Shortly after WidowPC's announcement of an SLI notebook, we sent a few emails out to our Taiwanese counterparts to track down the manufacturer of origin for the upcoming SLI notebook.
An employee from Clevo Computer Company, who wishes to be unnamed, indicated to us that Clevo is the OEM for the upcoming SLI notebooks. WidowPC will not be the only manufacturer carrying SLI notebooks, and that the specifications for the computer are actually much better than originally listed on the WidowPC site before they were removed. Our insider claims, "The image for the [notebook] is not correct, we have not disclosed those graphics yet."
However, we were able to get a quick rundown of some of the specifications of the laptop:
The document with the specifications stressed that the G70M is not just a GeForce 7800 Go, but an "Ultra" version of the product with 256MB of memory per card. The presentation also indicates that the dual graphic cards do not work over the MXM laptop interface -- NVIDIA demonstrated a dual MXM laptop at CES 2006 several weeks ago.
Weighing just over 15 pounds, the laptop and its variants will really act as desktop replacement computers rather than laptops at all. With an 18" by 13" footprint, the Clevo notebook is not exactly something you would lug around to class either.
Expect to see the Clevo SLI notebook from several manufacturers after the March 3rd embargo, including Alienware, Eurocom, Falcon NW and Voodoo PC for approximately $5,000 USD. Widow PC was not one of the retailers listed on the partner listing.