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System builder CyberPowerPC just announced its new Zeus Hercules gaming laptop with Haswell inside. You might think that such a name would be reserved for a high-powered notebook with dual GPUs, but in this instance, the Zeus Hercules leans on integrated graphics to push pixels around its 14-inch display. Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, to be exact, which Intel claims offers up to twice the 3D performance of today's fastest mobile Intel HD Graphics solutions.
The laptop itself is fairly portable, weighing just over 4 pounds and measuring 13.38 inches wide by 9.96 inches deep and 0.81 inches deep. According to CyberPowerPC, its laptop is 12 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than competing slim gaming notebooks.
It's actually a Clevo W740SU gaming notebook. A base configuration through CyberPowerPC consists of a 14-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution, Intel Core i7 4750HQ processor, 4GB of DDR3-1600 memory, aforementioned Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 1TB hard drive (5400 RPM), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 1MP webcam, HDMI output, GbE LAN, 6-in-1 memory card reader, a single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and Windows 8 64-bit.
That's not exactly a powerhouse configuration, though it only costs $1,039 and can be customized with higher end components, depending on your budget. One thing you can't add, however, is a discrete GPU.
The Zeus Hercules is available now.