Falcon Northwest’s DRX Notebook featuring Intel i7 Core 975 Processor ReviewedPublished under Intel Core i7 Extreme, Tech Talk
If you want a powerful no-excuse portable gaming device better than your Palmtop, then your only option would rest with this Falcon Northwest DRX notebook featuring the latest and the Intel Flagship processor Intel i7 Core 975. This is a no tryout laptop because if you want to purchase a gaming Falcon then either burn a big hole in your pocket or stop wasting your time after it.
This 12 pound notebook features the monster from Intel, i7 Core 975 which has a whooping 3.33 Ghz of available processing power at a non-over clocked state. It has 6 GB of Triple channel RAM and supports 3 Hard Drives one of which is a 80 GB SSD. Considering the huge raw processing power available from the single processor, Falcon's people have restricted themselves from using the top of the line graphics card featuring the SLI technology which supports 2 graphics processors and have went with the Lower Edition of nVidia GeForce 280M GTX card.
When you combine all this into a notebook, all other people can do is watch you helplessly getting way ahead in terms of performance and gaming experience.
Falcon Northwest DRX sports eye-catchy colors and as they specialize in Custom paint jobs, you can get your laptop in virtually any color you think of.
Falcon went with a Standard LCD screen which has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or 1080 pixels. The viewing angles and the brightness levels are in terms with other generic notebooks. It features all the ports that are commonly included in a notebook including the DVI-I port, HDMI-out and an eSATA port as well. The additional advantage that you get is an inclusion of the TV Tuner Card which is not common in the notebooks available today.
Now comes the only experience that can be compared to the price tag of this heavy laptop. It is the performance, sorry it is the sky-high heart-throbbing performance.
PCMark Vantage tests on this system broke the 10,000 point mark, which hasn't been done on a laptop until now. In Cinebench R10 testing, the DRX's 19,314 score was easily double that of the P7808 and uG71G-Q1. From this it is obvious that it can shatter the performance records of every preceding notebook.
Therefore, it all boils down to a simple conclusion that if you can go broke for performance, go for it or just leave the deal.