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rock Xtreme SL Pro: 20 inches in your lap

If you're working with less than 20 inches you need something bigger in your lap. Start by checking out the enormous Xtreme SL Pro

rock has joined the ranks of Dell and Acer and announced its very own 20-inch laptop. Dubbed the Xtreme SL Pro, this deformed monstrosity of a laptop uses a WSXGA+ display capable of pumping out 1,680x1,050 pixels.

Unlike its two biggest (geddit?) rivals, the Xtreme SL Pro is aimed primarily at gamers. rock has chucked in a pair of Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics card in a serial link interface (SLI) interface configuration, so this thing can give the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles a real run for their money.

The main grunt is provided by an AMD Turion X2 TL-60 processor clocked at 2GHz, which is nice, and you get a pair of 100GB hard drives in an optional RAID configuration. There's no sign of HD DVD or Blu-ray as yet, so you're stuck with an ordinary dual-layer DVD drive (max 8.5GB) for the time being.

You can pre-order a rock Xtreme SL Pro from the rockdirect Web site right now, but make sure you have the required £2,499 handy. That, or start being extra nice for Santa. -RR