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WidowPC Gaming Computers - First AM2 Gaming Laptops in the Industry!

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The much anticipated socket AM2 gaming laptop is here, with WidowPC once again debuting key AMD technology (see "first dual core gaming laptop" on Google) with the AM2 laptop first. The AM2 laptop technology is pivotal because it allows laptops to be benefit from the support for Reverse-HyperThreading in a gaming laptop, an architectural change which enables software running on the AM2 laptop to think that it is working on a single-core alone.

This new technology is available right now, from WidowPC, and will begin shipping the first week of September 2006. In addition, we are also debuting Core 2 Duo gaming laptops.

Here is the official press release regarding the new AMD socket AM2 gaming laptops from WidowPC:

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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.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information, visit

About WidowPC

WidowPC is a leading provider of cutting-edge desktop and laptop systems for the gaming computer, flight simulator, and other high performance and mission critical computing sectors in government and corporate markets. The company specializes in building performance computers tailored to customer specifications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, WidowPC can be found online at


NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ NM:NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit


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