updated 04:55 pm EST, Wed November 11, 2009
iBuyPower W870CU goes quad-core, GTX 280
iBuyPower took its turn at adding a Core i7 notebook to its gaming portable mix. The Batallion 101 W870CU has its pick of every current mobile Core i7 chip, ranging from the 1.6GHz Core i7 to the 2GHz Core i7 Extreme. It also carries a GeForce GTX 280M on all configurations and can run many games smoothly at the 17.3-inch desktop replacement's native 1080p resolution.
A basic configuration starts at a high $2,114 but starts with a 1.6GHz Core i7, 4GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and extras like Bluetooth and a fingerprint reader. Options give it up to two 500GB hard disks or 256GB solid-state drives as well as 8GB of RAM and Blu-ray. Orders placed today should ship in less than two weeks.