Digital Storm Rolls Out Veloce, a 13.3-inch Full HD 1080p Gaming Laptop

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aarcane

When can we get a new ultrabook roundup?

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vig1lant3

This is a branded Clevo W230ST. Should be able to score the barebone for under a grand after mid-july.

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Obsidian

In a future (smaller) gaming laptop shootout MPC should also review the Sager / Clevo / Xotic variation of this unit. I'm glad it's available without the silly lightning bolt and color scheme.

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Obsidian

Razer better start taking some notes. The specs on this are pretty good although the exact type of screen isn't stated, is it a TN panel, some form of IPS or something else? I like the build and look of the Razer 14 and I like the HD and screen on this thing, as well as price point. I'm looking forward to the full review and a comparison note or two with the competition.

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ronmccord

I like what these guys are doing. They are steadily creating there own cases like the bolt. Looks like they are getting a custom laptop as well vs a rebadged clevo or msi. Well I am hoping that is what they are coming up with. If you go to their site sounds like they are unveiling not just this but a whole lineup of laptops. I have the m17x and the m18x and for my next laptop want options. Alienware is currently the best but the price you pay for any of their laptops when you had on 3 or 4 year support on top is pretty obscene. However have you priced a Falcon Northwest laptop? Rebadged Clevos at absurd prices making Alienware look like a bargain.

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sotoa

This is a very good step forward for a small gaming laptop. Haswell i7 (not i5), 13.3" 1080p, 765m, and dvd in a very small and thin laptop. Can this be the laptop I take away on business without losing out on gaming?

What I'd really like to see is:
1) Bluray (to watch while I'm away)
2) 360 degree or removable touch IPS screen (so I can prop it up on a counter like the Yoga or lay it flat or use as a tablet).

I think the screen is the most important thing out of anything. It's what "wow'd" everyone with the tablets. I can't wait for the day we get bendable, unbreakable laptop screens in super resolutions.

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Renegade Knight

Agreed on the specs.

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mickbiddulph

I would much rather this thanks.

https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/galu1

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froggz

I hate you so much for wasting my time with that link. What sane person would choose intel graphics over an NVIDIA GPU for gaming?

Nah I'm just kidding, I don't hate you...but you are clearly insane :)

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vrmlbasic

I wouldn't. I'm not impressed with the purported gaming prowess of a notebook when it is shown running Linux (which means additional $ and time to get Windows on it), it runs on that rather unknown iGPU from Intel and when the game that it is shown running is the rather dated, and never the pinnacle of resource-demanding gaming, Trine.

"Bonus" negative points for having that video of Trine autoplay. I despise autoplaying video on websites, even when they do have the decency to default to muted audio.

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middlehead

Why are there three links to follow you on other sites and nine tags to search for barely related terms on this site, but not even one link to the site being discussed in the article?

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joshnorem

I think this was just an email press release because the links to the mobile portion of the company's website just show a countdown timer: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/gaming-laptops.asp

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TheMissingPiece

Hmm, looks interesting. Is this a competitor to the Razer Blade? The problem I see with it is that the GTX 765M IS better suited for sub-1080p gaming, because while powerful, it won't max out everything at that resolution. I don't really see what the hubbub is about the Blade not having a 1080p screen - it's 14 inches, for goodness sake! At 13.3, I don't really think the hi-res screen is necessary, but I'm sure it'll look nice.

I wonder how thick it'll be...

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vrmlbasic

Some of the "hubbub" is because the cheaper, less powerful Lenovo Yoga has a smaller screen than the Razer Blade and, despite have the same resolution, still looks poor. The Razer is fated to display a lower quality image :(

I also wish that MPC's review of the Razer had been clearer on what resolution each benchmark was run at.

I applaud this manufacturer's decision to embrace 1080. Now, in addition to playing games, it can watch 1080 video without having to downscale it.

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TheMissingPiece

Less powerful Lenovo Yoga? Does the Yoga ship with a Haswell CPU and a GTX 765m now?

I do agree on the lower-quality screen, though.

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vrmlbasic

As I said, the Lenovo Yoga is less powerful than the Razer Blade. Yet the Yoga has a better screen (higher pixel density) than the Blade.

The screen on the Yoga sucks, yet it is better than the Blade's screen. Thus, the Blade's screen sucks and is not fit for inclusion in a serious gaming laptop, which the Blade is purported as being.

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TheMissingPiece

Ooooh, I see. I misread. I thought you said "more powerful." My bad.

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roberto.tomas

screen quality is becoming more important to me, glad to see it is full HD.

I'd really like to see a nice, svelte convertible with these build characteristics!

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jimmthang

Will try and see if we can get it in for review! :)

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sotoa

Exactly!