CyberPowerPC's 'Fang Taipan' Gaming Notebook Packs a Lethal Bite

If you're afraid of snakes, find a place to hide because the new Fang Taipan that just slithered into CyberPowerPC's lineup is every bit as potent as we've seen from a gaming a notebook. Exactly how potent depends on your budget, and if money's no object, you can deck this thing out with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPUs, gobs of RAM, and all kinds of other goodies.

The 17.3-inch gaming notebook starts at $1,819, which is reasonable for this type of machine. That investment translates into the following:
  • Intel Core i7 3630QM processor (2.4GHz, 6MB cache)
  • 16GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • 2 x GeForce GTX 670M GPUs in SLI
  • 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III solid state drive
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 8X DVD burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Windows 8

Fang Taipan

Not a bad collection of hardware, and there are several free upgrades available as part of of a Windows 8 pre-order promotion, including a bump up to Corsair Vengeance RAM and 128GB SSD, which actually knocks $6 off the starting price. On the flip side, you can certainly deck this thing out if you have disposable income to spare.

"The CyberpowerPC Fang Taipan is a laptop beast that wields a lethal dose of power. It can accommodate two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680Ms in SLI model; a full range of Intel Core i7 CPUs including the fastest i7-3940XM (3.0GHz) Extreme Edition Ivy Bridge Mobile Processor; and features up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory for gaming at unparalleled speeds," CyberPowerPC says.

You can order the Fang Taipan today, and if selecting Windows 8 as the operating system, it will ship a couple weeks from now.