New Windows LiveBook V2 – “The World’s Most Powerful Laptop”

Livebook laptop computerRain Computers has announced the release of a new flagship laptop, the Intel quad-core powered LiveBook V2 Mobile Video + Graphics Workstation, a high-performance Windows laptop they describe as “the world’s most powerful laptop.”

LiveBook V2 is designed with audio, video and graphics production in mind.

Of particular note is the option to customize LiveBook V2 with a 2.5GHz Intel “Sandy Bridge” Core i7 quad-core processor, two high performance hard drives, a choice of NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro graphics and 32 gigabytes of memory.

The base price is $2499. Here’s what you get for that wad of cash.

Key Features/Options:

  • Intel “Sandy Bridge” Core i7 – 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core with 6MB cache; 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core with 8MB cache; or 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition quad-core with 8MB cache
  • 4 Cores, 8 Threads
  • Four memory slots for 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive – 500GB or 750GB high performance SATA II 7200RPM hard drive with 16MB Cache; optional 256GB or 512GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)1
  • NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro discrete graphics processor
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB of DDR5 VRAM and 192 CUDA cores
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M with 2GB of DDR5 VRAM and 385 CUDA cores
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM and 96 CUDA cores
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM and 128 CUDA cores
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 5010M with 4GB of DDR5 VRAM and 384 CUDA cores
  • 15.6 inch backlit LED widescreen display, FHD 1920×1080 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Two USB 2.0 ports, streaming up to 480Mb/s
  • Two USB 3.0 port, streaming up to 4.8Gb/s
  • One eSATA port, streaming up to 3Gb/s
  • One FireWire port, streaming up to 400Mb/s
  • Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional Tuned by Rain for audio, video and graphics production

“While it’s still true that sometimes nothing does the job like a hard-core high performance desktop, it’s no secret that designers and editors crave mobility just like the rest of us,” said Kevin Jacoby, CEO of Rain Computers. “Until now they’ve had to lug a desktop from place to place. That ends today.”

The quad-core LiveBook V2 Mobile Video + Graphics Workstation is available now through the Rain Computers website starting at $2499 and is coming soon to Rain Authorized Dealers including Best Buy, Amazon and B&H Photo.

8 thoughts on “New Windows LiveBook V2 – “The World’s Most Powerful Laptop”

  1. Been buying Dell M6600 laptops with similar specs for a few months. So, the claim that this is the world’s most powerful laptop is essentially bullocks.

  2. This is great and I reckon this is going to be really popular with Windows users at its price point of $249.00 as it’s smack bang in the middle of what Windows users will pay for a PC laptop. Oh, hold on a minute, does that say £2499.00?

Leave a Reply