iBUYPOWER Releases a Trio of Sandy Bridge Gaming Systems

iBUYPOWER is announcing a trio of gaming notebooks with the new second generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, also known as Sandy Bridge. They all come under the Battalion line and start at $899. They are available immediately from the company’s site.

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151HM1

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1

This machine has an NVIDIA GeForece GTX 460M graphics processor. Add to that 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. This powerful machine is a true gaming system. The 15.6″ full 1080p display (1920×1080 resolution) is also a good multimedia machine for video editing, watching movies, and running photo editing software.

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1 sideiBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1 back

The computer also has Wi-fi, a 2MP webcam, and a DVD burner. You can chose an optional Blu-ray drive for an extra $159. Other options include larger and faster optical spinning hard drives or much faster SSD storage. Buyers can also double the RAM.

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1 front and backiBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1 ports

The ports these laptops sport are as follows:

  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • eSATA
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2xUSB 2.0
  • 2xUSB 3.0
  • 9-in-1 memory card reader

They also have Bluetooth, 3D surround sound, and fingerprint readers integrated into the touchpad.

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 P151M1 display ports

This model starts at $1199.



The specs of the W150HNQ are like the previous system with a 15.6″ display and the same Intel Core i7 processor. The primary difference is in the NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card and lower resolution 1366×758 display. It is also a gaming system with plenty of power, but at a more budget friendly price.


While this is still a nice gaming notebook, the lower resolution screen might be less useful for serious creative applications like video and photo editing. It can handle them when needed.

The starting price is $899 on this model.

iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 W170HN


The Battalion 101 W170HN is a big 17″ desktop replacement gaming system. It has a high resolution 1920×1080 full HD display powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card. It also adds a full keyboard with dedicated number pad.

iBUYPOWER W170NN front

You can play just about anything and do just about anything on this system, except for fling it around like an ultra-portable. At this size, it is intended to be an occasionally mobile computer.

iBUYPOWER W170NN keyboardiBUYPOWER W170NN edges

It has most of the same specs as the other systems above. One other difference is this one has a larger base hard drive at 640GB.

It will start at $1019.

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