CyberPower PC's FangBook X7 Strikes Mobile Gaming Starting at $1,299

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flyinpoons

So can Maximum PC do a review on these? or does someone here have first hand experience? I am looking for a desktop replacement gaming laptop like this, so gar I have looked at clevo/Sager and Asus as well as MSI. The price for this one is nice, but Cyberpower scares me.

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cozobo

They should scare you. They have terrible build quality and poor customer service. The reason they can ship boxes at such low prices is because they use shoddy parts and don't do any QA before they ship. I've had two computers arrive without the extra foam shipping protection I paid extra for and both had broken parts (CPU cooler on one, video card on the other). Both times customer service was unresponsive for several weeks and then denied any responsibility.

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flyinpoons

LOL just looked at the configurator and saw this (FREE $150 Value In-Game Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks w/ NVIDIA GTX 660 or Above) The games are free for anyone, I know they give you in game currency, but you can often get that cheaper, or even free during in game promotions. That right there just killed any chance I would by from these guys, and I am in the market for a laptop like this.

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JayEl

Hey flyinpoons you do realize that it is NVIDIA's promotion to give that $150 in-game currency for a purchase of their video cards.

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flyinpoons

I do now.

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apslao

That and if I remember correctly, in the mobile world...all i5's are dual core processors. Hell certain i7's are also dual core processors with only the higher end mobile i7's being actual quadcores. Couple this with what was mentioned earlier and that's the reasoning for the i7's prevalence in gaming laptops. I've played with an i3 processor with a dedicated 7670 card...and I tell you what...I still felt like I needed more power =\.

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Nixon

Thanks for clearing that. I never have gamed mobile nor even cared to look into it at all until recently. :)

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Nixon

Why do gaming laptops always pack a i7? Wouldn't a i5 be decent enough, or is that only in the PC world where as things are different in the mobile?
It would shave a few $$ off the price if so.

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Paul_Lilly

There are Core i5 gaming laptops out there, such as MSI's GE60 (15.6-inch) and even CyberPower PC's Zeus-M (14.1). Core i7 is more prevalent in the gaming notebook category because you're typically 'stuck' with whatever hardware is already installed (some laptops do sport upgradeable CPUs). With that being the case, if you're a gamer, you typically want to invest in the highest end hardware you can afford.

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Nixon

Thanks! :)

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