updated 03:17 pm EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
Notebook features Intel processor, Nvidia graphics with 15.6-inch IPS screen
CyberPower PC recently announced a new entry in its series of notebook gaming machines. The Raven X6 notebook features a 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS LED-backlit screen coupled with an Intel processor and Nvidia graphics that the company claims uses "very little power from the socket until you need it."
The Raven X6 is able to consume less power thanks to technology from Intel and Nvidia. The notebooks uses Nvidia Optimus Technology and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology to automatically optimize the performance of the machine. That way, the Raven X6 adjusts to what users are doing with the notebook, giving them only the power than they need to save on battery life. It also uses Nvidia Battery Boost to help extend the life of the six-cell 4,400mAh battery while gaming.
Specifications for the base model Raven X6-100 include an Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz processor in an HM87 motherboard, Nvidia GTX 860M 4GB graphics, 8GB of DDR3 memory and a 500 GB 7,200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). A 4-in-1 card reader, HD webcam, supreme HD audio, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless are built-in. It also includes three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, an Ethernet port and a backlit keyboard.
As with other notebooks from CyberPower, a number of upgrades can be purchased, including RAM, storage, dual-band wireless or other accessories. If the machine is ordered this weekend, CyberPower is offering a number of free upgrades for Labor Day, including brand name RAM and an upgrade to a 1TB HDD. Unfortunately, the processor and graphics cannot be upgraded in the Raven X6.
Pricing for the Raven X6-100 starts at $1,200, with the unit marked to start shipping on September 9.