Feeds

WidowPC to ship world's first SLI laptop in 60 days

The race is on

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

US system builder Widow PC has announced an SLI-equipped gaming notebook that it claims will be "the first on the planet". The graphics guzzler is going to ship with a monster 19in "fast-response" display, the company added.

And it's coming within the next 60 days, Reg Hardware can reveal.

For the moment, the machine - dubbed the Sting 919 - is still a work in progress, and WidowPC's announcement was intended to provide more of a general technology direction than a hard and fast specification for the 19in beast. So it'll be based on an AMD CPU and sport a pair of Nvidia 7800-class GPUs - which ones, WidowPC is not, for now, saying.

That's understandable: the machine's still in development and components may change by the time WidowPC feels the time is right to ship. Heck, it may not even look like the machine shown on the company's website. Some other system builder may get to market first...

Despite the size of the screen and the need to build in a gaming-friendly processor and those two high-end graphics chips, plus the high-capacity storage, fast networking and DVD writing ability that gamers expect from their machines, WidowPC maintained the 919 will be "sufficiently portable [to provide a] mobility advantage over a desktop, even a small one like a mini-ATX, Shuttle-style desktop".

When will it ship and how much will it cost? Again, WidowPC isn't saying, but we understand the company expects the machine to be ready to ship early April. ®

widowpc sli notebook

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.