CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200 Gaming Notebook

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While many full-size gaming rigs are built to elicit oohs and ahs with their stunning looks and high performance, gaming notebooks can sometimes be a little bland. CyberPowerPC has had its share of solid yet non-distinct looking gaming notebooks, but the Fangbook series is a different animal. Built with plenty of alluring hardware and a slick chassis, the Fangbook is also clearly designed to make people stop and ogle.

The Fangbook comes in three iterations--the X7-100, X7-200, and the X7-300--and of course, all three models are completely customizable in terms of specifications and features. To give you a sense of the range of prices, the X7-100 starts at $1,299 (which gets you a pretty solid base configuration if you ask us), and on the high end, the X7-300 starts at $1,799.

CyberPowerPC sent us a base model X7-200 to savage, which costs $1,549 as configured.



CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200
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CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200
Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz/3.4GHz Turbo)
Windows 8
17.3" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 Display
Intel HM77 Express
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (4GB)
Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound
Built-in stereo speakers with subwoofer
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1333MHz (8GBx2)
60GB Intel 520 Series SSD / 750GB WD Scorpio Black (7200RPM, SATA 6Gbps)
8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-FANGBOOK-DVDRW)
Killer Wireless-N 1202 802.11 a/b/g/n Half Size Adapter
4-in-1
Built-in 720p HD webcam
2x USB 2.0 Ports, 3x USB 3.0 Ports
VGA, HDMI
4-way audio jacks/headphone and mic
Red backlit performance keyboard with programmable keys
9-cell Lithium-Ion battery pack 11.1Vdc 7800mAh 87Wh
16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches
13.85 pounds (with battery)
3 years labor, 1 year parts
$1,549 (as configured)



The Fangbook X7-200 features a 17.3-inch (1920x1080) FHD LED-backlit display and runs an Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz/3.4GHz Turbo) processor paired to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (4GB) GPU. There’s 16GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1333MHz (8GBx2) RAM on board, and for storage, the system has a 60GB Intel 520 Series SSD coupled with a spacious 750GB WD Scorpio Black (7200RPM, SATA 6Gbps) HDD. The optical drive is an 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi model.

All that hardware goodness has a bit of heft to it; the system weighs in at a whopping 13.85 pounds, which is quite a load even for a gaming notebook.

There’s a respectable number and variety of I/O ports, including three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, eSATA, a 4-in-1 card reader, VGA and HDMI, a lock port, and a LAN port. One excellent surprise is the presence of four audio jacks (two of which double as headphone and mic jacks), so users can connect to an external sound system. That’s not to say that the internal sound system is lacking, however, as it boasts 2.1 stereo speakers and 3D Premium Surround sound.

In the box, you’ll find the requisite manuals and paperwork, recovery disc, manual disc, and power adapter. The Fangbook X7-200’s specifications are solid, but to try and set this system apart from the competition, CyberPowerPC spent a lot of its time focusing on some of this notebook’s design elements, which we’ll examine on the next page.
 

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Nice looking lappy.

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wow, for what I paid for my daughters macbook pro I could have got a good laptop. But it was not a choose I agreed with I showed her what could be had and how fast could could be.

Anyway you are right realneil it looks great

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It looks good but I got no use for a boat anchor.

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nice laptop! puts my pc to shame =X (think that means it is time to upgrade old Betsy,eh? hehe)

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in my opinion the clevo barebones are better

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But the quality price is good !!! nice laptop

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Nice specs on this laptop but im not sold on Cyberpower's build quality. Buddy bought a laptop from them bout 3 years ago and within 6 months it fell apart and he should have RMAed it but was so disgusted he said screw it. After that and trying to help him fix his laptop which the problem was the fan on the GPU and the heatpipes to the CPU and GPU were falling off. Fan was super loud so we took off the back cover to find the heatpipes started dangling down. 

This was 3 years ago so I hope they would have corrected this issue which I haven't known anyone with anything else from them but that was enough to look elsewhere.

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Looks nice and seems to get decent benchmarks. I like the looks except for the bright blue lights that appear to be shining back towards the user (around the speakers). Generally speaking I don't want any additional lights that close to my screen. I do like the backlit keyboard though.

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Nice specs and nice bang for the buck, to be sure. I'm wondering how long it will last though. High end components throw off a lot of heat when stressed and packing them into a laptop seems like a good way to add new new meaning to the phrase "burned in."

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callmeishmael:

Nice specs and nice bang for the buck, to be sure. I'm wondering how long it will last though. High end components throw off a lot of heat when stressed and packing them into a laptop seems like a good way to add new new meaning to the phrase "burned in."

Ive seen videos of manufacturers doing all in one liquid cooling in laptops and curious to when this could become the standard in gaming laptops. While I understand the risk in this of it being in such a compact spot along with a laptop gets bounced around alot more than a desktop PC it still would be great to have.

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