updated 05:30 pm EDT, Tue August 13, 2013
New gaming laptop one of the first with the Haswell integrated Iris Pro
Boutique gaming PC manufacturer CyberPowerPC unveiled its Zeus Hercules gaming notebook, which represents a new class of performance and portability for gaming notebooks. The Zeus Hercules incorporates some of the latest innovations from Intel, such as a hyperbaric cooling solution and Intel's Iris Pro graphics 5200.
The Zeus Hercules carries a fourth generation "Haswell" Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor that can be automatically overclocked to 3.2GHz via Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200, users can expect up to twice the 3D performance over today's fastest mobile Intel HD Graphics solutions.
The display on the Zeus Hercules is a full HD 1080p 14-inch display. Memory standard is 8GB memory and is expandable up to 16GB. Storage begins at 750GB running at 7200 RPM with higher capacity hard drives or performance drives such as mSATA and 2.5-inch SSD options available.
Other advancements found in the Zeus Hercules are the Intel Hyperbaric cooling technology, The new Intel cooling architecture is able to efficiently cool the Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor, even under high load, in what the company calls "near silence."
Other standard features included with the Zeus Hercules include Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN; 802.11n wireless with Bluetooth 4.0; 6-in-1 card reader and 1.0M HD camera. Three USB SuperSpeed 3.0 ports are included for connecting additional peripherals. The Zeus Hercules also features two digital video outs with a HDMI and mini DisplayPort. The system is pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (64 Bit Edition).
Base price for the Zeus Hercules starts at $1039. All CyberpowerPC gaming notebook systems include a 1-year limited warranty.