E' stato commercializzato dal System Builder americano WidowPC al prezzo di $3.447 il primo notebook al mondo con architettura basata sulla tecnologia AM2 di AMD. Esso è siglato Sting 917X2 (cfr. foto seguente) ed utilizza, in base alla scelta dell'acquirente, un processore AMD Athlon 64 X2 o Athlon 64 FX-62 e fino a 2Gb di memoria DDR2 PC4200 a 667MHz.
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Include un display LCD Wide Screen (risoluzione 1900x1200, WUXGA e SuperBrite) da 17 pollici, un chip grafico al top di gamma (nVIDIA 7900 GTX) corredato di 512Mb di memoria video dedicata, un burner DVD compatibile con DVD-RAM, connettività wireless 802.11a/b/g (Tri-mode), Bluetooth e TV tuner.
AUSTIN, Texas, August 28, 2006 - WidowPC, a leader in cutting-edge PC hardware, today announced the availability of the long-awaited, dual-core socket AM2 technology in a laptop, the Sting 917X2. Featuring the industry's first announced, laptop-available, socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor by AMD (NYSE:AMD), the system is fully customizable and upgradeable and features a choice of leading graphics cards including the 512MB NVIDIA 7900 GTX.
Sting 917X2 Socket AM2 Dual Core Laptop
Dual-core processors accelerate performance by assigning different processing cores to different compute-intensive tasks such as gaming, business applications, digital content creation, 3D image rendering, CD burning, and many other background tasks. Although AMD's socket AM2 technology has been available in desktops for some time, it has not been available in a laptop computer until now.
"Our goal is to continually reduce the lag time between the performance of a desktop and laptop, and by bringing AMD's AM2 technology to the Sting 917X2, we have once again established an industry milestone," said Joshua McClure, Director of Operations at WidowPC. "Due to the demands and pedigree of our customers, we build each computer to their exact specifications, and back each one with fanatical customer support."
The Dual Core Sting917X2 model is offered with a choice of the most advanced AMD CPU's, from the AMD Athlon 64 dual-core 4200+ to the 5000+ and the FX-62 processors; up to 2GB of PC4200 667MHz DDR2 memory, two hard drive bays with capacity for dual 120GB SATA HDDs, each with a data transfer rate of 150 Mbps. The Sting 917X2 also utilizes the latest in cooling technology to enable the highest levels of performance ever found in portable form.
Other features include a 17-inch Wide Screen 1900 x 1200 WUXGA SuperBrite LCD, a choice of the industry's fastest 512MB graphics cards; optical drive choices including 8x DVD RW/R with DVD-RAM, 802.11a/b/g; Bluetooth, TV tuner and a host of ports and connectors. Pricing starts at $3,447.
Source: WidowPC Press Release