updated 06:24 pm EDT, Tue May 14, 2013
Machine tailored for video production, other high-demand industries
Portable audio and video workstation manufacturer Rain Computers has released the new LiveBook V, a high-performance laptop designed for 3D arts and video editing. The 17.3-inch laptop boasts third-generation Intel Core processors, and the capability for up to three drives.
The base model ships with a 2.4GHz i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, one 120GB SSD, one 500GB hard drive, the NVidia GeForce GTX 670MX, and a Dual-Layer CD/DVD writer. Upgrades are available for up to 32GB of RAM, a Blu-Ray drive, the NVidia Quadro K3000M or K5000M graphics accelerators, and more storage through a mSATA drive.
Ports on the laptop include one eSATA/USB 3.0 combo port, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one FireWire 400 port, a single HDMI port, one DVI-I single-link port, and a DisplayPort. A 9-in-1 card reader supports MMC, Secure Digital, and Sony Memory Stick portable media. Networking is provided by a Gigabit ethernet port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The base configuration sells for $2,499. Fully upgraded with a 3GHz i7 processor, three drives, and the K5000M GPU, the laptop sells for $8,799.