iBuyPower introduces 3D gaming laptop, two desktops with new Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 graphics

Summary:The roll-out of 3D laptops is moving fast and furiously, with iBuyPower being the latest name to bow with such a notebook. In addition, the online systems retailer has gaming PCs now available with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 graphics card.

The roll-out of 3D laptops is moving fast and furiously, with iBuyPower being the latest name to bow with such a notebook. In addition, the online systems retailer has gaming PCs now available with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 graphics card.

The iBuyPower Battalion 101 W860CU gaming laptop is based around an Intel Core i5-520M processor, and comes with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics card. Of course, you get a pair of active-shutter 3D glasses to view images on the 15.6-inch LCD. Like other 3D laptops, the screen's resolution tops out at 1,366x768 and has a refresh rate of 120Hz to prevent flickering. It's priced on the higher end for a 3D notebook, running $1,749.

The GTX 460 was officially launched yesterday, the $200 entry in Nvidia's Fermi lineup of DX11 graphics cards. Wasting no time, iBuyPower has equipped two desktops with the new card. The Paladin E370 is a $834 budget gaming system, featuring the Core i5-750 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and DVD burner. If you have substantially more to spend, the $1,849 Paladin F860 bumps you up to a Core i7-930 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and Blu-ray drive. You also get a pair of those 3D glasses to game in three dimensions. The E370 looks like the better deal, unless you need the extra cores and horsepower from the i7 chip.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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