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This will be one overpriced Laptop...


I'm guessing $2.5k at bare minimum selection, and up to $10k, I'm pretty sure someone in OCN will buy it for bragging rights
The Aleinware M11x was about $900 minimum, and it has very decent specs.
I doubt it'll go up to $10k, and I'd guess the minimum is $1.5k with a lesser or non-extreme CPU. I doubt they would put the Extreme as a the minimum spec.

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wait what? what kind of a chip is this? I have not heard about any mobile extreme chips and I find it hard to believe that it's the full fledged desktop variant. I've seen one laptop that had a normal i7 980X and it was like 7-10cm thick...
Extreme chips? Not too sue, but I've seen plenty of full desktop chip laptops.
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32GB RAM, 4Ghz i7, 580M SLI? Holy good god. I don't want to know how big of a power supply that thing has, what the battery life is, nor how much heat that thing outputs

With that said, I'd easily give up my desktop for one of these xD
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32GB RAM, 4Ghz i7, 580M SLI? Holy good god. I don't want to know how big of a power supply that thing has, what the battery life is, nor how much heat that thing outputs

With that said, I'd easily give up my desktop for one of these xD
That's what my girlfriend's brother did. He stopped using desktops and just bought an Alienware M11x for $900 minimum spec. All of his games, including WoW, beautifully smooth and WoW can be very taxing.
Alienware prices have dramatically improved.


I think I might buy one of these for college after the summer, instead of bringing or making a full desktop for the dorm. Save me a lot of trouble I would think, even if I might shell out a couple extra bucks. This or an ASUS RoG, but they haven't updated their RoG configs recently. Hopefully by the end of the summer.
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i'm becoming very infatuated with the mobile laptop hardware, they've really progressed immensely in power and price.
same
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My guessing it will coincide with their SB refresh, 4Ghz on a 95w CPU is a lot easier on cooling and power consumption than the old i7's, it also should be more powerful game-wise. Just my opinion

EDIT: Nvm, it said Extreme edition :/
Still think the 2600k would be better all round, lower price, more powerful, less battery consumption and cooler
Don't worry...Might be one of those, too
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Don't worry...Might be one of those, too
It's just that I don't even want to think how my lap would react if I had a 4ghz 980x @ 100% load sitting on it... I think I'll have those kids someday thank you very much

But yes, interested in what we're gonna get
 
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overpriced //end
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Gaming on the go? Pft.
it's more like a portable desktop, you can easily unplug and plug back in somewhere else. Whereas a desktop is bulky and comes in several pieces (keyboard, mouse, monitor, blah blah) it's all contained in a laptop form.
     
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That's what my girlfriend's brother did. He stopped using desktops and just bought an Alienware M11x for $900 minimum spec. All of his games, including WoW, beautifully smooth and WoW can be very taxing.
Alienware prices have dramatically improved.


I think I might buy one of these for college after the summer, instead of bringing or making a full desktop for the dorm. Save me a lot of trouble I would think, even if I might shell out a couple extra bucks. This or an ASUS RoG, but they haven't updated their RoG configs recently. Hopefully by the end of the summer.
Hasn't the G73 been updated with Sandy bridge (G73Sw if i'm not mistaken)? Might save you a couple of bucks compared to Alienware
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wait what? what kind of a chip is this? I have not heard about any mobile extreme chips and I find it hard to believe that it's the full fledged desktop variant. I've seen one laptop that had a normal i7 980X and it was like 7-10cm thick...
They make mobile extreme processors

http://www.intel.com/performance/mob...reme/index.htm

Edit:

Here's the SB mobile extreme that is probably the processor in question

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52237
Edited by Officer Farva - 4/12/11 at 12:54pm
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