Fizzbook Bang Children’s Laptop Now Available at Argos

UK computer manufacturer Zoostorm has announced the Fizzbook laptop is now available for sale at

Liverpool, United Kingdom, November 20, 2008 --( The Fizzbook is the first fully featured laptop designed around the exclusive needs of children aged 6-14. Unlike previous laptops for children, the Fizzbook includes a full Windows® operating system and an Intel Atom processor powerful enough to run day-to-day software applications, games and standard computer peripherals.

The ultra portable Fizzbook is based on the second generation Intel Classmate PC, which has been successfully launched in the Far East and has recently appeared in Portugal where the Portuguese government have ordered 500,000 units for school children. Zoostorm have updated the design to make it more appropriate for the UK market by evolving the laptop into a fun leisure time device as well as a learning companion. Argos are the first major retailer to offer the Fizzbook and they are expecting it to be a big hit with children and parents alike this Christmas.

Sion Roberts, Director at Zoostorm explained why he expects the Fizzbook to be such a popular product this Christmas; “The Fizzbook is the type of product parents can feel good about buying and children actually want. The educational and office software with the Fizzbook make it a great aid to learning and development, but the excellent general computing capabilities make it perfect for surfing the Internet, playing games or watching movies.”

The Fizzbook has a rugged drop proof and splash proof design. It also utilises the new Intel Atom processor which delivers increased computing performance, yet lower, more efficient power consumption than any other mobile processor. Argos are offering customers the Fizzbook Bang which features an 8.9” LCD screen, 1GB memory, 30GB storage, wireless connectivity and a 4.5 hour battery life. Argos are retailing the Fizzbook at a special offer price of £279.99 inc vat.

The Fizzbook is available exclusively on-line at the moment at

More Information
For more information on the Fizzbook or this press announcement, please contact Rob Jones of Zoostorm on 0870 336 8040, e-mail

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Background Information
The Zoostorm and Fizzbook brands are owned by CMS Computers Ltd. CMS Computers was established in Liverpool in 1993. According to the latest Microsoft figures, CMS Computers is the 5th largest manufacturer of desktop PCs, laptops and servers in the UK, and the third largest manufacturer of Intel based systems. In the past 2 years, Zoostorm have won over 70 independent awards from magazine reviews for the quality, performance and value of their computers.

Fizzbook Bang Technical Specifications
§ Intel® Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU
§ Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
§ Intel® 945GSE Chipset
§ 1GB of memory
§ HDD: 30GB
§ 8.9" 1024x600 colour LCD Monitor
§ Keyboard
§ Pointing device: Touchpad
§ Integrated Microphone
§ Integrated stereo speakers
§ Headphone and Microphone jack
§ 802.11 b/g WiFi
§ LAN 10/100
§ 2 USB 2.0 ports
§ SD card reader
§ Parental Control
§ 4.5 Hours battery life
§ Size: 238 × 195 × 42 mm
§ Weight: 1.34Kg
§ 60cm drop tested

Rob Jones