A new extreme laptop is coming to town this holiday season in the form of the Clevo M590KE 20.1” Widescreen SLI notebook computer. It can be configured with single or dual core AMD Turion processor and up to two gaming or workstation graphics cards in SLI configuration for up to 1GB of graphics memory.
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Clevo is a leading ODM that supplies other boutique PC sellers such as Alienware, Rock PC, and Sager who re-brand the notebook and sell it as a part of their lineups. Clevo manufactures high-quality PCs of all sizes and types and market their products in over 50 countries.
The technical specifications of the notebook are as follows:
- 20.1” Glossy WSXGA+ LCD (1680 x 1050)
- Up to AMD Turion X2 TL-60
- Up to 2.8 GB DDR2-667 RAM (Only at Rock PC, other resellers advertise 2.0 GB DDR2-667 RAM)
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD Burner
- Up to 2x SATA HDDs in RAID 0 or RAID 1
- Microsoft XP Home, MCE ,or Professional
- Up to Twin NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512 MB or Quadro FX Go 2500M 512MB graphics cards in SLI.
- Hybrid Digital/Analog TV Tuner for HDTV capability
- 5.1 Surround Sound HD Audio Out
- 802.11a/b/g & Bluetooth Technology
- 5x USB 2.0 Ports & Firewire
- DVI-Out & S-Video Out
- 4-in-1 Card Reader
- Serial Port, Headphone, and Microphone Jacks
- 1 S/PDIF & 1 Line-In
- 56K Modem and 10/100/1000 Ethernet Jacks
- 1.3 MegaPixel Webcam with Video Recording
- 3 Yr. Warranty
- Dimensions: 18.7” x 13.5” x 1.85”
- Weight: 15.2 lbs
According to Engadget, the notebook also comes equipped with a 12-cell battery capable of powering this 1.85” thick behemoth for about 30 minutes. Needless to say, please do not plan on carrying this notebook around without the AC adapter. As a matter of fact, do not plan on carrying this notebook around at all. It is called a desktop replacement for a reason.
With a wallet-demolishing starting price of $3,795.00 at Widow PC (Turion ML-44, 40GB HDD, 512MB RAM, CD-RW, 7800GTX 512MB SLI, and 1 Year Warranty), and a configuration that tops out at over $6,395 (as shown in the specs), this notebook is exclusively for those who crave the ultimate performance title and are willing to burn the cash.