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Unfortunately, the notebook featured on WidowPC's site (above) was not that of the SLI notebook
The Sting 919 will feature an AMD processor, 19" screen and dual 7800 GPUs

The people at WidowPC are looking to take notebook gaming to the next level. They have announced their development of an SLI notebook computer powered by a mobile AMD processor.

Final specs are still being ironed out, but the AMD processor is set in stone as is a 19” screen and two GeForce Go 7800 mobile GPUs in an SLI configuration. Those looking for the ultimate in mobile performance need to look no further than this monster. And it surely will be a monster considering the large screen and the space needed to cool the flaming beast.

Somehow the word has gotten out that WidowPC is developing SLI laptops with 19" fast response displays. The rumors are true. It's hard to keep the lid on something this big. Now, we're finally allowed to release some information. This is pretty general data, but it's all we're allowed to release at this time. The SLI laptops are still in development and we don't want to release specific info about the laptops components and then have to change it due to development issues.

More here.

Update 09/02/2006 7PM: WidowPC has removed the specifications of the notebook from the website, but we recently republished the notebook specifications from an industry insider in a more recent article here.

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By ted61 on 2/9/2006 1:33:01 AM , Rating: 2
That is one nice laptop but I think I will save my money for a new Porche. I think three of these things will equal the price of one new Porche.

RE: Porche
By Cygni on 2/9/2006 1:37:51 AM , Rating: 2
A Por s che Boxster costs $45,000 at its ABSOLUTE most bare configuration. This laptop aint gonna cost 15g's (3x15=45). You would likely have to purchase a good 8, or more, of these laptops to equal the price of the cheapest Porsche

RE: Porche
By BaronMatrix on 2/9/2006 2:01:29 AM , Rating: 2
You might be able to get a couple of Porches, but probably not Porsches.

RE: Porche
By The Cheeba on 2/9/2006 2:35:07 AM , Rating: 1
Fourty Eight 2x4, $108
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Proving your virtual penis is larger than someone elses on the internet, Priceless.

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By JackPack on 2/8/2006 10:06:03 PM , Rating: 2
It should be against the law to call this a notebook.

This thing will weigh at least 12 lbs. "Transportable" sounds more realistic.

No doubt a screamer in terms of performance though.

RE: .
By Furen on 2/8/2006 10:15:23 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder how many minutes its battery lasts...

RE: .
By clnee55 on 2/16/2006 11:09:48 AM , Rating: 2
Actually it weighs 14.3 lbs

good news is
By Saist on 2/8/2006 11:11:24 PM , Rating: 2
they'll only have to make a few hundred... because that's all they are going to be able to actually sell of something like that.

RE: good news is
By Cygni on 2/9/2006 1:33:31 AM , Rating: 2
I wouldnt be so sure. Alienware, and others sell a good number of the Sager based aircraft-carrier sized P4 laptops, which is exactly the same market. There are alot of nerds out there... nerds who apparently dont understand the idea of a laptop. ;)

I guess it is "transportable" though. Im guessing they are going to 86 the batteries from the thing. It would be a smart move.

RE: good news is
By NullSubroutine on 2/15/2006 1:32:50 PM , Rating: 2
...aircraft-carrier sized P4 laptops...


By BillyBatson on 2/9/2006 2:41:50 AM , Rating: 2
this is going to be for a very small nitch market right?!
This thing is going to weigh a ton, eat up battery power like Andy Milonakis eats lays potato chips, and a price tag to match the price of a cheap daewoo car!
How many units will be produced? How many do they expect to sell? Do they plan to make a profit from this device? or is this just going to be giant advertising for them? :first company to blah blah blah blah"

By The Cheeba on 2/9/2006 2:59:36 AM , Rating: 2


By Griswold on 2/9/2006 6:25:31 AM , Rating: 2

Who Will buy?
By fzkl on 2/9/2006 7:45:48 AM , Rating: 2
What is the market that such a laptop caters to?
Are there people who will pay the additional $'s for this laptop for the sake of space saving instead of going in for a desktop with a similar configuration which might be cheaper?

Also, what is the expected battery life of such systems?

RE: Who Will buy?
By Viditor on 2/9/2006 8:25:14 AM , Rating: 2
Lan parties, portable video edit systems, graphic designers, etc...
Many people (including myself) rarely use the battery of a laptop on a regular basis. Planes now have plugs for laptops at the seats (business class)...

WindowPC description
By THEREALJMAN73 on 2/9/2006 1:31:05 PM , Rating: 2
On the rear panel view of their Sting 917x2 there is a port labeled as VGA Out that is clearly a serial port.


RE: WindowPC description
By THEREALJMAN73 on 2/9/2006 1:32:34 PM , Rating: 2
err WidowPC - ><

No Info at Thier Site
By BladeVenom on 2/9/2006 1:54:32 PM , Rating: 2
We apologize for any inconvenience. However, the information that was previously displayed on this page has been removed due to a pending agreement with Nvidia. - WidowPC Editorial Staff

RE: No Info at Thier Site
By JackPack on 2/9/2006 4:30:29 PM , Rating: 2
Must be the mobile SLI part.

By DigitalFreak on 2/8/2006 10:00:52 PM , Rating: 2
Would be nice if they were 7800 Go GTX cards, but I'd take 7800's.

Ah C'mon
By 17incher on 2/9/2006 10:58:32 AM , Rating: 2
I'm using a 17 inch widescreen notebook. P4 3.2 ghz, 1gb ram, 80gb hd, DVD+/- RW, Nvidia Geforce FX chipset... I think this sounds pretty sweet.

Battery Life?
By besttechnw on 2/9/2006 7:30:53 PM , Rating: 2
I would think that with the extra real-estate provided by the 19" screen, they will be able to put a battery with a higher cell count than most other "notebooks".

Not to mention they will hopefully make it possible to disable SLI from within windows, so that you can run just one card for day to day tasks and movie watching, giving it a battery life similar to current single card offerings.

buying power
By NullSubroutine on 2/15/2006 1:36:04 PM , Rating: 2
hopefully soon it will be easy to buy pci-e mobile video cards. honestly why cant someone just produce something like this and just sell it on ebay...honestly who throws a shoe?

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