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WidoPC's newest gaming notebooks gets some serious firepower

WidowPC announced today that it is shipping its first notebook based around NVIDIA's 512MB GeForce 8800M GTX GPU.

The new Sting 517D2 pairs the GeForce 8800M GTX GPU with a 17" (WSXGA+ or WUXGA) display. Intel's Core 2 Duo processors power the notebooks and up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and 1GB of Intel TurboMemory can be added to enhance the gaming experience.

"The new GeForce 8800M GPUs allow gamers to have the ultimate gaming experience on a mobile platform," said Joshua McClure, General Manager at WidowPC. "These new 8800M video cards are exactly what the doctor ordered to play Crysis at advanced levels of visual realism. We’re proud to be the first in North America to ship this incredible performance enhancer."

The Sting 517D2 has a base price of $2,799 and comes standard with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 processor, WSXGA+ display, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a GeForce 8700M GT 512MB GPU. The GeForce 8800M GTX GPU can be added for a whopping $738. Another notable option is the MTRON 32GB SSD which can be had for an additional $1,137.

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RE: 738 bucks?!
By MightyAA on 12/19/2007 4:02:58 PM , Rating: 2
NVidia is setting the price very high (heard $600+/- wholesale) and availability is questionable.. On top of this fiasco is that the majority of "new" machines bought in the last few weeks can't upgrade without a new motherboard. Example: Widow uses Clevo rigs.. 901c will work (uses desktop components), 570ru (mobile components) will not at this time. It's a lot to pay for DX10 and a 10% speed increase over the year old M7950GTX which was half that price..... I thought I also heard NVidia has stopped production on the 7950, so they are bending over the gaming laptop community. ATI, where are you?

Not sure if all I've heard is true. Rumors have been floating for months in anticipation..

RE: 738 bucks?!
By FITCamaro on 12/19/2007 4:09:34 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously this is not the issue if Sager is offering laptops with this GPU, more RAM, and a better CPU for $2000.

They're overcharging because their name is on the thing.

RE: 738 bucks?!
By MightyAA on 12/19/2007 6:46:14 PM , Rating: 2
Sager uses the Clevo rig too....m570ru (old), m571ru (new mobo). They don't even do anything but put a sticker on it. And it's $2,200 base. Note only the NP5792 can get the 8800m. The NP5791 has the older motherboard and can't use the new gpu....

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