Monday, February 25, 2013
Rockman Ultrabooks Are Going to be a Thing
Pretty cool news coming from Rockman Unity tonight: Capcom will be producing Rockman-themed Ultrabook laptops. Don't throw money at your monitor just yet; there's some work to be done before you can buy one.
The Rockman Ultrabook Project is asking for user input to dicate the creation of these laptops. The current poll is asking what design you'd like featured on the outer case. Choose which of the four designs you like (or suggest your own), toggle your age, and click the submit button. In the weeks ahead, Capcom will be tossing up two more polls.
So what's under the hood? There's a third generation, energy efficient CPU, and a solid-state storage drive (capacity not specified). Outside, we've got a 14.1″ anti-glare LCD display and 19mm thin form factor. The non-existent disc drive contributes to an overall weight of no more than 1.67kg (or 3.68 lbs). Hey, not too shabby!
When all the polling is done, the Ultrabooks will be made to pre-order on March 29. Units will ship out in July. Alas, this initiative sounds like a Japan only thing. But in case we hear otherwise, stay tuned.
Source: Rockman Unity [thanks for the tip, RockX!]
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No disc drive? Why does this keep happening.ReplyDelete
no disc drive = no buy for me.ReplyDelete
I wish we got something like this States side. But for me to drop money on it, it must be a touchscreen (win 8 = touchscreen! and i5 or i7. I can do w/u the disc drive as I don't use my current drive very much any more.ReplyDelete
The "Dr. Wily" design with the checkerboard of RMs is stylish. Definitely voting for that one.ReplyDelete
everyone should click the "other" option and type "yuusuke murata's megaman illustration"ReplyDelete
It is useless!! Please make Megaman game. Capcom, stop celebrating things that are useless to us.ReplyDelete
I want one themed like the second generation turquoise PET, with Rockman.EXE's big fat emblem in the center.ReplyDelete
While I can appreciate the Ultrabook for it's security features and such. We really don't need the Ultrabook name and it'll just add to the cost.ReplyDelete
"Third generation" CPU better not be a PIII or an Atom. Also, since this is an Ultrabook, that means we are stuck with Intel CPUs, which means we either have to power a separate GPU or we get a Intel Graphics chip. One will drain the battery, the other is a GPU nobody buys by choice.
We'd get a more battery friendly laptop of we ditched the Intel branding and were free to use the best parts, not what Intel tells us to.
So if there aren't enough total votes on the design will they decide they'd rather not make these?ReplyDelete