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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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By AggressorPrime on 12/20/2007 5:21:16 AM , Rating: 2
That is expensive. I got my notebook for nearly $1500 including a GeForce 8600M GT which was top this summer. Since Alienware will be offering a 15" notebook with GeForce 8800M GTX soon for $2000, I see that as a much better option for gamers than what WidowPC is offering.

RE: Expensive
By jbizzler on 12/20/2007 7:16:47 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. I got a $1300 Dell like this:

1280x800 glossy screen
8600M GT
2GB of RAM
160GB 5200RPM HD

And I have to say I love it. But it was only that cheap because I got it at the best time, when the RAM and HD were free and there was a $200 coupon I found at Otherwise it would have been nearly $1700-$1800. Silly.

But I'm interested to see how Alienware (or should I say Arima I believe) is going to fit an 8800M GTX into a 15.4'' notebook at any sort of a reasonable price.

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