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We've all known for quite some time that it was coming, but now it's official

We've brought you news over the past month of notebooks featuring NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPUs in an SLI configuration from Eurocom and WidowPC. NVIDIA has now officially announced what we have all known about for quite some time now.

"Desktop PCs featuring SLI technology still had the performance edge. They needed that edge because of the higher resolutions desktop monitors," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. "Now gaming notebooks with extreme HD resolutions of up to 1920×1200 are here, requiring more processing power so gamers can still turn up their 3D quality settings. SLI technology delivers that power—creating high-performance notebooks for gamers on the go."

Partners geared up and ready to ship SLI laptops today include Sager, Alienware, Velocity Micro, and Voodoo as well as partners ABS, AJP, BioHazard, Cybersystem, Evesham, Gericom, Hypersonic, Multirama, Olidata, Plaisio, ProStar, rockdirect, Rombus, Savrow, Vicious PC, XS2, and Wortmann.

Speaking of VoodooPC, it has announced the ENVY u:909 which measures 17.5” x 12.5” x 1.75” and weighs in at a lap-crushing 16 pounds.

Loaded with a feature-set sure to have PC gaming enthusiasts foaming at the mouth, the Voodoo ENVY u:909 is also perfect for LAN Parties and mobile gamers alike.  Featuring the biggest notebook display on the market today – a 19” high resolution mobile gaming display with a resolution of 1680x1050, the u:909 allows users to experience a sharp, vibrant display with plenty of workspace for any application.  On the inside, the AMD Turion 64 processor allows users to increase overall performance dramatically without any additional heat load from the processor.


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talk about DTR
By DarthPierce on 3/9/2006 10:33:07 AM , Rating: 2
since the 7800gtx already burns >3x the power of a dothan or yonah (when gaming) and >10x the power (when idle), I can only imagine the run times on battery with 2 of them!

With a (relatively) big battery like a 80Wh, you'd be talking under an hour while just browsing the web and like 20 min in a game... hahahhahhaha

But it would be SWEET for a lan party, I guess.




RE: talk about DTR
By NedKelly on 3/9/2006 11:07:17 AM , Rating: 2
You could always plug the power cord in...


RE: talk about DTR
By DarthPierce on 3/9/2006 11:50:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
You could always plug the power cord in...


That is the problem... you can't always plug in the power cord. this is not the "laptop" if you like to game on an airplane, or have a class where there isn't an outlet, etc.

but i'm sure it's great for a lan party (as I said) because there is a power outlet.


RE: talk about DTR
By Rock Hydra on 3/9/2006 12:09:01 PM , Rating: 2
This is obviously NOT a computer to tote with you everywhere. It's a desktop replacement that's easlily moveable from location to location. With a screen like that, I don't think it'll even fit on your lap in the seat.


RE: talk about DTR
By timmiser on 3/9/2006 5:48:10 PM , Rating: 2
Probably the reason why it is 16 pounds is because of a huge battery solution.


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