On Thursday CyberPower Inc. introduced the Fang Taipan M2 gaming laptop. It has a base price of $1869, and packs two GPUs in SLI or CrossFire mode, depending on your preferred flavor. Other high-end components include an Intel Core i7-4930MX Extreme Edition CPU, a SanDisk SSD for fast boot times and a speedy OS, an illuminated keyboard for PC gaming in low light conditions and more customizable options.
"The Fang Taipan M2 is the ultimate gaming laptop that can be customized for every buyer with the latest in gaming tech," the company said. "The 'poison' you load in the Taipan M2 to kill your competition is your choice."
The specs for the base model include a 17.3 inch LED-lit display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, an Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU (2.40 GHz, 3.40 GHz Turbo) and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M CPUs (2 GB GDDR5) in SLI mode. Customers also have the option to choose dual GeForce GTX 780M GPUs in SLI mode, dual AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPUs in CrossFire mode and more.
The base model also has 16 GB of DDR3 SODIMM dual channel memory (8 GB x 2), a 64 GB SSD connected via a SATA 3 port, and a 750 GB 7200 RPM HDD. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, an 8x Super-Multi optical drive (DVD burner) and two built-in webcams: a 5MP on the back of the display and 1MP on the front. The keyboard is full-sized, color-programmable and provides responsive tactile feedback.
The company said the laptop can be configured with up to 32 GB of dual-channel high-performance Kingston HyperX or Corsair Vengeance memory. It already includes USB 3.0, eSATA and HDMI output ports, and even Intel's zippy Thunderbolt technology. The high-quality Onkyo sound system is supported by premium Sound Blaster X-FI MB3 audio technology.
"The Fang Taipan M2 can be customized to your specifications with more powerful CPUs, greater and faster performance memory, larger capacity SSD storage options, and optical drives," the company said. "All CyberPowerPC notebook systems include a 1-year limited warranty."
To configure and purchase the Fang Taipan M2, head here. The company provides four CPU options, over five memory options, five GPU options, and a load of SSD and HDD options. There's enough to keep customers busy for a while.
I think Cyberpower is the equivalent of Xbox with their new product Xbox One throwing every component into a big box and not even trying to engineer ergonomic fitting/airflow to reduce size, ffs.
Also, another thing to note is the screen size. I gamed on my 15.6" screen for 2+ years, but just a couple months ago I got so fed up with it that I went out and bought a nice 24" display. Everything is SO much better and more enjoyable now! The 17.3" screen on this CyberPower laptop is not bad, but it's still not as enjoyable as a large display.
I used to game on my Sager because of a powerhouse it was. But not I just use it as a powerhouse for my architectural needs for college. I could not STAND playing games like, just for example, Slender in which the game is mostly quiet, while I wear my noise isolating headphones and I can hear my laptop fans at maximum gear THROUGH my headphones! I hate noise while playing games, that's why I don't even game anymore, it just takes away from it. When I used to have a Macbook Pro in 2008, I loved gaming on that thing because they used/still use aluminum heat transfer as a solution for heat reduction, and I had a crystal pad that sucked away the heat from the case, so I had near quiet gaming times.
Yeah, gaming laptops can certainly be very noisy, especially when the fan spins under heavy load. If noise is bothersome to you, try looking up rigs people have built specifically to minimize noise. There are many products out there now that cater to noise reduction. Perhaps you can find something you like and build a rig yourself to get back into gaming! :)