With new processors from Intel on the market, a new line of CPUs from AMD on the way, and virtual reality making headlines, 2017 is looking like an interesting year to be a boutique builder. CyberPowerPC and Syber Gaming are certainly making the most of the moment, and have announced plans for refreshing their desktop and notebook lines with 2017's hot hardware.
The Syber Gaming XL Series of desktops is coming in the second quarter of 2017. These rigs will be housed in a massive enclosure, spacious enough for elaborate liquid cooling systems and just about any combination of processor and graphics cards that buyers ask the company to install. Intel's Broadwell-E processors and the latest seventh-generation Intel Core processors are available, and even AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs are on the list.
Next up is the CyberPowerPC Hyper Liquid Series, fitted with the company's hard-tube liquid cooling system. The company claims that its system is 14% better at cooling an overclocked CPU than a Corsair H55, and 27% better at cooling GPUs than regular coolers. There are over five models in this line, and like the Syber Gaming XL series, buyers chan choose among a wide range of internal hardware, including Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs and the upcoming Ryzen processors.
Finally, CyberPowerPC has big plans for its gaming notebooks this year. It plans to refresh the majority of its gaming laptops to be ready for the heavy duties of powering virtual reality headsets. The company says it will release models with GeForce GTX 1060 and higher graphics cards for that purpose.
CyberPowerPC also has two series of notebooks. The Vector II-Z laptops, available in 15.6" and 17.3" form factors, have 1080p IPS displays, a Core i7-7700HQ CPU, and get their graphics muscle from either GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics cards. Meanwhile, the Tracer II laptops are designed to be ultraportable, though the company didn't specify their sizes. Those machines come equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ, and a choice of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1060 cards.
The availability of these desktops and notebooks depends on the hardware inside, as AMD's Ryzen CPUs aren't exactly for sale yet. We don't have pricing on the company's notebooks yet, but the Syber Gaming XL series of desktops starts at $1,000, while the Hyper Liquid series ranges from $1,550 to $6,590. CyberPowerPC backs its full-assembled systems with a limited three-year warranty and liftetime technical support via chat, email or telephone.
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