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CyberPower Launches Core i7 Gaming Laptop

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

CyberPower today announced the Xplorer X7-Xtreme S1 notebook, which the company claims is the world's fastest gaming laptop and its first laptop based on Intel’s Core i7.

Running on Core i7 and an X58 chipset, along with Nvidia’s GTX 280M, the base configuration of the 17-inch behemoth includes 6 GB RAM, a 350 GB HDD (an SSD is going to cost you),  Firewire, HDMI, Bluetooth, 17-inch WUXGA (1920 X 1200) super clear glare screen display and a 3.1 mp webcam. There’s no word on how long the Li-Ion battery is going to last but we're guessing not very long. The press release also doesn't mention weight but by the looks of things, it's a pretty heavy. The base model will set you back $2335 and ships with Vista Home Premium.



Some of you may remember back in February, when Eurocom announced that it would launch the world’s first Core i7 laptop in the form of the D900F Phantom i7 workstation. Based on Intel’s Core i7 and X58 chipset, the D900F packs 8 GB of RAM and Nvidia’s G280 GPU. All told the thing weighs 11.9 pounds and has a one hour battery life. AVADirect also launched a Core i7 laptop based on the same OEM model that Eurocom used. That machine is priced at $2538.26.

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    Upendra09 , June 16, 2009 9:25 PM
    That's one nice laptop,kudos to Cyberpower for pulling it off. Whoever, buys that laptop is one rich guy
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    ispyamoose , June 16, 2009 9:40 PM
    What a waste...
    You could build an absolutely outrageous desktop for $2,335.
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    frozenlead , June 16, 2009 9:45 PM
    This system is a Clevo notebook. By definition, it will not overheat.

    That being said, Cyberpower deserves no credit for this.
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    B-Unit , June 16, 2009 9:47 PM
    Thats all well and dandy, except that the GTX280M is actually a G92b AKA 8800GTS, 9800GTX, GTS250. Damn you nVidia!
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    unlicensedhitman , June 16, 2009 9:49 PM
    More like CyberCrap...
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    Tindytim , June 16, 2009 9:51 PM
    Quote:
    Some of you may remember back in February, when Eurocom announced that it would launch the world’s first Core i7 laptop
    in the form of the D900F Phantom i7 workstation
    . Based on Intel’s Core i7 and X58 chipset, the D900F packs 8 GB of RAM and Nvidia’s G280 GPU. All told the thing weighs 11.9 pounds and has a one hour battery life.

    I'll wait for that. The fact of the matter is the GTX 280M is a rebranded 55nm 9800M GTX. And I don't care much about the weight(If it's under 25 pounds, a weight I can carry comfortably, then it's fine). Although that 8GB of RAM worries me a bit.
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    crisisavatar , June 16, 2009 10:05 PM
    Looks good if you can ignore the logo.
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    phantomtrooper , June 16, 2009 10:22 PM
    Cyberpower is not crap u morons! if u had actually ever owned one u would know that. im sitting here typing on one and its works flawlessly. they build awesome computers for cheaper than u can build them on newegg. i know i have compared.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , June 16, 2009 10:39 PM
    PhantomTrooperCyberpower is not crap u morons! if u had actually ever owned one u would know that. im sitting here typing on one and its works flawlessly. they build awesome computers for cheaper than u can build them on newegg. i know i have compared.


    You can always build your own cheaper if you shop around online. What Cyber Power offers is to build you one cheaper than the big dogs Dell, HP, Sony, etc. without the pre-loaded crap on the OS.
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    JeanLuc , June 16, 2009 10:40 PM
    Games and laptops go together like Jews and bacon i.e. a big no, no.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , June 16, 2009 10:42 PM
    ^
    I would never purchase a CyberPower PC my self. I just would build my own. Its for people that want a cheaper custom rig that don't know how to build one.
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    meh , June 16, 2009 10:46 PM
    I don't get it, why bother spending this much on a gaming laptop, when for the same price you can get a much better desktop? With such a short battery life it's not like you can be far from a power source anyways.
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    dingumf , June 16, 2009 11:17 PM
    Why would you bother hardcore gaming on a laptop?

    So you can use a mousepad to play Crysis?

    Personally, I think a laptop is made for business and work on-the-go.

    Maybe casual gaming.


    I leave my hardcore gaming needs at home with my desktop.
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    aspireonelover , June 16, 2009 11:48 PM
    I'd much rather use my desktop, thank you very much for the offer, cyberpower. Creative idea, but not ideal.
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    acecombat , June 17, 2009 12:14 AM
    ispyamooseWhat a waste...You could build an absolutely outrageous desktop for $2,335.

    The idea is not to make a laptop for those who would prefer a desktop, it is for those who enjoy games but are always on the move. On the move I'd much rather lug around a 5kg laptop than my 15kg pc, and monitor, and keyboard, and mouse.
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    Silluete , June 17, 2009 12:28 AM
    Why no one built laptop based on AMD Phenom II? I think Phenom II x2 will be a good candidate for good mobile platform.
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    Upendra09 , June 17, 2009 12:52 AM
    ^^ and cheaper
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2009 1:32 AM
    What I love is whenever these Gaming laptops are announced/reviewed/asked about people always come on asking 'Thats stupid, you could get a desktop for $xxx less'

    I guess it doesn't occur to people that not everybody has the luxury of a lifestyle where a desk-top is possible?

    I live out of a suitcase most of my life and love the ability to sit in my hotel or apartment and load up a game of COD4, Company of Heroes or Far Cry 2.

    The point is that you can fold up a kick ass gaming rig into something that is completely portable, fly it half way round the world, plug it in, unfold it and bang, you have a desktop.
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    zodiacfml , June 17, 2009 2:05 AM
    i know, many will buy this as a portable workstation for their work.
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