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iBUYPOWER Introduces First Core i7 Notebook

iBUYPOWER Introduces First Core i7 Notebook

iBUYPOWER is launching its first Core i7 notebook today. The new Battalion 101 W870CU is a 17.3-inch notebook with a Full HD 1920x1080 widescreen LCD and NVIDIA GTX280 graphics. The W870CU is customizable, offering three Core i7 CPUs to choose from including the 2.00GHz 920XM Mobile Processor Extreme and up to 8GB DDR3 memory. The Battalion 101 W870CU starts at $2,114 and is available from iBUYPOWER's website.


iBUYPOWER Launches Powerful Core i7 Gaming Notebook – Battalion 101 W870CU

17.3” W870CU features full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD, NVIDIA GTX280 graphics card and up to 8GB of DDR3 Memory

El Monte, CA – November 11, 2009 - iBUYPOWER, one of the leading gaming systems manufacturers in the world, is excited to announce its first Intel® Core™ i7 based notebook – Battalion 101 W870CU. Starting at $2,114, the W870CU offers gamers three Core i7 CPUs to choose from, including the 2.00GHz 920XM Mobile Processor Extreme, up to 8GB DDR3 memory, and a breathtaking 17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 widescreen LCD high definition resolution.

iBUYPOWER paired the HD display with the NVIDIA GTX280 graphics card, the highest performing notebook GPU ever. The GTX280 takes full advantage of the NVIDIA’s PhysX Technology and the ultra realistic gaming environments it provides. The GTX280 can also be paired with a Blu-ray drive to enhance the movie watching experience on the W870CU with sharp images, vibrant colors, and smooth playback.


Gamers looking for a slightly larger display can go with the similar Battalion 101 M980NU and its 18.4-inch Full HD display, starting at $2505.

The Battalion 101 W870CU Gaming Notebook is available now exclusively at www.iBUYPOWER.com. iBUYPOWER systems come standard with a 1 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.

Battalion 101 W870CU

LCD

17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 Widescreen LCD

Processor

Up to Intel® Core™ i7-920XM Mobile Processor Extreme Edition

(4x 2.00GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Memory

Up to 8GB [4GB x 2] 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

Video Card

Mobility DDR3 1GB NVIDIA GTX280 PCI-Express 3D Video

Hard Drive

Up to 500 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Notebook Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Up to 2X Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x

CD-R/RW Combo Drive

Card Reader

Built-in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer

Sound Card

3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card

Built-in 10/100/1000 Network LAN

Wireless Network Adapter

Intel Pro/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link Half-MiniCard

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


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Love the Hi-Def screen. Have seen so many laptops equipped with the GTX280 and have 1400x900 resolution, complete waste.

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The top of the line W870 with 920M, 8GB RAM, 1SSD, 1HDD comes in around 4K. Which is a good deal for a i7 machine. The prices are almost identical though the casing could be more flashy for a 4k machine. There are no options on the color as well. This thing with a flashy iBuyPower Tiger logo glowing on the lid would be AWESOME.

They could also make it glow blue or green when the Proc is idling and when ripped (Auto Overclocked) can turn to RED.

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