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Cyperpower Unveils Fang Taipan Gaming Laptop

The manufacturer claims that it is the most "customizable gaming laptop". Buyers can choose to equip the system with two Nvidia GPUs, Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors, and memory.

The casing is based on the Clevo P370EM whitebook design, which integrates a 17.3-inch 1920x1080-pixel display with an integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam, fingerprint sensor, and an illuminated keyboard. The base system with an i7-3630QM processor, 16 GB memory, a 60 GB SSD, a 1 TB HDD, a DVD writer, two Nvidia GTX 670M GPUs, and a Windows 8 pre-order is priced at $1,819. Step up to an i7-3940XM processor, 32 GB memory, two GTX 680M GPUs, two 512 GB SSDs, a Blu-ray disc burner, and a dedicated sound card and you are looking at spending about $5,000.

According to Cyberpower, the Taipan, which got its name from the venomous Australian Taipan snake, weighs about 8.6 lbs in a basic configuration with one GPU.

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  • rahulkadukar
    Cyperpower m-(
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  • echondo
    Not bad for about $1,800, but for dual GPU configurations everyone with at least a bit of knowledge knows that SLI and Crossfire can cause microstuttering and most games do not support SLI/Crossfire setups.

    I'd rather get a single GTX 680(which they offer) but how does going from 2xGTX 670ms to a single GTX 680m signify a $250+ increase? Shouldn't it go down a bit?

    Seems kinda of a rip off at this price.
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  • amuffin
    Expensive! :ouch:
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  • thorkle
    echondoNot bad for about $1,800, but for dual GPU configurations everyone with at least a bit of knowledge knows that SLI and Crossfire can cause microstuttering and most games do not support SLI/Crossfire setups.I'd rather get a single GTX 680(which they offer) but how does going from 2xGTX 670ms to a single GTX 680m signify a $250+ increase? Shouldn't it go down a bit?Seems kinda of a rip off at this price.Totally agree, but you should also mention that you got this off their site i was confused until i double checked your info. Most pc manufacturers will try to rip you off on hardware if they have the ability to do so Apple isn't the only computer company trying to rip people off. (Apple just happens to be best at it)
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  • A Bad Day
    hastenMost games don't support CFX/SLI? Tell that to my GTX 660s, GTX 460s, or GTX 260s I've had in SLI at one point or another. Most games that don't support are either old or indie, neither of which I have run into a scenario where one of the cards wouldn't suffice. And when using just one card you can turn on SLI AA and crank up AA to very high settings. As long as you can push enough frames, micro-stutter isn't an issue. I assume a i7 and dual 670m's at 1920x1080 aren't going to struggle too much.
    There are a few games where there is no FPS improvements, or even FPS drop. I don't remember the names exactly. I suppose you got lucky that your games' developers actually too their time to make sure their stuff is SLI/CF compatible.
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  • dudewitbow
    echondoNot bad for about $1,800, but for dual GPU configurations everyone with at least a bit of knowledge knows that SLI and Crossfire can cause microstuttering and most games do not support SLI/Crossfire setups.I'd rather get a single GTX 680(which they offer) but how does going from 2xGTX 670ms to a single GTX 680m signify a $250+ increase? Shouldn't it go down a bit?Seems kinda of a rip off at this price.
    its because of the price of the 680m. compare it to the 7970, whichis only slightly slower than it, and its like 240$ less. the 680m atm is definitely not worth its price because of the gap.

    hastenMost games don't support CFX/SLI? Tell that to my GTX 660s, GTX 460s, or GTX 260s I've had in SLI at one point or another. Most games that don't support are either old or indie, neither of which I have run into a scenario where one of the cards wouldn't suffice. And when using just one card you can turn on SLI AA and crank up AA to very high settings. As long as you can push enough frames, micro-stutter isn't an issue. I assume a i7 and dual 670m's at 1920x1080 aren't going to struggle too much.
    Microstuttering isn't caused by not pushing enough frames, its caused by the timing to display the frames. even behemoths like dual 7970's or dual 680s can be affected by microstuttering. the case can be found in some setups. it isn't found in everyone's sli/crossfire, but it still exists nonetheless. some people are also more sensitive to smaller increments of fps change than others.
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  • pepe2907
    AVADirect has absolutely the same offer.
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  • d_kuhn
    What sort of framerates do these gaming laptops turn compared to desktops? Every laptop I've ever had (including 'Extreme' processors) has been crap at gaming... but then they've not had gaming graphics - which I'd imagine makes a big difference.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Don't know why people knock Cyberpower as much as they do. I bought my PC from CyberPowerPC 5 years ago and it still works. I've since upgraded my RAM, video card and hard drive by choice. My original parts probably still work just fine, just a bit on the weak side for what I need. My only problem is that my motherboard has in part gone dead since my purchase, one of the DIMM slots don't work. This might've happened in transport at some point in time when I was moving my own computer.
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  • nieur
    What about battery life?
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