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Monster Gaming Laptop Unveiled by UK Gaming Specialist Company

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  1. zekrahminator

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    A relatively new company, with aspirations of great fame and fortune, is seeking to make a footprint in the IT industry. With the name Rock, Rock has decided to make one massive laptop. Dubbed the "Xtreme SL8", this machine claims roughly 15,000 points in 3DMark06. To do this, it runs the following hardware.
    • 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6800
    • A pair of NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs
    • Up to 4GB of DDR2 800
    • Your choice of one 600GB 7200RPM HDD, or 1TB of 5400RPM RAID storage.
    • One HD-DVD reader/burner
    • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port.
    • 6600mAh battery

    With this array of extreme hardware, this laptop is sure to burn holes in both wallets and laps alike.

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    Source: Reg Hardware
     
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    Not bad for a pair of 8800m's.
     
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    Will be overpriced and certainly unnecessary (not to the extent of that $750K job - at least this has decent hardware inside). For those with too much money.
     
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    Yep, sorry I forgot that detail, it's in the main story now.
     
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    wonder how long the battery will last trying to power that lappy.
     
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    Its pointless in asking that question when talking about a gaming laptop. :slap:
     
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    They're not a new company, i had a rock lappy in '98, their site says they've been going since 92

    Nice specs though but a lil excessive

    hawk: it'll be expensive yes, but their prices arent really overpriced as such, not in the same way as alienware, dell xps etc laptops anyway, theyre gaming ones are usually a few hundred less than equivalent spec dells, and they're upgrades dont cost the earth
     
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    That's definitely a plus. When I look at desktops/laptops like this, that are over the top, I always think alienware/voodoo/falcon prices, which are just rediculous. But to each their own, I guess.
     
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    If I won the lotery I would build a ass kicking desktop and buy that! Looks good, alitte too pricey for me tho lol
     
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    I'm so sick of these news website posting about "an amazing new laptop." It's always like this with Clevo resellers. They all sell the same thing, but a month later, one of them ends up on a news website like it's brand new.

    Observe.
    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9262-ultimate-custom-laptop-built-clevo-d901c-p-2273.html
    http://www.powernotebooks.com/specs/Sager/9262specs.php
    http://eurocom.com/products/showroom/specselectnew.cfm?model_id=188
    http://www.widowpc.com/store/gaming-laptop-917dsli-overview.php?systype=19&fsb=65&ccc_pics=true
    http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/EQ7/index.asp
    http://rjtech.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=D901C

    They're all the same!

    And that's just a few. There is nothing "new" about this piece of news. Imagine if TechPowerup posted an article for each of these!
     
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    I have to disagree with you.

    If Techpowerup didnt post the news article about the Dell laptops getting the 8800 upgrade I wouldnt have known. I was specifically waiting for the release of the 8800's in DELL (because I get a student discount on DELLS only). So, just because a news story doesnt apply to you, it doesnt mean that it wont help other people. If you dont like it, dont read it.
     
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    Thats what I thought when I read that too.
     
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    My question is, why the QX6800? Why not the QX9650? It would generate less heat and consume less power. Every little bit helps in machines like this.

    Side note, if I was rich, I'd buy a gaming lappy like this, if nothing else than for LANing. Way more convenient than lugging even a SFF PC around.
     
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    You'd need a cuppla mile long mains lead trailing behind you lol,its gonna eat the battery.I reckon gaming will be an hour if your lucky.
     
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    lol. LANs have power sources.
     
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    Nice specs, no doubt...But, I have to wonder why would someone want to spend the $$ to have a lappy with that much power instead of a home rig with plenty of power? The only thing I can think of is maybe they travel on business alot and want something to do at night in the hotel? Anyone have any ideas I might have missed?:eek:
     
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    My lappy gettin old ive been looking at rock ones for a while i assume i could import one in as i havnt seen any ones here.
     
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    Be like me and go to lans and cant be bejigged lugging a case monitor keyboard ect ect.
     
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    The rift always comes through! Hey dude, hope all is well in Aussie land!:toast:
     
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    Yep its good but all these uber cool lappys make me sad tho cus i just no there gonna make me spend another 4 grand on a lappy this year. :p:cry:
     
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    I know what you mean! I like to gripe, but I'll probably be in the same boat! :D
     
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    This is such crap. With how limited and expensive upgrades for laptops, this just doesn't make any sense. Build a sweet desktop for $1500 and a decent laptop for $1000.. You've got a good upgrade path on the desktop, and a laptop for convenience, $4000 laptops are just throwing money away.
     
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    Everyone to there own i say i like my lappy i realize it aint gonna beat top of the line desktops but i dont care if you like desktops along with lots of others then more power to you i say.
     
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    I thought that too, they have penryns on their site, mobo support maybe?
     
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    The Dell is different. It's a different computer. All the links I posted are the same Clevo computer (D900C/D901C) rebranded differently. I was just commenting on how only one or two random Clevo resellers got in the news like they were unique, when I think any news related to them should be reported as one big one. If not, then at least report just the first one.

    There's pretty much 3 names when it comes to ultra high-end gaming laptops lately. Basically, if it's not an Alienware or a Dell, it's just a rebranded Clevo.

    Edit: I guess a little bit of Toshiba lately too.
     

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