The FangBook X7 won't leave a lethal bite in your wallet (unless you want it to).
Gaming notebooks are infinitely more affordable than they were even just five years ago, and if you don't believe it, just have a look at CyberPowerPC's new FangBook X7 Series. These 17.3-inch (1920x1080) gaming laptops start at $1,299 and pack at least an Intel Core i7 3630QM quad-core CPU (you can configure a FangBook X7 with up to an Intel Core i7 3940XM Extreme Edition processor) and 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM.
Other items featured in the baseline FangBook X7-100 model include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics card, 750GB hard drive (7200 RPM), 8X DVD burner, 802.11n Wi-Fi, back-lit red gaming keyboard, premium speakers with subwoofer, HDMI output, USB 3.0 support, 720p webcam, and Windows 8.
Upgrade options abound, including several hard drive and solid state drive options, which you can configure in RAID 0. On the graphics side, you can make the jump to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M GPU for an additional $270.
The FangBook X7 measures 16.85 inches by 11.34 inches by 2.17 inches and weighs less than eight pounds, CyberPower PC says. It's available to purchase now.