Considering that Rain Computers is perhaps best known for the bespoke workstations the company produced for Conan O’Brien, the Cirque du Soleil and the U.S. Olympic Committee, it isn’t at all surprising that Rain’s LiveBook V is a HPC (High Performance Computing) laptop designed for 3D arts and video editing.
The LiveBook V features a quad-core “Ivy Bridge” Core i7 processor, up to 32 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 17.3” matte display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition to the integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics, the laptop has support for Nvidia’s Optimus Technology and can be equipped with a range of discrete GPUs including the GTX 680 MX and the Quadro K5000M.
The Livebook V includes a mSATA slot and two 2.5” (SATA II / SATA III) drive bays, an optional CD/DVD writer with Blu-Ray reader, a programmable backlit keyboard and a multi-touch two-button touchpad with gesture support.
Said Rain CEO, Kevin Jacoby, of their new mobile monster, "You might think that, because of all the power in this beast, we're playing that stupid computer industry game of 'mine is bigger than yours'. But what LiveBook V is really about goes way beyond high performance processing. For us, it's about creating the best tool for the job so artists can just concentrate on being creative."
The Rain Livebook V is available directly from Rain Computers with a base price of $2,499 and supported by a standard 1 year manufacturer warranty.