Virginia-based system builder Velocity Micro announced on Tuesday that it has not only updated the NoteMagix M15 laptop, but introduced three new laptop models: the Raptor MX70, the Raptor MX50 and the NoteMagix M17. These laptops are expected to go on sale late this month with a starting price of $1,099.
According to the company, the Raptor MX70 will have a starting price of $1,999 and include a 17.3-inch LED-lit screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Unfortunately, the full set of specifications were not provided in the company's announcement. However, Velocity Micro listed a few notable ingredients including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and 980M GPU options and Intel Core i7 CPU options. The laptop will also sport a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner and a webcam.
Also arriving later this month will be the Raptor MX50 laptop. This model includes a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution that can be upgraded to a super-crisp 3840 x 2160 resolution. This laptop is essentially a smaller version of the MX70, packing a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M or 980M GPU, Intel Core i7 processor options, a backlit keyboard and so on. This model has a starting price of $1,899.
Finally, we have the NoteMagix M17, a notebook sporting a 17.3-inch LED-backlit screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. This unit includes an Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M GPU and options for Intel Core i7 processors. Also on the list is an integrated optical drive, a fingerprint scanner and a webcam. The pricing for this model starts at $1,199.
"Our goal with these new laptops was to create a product with the same level of customization and attention to detail that we've become known for with our desktops, but to do it with a lead time of three days and back it up with our 100 percent US-based tech support," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro.
We expect to see additional hardware details for the Raptor MX70, the Raptor MX50 and the NoteMagix M17 in the next several weeks. Even though Velocity Micro lists the M17 on its website, a company representative told Tom's that it's a completely new SKU that's re-using the NoteMagix M17 name. The M15, also listed on the website, will be replaced with the M15LE, which will provide a few additional configuration options. The company did not provide additional details regarding the updated M15LE SKU.
"The MX50 and MX70 are totally new in both specs and name," the representative told Tom's. PC gamers looking for a new laptop may need to check back with the site in the next several weeks and see what these solutions have to offer. Based on the current list of specs, they're packing quite a bit of punch for the price.