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Velocity Micro Releasing New NoteMagix, Raptor Gaming Laptops

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.

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  • Mike Coberly
    So AMD is basically utterly out of the mobile graphics business? I completely understand the i7 CPU, but are there NO manufacturers offering AMD graphics?
    I'd rather pay less than what 'Team Green' wants, performance aside. :(
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  • Au_equus
    the iMac runs an r9 M290x
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  • airborn824
    I am looking for a laptop with the high end FX APUs or a i7 with AMD graphics so i can use GCN and Mantle. Issue is once you find one they are quite $$$$$. Hope this Carrizo plan works out.
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  • cynic77
    What's up with all these new "gaming" laptops?

    They either offer a 17" screen at a pathetic 1920 x 1080 or a 15+" screen at a ridiculous 3840 x 2160. Methinks the screen manufacturers are "playing games" with us! Can’t you give us something in between? How about a "3K" (2880 x 1440) screen and a GTX 980M with a full 8 GB? At least then we’d have a fighting chance at playing recent games at the screen’s native resolution, but would still have a little future-proofing in terms of screen resolution (when maybe Windows 10 can truly handle high-DPI?). Instead, they stick in a cruddy 850M (or worse), or a 970M or 980M with half the VRAM (3/4 vs. 6/8).

    Dare I ask for a “real” mobile Core i7 - i.e., a 4810MQ, 4910MQ, or 4940MX - so we can do some real work, too? I guess that’s too much to ask, as they only offer lower voltage or non-upgradeable processors (like the 4710HQ) instead. In this regard, I applaud Eurocom, Origin PC, and others for putting full 970Ms/980Ms and a Z97/1150-based “desktop” CPU (even the 4790K “Hell’s Canyon” beast) in their gaming laptops. Now if only they’d offer a “3K” screen with these monsters! :)
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  • cynic77
    Grr... by "3K," I meant WQHD+ (2880 x 1620), but "2.5K" or WQHD (2560 x 1440) would also work nicely, perhaps even better.

    Currently, the MSI GT60 Dominator 3k475 comes closest to the ideal, but the 3k474 and 3k475 are stuck with last generation NVIDIA GPUs. Unfortunately, if they upgrade the GPUs, they'll probably "upgrade" the displays to "4K" while they're at it. <sigh>
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  • cmi86
    No AMD discrete GPU's has a pretty simple answer I think. They suck more juice, not really preferable in a lappy environment.
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