This post is in the 3rd in the series " World's best Laptops ". You may like to read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4. Rock Xtreme SL8 : Rock was founded in the year 1992 in UK with a clear ambition: to bring cutting edge innovation to the portable computing market. Rock says that every rock notebook they sell is hand-built to order in the UK by one of their dedicated technicians from start to finish, so quality control is not just part of their process; it is their process. It doesn't matter whether you want the cheapest or the best? A rock notebook will offer you ultimate performance at great value.
Rock Xtreme SL8 is their current flagship product. It features : * Intel Q9550 Quad core 2.83Ghz 12Mb L2 Cache, 1333Mhz FSB. * 8GB DDR2 667Mhz / 4GB DDR2 800Mhz. * 2 x Nvidia GeForce Go 9800M GTX 1GB in SLI mode. * 3 x 250GB 7200rpm SATA HDD / 3 x 500GB 5400rpm SATA HDD in RAID 0. * Hi-res 17" WUXGA X-Glass (1920x1200) * Blu-ray ROM / +/- DVD Writer Asking price is 3200 UK Pounds ($4600 US approx). Rock Xtreme 780 :
This is the next best in Rock's line-up of performance laptops. It scores over its elder sibling in a few departments like having a faster RAM and Intel Turbo Cache Memory, but lags in graphics processing power as it has a single GPU and also has less amount of RAM. It has the following configuration.... * Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 Quad Core, 2.53GHz, 1066Mhz FSB. * 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz SD RAM with Intel 4Gb Turbo Cache Memory. * Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTX 1GB DDR3 Video RAM * 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD / 500GB 5400rpm SATA HDD / 128GB - Solid State Drive. * 17" Hi-res WUXGA+ X-Glass Display * Blu-ray ROM / +/- DVD Writer The 780 will set you back by some 2950 UK pounds ($4250 US approx). By the way, both the rocks offer you zero-dead pixel guarantee as well as 3-year warranty. Killer Notebooks : According to the official website of Killer Notebooks, they say that Killer Notebooks was originally founded on the statement. "Tough customers. Hard to beat at their own game... That's why we re-invented the game. We made up new rules." And today, Killer Notebooks has grown and become accepted as one of the top-most leader in top of the line notebooks. We will be featuring 3 products from their current line-up each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses, starting with ExecutionerMX which is followed by Odachi and Nagamaki. Killer Notebooks ExecutionerMX : " Top of the line, cutting edge performance delivered by the most powerful CPU & upgradeable GPU available.The 17" GlassView TheatreVision screen is best in class." - Killer Notebooks.
* Intel Core 2 Penryn x9100 3.1 Ghz * 8GB DDR3 1066 Mhz SDRAM * Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX with 1GB of VideoRAM * 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD * 17 " Usxga GlassView Display with HiDef Azalia SoundBlaster Pro compatible SRS WOW; 3D Stereo; Virtual 8 channel (7.1) output; 2 built in 1.5 watt speakers + 1 built in 2 watt subwoofer SPDIF Output x 1 * Blu-ray DVD Burner Prices starts at $2800 and rises up to $5550. This post is in the 3rd in the series " World's best Laptops ".