev

Marketing Director CEE

Tel.: +420 272 117 403


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