This one slipped by us but the world's first Core i7 laptop to ship
is probably worth a double-back don't you think? The Sager NP9280 is almost certainly the same Clevo D900F
we spotted at CeBIT back in March. That means a Core i7 snuggled up with Intel's X58 chipset with triple channel DDR3 memory, 1GB of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M graphics, and a 17.1-inch 1920x1200 display. No telling how long the 12-cell Lithium-Ion battery will last but if it exceeds 30 minutes of usage then we'd be impressed. As a desktop replacement, it's fully loaded with up to a trio of SATA hard disks (or SSDs), 4x built-in speakers, eSATA, HDMI and
DVI video outputs, integrated 3 megapixel webcam, and 4x USB 2.0 jacks plus a single Firewire port all riding an 11.55-pound slab requiring 15.5 x 11.75 x 2.35-inches of elbow room. Unfortunately, there's no option for running dual GTX 280M GPU in SLI
, for that you'll have to look to Alienware's Core 2 Extreme--based M17x
. The NP9280 starts at about $2,000 though we like ours maxed out with a Core i7 975 Extreme Edition
desktop processor, 12GB of DDR3 memory, and 3x 160GB SSDs for more than $7,000. But hey, that's us and we think robots are scary. Check the hover-craft inspired bottom after the break.