I know of some friends who own Neo notebooks. Before the other brands slashed their prices to make laptops affordable to the masses, there was Neo. I was even more surprised to learn that it’s an all-Filipino brand. I was glad to be invited to a press briefing last week where Neo executives unveiled their latest offerings. According to their price list, the cheapest netbook that can be had is their Basic B3233 which is available for P14,999 cash.
Its more powerful variant, the B3230 has such specifications as the Intel Atom N450 (Pinetrail platform), 2 GB of memory, 320GB hard drive, Wifi connectivity, preinstalled Windows 7 Starter and enviable weight of only 1.2 kg. Market price is P17,999.
Considered to be their best value laptop is the Basic B2245 N which features a dual-core 2.20 GHz Intel Pentium T4400 processor, 2GB of system memory and a 250 GB hard drive inside an unassuming silver chassis. It runs on freeDOS OS and weighs 2.2 kg. Market price is P20,000 cash.
In the mid-range category, Neo has the Basic B2300 which boasts of a 14-inch widescreen HD LED LCD display, dual-core Intel Pentium T4500 processor, built-in Wifi and Windows 7 Home Basic – all for a price of P27,999 Basic B2300 N is also available at P3,000 lower but does not come with preinstalled Windows.
For the serious gamer, there’s the B4105 model which has a 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost and Hyper-threading technology, 2GB DDR3 of system memory, 6-cell Lithium ion battery, built-in Intel HD graphics and 14-inch widescreen HD LED LCD display. This is Neo’s top of the line notebook at P35,999.
For more information, visit the NEO website.
I don’t actually own a Neo branded laptop… Yet… But I have friends who’ve bought earlier models and they say the quality of the hardware isn’t that good. A year or two tops. I’ve also been to a couple of conferences where the presenter’s laptop would crash only to reveal the Neo logo during boot up. The price is great but I hope the quality improves.
I guess it’s also in the way the laptop is handled that makes the difference or sometimes it’s Murphy’s Law nalang talaga. I’m not a techie person but I am a heavy user (for school / work / play). We’ve never owned a Neo, though we’ve owned/ owns a Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Toshiba & Vaio…. and none of them has ever performed “perfectly” all throughout either. Have you had a laptop / PC that has performed perfectly talaga? If you have, I’d like to try that myself. 😉
I totally agree. I guess I was referring to the frequency of the problems compared to the other brands.