BFG is well-known for their video cards and other gaming peripherals, but did you know they make systems too? It’s true. BFG announced their first desktop system earlier this year, and now they are jumping into the performance notebook arena with the new Deimos system.
The Deimos does look promising. BFG has three levels of hardware available, the “Performance”, the “Advanced”, and the “Elite”. The Elite is the top of the range, with an Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.53GHz, and 8GB of RAM with a GeForce 280M. The Advanced has a Core 2 Quad 2GHz CPU and 8GB of RAM and a GeForce 280M, and the Performance uses a Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz CPUT and just 4GB of RAM and a GeForce 260M. All three models have an 18.4-inch screen, which is slightly larger then the competition’s.
This brings us to price. BFG lists the starting price of the Performance at $2299, the Advanced at $3699, and the Elite at $4499. And the price goes up from there based on your custom build. They are announcing the Deimos today, however it won’t actually ship until October 30th. BFG is offering a 10% discount on pre-orders until the end of the month, but it still seems like quite a bit for a gaming notebook machine considering the competition.