The new Black-Hawk utilizes the breakthrough Intel quad core architecture previously available only in desktops and allows for more efficient multitasking, quicker encoding/rendering times, and faster overall system performance on the go. In addition to the quad CPU and dual video cards, the XR5 can house up to 3 SATA 300 hard drives in a RAID array and 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 system memory. “We are excited to see the boundaries between desktop and notebook performance levels converge even further with the new system release. The XR5 will give even the most extreme desktops a run for their money,” stated Steve Young, VP of Operations.The notebook will be available in December.
Traditionally, a laptop is based on a mobile system architecture different from the platform used in desktops; however, the XR5 is one of few notebooks based on the desktop platform giving it greater flexibility in both configuration and upgradeability of the system as well as greater performance levels across the board. The new Black-Hawk systems utilize the more powerful desktop chipsets and CPUs to significantly boost system performance. In addition, the XR5 is more scalable than traditional notebooks in that it has the ability to upgrade the standardized PCI express graphics card(s), CPU, RAM, Hard Drives, and more as faster technology is made available. The product life cycle of these open architecture notebooks is generally extended far beyond that of traditional notebooks more commonly found on the market.
The new notebook will feature a custom carbon fiber top accented by piano black gloss finishes across the notebook to enhance the appearance and add to the exclusivity of the unit.
Black-Hawk XR5 notebook with GeForce 8800 GTS SLI and quad-core CPU
Posted on Sunday, Nov 18 2007 @ 19:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck