On Tuesday CyberPower Inc. introduced the Zeus Hercules, a new gaming notebook sporting Intel's Hyperbaric cooling solution and embedded Iris Pro 5200 graphics, the latter of which promises up to two times the 3D performance improvement over the latest, fastest Intel HD Graphics solution on the market. The base price for the Zeus Hercules starts at an admirable $1039 USD.
The specs reveal that the base model features a 14 inch 3.2 mm screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It's powered by an Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor that can be automatically overclocked to 3.2 GHz via Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and Iris Pro 5200 graphics that's embedded within the CPU. The graphics aspect has a dynamic frequency, supports DirectX 11, and utilizes Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology up to 1.7 GB.
The base configuration also includes 8 GB of dual channel memory (2x 4 GB) that's configurable up to 16 GB, a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive, a six-in-one SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, a Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0+ LE combo card, and a 1MP HD webcam. It also has a multi-language A4 size isolated keyboard and a built-in touch pad with multi-gesture and scrolling capabilities.
Additionally, CyberPower's new laptop comes packed with HD audio backed by a built-in array microphone and two speakers. The I/O portion includes three USB 3.0 ports, a mini display port, HDMI output, and a microphone/headphone combo. There are also two mini card slots: one for a WLAN combo half-size mini card with a PCIe and USB interface, and a second for an mSATA SSD full-size mini card with a SATA interface.
Naturally, this base model can be configured with additional memory, storage and so on. The mSATA SSD options range from 60 GB to 240 GB and spans from $129 to $343 on top of the base price. The 1 TB hard drive can be swapped out with a large number of options spanning SSDs and HDDs. Customers can even option for extra external hard drives and USB flash drives.
Want to update the baseline HD audio? The Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro External Sound Card sets customers back an extra $31 as does the Enermax Dreambass Genie USB Audio Amplifier. The wireless aspect can be upgraded with Intel Centrino and Killer Wireless-N solutions, and there's also plenty of accessories and software to throw into the pot as well.
"Weighing slightly over four pounds and measuring 13.38 inches wide, 9.96 inches deep and just 13/16 of an inch thick, the Hercules is 12 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than competing slim gaming notebooks," the company said. "The Hercules is built for mobility with its size, efficient CPU, and long lasting lithium ion battery giving users up to six hours of continuous use."
For more information about the new Zeus Hercules, head here.
$1000+, 1080P 14" screen, 10 fps, priceless.
Maybe a bargain at a flea market, if I'm paying flea market prices...