When it comes to getting cutting edge notebook technology onto the market first the UK tends to do rather well. AJP and rockdirect frequently beat the big US firms out the starting blocks and now it is the turn of the former to break the tape with a 19in LCD and SLI monster.
Having successfully incorporated the nVidia GeForce Go 7800 into one of its machines way back in October, the jump isn’t a surprise but the stand out nature of the surrounding system certainly is. Backing up the M590K’s headlining Go 7800 cards (each equipped with 256MB of DDR3 VRAM) is a stunning 19in widescreen LCD. I could be churlish and ask for the res to go higher than the already superb native 1680 x 1050, but I’m in fantasy land already here.
2GB of DDR RAM and a 100GB 7,200RPM hard drive are also highly noteworthy cast members, as is the AMD Turion 64 MT-40 processor and the (almost compulsory) ensemble of a hybrid TV Tuner, DVD rewriter, WiFi, five USB2.0 ports, FireWire, HDTV port, Bluetooth, 4-In-1 card reader, 10/1000 Ethernet, ad infinitum…
Being a heavyweight performer sadly does mean being a heavyweight, however, and the 476 x 343 x 29.5mm dimensions and 6.5Kg make this a far from ideal travelling companion. That said, if your aim is to right royally kick the backsides of 99 per cent of gaming desktops on this planet there is no better place to look.
Out in mid-January for a bank busting £2,350 including VAT, at least you’ll have the satisfaction of a three year warranty which will come in handy when you have to return the first one after using it in self defence against your bank manager.
We've spotted two identically chassis-ed SLI offerings today. One from Eurocomm and the other via SavRow. No word on the Eurocomm pricing, but the SavRow machine STARTS from just under three grand (!) with just 1GB RAM and an 80GB HDD so we think we know in which direction your cash should be heading...