CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200 Gaming Notebook

Introduction & Specifications

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
Specifications & Features
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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
Built-in 720p HD webcam
2x USB 2.0 Ports, 3x USB 3.0 Ports
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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