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iBuyPower rides new Valkyrie line of gaming laptops

iBuyPower rides new Valkyrie line of gaming laptops
Jason Hidalgo
Jason Hidalgo|@JasonHidalgo|June 19, 2012 2:25 AM

Not content with the unveiling of its Chimera 4 and Erebus GT desktops, iBuyPower is turning its attention to gamers of a more mobile persuasion with the launch of its new Valkyrie line of gaming laptops. For $1,299, the base Valkyrie CZ-17 features a third-generation Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M GPU, 500GB 5,400 RPM hard drive, LAN E2200 module, backlit keyboard and a 17.3-inch, 1080p display. Folks who want to channel their inner Rich Uncle Pennybags can also configure the Valkyrie with more options such as an i7-3820QM processor, up to 32GB of RAM, dual HDD/SSD storage and a Blu-Ray drive. iBuyPower says the Valkyrie line is part of efforts to beef up its laptop offerings in order to compete with the likes of Dell/Alienware and ASUS. In the meantime, folks who've got Elmer Fudd's rendition of "Kill the Wabbit" stuck in their heads after reading the word "Valkyrie" can clear their minds by perusing the PR after the break.

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iBUYPOWER's New Valkyrie Gaming Laptop Delivers Mobile Gaming Domination

iBUYPOWER Launches New Valkyrie Gaming Laptop Series with Valkyrie CZ-17

El Monte, CA – June 15, 2012 – iBUYPOWER is poised to release its all new Valkyrie line of signature series gaming laptops. The Valkyrie series represents a new direction for iBUYPOWER's mobile offering, breaking away from generic "whiteboxes" and featuring unique designs and technologies exclusive to iBUYPOWER. Valkyrie's breakaway design features sleek angles and a backlit top panel.

The iBUYPOWER Valkyrie gaming laptops are designed for gamers and spec'd for domination. The first entry in the Valkyrie series is the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17, a new 17" gaming laptop that features NVIDIA GeForce 600 series graphics and the latest 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processors, easily placing the Valkyrie CZ-17 among the most powerful gaming laptops currently in existence. The Valkyrie CZ-17 also features Killer networking technology, with a built-in Killer LAN E2200 module to cut down on game-killing latency. In addition, the new iBUYPOWER Valkyrie gaming laptop supports configurations of up to two SSDs or HDDs for extreme storage performance and lightning fast load speeds.

The new iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 Gaming laptop is designed for an immersive gaming experience. The gaming laptop's keyboard features a backlight and highlighted 'WASD' and arrow gaming keys for high visibility in low-light gaming environments. In addition, the Valkyrie delivers brilliant detailed visuals and immersive sound with a full HD 1920x1080 17.3" LED-backlit anti-glare screen, and THX TruSound PRO audio system.

The iBUYPOWER Valkyrie gaming laptop series also delivers on iBUYPOWER's Signature Series values, combining unique design with full configurability and maximum price-performance value. Customers can configure the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 with a number of upgrades, including SSDs, advanced Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 CPUs, and up to 32GB DDR3 memory. The Valkyrie CZ-17 also offers surprising value, coming in at a starting price of $1,299, beating many similarly configured competitors.

This new system comes hot on the heels of the new signature desktop, the Chimera 4SE, showcased at Major League Gaming's Spring Championships at Anaheim, CA last weekend. iBUYPOWER is the Official Gaming PC provider for Major League Gaming, North America's largest eSports tournament. New iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptops are available for customization and purchase in the United States and Canada. Customers looking to configure a new Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptop can go to www.ibuypower.com/valkyrie.