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Killer Notebooks Uchigatana

Author:  Jason Jacobs
Date:  2007.10.30
Topic:  Notebooks
Provider:  Killer Notebooks
Manufacturer:  Killer Notebooks

Killer Notebooks Uchigatana


What is the Uchigatana?

If you have seen our previous reviews of Killer Notebooks products you are aware that we feel they are some of the best quality laptops available for your money. We decided to test out one of their laptops that takes an entirely different approach to mobile computing the Uchigatana. This laptop is based around a full desktop processor, in our case the Intel E6600 running at 2.66 Ghz. Forget mobile cpu's this is the big daddy socket 775 Core 2 Duo running at the full power and speed of your desktop processor or better.

What does this mean? In two words "Power" and "heat". The Uchigatana has a unique way of dealing with both. In terms of power the Uchigatanao has been designed to supply the processor and subsystems with the power required, this means a beefed up power adapter and that internally the system meets socket 775 specifications. To deal with the extra heat that a full desktop processor puts off the Uchigatana employs a unique cooling system that looks more like a handle for the laptop than an enclosure which holds four fans that are speed controlled.

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This is all very Killer Notebooks style, I.E. full throttle ahead and ripe for modding. Being that the system is based around a full 775 overclocking is sure to play a role but first lets look at some background info on the Uchigatana.

Those with a sharp eye will find out that the Uchigatana is based on the barbones model of the Asus C90. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser as Asus has a huge fan base and is well known for the quality of their laptops.

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