Creative today announced the first ever PCMCIA Sound Blaster®, the PCMCIA
Sound Blaster Audigy® 2 ZS Notebook. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Notebook simply plugs into any notebook computer’s PCMCIA slot and provides an
amazing audio experience. It enables users to listen to PC games on a notebook
in 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and play back their MP3 music on their notebook
with a dramatic improvement in audio quality.

By plugging the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS notebook into their notebook
PC, users can now have the same quality audio experience that was previously
only available on a desktop PC with a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI card. The
PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook will be unveiled for the first time at
the World Cyber Games 2004, Oct. 7-10 in San Francisco, with interactive,
hands-on demonstrations for attendees. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Notebook is slated for November shipment to all retail outlets in Singapore at
an estimated street price of US$ 129.99.

Creative today announced the first ever PCMCIA Sound Blaster®, the PCMCIA
Sound Blaster Audigy® 2 ZS Notebook. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Notebook simply plugs into any notebook computer’s PCMCIA slot and provides an
amazing audio experience. It enables users to listen to PC games on a notebook
in 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and play back their MP3 music on their notebook
with a dramatic improvement in audio quality.

By plugging the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS notebook into their notebook
PC, users can now have the same quality audio experience that was previously
only available on a desktop PC with a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI card. The
PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook will be unveiled for the first time at
the World Cyber Games 2004, Oct. 7-10 in San Francisco, with interactive,
hands-on demonstrations for attendees.

“The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS notebook is an essential audio upgrade for
every notebook PC user that listens to MP3 music on their notebook, plays games
or watches movies. It provides a superior audio quality experience to the poor
quality audio that comes standard with every notebook PC. It makes for a
fantastic listening experience whether the notebook user is using headphones or
external speakers; the improvement in the sound quality is awesome,” said Mala
Sharma, director of product marketing for Creative Labs, Inc.

Pro-Gaming Performance of a PCI card in a PCMCIA solution

The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is the first PCMCIA card to
enable hardware-accelerated EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD and 3D positional audio for
games. Support for EAX provides a level of dramatic realism, in addition to
audio quality and clarity in over 400 games that has never been experienced
before on a notebook.

Gamers can also experience virtual surround sound over stereo headphones with
patented Creative Multi-Speaker Surround™ (CMSS) 3D support. At home, the
Speaker Docking Cable allows for quick and easy connection to a home
multi-channel speaker system such as the Creative GigaWorks S750.

Play Back MP3s in 24-bit ADVANCED HD Quality
The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook supports highest quality playback
of 24-bit/192kHz content (including Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio). Notebook PC
users no longer need to tolerate the noise floor created by inferior integrated
audio. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook dramatically improves MP3
music by delivering outstanding audio clarity of 104dB SNR.

The product includes EAX music tools, such as Audio Clean Up™ to easily correct
scratches and pops in poorly recorded music, Smart Volume Management™ that
automatically normalizes the volume level across multiple songs, a graphic
equalizer, bass boost and more.

The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook comes bundled with Creative’s new
Smart Recorder software for easy and automated recording of audio sources
(Internet radio, vinyl records, cassette, MiniDisc) directly to MP3 format. This
software incorporates a track-splitting feature that detects silences between
tracks and automatically splits the recording into separate songs. Creative’s
MediaSource™ software is included as well, making it easy to organize, rip and
enhance a digital music collection.

Home Theater Quality Movie Playback

The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook makes DVD movies watched on a
notebook sound as good as in a movie theater. Users can enjoy THX-certified,
24-bit, ADVANCED HD audio quality during DVD viewing, with support for both
DTS®-ES and Dolby® Digital EX decoding. Amazing CMSS 3D technology provides
captivating virtual surround sound for DVD movies for a full cinematic audio
experience over headphones or a true home theater experience over a
multi-channel speaker system.

Studio-Quality Recording

The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook transforms a notebook PC into a
home recording studio. High-quality inputs enable up to 24-bit/96kHz recording.
Low latency ASIO 2.0 drivers are included for optimal performance with music
creation applications.

Pricing and Availability
The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is slated for November shipment to
all retail outlets in Singapore at an estimated street price of US$ 129.99. For
more information about the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, visit
www.soundblaster.com