WidowPC, a leader in cutting-edge PC hardware, announced the availability of the long-awaited, dual-core notebook, the Sting 917X2. Featuring the Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor by AMD, the system is fully customizable and upgradeable and features a choice of leading graphics cards including the 256MB NVIDIA 7800 GTX. Pricing starts at $3,447.
Dual-core processors accelerate performance by assigning different processing cores to different compute-intensive tasks such as gaming, business applications, digital content creation, 3D image rendering, CD burning, and many other background tasks. Although dual-core technology has been available in desktops for some time, it has not been available in a laptop computer until now.
"Our goal was to ensure zero lag time between the performance of a desktop and laptop, and with the Sting 917X2, we have accomplished just that," said Joshua McClure, Director of Operations at WidowPC. "Due to the demands and pedigree of our customers, we build each computer to their exact specifications, and back each one with fanatical customer support."
WidowPC’s Sting 917X2 also features the previously desktop-only NVIDIA 7800 GTX graphics controller. According to independent benchmarks from Tom’s Hardware, the 256MB NVIDIA 7800 GTX performed faster than any card ever tested and enables advanced parallel processing which, in combination with cutting-edge CPUs like those available in WidowPC’s Sting 917X2, will result in higher frame rates in games and other 3D environments.
The Dual Core Sting917X2 model is offered with a choice of the most advanced AMD CPU’s, from the the AMD Athlon 64 dual-core 4200+ to the 4800+ and the FX-57 processors; up to 2GB of PC3200 400MHz DDR memory, two hard drive bays with capacity for dual 120GB SATA HDDs, each with a data transfer rate of 150 Mbps. The Sting 917X2 also utilizes the latest in cooling technology to enable the highest levels of performance ever found in portable form.
Other features include a 17-inch Wide Screen 1900 x 1200 WUXGA SuperBrite LCD, a choice of the industry’s three fastest 256MB graphics cards; three different optical drive choices including 8x DVD RW/R with LightScribe, 802.11a/b/g; Bluetooth, TV tuner and a host of ports and connectors.