Is it actually possible to construct an 18.4-inch gaming laptop that isn't
unsightly? Our bets are on no (unless HP's Envy line
creeps up a bit in size), but as your mum always proclaimed, it's the beauty on the inside that truly counts. Following in the footsteps of Eurocom's frighteningly similar X8100 Leopard
, the Lesance GSN801GAW packs an 18.4-inch display (1920 x 1080 resolution), a potent quad-core 1.73GHz Core i7 940XM Extreme Edition CPU, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory and your choice of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M (2GB) or two
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870's in CrossFire. There's also a Blu-ray burner, 160GB worth of SSD (in a RAID 0 configuration), USB 3.0 sockets, Windows 7 Home Premium, an ExpressCard slot, multicard reader, HDMI / DVI output, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and an inbuilt webcam. Naturally, an ideal runtime is but 1.5 hours, and it weighs just over a dozen pounds -- if neither of those tidbits faze you, it'll be topping out soon in Japan for ¥439,800 ($5,420).