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AVADirect announced three new Clevo notebooks--the 15.6-inch P150EM, P151EM, and 17.3-inch P170EM--all based on Intel’s HM77 chipset and running a 3rd-generation Intel processor. The notebooks will have options for NVIDIA GTX 670 and 675 in SLI (with Optimus for preserving battery life), as well as eSATA, DisplayPort, HDMI, digital optical output, and backlit keyboards. Other features include SuperMulti DVD+/-RW burners, integrated 2.0MP webcams, and fingerprint readers, as well as a dizzying array of options for hard drives, SSDs, and RAM. All three notebooks also have the option of an internal... Read more...
Sandy Bridge-E chip? Check. X79 chipset? Check. Customizable gaming notebook? Check. AVADirect is clearly pleased to be offering systems based on the Clevo P270WM gaming notebook. The notebook replaces the Clevo X7200 and features the above CPU and chipset along with a trio of hard drives (with RAID options), the NVIDIA GTX 580M (2GB) or Quadro 5010M (4GN), and up to 32GB of 1866MHz quad-channel DDR3 RAM over four slots. Also look for two USB ports, SLI support, and HDMI. You’ll definitely pay for all those specs, though; the base price for the notebook is $3,000, with room to go up depending... Read more...
There's a line in the sand between notebooks and desktop replacements, and once you cross it, your system is no longer mobile, it's portable. The AVA Direct P180HM weighs upwards of 12 pounds, which is too heavy to toss into your bag on a whim or open up in a coffee shop and blend in inconspicuously with the other patrons. No, you carefully close up the P180HM, lift with two hands, and pack it neatly into your oversized laptop bag that's big enough to accommodate an 18.4-inch notebook. When you take it out at Starbucks, you mark off your area with yellow tape, tell everyone to stand back, and then... Read more...
AVADirect should include a bumper sticker with its Clevo P180HM notebook that says, "My desktop replacement beat up your Ultrabook and defiled your MacBook Air." Don't get transfixed on the notion that someone would be silly enough to own both of those ultraslim systems rather than choose one over the other. The point we're trying to make is that the P180HM is big, it's mean, and it makes a complete mockery of the mobile form factor. And you know what? We're totally cool with that. Let's talk a moment about portability versus mobility. These aren't one in the same, and if that has you scratching... Read more...
First there was the novel Shoeless Joe and then came the movie adaptation Field of Dreams. In each one, the protagonist hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come." In this case, "he" refers to Shoeless Joe Jackson, a baseball player idolized by the main character's father. AMD must have taken some inspiration from that story, because the chip maker went out and built what it claims is the world's fastest mobile GPU, and as expected, boutique system vendors have come calling. That includes AVADirect, who tells us they've begun offering the 6990M as a configuration option in their... Read more...
NVIDIA seems to toss out the "world's fastest" claim pretty frequently, but based on our experience, they're usually spot-on. The company is always striving to crank out the next greatest GPU, and this time it's the notebook owners that are getting the attention. Good thing too, because we thought we would have to shoe-horn an SLI GPU setup from our desktop into our next Clevo if something didn't give soon… All kidding aside, NVIDIA is today introducing the new GeForce GTX 480M for notebooks, which the company proudly calls the "world's fastest notebook GPU." It's "DirectX 11 done right... Read more...
There are two main types of road warriors in this world. First, there are the ones who value portability over all else. These users are more concerned with battery life and ease of transportation than they are with raw performance, and it's because of them that netbooks -- the very epitome of portability -- have become such a popular market segment. At the other end of the spectrum sit the users who crave as much performance as they can get, and they're willing to trade battery life and lightweight designs to get it. At the extreme end, we call these mobile PCs 'desktop replacements,' which is... Read more...
There are two main types of road warriors in this world. First, there are the ones who value portability over all else. These users are more concerned with battery life and ease of transportation than they are with raw performance, and it's because of them that netbooks -- the very epitome of portability -- have become such a popular market segment. At the other end of the spectrum sit the users who crave as much performance as they can get, and they're willing to trade battery life and lightweight designs to get it. At the extreme end, we call these mobile PCs 'desktop replacements,' which... Read more...
Talk about an obscene amount of power. AVADirect has begun selling what it claims is the world's most powerful i7 SLI gaming notebook  -- the Clevo X8100 -- and after taking a peek at the spec sheet, we won't argue. Every bit the desktop replacement, only the chassis qualifies this one as a notebook, even if the hardware under the hood screams otherwise. Here's what you get:Screen: 18.4” Full HD (1920x1080) TFT LED LCD Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 720QM / 820QM / 920XM Socket G1 processors supportVideo Card: NVIDIA® GTX 285M 1GB single or 2GB Dual VGA / SLI configurationMemory:... Read more...
Hard-core gamers are all about squeezing the best performance they can out of their rigs, while ensuring that the visual quality of the games they play are at the highest settings possible. As desktop PCs typically have access to higher-end components than notebooks--and are also far more configurable, upgradable, and tweakable--the vast majority of gamers opt for desktop systems. But with the increased performance potential of today's notebook components and their portability (LAN party anyone?), high-end gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular with the gaming crowd.That said, you still... Read more...
Intel may still have the lion's share of the market in the microprocessor realm, but AMD isn't doing too bad for itself these days either with all things considered. Aside from introducing a litany of new technologies and devices over the past week, the company also took time to beef up its distribution strategy, which is something that could signal a broader push into more markets.For far too long, it has felt as if AMD was content with second place. With releases like this, however, it's clear that the company is no longer satisfied with being associated with that notion. This past week, AMD... Read more...
AVADirect.com is now offering what it is calling the “world’s most powerful gaming notebook.” The Clevo M980NU supports quad-core mobile processors, two GTX 280m video cards, up to 8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, and features a 1080P 18.4-inch screen. Read on for additional details and full specifications in the press release below. AVADirect.com Starts Selling World's Most Powerful Gaming NotebookAVADirect.com starts selling the Clevo M980NU Gaming Notebook, most powerful notebook for gamers (MMD Newswire) July 24, 2009 -- AVADirect.com, a leading custom computer manufacturer, has announced that... Read more...