Unless you invest in a hulking external booster you’ll be lucky to get through two DVDs on most laptops before the screen goes black. Rock’s latest long-lifer, though, is just begging for you to load up the The Matrix trilogy and test its endurance.
The Pegasus T12 claims that it’ll manage just over seven hours of ‘typical office applications’ – which probably doesn’t include Civilisation IV marathons – on a single charge. This is mainly due to the Core 2 Duo chipset which, as well as being ridiculously fast, also happens to be very economical with juice.
Speedy processor and Steven Gerrard-esque stamina aside, it’s a fairly bog-standard performer. There’s an 80GB hard-drive, 512MB of memory and it ships with Windows XP Home pre-loaded.
Apart from the hard specs, there is a little respite from the T12’s work ethic – it has Wi-Fi for café web surfing, and sports an 8x dual layer DVD writer to help churn out films for those marathons on the train. If it manages our two-disc edition of King Kong without dying, we’ll give it a gold star.
Rock Pegasus T12
On sale: 28th August