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Killer Notebooks Executioner/Widow PC Sting 517D: Common Features

Both laptops have the same chassis and case of 11.5" x 15.75" x 2" and weigh 9 lbs 12oz. There are lots of other things that are identical. Click through this slide show to see all of the common features. But, remember, as our performance slideshow result

Both laptops have the same chassis and case of 11.5" x 15.75" x 2" and weigh 9 lbs 12oz. There are lots of other things that are identical. Click through this slide show to see all of the common features. But, remember, as our performance slideshow result

Whether it's the Sting or the Executioner, both notebooks as tested have a 17" display.

Whether it’s the Sting or the Executioner, both notebooks as tested have a 17" display.

The back of the two notebooks, from left to right: S/PDIF out jack, line in jack, 2 USB 2.0 ports, DVI out, CATV in, modem and LAN jacks, S-Video out, AC adapter in, serial port.

The back of the two notebooks, from left to right : S/PDIF out jack, line in jack, 2 USB 2.0 ports, DVI out, CATV in, modem and LAN jacks, S-Video out, AC adapter in, serial port.

From left to right: headphone input, microphone input, CardBus slot, 4-in-1 memory card slot (MS/MS Pro/SD/MMC), Firewire (IEEE1394) port and two USB 2.0 ports.

From left to right : headphone input, microphone input, CardBus slot, 4-in-1 memory card slot (MS/MS Pro/SD/MMC), Firewire (IEEE1394) port and two USB 2.0 ports.

A pair of fans and a few screws to unscrew is all that's needed to get at the guts of these notebooks. On the next two slides we examine the common interior components.

A pair of fans and a few screws to unscrew is all that’s needed to get at the guts of these notebooks. On the next two slides we examine the common interior components.

At the heart of both notebooks is the same dual core Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, clocked at 2.33 GHz with 4 MB of cache and a 667 MHz front side bus.

At the heart of both notebooks is the same dual core Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, clocked at 2.33 GHz with 4 MB of cache and a 667 MHz front side bus.

The Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512 MB graphics processor complete with thermal paste splotches.

The Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512 MB graphics processor complete with thermal paste splotches.