Averatec classes up the joint with N3400 13.3-inch aluminum notebook


Averatec is testing the aluminum notebook waters with the 13.3-inch N3400, a 3.8-pound ultraportable with a $799 pricetag.

Under the hood, there’s a dual-core Intel CPU at 2.16GHz, 3GB of RAM, 250GB SATA hard drive, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and Vista Home Premium. There’s no integrated optical drive but the unit does come with an external DVD burner. You’ll also find three USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and VGA output.

The N3400 is apparently “currently shipping” although I’m unable to find it in Averatec’s online store at the moment. Perhaps it’ll show up there soon.

Here’s the full press release:

Averatec Introduces Sleek, Aluminum 13-Inch Notebook

Stylish Design is Lightest of Averatec Notebook Offerings

SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TriGem USA continues to expand its mobile computing line with the addition of the lightweight, aluminum-clad 13-inch N3400 notebook. Weighing less than 4 pounds, the ultra-slim, stylish notebook can be easily carried in a briefcase or backpack. The unit is currently shipping and offered at an MSRP of $799.

The Averatec N3400 is designed to maximize performance and is positioned to meet the needs of a wide range of highly mobile users. Business professionals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, sales people and students will appreciate the feature-rich N3400 options that are designed to enhance productivity at the office, on the road or in the classroom.

“As one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks on the market, the N3400 meets the demand of consumers who require the ultimate in portability and a little flash of style without breaking the bank,” said Henry Hewitt, vice president of sales at TriGem USA. “Although it is small in size and weight, the N3400 is large in power and performance. This notebook is sure to stand out from the crowd with its low weight, small footprint and affordable price point.”

The sleek, ultra-modern-looking N3400 features a 2.16GHz Intel dual-core processor, 250GB hard drive, 3GB of memory, Microsoft Vista Home Premium and an external USB 8x super-multi DVD optical drive. Other performance-maximizing features include built-in 802.11n wireless connectivity, 10/100/1000 Mb/s wired networking and Bluetooth.

“Averatec was determined not to skimp on performance features in the design of the N3400,” Hewitt said. “While competitors may have compromised on features such as omitting optical drives or Bluetooth connectivity, Averatec found a way to incorporate these critical technologies without sacrificing the overall performance, form factor or low weight of the system. Our customers want it all and we are determined to give that to them.”

Averatec’s products are backed by a one-year limited warranty and one-year of technical support available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.