Design

The Mobius TL steps up your gaming with unrivaled performance for even the most demanding users. Within its stylish metal brushed onyx case and illuminated keyboard holds the key to your gaming dominance with jaw dropping graphics on a 17.3" LED backlit full HD 1080p LED display. The Mobius TL delivers the ultimate gaming experince with features such as a backlit keyboard, multi-gesture touchpad with scrolling, built-in 2.0M HD web cam, Bluetooth and WiFi with built-in Airplane Mode. Immerse yourself in an auditory experience with the powerful soundBlaster X-FI MB3 audio platform. This amazing system provides a rich features for today and tomorrow.

Platform

The Mobius TL holds nothing back! It's an extreme gaming laptop that offers the power of a desktop rig in a portable 17” system. The shining star in the Mobius TL is the 4th Generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor with a clock of 3.4 GHz as well as Intel Hyperthreading Technology capable of juggling all your high performance needs without flinching. It has dual channel memory controller with availability of up to 16 GB of DDR3 system memory. The no-compromise Armor TL offers the best in leading edge technology and performance for the discerning power-gamer.

Graphics

All Mobius Series laptops feature Nvidia video cards to give you stunning graphics, stellar performance and an array of advanced features and connectiivity options. Whether you want the best immersive gaming experience, dual monitors, video editing or amazing 3D graphics, Nvidia can deliver on all! The Mobius TL is available with a single GeForce GTX 870M or 880M. We even have benchmarks results so you can compare ther results for yourself and choose which card is best for your graphic needs and your budget!

Storage

The Mobius TL supports 1 or 2 mechanical or solid state drives (SSD) to meet your storage capacity and performance needs. Each system comes default with a single 7,200 RPM 500GB Western Digital Black Edition SATA 3 drive, with upgrades available up to 750GB in size! Optionally, you can upgrade to an Intel SSD with capacities as high as 480 GB and throughput as high as 550 MB/s. These options give you so many ways to quickly store and access your data. Combine a HDD and a SSD together to for the Intel® Smart Response Technology.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

All Armor series machines and the Mobius TL support the Intel® Smart Response Technology. This cutting edge process recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into a high performance solid state drive (SSD) while giving you full access to the large storage capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD). This decreases boot times, application and game load times as well as giving a boost to your in-game zoning times. This video from Intel shows this amazing technology in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVNWurdeQw

Benchmarking

We like to say that we do our homework so you don't have to. We don't want our customers to become lost in endless options and ultimately buy a configuration that doesn't meet the standards we set for ourselves. The Armor VS is the end result of a meticulous testing process. A significant number of hardware configurations were tested in our lab to find the correct formula to balance price and performance all while ensuring quality.

Below are benchmarks of 3 popular games showing the level of performance you can expect from your DogHouse Systems Armor VS depending on the video card option chosen.

Benchmark testing was performed using the following methods:

World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria -  All options were set to Ultra or High with the exception of Shadow which was set to Good.  The Benchmarks were run using DirectX-11 using the in-game /timetest function between The Shrine of Two Moons and Honeydew Village at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Bioshock Infinite – Using the built-in benchmarking tool, all options were set to Ultra using DirectX-11 at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Civilization V - All options were set to Ultra and the built-in benchmarking tool –benchmark lategameview was launched at the command prompt and run using DirectX-11 at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Fraps was started and used to record the FPS.

Benchmark Graphs

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Buying a DogHouse Systems computer is more than just adding something to a cart and checking out. We bend over backwards to provide world class customer service and provide assistance for the entire experience. From pre-sales, to support to post warranty, we are there for you. To this end, we perform extensive new product validation and compatibility testing in our lab to find that “magic combination” that will provide the best performance for the best price. We want to earn your business for life and we do that by providing support and attention to detail just as we would for our friends and family.

Warranty

Our warranty covers all parts, labor, and support related shipping costs necessary to keep your DogHouse Systems gaming rig in top shape so you will have no out-of-pocket service costs during your warranty period.

  • Desktop models come standard with a comprehensive 3 year warranty
  • Laptop models come standard with a 1 year warranty (upgradeable to 3 years)

In the unlikely event you have an issue with your system, we offer e-mail and phone support by our team of experts located right here in our Dallas, Texas USA office, all of whom are friendly geeks and gamers themselves. If we identify any failed components, depending on your comfort level inside of a computer, we will either send you replacement parts and talk you through the installation, or, in a worst case scenario, recall your system and repair it in our lab at absolutely no cost to you for in-warranty repair. Optionally, we offer an onsite warranty where instead of talking you through a repair or recalling the system, we'd send an agent to your home or office to perform the repair for you. Onsite warranty service is available in the United States and Canada. We provide phone and email support for troubleshooting for as long as you own the system, well beyond the warranty period, on every model we sell.

Shipping

In addition to the United States, we ship to Canada, Mexico and all 27 European Union member states as well as Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia. Our web store is configured to display pricing in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, and Australian Dollars for your convenience. Orders are delivered "Duties Paid" and your invoice will include line items for all applicable sales tax and import fees that we collect at the point of sale for your convenience. All our systems are built in and supported from Dallas, TX in the United States. As such, technical support is provided in English and Spanish and availability is limited to the posted times on the Support landing page accessible in the navigation bar at the top, keeping in mind that we are in Central Time USA (GMT -5:00) and we observe Daylight Savings Time during the summer months. Also, a modest "International Support Fee" is added to each order shipping outside the United States and is designed to offset the higher shipping costs we'll incur should there ever be a need to recall your system for repair or ship out replacement parts and recall failed components during the warranty period. This amount varies by region and depends on shipping costs to and from each region. All international orders ship with a universal power adapter at no additional charge.

We invite you to take a leisurely read through our Support Statement written in everyday-speak, not legalese.

Chassis:
17.3” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Screen

Integrated Touchpad with Multi-gesture and Scrolling function
Built-in 2.0M HD Video Camera
Full sized isolated backlit keyboard with Numeric Key Pad
Instant button for Airplane mode on/off
W/A/S/D gaming key
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Kensington® security lock
Dimensions: 16.22" (w) x 10.87" (d) x 1.65~1.79" (h)
8.6 LBs with Battery Pack
1 Removable 8 cell smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 120W AC Adapter, DC output 19.5V, 6.15A


Processor:
Default:
Intel® Core™ i7-4700QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (dynamic overclock up to 3.4 GHz)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology
4 Cores, 8 Threads

Processor feature:
22nm process technology
4th Generation Haswell Microarchitecture
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600


Memory:
Up to 16 GB DDR3 1600MHz (4 GB minimum), dual-channel controller with two sockets


Video:
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 870M (utilized for 3D rendering) or
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 880M (utilized for 3D rendering)
Switchable graphics via NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (utilized during normal use)

Combined graphics features:
Up to 2 independent displays supported (integrated LCD counts as one but can be disabled for two external displays)
HDMI 1.4 and VGA outputs
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
3D Vision2 Ready (requires compatible external display)
Other technologies supported: Blu-Ray 3D, DirectX 11, GeForce Experence, TXAA, GPU Boost 2.0, PhysX, CUDA, FXAA, OpenCL, Direct Compute


Storage:
Two 2.5" drive bay:
Intel 530 Series SSD SATA3 (up to 480 GB, up to 540 MB/s)
Seagate Momentus SATA2 (up to 1 TB, up to 120 MB/s)
- 500 and 750 GB drives are 7200 RPM, 1 TB is 5400 RPM.
- Throughput performance listed for 750 GB drive

Optional Intel Smart Response volume requires both SSD in mSATA slot and hard disk in 2.5" slot
- Any capacity beyond 64 GB on SSD will be formatted as a secondary partition


Audio:
High Definition audio interface
S/PDIF digital output
1 Built-in Microphone
2 Built-in Speakers made by Onkyo
1 Built-in Sub-woofer made by Onkyo
External 7.1CH audio output supported by headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and Line-in jack
Sound Blaster X-FI® MB 3


Operating Systems:
Default: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Optional: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8 Pro 64 bit.


Connectivity:
1 HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
1 DisplayPort 1.2 output Port
1 Mini DisplayPort 1.2 output Port
3 USB 3.0 Ports (One powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 USB 2.0 Port
1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 Combo)
1 Mini-IEEE 1394a Port
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 S/PDIF output Jack
1 Line-in Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth™ V4.0

From the forums:

"I've never had a better out-of-the-box experience with any product, ever. Including Apple."

"After playing wow for just a few nights on my new Mobius TL , I'm already wanting to get a matching desktop."

"The customer service in this company is unparalleled to any company I have ever dealt with, with any product."

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