WidowPC Gaming Computers - Sting 517D Gaming Laptop
- PC GAMER Editor's Choice Award
Congrats to the whole WidowPC team
for winning PC Gamer Editors' Choice award
- LAPTOP Magazine Editor's Choice Award
Congrats to the whole WidowPC team
for winning LAPTOP Magazine Editors' Choice award (March,
Computer Gaming World Editor's Choice
Congrats to the whole WidowPC team
for winning Computer
Gaming World Editors' Choice
award (March, 2005)!
- Now featuring the Intel Core2Duo, the most powerful laptop processor in existence!
- Microsoft Windows Operating System with CD and Manual
- Deluxe Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap
- Full Range Auto-Switching
100V/240V AC Adapter
Standard Included Features:
4-IN-1 Card Reader
- Built-in Digital Video Camera
- Software: InterVideo WinDVD Cinema,
DVD Burner, Nero Media Player, Nero PhotoShow Express, Nero Toolkit, NeroVision Express 2 SE,
Sound Manager, CMM Video Capture, IEEE 802.11 Wireless Network Management, InterActual Player,
McAfee VirusScan 90 day Introductory Offer
Fastest Assembly and Shipping in the Industry
On average it takes us about three to ten business days to assemble your
custom made laptop. That is the fastest standard assembly time
any where in the world for a made to order laptop.
Priority Rush, Elite Courier Service*
If you absolutely must have your laptop delivered lightning fast, we have an
elite, premium service through which we ship within 72 hours and send the laptop
to your address via UPS Overnight. That means you order the laptop
today and receive it before 10am two days later. To select this option,
simply give our super-friendly sales staff a call at 800-851-7502 x701.
*- Only available within the continental U.S.
Fully Upgradeable Gaming Laptop
In addition to being an incredibly fast gaming laptop, the Sting 517D is
also one of the most upgradeable gaming laptops currently on the market.
on the laptop excluding the motherboard and chipset is able to be
upgraded with ease. Special underside access panels allow
the memory, video card and battery to upgraded more easily than a
desktop. The hard drives and optical drives snap in and out like
Legos. Even the processor is upgradeable. So, say good riddance
to the days when the only way to upgrade your laptop was to buy a
Cutting Edge Media Drives
a 4-in-1 Media Card Reader, the Sting
517 gaming laptop supports more types of media than most any other laptop.
The media card reader supports memory cards like the ones that
go in your digital camera in addition to the standard
3.5" USB floppy drive.
An Army of High Speed Ports
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports (Mini DC in Jack)
- Fast Infrared (FIR), IrDA 1.1 Compliant, Support 4M Bit FIR
- 4 USB 2.0 Ports (2 on right side and 2 on back side)
- 1 Serial Port
- 1 54mm Express Slot
- 1 External Keyboard/Mouse Port
- 1 Digital Video (DVI) Output Port
- 1 Kensington Lock Port
- 1 S-Video Jack for Video-in
- 1 S-Video Jack for TV Output
- 4 Audio Jacks for Line-Out (right side), Microphone-In (right
side), and S/PDIF-Out (back)
- Built-in 56K V90 Fax/Modem and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN
The first gaming laptop
to feature the PCI-Express bus architecture, the Sting 517D is able
to blow games away with the latest graphics technology. PCI-Express
system bus technology allows for increased bus bandwidth required
for 3D games, 3D graphics development, high-definition video and
other high performance, graphics intensive applications.
Intel™ High Definition Sound
Intel HD Audio delivers an outstanding
for gamers with significant improvements over previous generation
integrated audio and sound cards. Intel HD Audio hardware is capable of
delivering the support and sound quality for up to eight channels at 192
Dolby Laboratories selected Intel™ HD Audio to
bring Dolby-quality surround sound technologies to the PC, as part
of their recently announced PC Logo Program. The combination of
these technologies marks an important milestone in delivering quality
Dimensions: 15.6"(W) x 11.5"(D) x 1.8"(H)
Weight: 8.3 lbs. with Battery
Warranty: One year parts and labor warranty upgradeable to two or three years
Tech Support: Life time, toll-free support with the same people who
built it (not out-sourced)
17 Inch Wide-Screen
Available in WUXGA 1900 x 1200 ClearView and WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050
resolutions, the WidowPC Sting 517 gaming laptop once again beats
the other gaming laptop companies to the punch with higher resolution,
breathtaking visual real estate. WidowPC ClearView
technology increases detail
through a higher resolution than ever before accomplished in a
gaming laptop. This is perfect for greater range of view
in 3D games as well as digital content creation. It's also just cool!
Who can say no to a huge, ultra high resolution, extra bright, crystal
from WUXGA ClearView to WSXGA+ GlassView]
Super Fast DDR2 Memory
WidowPC uses only the fastest RAM brands
in our gaming laptops: Crucial, Kingston, Apacer, Mushkin or our own L33T brand matched-pair memory. This significantly increases performance
over the generic ram our competitors use, as well as greatly
decreasing the probability of RAM failure. When choosing RAM, always stick
with a high quality brand. It saves money in the long term and
significantly increases performance.
from 512 MB to 2 GB]
Revolutionary Serial ATA 150 Hard Drive Technology
Sting 517D gaming laptop now supports SATA-150 hard drive technology.
Rated as among the fastest hard drives in the world, Hitachi and Seagate
drives support a blazing transfer
rate of 150 MBps while ATA drives support a comparably slower rate
of 100 MBps. Additionally, eventually SATA hard drives will reach
transfer rates of 300 MBps and maybe even 600 MBps and you'll be
able to upgrade to those insanely fast drives using the same chassis.
The SATA interface makes it possible to support native command
queuing, another first in the notebook market. Command queuing
adds a nice performance boost to the hard drive because it allows
for concurrent, multiple requests to the device. To boil this technical
topic down to the nuts and bolts
-- these are the fastest hard drives for the elite hardware
and gaming enthusiast.
[Choose your hard
drive or hard drives here]
Good Battery Life on a Gaming Laptop
Consistent, clean power is one of the most essential elements in a high
performance gaming laptop. Until now, combining long battery life
and a fast gaming laptop seemed impossible. However, now the Sting 517D
introduces long battery life to mobile gamers every where. The Sting 517D
battery generally lasts over 1 1/2 hours which is the longest lasting battery for a
17" Core2Duo gaming laptop we've ever heard of.
an additional battery while you customize your laptop]
Cutting Edge Video Performance
gaming laptop powerhouse sports up to the nVidia GeForce 7950 GTX
512MB graphics card, making use of the x16 PCI Express bus architecture
next generation DDR3 dedicated video memory. DDR3 memory is a big
performance leap ahead of the DDR2 RAM used by many of our competitors.
Chips based on the DDR3 standard can run at speeds up to 800 MHz and deliver
data rates of up to 1.6 gigabits per second. This makes for much
faster games and less "rubber banding" and less client side lag
in MMOs like World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2.
Deluxe Carrying Cases
WidowPC Sting 517D comes with a free deluxe carrying case (black,
with shoulder strap and handle). It includes a document pouch inside
the main compartment, thick padding to protect your pristine hardware
from bumps and scratches and an outer compartment for your mouse,
AC adapter, etc.
your carrying case now]
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