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Evesham Voyager C720 with 7800 GTX Go

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RotoSequence 28th September 2005, 21:42 Quote
Cant blame him; that is a kickass laptop :D
frodo 28th September 2005, 22:57 Quote
wow... i think ive found my new laptop :D ive wanted a gamer laptop for ages... w00t
RTT 28th September 2005, 23:14 Quote
I had a play around with that baby - it's insane.
Bindibadgi 28th September 2005, 23:41 Quote
It mebbe fast, but it sure as hell is one ugly mofo :|
_Shorty 29th September 2005, 06:02 Quote
doom3 doesn't support widescreen resolutions?!?

seta r_mode "-1"
seta r_customheight "<whatever>"
seta r_customwidth "<whatever>"

4:3
seta r_aspectRatio "0"

16:9
seta r_aspectRatio "1"

16:10
seta r_aspectRatio "2"

edit:

so if you throw this in your autoexec.cfg for that laptop it should work just fine

seta r_mode "-1"
seta r_customheight "900"
seta r_customwidth "1440"
seta r_aspectRatio "2"
WilHarris 29th September 2005, 09:13 Quote
I. Did not. Know. That.

:D

Cheers! Will be handy for future reference.
perplekks45 29th September 2005, 12:07 Quote
This is a hellofalot power. And I thought my gf's notebook rocked. o.O
Marquee 30th September 2005, 02:00 Quote
I want this so bad. The funny thing is that it cost less then my desktop RIG and is alot better. LOL

I want it so bad. What I will also like to see is a good AMD Notebook with the 7800GTX because AMD and Nvidia go together when it comes to gaming. Its all about green power.
Fod 1st October 2005, 11:43 Quote
the specs seem to hve been downgraded - no 100GB HDD and now max res is 1600x1050 :(

i wanted 1920 - it would be AWESOME for coding.
Sathy 2nd October 2005, 00:06 Quote
Personally, if I would have the money to buy such a laptop, I would very much like that fact that it isn't something like the Acer Ferraris or such.

I very much like the sleek and simple design!

Interesting article, very nice to see that "top of the line gaming performance" can be now be said without doubt in the same sentence with "laptop"!
Kipman725 3rd October 2005, 20:04 Quote
amazingly this laptop isn't that pricy.. unlike the alienwares of this world :D a simlar 7800gtx based daesktop system without screen costs £1100 inclusing VAT so at £1400 it looks like very good value.
Rimmer 5th October 2005, 00:31 Quote
Been looking at the XPS M170, but after reading this I may get one of these babies.
Prob give it some modding attention though :D www.totallycustomised.co.uk
Got some pretty nifty ideas up my sleeve
Hamish 5th October 2005, 10:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It mebbe fast, but it sure as hell is one ugly mofo :|
lol you're not wrong there :p
its still mind boggling to me that you can get 1920x1200 17" laptop screens but desktop tfts still only do 1280x1024, they've been stuck at that crappy res for years now, takes the piss :(
MrWillyWonka 5th October 2005, 10:58 Quote
What a beast, but it seems to weigh a ton at nearly 4kg! But at last we can play DOOM 3 on high quality on the train!

Frankly, I'm surprised a 5400rpm drive has been enclosed in a gaming laptop :|
The_Pope 5th October 2005, 11:28 Quote
All Desktop Replacements weigh around 4KG Mr Wonka - some a fair bit more too! They simply become 'transportable' rather than intended for on-the-move work. Battery life is nearly always less than spectacular.

As for 5400 vs 7200, take a look at the drive-only prices for 7200rpm drives from your favourite retailer: 2.5" 7200rpm drives are HUGELY pricey, so it's reasonable to start with 5400 and offer 7200 as an option.

My HP came with a 7200 IBM drive which is on the way out. Speed vs capacity for the same money, it's being replaced with a 5400 Samsung. :(
MrWillyWonka 5th October 2005, 11:33 Quote
I have a desktop replacement that only weights 2.8kg, so I still think 4kg is a tad bit heavy, but as this is the only desktop replacement I've ever had I guess I am a bit biased.

Although 7200rpm HDDs are pricy, I still think it should be the standard drive in this gaming machine as it is designed for gaming, and a bottleneck isn't good!
Rimmer 5th October 2005, 12:40 Quote
I'm currently using a Sony VGN-FS195XP. It's a Pentium M 740@1.73ghz, 1 gig ram, 15.4 WXGA but the main reason I bought it was because it has a 6200 turbo cache inside. It plays UT2004 and HL2 at a decent res, but I would really like a Go7800GTX :D
At the time there was only the Dell XPS lappy to choose from that would play games but was way to overpriced.
It's pretty mobile at 2.9kg's suppose another kilo won't make that much difference as it's only transported in the car.
It's a difficult decision as its only 6 months old.
Out of interest it cost approx £1300 what's a decent price to sell at?
Cheers
kickarse 5th October 2005, 13:56 Quote
Man I would love to get a laptop with a removeable video card... That's a sick laptop.
richie_ie_2005 15th October 2005, 23:48 Quote
hey guys,
Anyone here have an Evesham laptop? im seriously considering buying this c720 but not sure about spending that much on a notebook from a maker i only heard of a few weeks ago!! any feedback on evesham would be great.
Chrism 22nd November 2005, 15:51 Quote
I'd approach Evesham cautiously. I'm still waiting for my C720 36 days after ordering it. They seem to be having a lot of problems with parts, customer service is really bad and they seem to care a whole lot less once they've got your money.

Chrism
blunty 3rd December 2005, 00:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrism
I'd approach Evesham cautiously. I'm still waiting for my C720 36 days after ordering it. They seem to be having a lot of problems with parts, customer service is really bad and they seem to care a whole lot less once they've got your money.

Chrism

I was just about to buy this, and now i hear this!!
I was hoping to get mine before christmas
psionmark 4th December 2005, 18:14 Quote
I was literally about to stick the finance agreement in the post for this to Evesham, now I'm not so sure.

Has anyone any experience of the Rock alternative? Seems an almost identical spec (but with a 7,200 drive) for a similar price.

I'll go for them if I can get one this month!

Cheers,

Mark
Tim S 4th December 2005, 22:27 Quote
psionmark 5th December 2005, 12:02 Quote
Hi,

Thanks, yes, have read the review. However, the tests in PC Pro seem to put the Evesham way out in front, especially for 3D stuff, which is what I'm really interested in (specifically Flight Simulator 9).

Just phoned Evesham and they reckon 9 working days for delivery, which I can live with.

Anyone actually got one of the Rocks?

Cheers,

Mark
Alasdair @ Rock 7th December 2005, 09:30 Quote
The difference in 3D scores there was down to our review sample only being fitted with the ATI X800XT graphics card. If you take a look at our website now, you'll see that nvidia 7800 GTX 256MB graphics are now available as standard at the same price. We also have the high res WSXGA+ screen as standard which is great for gaming.

There should be plenty of people around who have our Xtreme CT, we've sent a fair few out now. We've got a customer forum where you might bump into a few.
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