Rocks smash through Core Duo barrier

Laptops recently sped past desktops on the computing highway (story here), and giving the PC towers a cheeky wave as they speed into the distance are

Laptops recently sped past desktops on the computing highway (story here), and giving the PC towers a cheeky wave as they speed into the distance are these two gaming laptops from Rock.

Both models feature the double whammy of dual core processing and a top NVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card, which should be able to handle the most demanding of fragging sessions.

The larger Quaddra TX2 on the left had the better screen of the pair – a 17in widescreen number with WSXGA resolution, which has been coated with the anti-reflective X-Black tech.

Its specs make it a strong mid-ranger with a 120GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi all standard. Extra touches include a 4-in-1 card reader and 1.3MP webcam, which push its price up to £1175.

Slightly cheaper is the £1060 Pegasus 660 on the right, which has a virtually identical CV apart from a lack of Bluetooth and its inferior 15.4in, 1280x768 pixel screen. It also has an 8x Dual Layer DVD writer for archiving precious photos and video.

Rock says it will be receiving stocks of both within the next couple of weeks; keep an eye on its site for info on availability.