CyberPowerPC Xplorer X6-9120 Gaming Laptop Review

Posted August 22, 2012 by Sam Chen in Reviews
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High Performance at a Budget

These days when most of us go out shopping for pre-built laptops, the top choices include Apple, Dell, HP, etc., and while the big box manufacturers produce products that are most compelling, there are also lesser known, enthusiast oriented manufacturers such as CyberPowerPC who are able to provide customers with the same hardware at a much lower cost.

For those unfamiliar with CyberPowerPC, they are actually a fairly large and reputable company well known for producing custom built desktop PCs and notebooks. Now unlike going with computers from most big box manufacturers, the benefits of going with a company like CyberPowerPC is that you get a lot of choice in terms of what kind of components will go into the final product. This is important because customers are able to do their own research on parts going into the system and replacing or upgrading those parts in the future will be fairly easy.

Today, we’ll be reviewing the new budget oriented CyberPowerPC Xplorer X6-9120 15.6″ gaming notebook. The Xplorer X6-9120 is actually what enthusiasts typically call a “whitebook”. In short, whitebooks are basically barebones notebooks produced by large notebook manufacturers to be sold to resellers, OEMs, etc. so that they may be rebranded, configured and then sold to end users. The specific whitebook we have today is the Pegatron A15FD. One thing to note is that you shouldn’t confuse a whitebook with being lower quality, as the same notebook manufacturers who produce these whitebooks generally also produce notebooks for the big box manufacturers (Dell, HP, etc.) as well.

Specifications

In addition to the standard features, the CyberPowerPC Xplorer X6-9120 configuration we’re taking a look at today will come with the Intel Core i7 3610QM, 8GB of GSkill DDR3 1333MHz memory, a GeForce GT 640M 2GB discrete graphics card, and a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD. Full specifications below.

Notebook A15FD Gaming Notebook 15.6″ Full HD 1920×1080 Display w/ Built-in 1.3MP Webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Mobile    Processor 2.30 GHz 6M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.30 GHz
Motherboard Intel HM76 Chipset Mainboard
Memory 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1333 GSkill    SODIMM Memory
Graphics NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB PCIe Video
Storage 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD
Optical Drive 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi    Drive (NB-353-DVDRW)
Display 15.6″ (16:9) 1920×1080 LED Matte
Sound Built-in Stereo Speakers
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps + Wireless b/g/n + Bluetooth v3.0
Keyboard Built-in Keyboard
Mouse Built-in Touchpad
Battery 6-cell Li-Ion Battery Pack 4800mAh
Webcam Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
I/O HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Ethernet, 3 in 1 Media Reader, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone, Kensington Lock
Operating System Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Dimensions 280mm x 260mm x 27.1mm (14.96″ x 10.24″ x 1.07″)
Weight ~ 2.8kg (~ 6.17 Lbs.) with Battery
Warranty 1-Year Limited Warranty with Lifetime Technical Support

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  • Eddie

    just bought one with the 240 intel. upgrade and a set of headphones. guess i made a good choice! 958 all said and done.

  • Equinox

    Ended up getting this one on Cyber Monday.
    Was able to upgrade to 16GB-1600 Corsair DDR3, 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD, Carry Bag + Extra USB Wifi Stick (whatever). All set and done for $816.

    Only wish it had the option of adding Blu-ray.

    Appreciate the review – looks like I need to invest in a USB 3.0 External for storage, and perhaps even a blu-ray player.