Digital Storm: xm15 Laptop – NVIDIA Video Card Switching Hybrid

By Posted 21 Dec 2010, 00:38

A new laptop has made its way onto the scene. It is made by a company called Digital Storm, the model is the xm15 and this is a laptop with a difference. Digital Storm specialize in gaming and the customization of systems, so when they make a product like this, it makes you take notice.

Something else that we noticed was its cool price tag of $999, this looks like a decent laptop that doesn’t break the bank. You can get the laptop in a few different versions paying for upgrades. See below for the base specs, courtesy of Slashgear.com.

This laptop has been designed to be high powered when needed, but to also to go easy on your battery. From the base specs above you can see that the power is definitely there but this is a laptop with a difference, the xm15 can deliver graphics for a wide variety of media content. This is all due to the NVIDIA’s GT425M 1GB video card. The laptop uses the Optimus Hybrid technology and it will actually switch automatically to a separate, less high powered video card for applications that don’t require the high level graphics. As a user you wouldn’t even notice that it had switched.

You can read more about the laptop from Slashgear.com, or alternatively, you can head over to Digital Storm’s forum here. When you reach the forum, have a read of the other technological advantages of this laptop’s internal workings.

We can see this being useful but can you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.