What goes together better than big, power-hungry, desktop gaming PCs and light weight, low power netbooks? Peanut butter and broccoli perhaps? Hey, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, but PC vendor iBuyPower is offering customers a chance to pick up a gaming rig along with an MSI Wind U100 netbook for cheaper than the price of buying the two separately.
It’s not exactly a buy one get one free offer, but for prices ranging from $1179 to $1849, you can get a monster gaming system with up to 12G of RAM, a Blu-Ray drive, and NIVIDIA GTX 285 1GB graphics along with a cheap ultraportable for when you don’t want to use up the entire block’s electricity just to check your email.
The company has four different “Power Bundle” offers. In each case the MSI WInd netbook is the same. You get a Wind U100 with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, and 6 cell battery. The dsktops range from a system with an AMD Phenom II X4 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive to a model with a 2.66GHz quad core Intel Core i7 920 processor, 12G of memory, and a 1G hard drive.