WidowPC has just announced a new laptop that they are claiming to be the first-ever notebook to feature a dual core processor, the Sting 917X2. While the dual core lappie bit isn't necessarily true, the spec sheet for this monster 11.3-pound rig reads like a gamer's wish list (please excuse us while we catch our breath): AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ (other options are available as well), 17-inch widescreen 1900 x 1200 WUXGA+ SuperBrite LCD, nVidia 7800 GTX graphics card with PCI-Express, up to 2GB of 400 MHz dual channel DDR RAM, dual SATA drives for as much as 240GB of storage, dual optical drive bays for optional dual-layer DVD burners, 7-in-1 memory card reader, optional TV tuner with remote, front panel LCD with media controls, built-in webcam, 2 FireWire ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, serial port, infrared port, parallel port, external keyboard/mouse port, DVI, S-Video in and out, audio in/out, digital audio out, and 802.11a/b/g. Whew! Anyway, the catch here is that they're only accepting preorders pending the arrival of the dual-core chips from AMD, but if you plunk down your $3447 (for the base model, naturally) it sounds like you'll get your sting-on before the end of the year. Click on to see to see this beauty with its lid closed.
WidowPC's Sting 917X2 claims to be the world's first dual core laptop
Evan Blass|December 1, 2005 4:15 PM
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