Packard Bell, one of Europe's top consumer PC brands in Europe, will reveal the next generation of its ipower gaming desktop PC to the gaming community at the Electronic Sports World Cup, which is being held on 4-6 July 2008 in Paris. The new gaming PC is christened: ipower X2.0.
Selected as the official ESWC gaming system in 2007 and 2008, the ipower range had to be up to the task of meeting the demanding requirements of amateur and professional PC gamers. Packard Bell confirms its engagement to the PC gaming community by unveiling the ipower X2.0, a stunning combination of power, graphics performance, state-of-the-art cooling and ergonomics.
A sound mind in a sound body goes the saying. The magnificent chassis of the ipower X2.0 shows off its inner secrets including its components and build quality through a translucent siding with red LED trim lights. To satisfy the 30 per cent of PC gamers who say that design is one of the top selection criteria1, the Packard Bell design studio developed a sexy tower case that unites a black colour scheme with metal trim, transparent housing, gloss finish, bevelled angles and harmonious dimensions - (510 H x 217 l X 530 L).
"We're very happy to present our newest gaming PC to the public for the first time at the Gaming World Cup. The ipower X2.0 was designed to meet the needs of all PC gamers, from pro players to league competitors and hobbyists. With this launch, Packard Bell extends its commitment to the world of gaming, and we hope our participation will help expand this exciting market space," says Emmanuel Fromont, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Packard Bell.
The latest PC games require better performance in terms of graphics, processors, memory and storage. This puts PCs to the test. Overheating is the number one enemy of high performance gamers. It can be the source of system failures and slowdowns.
With the ipower X2.0, these problems literally dissipate. Thanks to the chassis design, the components can operate at their best at the right temperature. Three highly efficient and silent 120mm fans with intelligent power management generate optimal airflow. The disks are cooled using direct airflow, the graphics cards spaced apart and the cables run along the back of the chassis.
The Asetek liquid cooling system enables the ipower X2.0 to deliver maximum power with maximum safety. Factory sealed, this new liquid-cooling system gives the ipower X2.0 a low noise footprint and more efficient heat dispersion.
PC gamers dream of being able to modify their PC quickly and easily. Thanks to its tool-less entry, the ipower X2.0 can be opened at the turn of a handle and locked using a special key. All the components can be changed easily and there is space for extra hard drives, cards and additional drives. A host of connectors located on the top of the tower make it easy to connect commonly used gaming peripherals. Stable and robust, the ipower X2.0 has two built-in handles for easy transportation to LAN parties.
The new ipower X2.0 is a concentrated dose of adrenalin that integrates the latest technologies. It comes equipped with the latest GPUs, including the GeForce 9800GX2, or the ATI Radeon HD4870. It is powered by the latest Intel Core 2 Quad or Intel Core 2 Extreme processors. The ipower X2.0 is available with 500GB to 3TB of storage capacity, a 21-in-1 card reader, ESATA port, optional Blu-ray Disc drive, 7.1 HD audio system, hybrid TV tuner2 and a gaming keyboard and mouse.
The ipower X2.0 comes with the Packard Bell Premium Deluxe Pack of software, which includes many games: Konami PES 2008, EA Need For Speed ProStreet or Need for Speed Carbon and EA Crysis, etc... The Pack also features Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, Norton Internet Security 2008 and Microsoft Works 9, not to mention online services such as Carbonite online backup, Google Earth, Picasa, Skype and Metaboli downloadable games.
The ipower X2.0 will be available in Europe at Christmas 2008. Prices will range from 999 to 1799 and over.