Widow Gaming Laptop

By Deane Barker on December 13, 2005

Review of WidowPC Sting 917 Gaming Laptop: Slashdot reviews a somewhat insane laptop. I didn’t even know there was a class of machine called a “gaming laptop.”

This machine came well equipped: A 3.66ghz P4 w/ 2MB of L2 Cache, 1 gig of 533MHz DDR2 RAM, an Nvidia 6800 Ultra w/ 256MB ram, and not one, but TWO drives, a 60gb 7200 RPM for the OS, and a 100 GB 5400 RPM drive for games.

Dual hard drives on a laptop? Nice. 1900 x 1200 resolution? Cool. It sure looks big.



  1. I read once that there’s a law of diminishing returns with processor cache. If you have too much of it, it takes longer to search it for data than it gives you in speed benefit.

    Back in the late nineties when I read the article, the upper limit was 512KB of something. It’s no doubt higher now.

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