When we think of high-end gaming notebooks, Alienware is one of the first names that comes to mind, mostly because of their commercial presence and for the fact that they’ve been around for a long time. However, if you’re looking for the maddest, and I mean the craziest, gaming notebook around, then chances are that you won’t find it with them. Just like DIY desktop rigs are always superior to OEM rigs, the same rule applies to notebooks as well, and Cleveland-based custom PC company – AVADirect has shown us the light. Just like Falcon Northwest and such PC assemblers in the U.S, the AVADirect have now introduced their latest gaming notebook; the Clevo P270WM, which is based on the Intel X79 chipset and features a Sandy Bridge-E processor. The notebook is available now for pre-order starting at $3,133.74 (Rs.1,53,400), with shipping and taxes extra.

The Ultimate gaming notebook!

The Ultimate gaming notebook!

That price tag is actually very competitive and easily gives Alienware and Asus a run for their money when you see what they’ve managed to squeeze inside. Since there’s no mobile equivalent of the Sandy Bridge-E yet, AVADirect have used the top of the line desktop CPU, the Core i7-3960X, which boasts of 6 cores (twelve threads in total) and a stock speed of 3.3GHz. RAM varies according to the buyer’s preference and can go up to 32GB. The P270WM can accommodate, not one, not two, but three 9.5-inch hard drives! If this wasn’t mental enough, how about 2 Nvidia GTX 580M’s in SLI? Those thought gaming notebooks were a joke and could never compete with desktops, will certainly have to think again. Other features include a 17.3-inch Full HD screen, HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, Bigfoot’s Killer Wireless-N network adapter and a backlit keyboard. Battery life? Well, let’s not get into that. Unfortunately for us, this is only available in the U.S, so we won’t be seeing anything like this over here, unless some OEM PC assembler gets inspired. Perhaps Zenith?

Publish date: February 8, 2012 9:57 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:33 pm

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