iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is proud to announce it has been named Microsoft’s Innovation Partner of the Year, winning the Local OEM Award for its line of multi-touch gaming notebooks. The award recognizes partner companies for developing scalable, innovative products or solutions that capitalize on the advantages of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating System.
First introduced at CES 2010, the iBUYPOWER notebooks remain the only full size laptops available to incorporate multi-touch, one of the fastest growing gaming interfaces. The combination of multi-touch capabilities with powerful 6-core processors, Full HD graphics cards and the ultra-reliable Windows 7 operating system make the iBUYPOWER notebooks the ideal gaming platform for real-time strategy games like R.U.S.E, Starcraft II and Supreme Commander II.
“iBUYPOWER has been an invaluable partner over the years, time and again demonstrating the ability to innovate in the PC gaming space,” said Eddie O’Brien, VP of Microsoft US OEM. “Their unique systems and service offerings are a perfect fit with multi-touch friendly Windows 7 operating system.”
“We are honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our multi-touch notebooks,” said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “Windows 7 provided us with an opportunity to offer our customers a more interactive gaming experience, positioning us at the forefront of the multi-touch gaming revolution. “
The number of games that can be played with multi-touch grew exponentially with iBUYPOWER’s July launch of MAGIC (Multi-Touch Advanced Gaming Interface & Control), a free download that allows any game to be played with multi-touch. MAGIC links a multi-touch gesture to a command the game already understands, emulating multi-touch commands by mapping keystrokes or mouse clicks.
Click Here to watch Starcraft II being played on an iBUYPOWER Multi-Touch Notebook with Magic.