Introductionrockdirect Xtreme SL Laptop
High-end laptops have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. It's perfectly feasible, funds permitting, to buy a desktop-replacement laptop that matches the performance of most desktop machines. Yet for all the power and prowess of cutting-edge DTRs, they're always going to be a step behind the best desktop machine you can buy, right?
On the face of it that argument appears to hold true. Notebooks can be configured with desktop-derived mobile GPUs but that's not where the real high-end performance is at. Rather, the emergence of multi-GPU technology has added a performance punch that's out of laptops' reach, mainly for spatial reasons.
rockdirect aims to change this be releasing a notebook that's pre-configured with dual GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPUs in SLI mode. That's right, an SLI'd notebook, based on top-end SKU, that's available to buy immediately. Sounds almost too good to be true.
Enter the performance behemoth that is the rockdirect Xtreme SL.