Boutique system builder AVADirect readily admits it's "no secret" that it hasn't been offering Clevo-brand notebooks "for quite some time," and there was good reason for that. AVADirect was preparing for the next generation of notebooks built around Intel's HM77 chipset, which brings support for both 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) and 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) Core processors from Intel and native SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support.
AVADirect rolled out three new Clevo flavored notebooks, including 15.6-inch P151EM and P150EM models, and the 17.3-inch P170EM. All three are ready for the influx of mobile Ivy Bridge processors, and come ready to game with new 600M series graphics from Nvidia.
As far as high-end notebook prices go, all three models are relatively affordable. The P151EM starts at $1,277.50 and includes a Core i5 2430M processor, 4GB of Crucial DDR3-1333 memory, GeForce GTX 670M graphics, 750GB Seagate Momentus hard drive (7200 RPM, 16MB cache, SATA 3Gbps), DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GbE LAN, 9-in-1 memory card reader, integrated webcam, fingerprint reader, and various ports.
For a bit more coin ($1,582.93), the P150EM upgrades the CPU to a Core i7 2670QM and the graphics to a GeForce GTX 675M. The P170EM starts at $1,637.93 and rocks a Core i7 2670QM processor and GeForce GTX 670M graphics.
You can view all next generation Clevo notebooks at AVADirect here.