updated 04:55 pm EST, Fri March 2, 2007
ABS Mayhem Blackhawk
ABS' Mayhem Blackhawk may not be the most powerful gaming laptop, but at 3.8 pounds, it is lighter than many. It uses a 14.1-inch screen, and by default comes with a DVD burner, Vista Home Premium, and a 256MB GeForce Go 7600. Stock memory is low, but the system can be customized to have 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Likewise, the 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor can be upgraded to a 2.33GHz chip. Minor features include multiple card readers, 802.11a/b/g wireless, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and an optional Bluetooth module. A fully-equipped Blackhawk can be ordered today for just over $2,000.