Micro Center Introduces PowerSpec Gaming Notebooks

By Damir Lokas
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Micro Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its PowerSpec desktop computer brand by offering the first PowerSpec mobile computers ever – the PowerSpec 1710 and 1510 gaming notebooks.

PowerSpec’s 1st notebooks ever feature the latest gaming features including adjustable backlight colors

PowerSpec performance takes to the road with the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics for gameplay domination.

Both the 17.3″ PowerSpec 1710 and 15.6″ 1510 include 16GB DDR 4 2400 RAM, Full HD display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, and Windows 10 Home operating system loaded on a Samsung 960 EVO Series 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD with a 1TB storage drive.

“Micro Center is always looking for new ways we can bring outstanding performance and value to our customers,” said Herb Doss, PowerSpec Product Manager. “The new PowerSpec gaming notebooks bring a new level of gaming prowess and affordability to the U.S. market.” The 17.3″ PowerSpec 1710 is priced at $1,399.99, while the 15.3″ PowerSpec 1510 is $1,299.99.

VR Ready Graphics

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics chipset is standard on both PowerSpec gaming notebooks features incredible speed and power structured in its Pascal™ architecture. In addition to innovative gaming experiences, expect up to three times the performance of previous-generation graphics. The GTX 1070 is well equipped to handle the latest games and virtual reality adventures. Designed with 8GB GDDR5, 8Gbps memory speed, and a 1.4x relative and 1683MHz actual boost clock, users will experience gameplay at a whole new level. The GeForce GTX 1070 is cool from every angle of its ultra- modern design to its advanced thermal interior, even when running the most demanding games.

Illuminated Keyboard

Never miss a keystroke, even in the heat of battle with the cool customizable light of the backlit RGB keyboard. It doesn’t just look good, it has a responsive precision touchpad making it a key weapon in a mobile gamer’s arsenal.

Plenty of Ports

Both PowerSpec gaming notebooks offer plenty of ports. The PowerSpec 1710 boasts 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and 1 Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port for more power and faster charging. The PowerSpec 1510 includes 3 USN 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and 2 USB 3.1 (Gen 2 Type-C). In addition, both models also have HDMI, two mini display ports, a LAN RJ-45, and 2 audio ports.

POWERSPEC 1710

POWERSPEC 1510

Pricing

$1,399.99

$1,299.99

Motherboard

Intel HM175 Express

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Processor

Intel 7th Gen Quad-Core Core i7 7700HQ

Level 3 Cache

6MB

Turbo Boost Speed

up to 3.8 GHz

Memory

16GB DDR4 RAM

Storage

1 TB 7200 RPM HDD + NVMe M.2 250GB SSD

Display

17.3″

15.6″

Display Type

Full HD IPS LED-backlit LCD with NVIDIA G-Sync

Resolution

1920 x 1080

Widescreen

Yes

Front Camera

Yes

Camera Features

2.0 Megapixel Full HD

Video – GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

Video Memory

8GB GDDR5

VR Ready

Yes

LAN

Gigabit LAN

Data Transfer Rate

10/100/1000Mbps

WLAN

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265

Wireless Technology

802.11ac

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.1

Ports & Connectors

USB 3.1

4 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1 Type-A)

2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2 Type-C)

1 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2 Type C via Thunderbolt 3)

3 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1 Type-A)

Thunderbolt Ports

Thunderbolt 3 x 1

HDMI

1

Mini Display/Port

2

LAN RJ-45

1

Audio

2

Physical Device Security

Kensington Lock Slot

Biometric Security

Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard Features

Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Mouse type

Touchpad

Power Supply

230 Watt AC Adapter

Battery

4-cell Lithium-Polymer

Size

16.5″ x 11.5″ x 1.0″

15.25″ x 10.75″ x 1.25″

Weight

6.70 lb

6.25 lb

About PowerSpec

PowerSpec is owned by Micro Electronics, Inc. and has offered quality computer systems with superior performance and value since 1992. PowerSpec desktop and notebook computers are available at Micro Center stores nationwide and online at www.microcenter.com.

About Micro Center

Micro Center operates twenty-five large computer and consumer electronics stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus , Micro Center is designed to satisfy the dedicated computer and consumer electronics customer. Uniquely focused on computers and related products, Micro Center offers more computers and related items (more than 30,000 items in stock) than any other retailer. Micro Center is passionate about offering a high level of customer service and pioneered 18-minute in-store pickup for online orders starting in 2009. Consumers can visit Micro Center’s 25 stores from coast-to-coast or www.microcenter.com for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products.

Micro Center stores are located in: Atlanta (2), Baltimore , Boston , Chicago (2), Cincinnati , Cleveland , Columbus , Dallas , Denver , Detroit , Houston , Kansas City , Los Angeles , Minneapolis , New York (5), Philadelphia , St. Louis , Washington, D.C. (2)

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