19" laptop weighs 20lb.

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  1. pilotgi macrumors regular

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    It was bound to happen sooner or later:

    "This may be the biggest notebook computer you would ever want to carry around. If you thought a 17" notebook display was huge, think again: Ibuypower has begun offering a laptop system with a 19" screen. The devices comes with two Nvidia GeForce graphics cards running in SLI mode and weighs a record-breaking 20 pounds."

    Not including the battery!

    http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/05/06/ibuypower_19inch_sli_notebook/
     
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  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Wow!!! 1680x1050 resolution! Upgradeable to 2GB! And only 20 lb (not including power adapter).

    Man, when will Apple come out with something like that? :rolleyes:
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For the record, the 12" iBook G4 is pretty much the biggest notebook I'll ever want to carry around (again). ;) No thanks on a 20lb notebook. And especially when they didn't even manage to get more than 1680x1050 out of the screen? What's the point? :rolleyes:
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Gee, I always wanted a laptop that could break my back
    when I pick it up. :rolleyes:


    That laptop makes almost all 17" laptops actually look super portable! :eek: ;) :)
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Being that it has great graphics, this would be good for people who go to LAN parties. Even at 20 lbs, it's way more portable than a tower (even a small one) and a monitor with the same size screen . I bet this is their target market.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmmm, you know what really scares me? I just looked it up on Apple-History, and my iMac G5 / 17" with a wireless keyboard and mouse could give this thing a run for its money, weightwise.... Wow.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    without even looking it sounds like acer. I had a 17" full screen acer 3.2 256mb vid 2 gig ram with battery it was 14 lbs. I nearly wound up at the doctors for that crap. loved the machine, but hated the weight.
     
  9. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    According to the official website it is only 14.55 pounds WITH battery :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't find it anywhere on their website. I assumed it wasn't out yet.
     
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    except for the dual 7800s (which is impressive, I grant you), this thing has nothing on the 17" MBP. Purely for gamers who don't really want to be mobile but want to be able to take this to LAN parties i guess... :rolleyes:
     
  13. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Which is pretty small market.

    Cool anyways, alot of power. No use to me though, I prefer the portability of the iBook. :)
     
  14. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    But if you look at their website, gamers are their main target. It's not a stretch to think that a decent percentage of the customers do go to LAN parties.
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I think I'd be embarrassed showing up at a LAN party with this monstrosity :p
     
  16. russed macrumors 68000

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    humm...very...portable!


    who would ever take that anywhere with them and so renders it pointless!
     
  17. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Is that with or without a DVD in the drive?
     
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That is scary....

    ...but have we not come to expect this sort of thing from the PeeCee world? ;) :)
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I believe that is the weight without the DVD in the drive. ;) :)
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Some people really don't move their PBs or iBooks much, though, so it's not just WinPC laptops. And yes, some people buy powerful machines to play games. In fact, it's a large market.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Seems like a great fit for LAN parties. Sure beats carrying a CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse and appropriate cables.
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I just went over and picked up the iMac CPU for a moment. God, there is no way I'm strapping that thing on my back. Mein Gott in Himmel! :(
     
  23. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    I dunno...give me a 19" MacBook with twin dualcore processors, two blisteringly fast & enormous 3.5" HDs instead of a single 2.5, two CardBus slots instead of one, an expansion bay that could take a second battery or a second optical drive, two DVI ports instead of just one so as to provide native support for 3 concurrent screens, ...

    ...naah, I think I'd rather have the extra gizmos and ports incorporated into a smaller form factor. I've got a 17" and I love it but it's freaking huge when I try to use it as, literally, a laptop.
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :)

    I thought we were going to lose you there for a moment! :eek: ;)
     
  25. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    That crap looks like crap.....the screen is not big enough;)


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