At our ZaReason shop in Berkeley, California, we often have people calling us to ask, "Can you build a laptop that does ___ and has ___?" The requests are often out-of-this-world powerful, a dream machine for people who use serious power.

A few months ago we gave one of our engineers, Kory Malmrose, access to all the best OEMs and told him, "Go for it". The Chimera is what happens when you let an 18-year-old techie, who has been building computers since he was little, create the ultimate, most powerful, and most widely functional machine made to date. Please do not let the price fool you -- it is a No Holds Barred machine worth far more than the cost on the tag.

Our favorite part of building this machine is the final product. At conferences and at the shop, people often see the Chimera and ask about it. When we tell them the specs, they smile and laugh, and their eyes open in that way that only happens when looking at something truly extraordinary.


  • 17.3" HD (1920x1080) Glossy LED Backlit Display 
  • Desktop i7 Hyper-threaded Quad-core CPU
  • Two video card slots, with options for Nvidia 560M, 485M, or the AMD 6990M
  • Yes, we did just say that you'll be able to do SLI in a laptop.
  • Triple-channel DDR3, up to 12 GB
  •  2 USB 3.0 ports and 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • S/PDIF digital audio out
  • 3 hard drive bays - raid 0/1/5 supported
  • Comes with carrying bag!


  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.5 x 11.25  x 2.4 in
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs

But why "Chimera"? Because the machine's designer is well-educated in Greek mythology. A Chimera is a fire-breathing monster with multiple heads and arms, and its talent at massive warfare goes beyond that of any other creature. We dare you to put the Chimera to the test against any other machine.

Linux Version
Video Card(s)
Intel Core i7 Processor
Triple Channel Memory
Hard Drive Bay 1
Hard Drive Bay 2
Hard Drive Bay 3
Optical Drive
Main Battery
Spare Battery
AC Adapters
Card Reader
Super Key
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