To quote the vast bitmap that is the Clevo press clipping, "The D470W not only adopts a desktop processor". So, even without VRPC, you get sod all battery life. Actually using it on your lap is going to cook your cojones in short order.
MD are going for the short term cash, from the look of it. With the launch of VRPC as a separate product, why anyone would want to buy (or sell) Alpha is beyond me. However, I don't sell cheapo clones at all anyway.