CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200 Gaming Notebook

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Performance Summary & Conclusion

Performance Summary: If you just glance quickly at our benchmark charts, it looks like the CyberPowerPC Fangbook X7-200 trailed some other high-performance mobile gaming rigs. However, a closer look will reveal that most of the systems that beat the Fangbook in our tests were actually running multi-GPU or more powerful and hence more expensive GPU setups, whereas our system is rocking a single GeForce GTX 675MX GPU. In fact, the Fangbook scored right about where it was supposed to in most of the tests, considering the system’s specifications and features.


The Fangbook is just an all-around great system. Of course, you could configure it with better specs, but the Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX GPU, 16GB of RAM, and speedy SSD do pretty well together. (It’s worth noting that this is merely the base configuration for the X7-200 model.) Sometimes, a PC maker will load a system with one or possibly two extremely high end components and skimp on the rest, but CyberPowerPC built this Fangbook with a well balanced mix of components, which frankly makes more sense.

Cold hard benchmark scores aside, the Fangbook also delivered remarkably quiet performance considering its pedigree. Even after long gaming sessions, the fan noise stayed pleasantly low. We were also impressed with the speakers’ overall clarity and clean sound even at high volumes (even though lower frequency performance was predicably weak).

CyberPowerPC made an effort to produce a gaming notebook that had some flair to it, and the Fangbook definitely delivers on that front. Further (and more importantly), the build quality is as solid as the cool lights and funky exterior shell are attractive, and ports are placed in areas where you’re most likely to actually use them.

At the end of day, it always comes down to value, and this is one area where the Fangbook actually shines quite brightly. At $1,549, it costs less than almost all of the systems we put it up against, including the Alienware M18x with dual GPUs ($4,379), Alienware M17x ($2,469), and the ASUS G74SX-A1 ($1,749). Even the small-screened Eurocom Monster is more expensive at $1,605. In terms of comparable systems, only the iBuypower Valkyrie is cheaper, at $1,459.

CyberPowerPC’s Fangbook has it all. Good looks, strong performance, and great bang for your buck.

 

   
  • Price
  • Good build quality and looks
  • Quality speakers and audio options
  • Low noise
  • Uncomfortable mouse buttons
  • Unimpressive battery life
  • Weight


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