CyberPower Launches M2 Version of Fang Taipan Laptop

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.

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  • hitman40
    Holy hell, this is thicker than any Alienware gaming laptop or Asus G laptop also with dual graphic cards.

    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.
  • maxiim
    This seems so unnecessary, I've always liked and used laptops because of mobility and small form factor. I've never and most likely will never use a laptop for gaming, as I do my gaming at home on my gaming rig, I just dont see the need for a laptop that forces you to sit next to a wall plug.
  • danwat1234
    Probably has decent battery life with Optimus, and decent power consumption of the discrete GPU(s) when not fully taxed.