The notebook is tuned specifically for scientific workloads, and has been billed by the two companies as the “world’s most powerful deep learning laptop”.
Razer x Lamba Tensorbook
According to Lamda, this configuration offers AI model training performance up to 4x faster than Apple’s already impressive M1 Max, and up to 10x the performance of Google Cloud instances. The company didn’t offer a comparison with the M1 Ultra.
However, the laptop’s key differentiator is the level of software support. Lambda says the Tensorbook comes with all the necessary drivers and tools (including PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras and more) to streamline the development and testing process, straight out of the box.
As you might expect, the Tensorbook doesn’t come cheap. Although the hardware is identical across all SKUs, pricing varies quite significantly in line with the software provided and length of warranty.
At $3,499.99, the cheapest model comes with Ubuntu 20.04, the Lamba software package and a one-year warranty. For an extra $500, customers can double the length of the warranty, and for an additional $1,500, the top-tier SKU comes with a three-year warranty and both Ubuntu and Windows pre-installed.
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