CyberPower has introduced a new system to their Xplorer series of laptops, the X7-Xtreme S1
. Living up to its name, the notebook will be the company’s first to feature Intel’s Core i7 920 processor and x58 chipset. As you’re probably assuming right about now, the Xtreme S1 is designed for graphically demanding video games and multimedia applications.
Parallel to that theme is a 17” 1920x1200 (16:10) display, 6GB of DDR3 1066MHz triple-channel RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M with 1GB of VRAM. Other base specifications include its 320GB 5400RPM HDD, 8x DVD drive, 3 megapixel webcam, a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100/1000 NIC, four USB 2.0 ports, Firewire and HDMI ports, 7-in-1 media reader and a 12-cell battery. It ships with a 64-bit copy of Vista Home Premium SP1 and a standard 1-year warranty with lifetime tech support.
I’m not sure I understand why the base specs include a 5400RPM HDD – especially with a price of $2,335. The system is fully customizable, though, and a range of 7200RPM HDDs as well as SSDs are available. I toyed around with the configurations a bit and after including a Creative X-Fi USB sound card and 80GB Intel X25-M the price shot up to $2,704. If you’re looking to game on the run and have the coin to match your taste, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better rig at the moment.