CyberPower Pokes Head into Ultrabook Arena with Customizable Zeus-M Series

Paul Lilly

Boutique system builder CyberPower PC is looking to put the pressure on Ultrabook vendors with a sleek and sexy looking model of its own. Unlike many Ultrabooks, however, CyberPower says its new Zeus-M and Zeus-M2 thin and light machines are a little more customizable in that you can configure additional RAM and solid state drive (SSD) storage without selecting a whole new baseline system.

The Zeus-M starts at $699 and features a 14.1-inch 1366x768 display, Intel Core i5 3317U processor, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 60GB SATA III SSD, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 1.3MP webcam, HDMI output, multi-gesture touchpad, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

CyberPower's Zeus-M2 is the same Ultrabook, only spec'd a little better. It starts at $799 and offers twice as much RAM (16GB) and double the amount of storage (120GB). That's not a bad way to spend an additional $100.

Regardless of configuration, both systems measure under an inch thick and weigh less than four pounds, CyberPower says. They're available to order now with an estimated ship date of September 11, 2012.

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