A True Quad Core Notebook

Discussion in 'hardware' started by DVD+R, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. DVD+R

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    Glad I don't have a credit card...wifey would kill me. See below. :D

    Configuration Summary
    Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.67G 2x 4M Cache 1066M FSB Processor
    Display 17" Widescreen WUXGA+ (1920x1200) TFT Screen
    Graphics Dual nVidia SLI GeForce Go 7950 GTX 2x512MB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics
    NB Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) 800MHz DDR2 RAM
    2.5" Hard Drive 200GB 7,200RPM Serial-ATA Hard Drive
    2.5" Hard Drive 2 200GB 7,200RPM Serial-ATA Hard Drive
    2.5" Hard Drive 3 200GB 7,200RPM Serial-ATA Hard Drive
    HD Raid (Same HDs only) RAID 5 Setup
    HD Partition Single Partition
    Integrated Options 802.11B/G Wireless Module
    Integrated Options Bluetooth Module
    Integrated Options 1.3M Pixel Build in Camera free
    Internal Optical Drive 8x DVD-/+RW Dual Layer Drive
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (including Home Premium and Business)
    64 Bit Windows Option Upgrade Windows from 32 bit to 64 bit
    Carry Bag Pioneer Standard Notebook Carry Bag
    Warranty Options Pioneer DreamCare 3 Year On-Site Pickup and Return Warranty
    Office Software Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition
    Production Lead Time Standard Order, Ready in 3-5 Working Days
    Freight UPS Air Express (for all PC & notebook, up to 10kg per box, Worldwide)

    RRP (Ex-GST) $6,632
    GST $663
    Total Amount $7,295
     
  3. lucas1985

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    Unless I use Maya, CATIA and 3DS Max on the go, quad-cores on notebooks are pointless at current TDP.
    Oh, some kid may want to run Crysis on his oversized laptop :rolleyes:
     
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    Bragging rights, Lucas. Always remember the bragging rights!!! :D
     
  5. WSFuser

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    I wish I could have a computer half as powerful; Im still using a single-core proc and other lesser parts :'(
     
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    LOL :D
    Seriously, this is useless except for the hardcore, more money than sense gamer. For $7,295 you can buy a high-end upgradeable workstation with lots of screen real-state and a proper mobile computer (ultraportable)
     
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    Your Insane Threedog:D I'd spend an extra grand and have 12MB cache :p
     
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    With a quad core pumping out da heat, I guess it will fry your er..critical components rather quickly, if you actually try to use it on your lap:D

    Heavy, bulky and overpriced..a waste of money IMO..
     
  9. Huupi

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    if this is highend, hardware wise why not SSD drives ?

    killing the heat ?
     
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    I agree with the overkill. In reality I would never have need of anything with this power or set up. It was all in fun. :D
     
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    5 minute battery life and have your arm broken off no thanks:D
    quad core is not needed on a laptop.
    not even triple SLI with 8800 ultra's can play crysis at full settings.
     
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    I never got the concept of a desktop replacement. For double the price of a workstation, you can get a 5-7kg monster that is not portable either.
     
  13. Coolio10

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    Really though who would want all that in a laptop? For someone who does maya and all those other demanding appps they would just need dualcore and 3GB which is the current highest setup you can buy in stores. SLI in a laptop? Who wants their battery to die within half an hour when you buy a laptop for portability?

    Is it even possible to put quad-core in a laptop without making it the size of a brick?

    It may be the only laptop with quad-core for years to come so they can atleast have bragging rights for making one :D.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    I dont think people buy desktop replacement laptops for its portability. And theyll proabably keep it plugged in too.

    As for size, its 397(W) x 298(D) x 51~60(H)mm.
     
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    Lol with the heat that thing must generate it should come with pots and pans so you can cook your dinner on it. A serious beastie.
     
  16. Peter2150

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    I bought one of these types of beasties as a small desktop replacement. Couldn't take the long hours and the mobo burnt out. Fixed, and now I use it with a spire fan, that really makes a huge difference.

    Battery life. Less then an hour.

    Also at 13 pounds it really wasn't mobile.

    Pete
     
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