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New CyberPower Gaming Notebook Has Intel Iris Pro Graphics

By - Source: CyberPower Inc Press Release | B 28 comments

On Tuesday CyberPower Inc. introduced the Zeus Hercules, a new gaming notebook sporting Intel's Hyperbaric cooling solution and embedded Iris Pro 5200 graphics, the latter of which promises up to two times the 3D performance improvement over the latest, fastest Intel HD Graphics solution on the market. The base price for the Zeus Hercules starts at an admirable $1039 USD.

The specs reveal that the base model features a 14 inch 3.2 mm screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It's powered by an Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor that can be automatically overclocked to 3.2 GHz via Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and Iris Pro 5200 graphics that's embedded within the CPU. The graphics aspect has a dynamic frequency, supports DirectX 11, and utilizes Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology up to 1.7 GB.

The base configuration also includes 8 GB of dual channel memory (2x 4 GB) that's configurable up to 16 GB, a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive, a six-in-one SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, a Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0+ LE combo card, and a 1MP HD webcam. It also has a multi-language A4 size isolated keyboard and a built-in touch pad with multi-gesture and scrolling capabilities.

Additionally, CyberPower's new laptop comes packed with HD audio backed by a built-in array microphone and two speakers. The I/O portion includes three USB 3.0 ports, a mini display port, HDMI output, and a microphone/headphone combo. There are also two mini card slots: one for a WLAN combo half-size mini card with a PCIe and USB interface, and a second for an mSATA SSD full-size mini card with a SATA interface.

Naturally, this base model can be configured with additional memory, storage and so on. The mSATA SSD options range from 60 GB to 240 GB and spans from $129 to $343 on top of the base price. The 1 TB hard drive can be swapped out with a large number of options spanning SSDs and HDDs. Customers can even option for extra external hard drives and USB flash drives.

Want to update the baseline HD audio? The Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro External Sound Card sets customers back an extra $31 as does the Enermax Dreambass Genie USB Audio Amplifier. The wireless aspect can be upgraded with Intel Centrino and Killer Wireless-N solutions, and there's also plenty of accessories and software to throw into the pot as well.

"Weighing slightly over four pounds and measuring 13.38 inches wide, 9.96 inches deep and just 13/16 of an inch thick, the Hercules is 12 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than competing slim gaming notebooks," the company said. "The Hercules is built for mobility with its size, efficient CPU, and long lasting lithium ion battery giving users up to six hours of continuous use."

For more information about the new Zeus Hercules, head here.

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    joaompp , August 18, 2013 3:02 PM
    Benchmarks or it didn't happen
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    joaompp , August 18, 2013 3:02 PM
    Benchmarks or it didn't happen
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    patrick47018 , August 18, 2013 3:02 PM
    Lets see the benchmarks
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    dragonsqrrl , August 18, 2013 3:54 PM
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    guvnaguy , August 18, 2013 3:55 PM
    I'm curious about the size of the battery in these new Haswell laptops. Despite having similar hardware to the MB Air they still don't get the 12-hour battery life, why?
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    falchard , August 18, 2013 4:31 PM
    Intel Iris Pro, featuring the best of graphics technology from a decade ago.
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    noob2222 , August 18, 2013 4:47 PM
    I wonder how much intel bribed them to use iris pro?

    $1000+, 1080P 14" screen, 10 fps, priceless.
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    sigonellapc3 , August 18, 2013 5:24 PM
    You still bottleneck with the inferior graphics, and then a 5400 rpm hdd?

    Maybe a bargain at a flea market, if I'm paying flea market prices...

    Next...
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    spiketheaardvark , August 18, 2013 5:41 PM
    A long time ago Intel came out with its first "respectable" integrated graphics (complete with hardware T&L). Problem was there were no drivers. It took them more than two year to fully enable everything. course by then it was so outdated it was pointless. While I'm sure that things are a little better, the only worse than Intel's graphics are Intel's graphic drivers. They may finally make some decent hardware they're good at making chips but I'm not expecting much on the software side.
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    spentshells , August 18, 2013 5:59 PM
    i looked at the benchmarks and it looks pretty darn good@1650
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    hitman40 , August 18, 2013 8:28 PM
    Am I the only one who laughs at axonometric photographs of laptops? You know, the whole shadow underneath the laptop, the portion photoshoppped out replaced with that shadow to make laptops look thinner? lol
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    hitman40 , August 18, 2013 8:50 PM
    Quote:
    I'm curious about the size of the battery in these new Haswell laptops. Despite having similar hardware to the MB Air they still don't get the 12-hour battery life, why?


    Companies aren't really focused on engineering aspects of a desire to innovate parts into each other, resign them for better airflow or to reduce size, etc. This is why Apple was able to make laptops as thin as they did till now that were relatively powerful (Macbook Pro). Most companies just take a bunch of components and try to throw em together, any redesigning will cost them money. So take companies like Lenovo where size isn't really of concern, and they stick together a bunch of components and thats it. Instead of redesigning everything to make it thinner, and then as a final step, add a bigger battery getting to the same size as they had before but achieving more battery, companies just chose the easiest route. At least this is my opinion...
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    quantumrand , August 19, 2013 1:57 AM
    Quote:
    I'm curious about the size of the battery in these new Haswell laptops. Despite having similar hardware to the MB Air they still don't get the 12-hour battery life, why?


    Read a German review (don't recall where, unfortunately), that put the general productivity battery life at around 4-5 hours with Battery Eater Pro. This laptop is based on the Clevo W740SU and has a 53WHr battery, which with 47W i7-4570HQ, 4 to 5 hours sounds about right.

    But, keep in mind that this is a full-fledge mobile CPU, not a ULV like you'd find in the MacBook Air. The Air may be able to last 12 hours, but the 4570HQ gives a solid 2 to 3 times more performance and double the cores/threads (and that's compared to the highest spec'd options the Air has to offer right now).
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    spiketheaardvark , August 19, 2013 5:05 AM
    A long time ago Intel came out with its first "respectable" integrated graphics (complete with hardware T&L). Problem was there were no drivers. It took them more than two year to fully enable everything. course by then it was so outdated it was pointless. While I'm sure that things are a little better, the only worse than Intel's graphics are Intel's graphic drivers. They may finally make some decent hardware they're good at making chips but I'm not expecting much on the software side.
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    rwinches , August 19, 2013 6:43 AM
    You can opt for a 500GB 7200 drive for free. Or a 750 Momentus Xt Hybrid for $77
    They claim 6 hours on battery.
    There are plenty of options.
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    boytitan2 , August 19, 2013 9:36 AM
    People bashing intel should really go read the Anandtech article on iris pro 5200. The fact iris pro beats out the a10 and is just around 1-3% behind the 650 definitely justifies its price point. Also its intel we are talking about usually games are unplayeble with their igu or have to be ran on low this is a huge improvement for intel and can run a crap ton of modern games on medium. Also if this thing gets better drivers who know it might beat the 750m.
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    boytitan2 , August 19, 2013 9:43 AM
    People bashing intel should really go read the Anandtech article on iris pro 5200. The fact iris pro beats out the a10 and is just around 1-3% behind the 650 definitely justifies its price point. Also its intel we are talking about usually games are unplayeble with their igu or have to be ran on low this is a huge improvement for intel and can run a crap ton of modern games on medium. Also if this thing gets better drivers who know it might beat the 750m.
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    danwat1234 , August 19, 2013 9:54 AM
    Intel Iris 5200 definitely packs a bite and Broadwell will be even better. For light gaming it looks awesome from the benchmarks.
    Wish Intel would concentrate on single core CPU performance improvements though, improvements have been greatly slowing down over the years.
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    boytitan2 , August 19, 2013 10:02 AM
    People bashing intel should really go read the Anandtech article on iris pro 5200. The fact iris pro beats out the a10 and is just around 1-3% behind the 650 definitely justifies its price point. Also its intel we are talking about usually games are unplayeble with their igu or have to be ran on low this is a huge improvement for intel and can run a crap ton of modern games on medium. Also if this thing gets better drivers who know it might beat the 750m.
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    boytitan2 , August 19, 2013 10:07 AM
    People bashing intel should really go read the Anandtech article on iris pro 5200. The fact iris pro beats out the a10 and is just around 1-3% behind the 650 definitely justifies its price point. Also its intel we are talking about usually games are unplayeble with their igu or have to be ran on low this is a huge improvement for intel and can run a crap ton of modern games on medium. Also if this thing gets better drivers who know it might beat the 750m.
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    holyknight1121 , August 19, 2013 10:50 AM
    I just asked online support. The guy says its about 1.9kg and with default/original configuration its around 6 hours battery life.
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