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AJP Neo64: it's the one

The Neo64 isn't anything to do with the Matrix movies. It's half laptop, half desktop, but all multimedia PC

Here at Crave, we love a good joke. For example: "What do you get when you cross Batman and Robin with a steam roller? Flatman and Ribbon." Or, "What do you get when you cross a polar bear with a seal? A polar bear."

Ahem... It appears AJP likes a good chuckle, too -- for how else would you explain the Neo64 -- which is basically what you'd get if you crossed a desktop PC with a laptop. Okay, so the outcome isn't actually that funny, but it is peculiar.

It's the flagship product in AJP's 'lifestyle' range. It has a 17-inch screen with a native widescreen resolution of 1,280x768 pixels, it's powered by an Athlon 64 3700+ CPU, it has 1GB of DDR400 RAM, plus it has a TV card, so we were able to watch this morning's episode of Trisha without pretending to be working from home.

One of the coolest things about the Neo64 is its ability to play DVDs or TV independently of Windows XP. Just tap one of the shortcut buttons on the base or remote control and it very quickly does the rest.

It may not have the looks of an Apple iMac, but the £1,350 Neo64 is undoubtely a clever machine. Check out AJP's Web site for more details. -RR

Update: a full review of the AJP Neo64 is now live.