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iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and energy efficiency are generally positive. The durability and screen also get good views. Many are critical about the size and portability. Opinions about the price and usability are different.

performance, screen, durability, energy, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17 Notebook


DTR Powerhouse. Introduced late last year, the Valkyrie series is the premier lineup from iBuyPower aimed at hardcore gamers on-the-go and high-performance hunters. Essentially an MSI gamer in disguise, does this $1900 17.3-inch DTR hold up well...

Strong brushed aluminum case and smooth aesthetics, Extreme GPU, SSD and overall system performance, Easy maintenance without voiding warranty, High performance HDD, High quality matte TN display, Good battery life, 17.3-inch GTX 680M gaming solution...

Reduced graphics performance when running on batteries, Fan noise always audible, Touch-sensitive controls not always responsive, Relatively heavy even for its size class, No extended warranty options, Battery will sometimes not charge, Extended...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17


The iBuypower Valkyrie CZ-17 laptop is a multimedia powerhouse with some gaming prowess. It's good, but not necessarily the best at this price point.

Quad-core i7 processor. Good 3D performance. Excellent multimedia performance. HDMI and VGA. Killer branded Ethernet. Internal upgrade space for memory and second hard drive

Ultra-short battery life. Can't quite play smoothly at 1080p at high quality. Negligible Turbo and cooling settings. Start key on right side of keyboard. Busy keyboard layout. Could use an SSD at this price point. No touch screen. No 5GHz Wi-Fi....

The iBuypower Valkyrie CZ-17 ($1,399 list) is a large, purpose-built performance laptop, and there's no doubt that you're carrying a lot of performance hardware with you. It's a true desktop replacement, with upgradable components, space for multiple...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (

iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 Gaming Laptop Review


Final ThoughtsGaming laptops, there really are not that many to choose from, but if you are going to make a gaming laptop there are 2 main things that you are going to need if you want gamers to take your product seriously.  First off is the hardware,...

17.3inch 1920 x 1080 matte screen, – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 4GB graphics, – Backlit keyboard and other accent lights, – Comfortable keyboard, – Plenty of expansion (USB, eSATA & extra hard drive bay)

Trackpad not that responsive at all

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Overclock3D (

iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17 Review


One of the best side-effects to the focus that manufacturers have placed upon energy efficiency and cool running hardware, is that modern laptops have become extraordinarily powerful when compared to their earlier brethren.

Sep, 2012