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Gaming Notebook Has Touch, Full HD, Core i7

IBUYPOWER sent over a press release Tuesday afternoon announcing its Battalion Touch CZ-11, a new multi-touch gaming notebook that houses Intel's Core i7 processor and AMD's 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics. The "game-ready" configuration pricetag isn't all that bad either--$1,200--however gamers can configure the laptop to their specific needs and budgets for as low as $1100.

"Multi touch is one of the fastest growing PC gaming interfaces," said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. "Pairing those capabilities with a Core i7 processor, high definition LCD and graphics card allows the CZ-11 to meet the mobile gaming needs of almost any user."

This portable rig provides a 15.6-inch, Full HD, multi-touch capable LCD with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Also thrown into the mix is Windows 7 Home Premium, a fingerprint reader, 4GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, and an optional 2X Blu-ray drive.

Gamers wanting to max out this laptop can option for the meatier Intel Core i7-820QM processor, 8GB of DDR3, and a 512GB Corsair Performance Series P512 MLC SSD. Ultimately gamers can spend well over $4300 on the laptop, and that includes Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Edition and popular PC games such as Mass Effect 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Modern Warfare 2, and Bioshock 2 tacked onto the pricetag.

  • shadow187
    I want to knwo what graphics chip is in that, "Meatier," core i7-820QM.

    Also, throwing an HD5650 into a $1,000+ machine is pointless. Sure, it's great for half-life 2, L4D, team fortress, and your favorite RTS/RPG games. Otherwise...not so much.
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  • for a laptop, the 5650 is one of the best out there. The only things getting more powerful solutions cost at least $1500. I have the 4650 in a Sony VAIO FW series and it plays everything I have at full settings. Granted, I dont have crysis, but still. The desktop 5650 may pale in comparison to the 5850 (which I also own) but for a laptop, you;re not going to get a whole lot better than the 5650.
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  • curnel_D
    bavarians6for a laptop, the 5650 is one of the best out there. The only things getting more powerful solutions cost at least $1500. I have the 4650 in a Sony VAIO FW series and it plays everything I have at full settings. Granted, I dont have crysis, but still. The desktop 5650 may pale in comparison to the 5850 (which I also own) but for a laptop, you;re not going to get a whole lot better than the 5650.There are laptops with the GTX280M SLI and the 4870M Xfire graphics in them, and for prices that really aren't all that much higher than this. Sure, 6 years ago, you never heard of that kind of power being put in a notebook. But today, it's common if you're shopping anywhere but walmart or best buy.
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  • jenesuispasbavard
    bavarians6for a laptop, the 5650 is one of the best out there. The only things getting more powerful solutions cost at least $1500. I have the 4650 in a Sony VAIO FW series and it plays everything I have at full settings. Granted, I dont have crysis, but still. The desktop 5650 may pale in comparison to the 5850 (which I also own) but for a laptop, you;re not going to get a whole lot better than the 5650.Umm, there are many laptop GPUs better than the 5650 (which has 128-bit GDDR3 memory, by the way). Anything higher than a 9800M GTS for example, is better than the Mobility Radeon 5650. Of course, the selection at retails stores and even at Newegg is really limited. In fact, the abundance of laptops with 5650s in them at Newegg should tell you that it is a mid-range card, not high-performance.

    Also from experience, my laptop's GTX 260M is significantly faster than roommate's 5650.
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  • welshmousepk
    you can get a netbook with a GT335m, so don't saying that the 5650 is as giid as a laptop can get.

    a 5870m or SLId 285's sure as hell beat it.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    You know those awkward touchpads on laptop computers that you used instead of a mouse? is the multi-touch lcd screen capability supposed to be a new and improved version of the old touchpads?
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  • seallionrampant
    The problem I have with this laptop is that It possibly has no swivel so you can just use it like a tablet to play multitouch games. Unless they put a swivel on it I don't think it will sell well
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  • XD_dued
    Wanna hear a joke?

    Gaming Notebook.

    Its honestly just so bad for the money, and these "gaming notebooks" begin to loose their portability. I'd rather just get a mini itx/micro atx system.
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  • Glorian
    XD_duedWanna hear a joke?Gaming Notebook.Its honestly just so bad for the money, and these "gaming notebooks" begin to loose their portability. I'd rather just get a mini itx/micro atx system.
    Not every games with first person shooters. This is more than enough for decent gaming, and is suited to be good enough for a home desktop and a portable device.

    The joke is old get over it, it can game fine. I'd much rather carry a laptop to a lan, and I don't wanna get dirty looks when I walk into the local coffee shop with my tower/screen/cords.

    Back on topic, looks like a good machine, i'd be a little more comfortable with a 17" screen and 10-key
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  • Overcklockalypse
    Not every games with first person shooters. This is more than enough for decent gaming, and is suited to be good enough for a home desktop and a portable device.

    The joke is old get over it, it can game fine. I'd much rather carry a laptop to a lan, and I don't wanna get dirty looks when I walk into the local coffee shop with my tower/screen/cords.

    Back on topic, looks like a good machine, i'd be a little more comfortable with a 17" screen and 10-key

    What kind of battery life do you expect to get with that beast? I mean isn't the point of getting a laptop to have it be portable and functional. It's hardly either of those when you are restricted to an outlet. I agree with him that for the cost/functionality/power combination it's hardly practical.
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