Pros

  • Good graphics performance
  • Pretty and comfortable keyboard
  • Light (ish)

Cons

  • Low WorldBench score
  • Display has issues with dark scenes
  • Crappy touchpad

At A Glance

Digital Storm'™s P17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces.

Manufacturer’s Description

Digital Storm gaming laptops offer a vividly fluid experience that would turn any computer red with envy. Built with the latest next-gen Intel processors and powerful AMD and NVIDIA graphic cards, these custom notebooks offer an immersive experience so intense you’ll question reality. Ranging from 15" to 17" screen sizes, these mobile powerhouses are fully equipped with the latest technology. You'll experience the best and most intense game-play on the newest and hottest games anywhere you go

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Digital Storm Gaming Laptops

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3610QM
Processor speed 2300.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Primary Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Storage
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 610373993504
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • FireWire 400
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • eSATA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Desktop Replacement
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 99.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 3:54   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 35.6   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2006.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 15.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 419.7   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 332.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 185.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 151.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 126.8   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 7.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 28.6   Watts