AVADirect Becomes First PC Seller in U.S. to Offer Clevo P570WM X79 Gaming Notebook
January 28, 2013 9:12 AM
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Tons of hardware options available
AVADirect is a computer seller and the United States that tends to focus on gaming notebooks and high-end machines for computer enthusiasts. The company has announced that it is now the first company to offer the Clevo P570WM X79 17.3-inch full HD resolution gaming notebook. The notebook is a desktop replacement and promises impressive performance.
The notebook uses various Intel Core i7 processors, a 17.3-inch screen, a GTX 680M graphics cards with NVIDIA SLI technology, or NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics. The machine also boasts three 2.5-inch drive bays, a separate optical drive bays that can be converted to of fourth 2.5-inch bay, RAID 0/1/5 support, and a 54/34 express card slot.
The Quadro K5000 GPU is specifically aimed at CAD design professionals that need incredible graphics power the mobile platform. The notebook also features a backlit, keyboard that offers color-changing zones that the user can program to their preferences. The incredibly powerful notebook computer starts at $2,757 and will go up significantly depending on options.
Upgrading to a Core i7-3960X 6-core processor, for example, will add over $770 to that starting price alone. A second GPU will add another $741 while opting for the Quadro option will set you back an additional $1,600. Doubling the starting price will be very easy to do if you fully option the notebook.
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So it's still stuck with 1080p
1/29/2013 2:32:57 AM
When are these mfg's going to get it? My bloody smartphone has 1080p. Why should I settle for that in a 17" laptop?
RE: So it's still stuck with 1080p
2/2/2013 12:19:06 PM
Kind of like those retina displays in MacBooks that required hacks to enable the full resolution of due to hardware limitations..? Different form factor, different architecture, entirely different problems to face.
People complain about $600 cell phones.. imagine what it costs for a super-HD x86/x64 laptop with enough processing power for higher res than 1080p and still remaining mobile (in terms of size and battery life).
Not to mention it's aimed at gaming, and 1080p is a sweet spot as far as performance per watt is concerned using even discrete graphics cards. Higher resolution is superfluous at the laptop's size (interface would be much harder to use at higher res, even in Win8), unless aiming at photo-editing instead of gaming..
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