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Eurocom Shipping First Hexacore i7-980X Laptop

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 36 comments

Eurocom yesterday announced that it will ship the world's first six core notebook.

Eurocom is known for cramming the latest technology into small-ish form factors; it was the first to offer a Core-i7 notebook, for example. The D900F Phantom i7 was a mobile workstation and featured a 17-inch display, Intel's Core i7 processer and X58 chipset as well as Nvdia's G280 GPU. The entire thing weighed a backbreaking 11.9 lbs. Not exactly something you could throw into your briefcase and take home in the evenings but it was mobile nonetheless.

Today Eurocom is offering another "it's-only-as-portable-as-you-are-strong" notebook. This one boasts Intel's six core i7-980X Extreme Edition or Xeon W5680 and is called the Eurocom D900F Panther. The mobile workstation features Nvidia Quadro FX OpenGL graphics, up to 24 GB of DDR3 and up to 2.6 TB of storage (across four HDDs). You've also got the usual bells and whistles like Ethernet, HDMI, eSATA, DVi Dual Link ports as well as a 17" WUXGA LCD display and full size keyboard.

Again, this is one hefty machine. Measuring 15.8" x 11.9" x 2.05" the Panther weighs in at "under 12lbs." As for price (you probably don't want to know), the base model rings up at just over $3,000. Yikes. More on Eurocom.

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    mtyermom , April 13, 2010 2:25 PM
    Awesome, it booted in only... aw, battery's dead.
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    RazberyBandit , April 13, 2010 2:49 PM
    12lbs huh? Almost like carrying around a bowling ball. But if you drop this thing, you may only ever get 1 strike.
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    Shadow703793 , April 13, 2010 2:21 PM
    Two words word: Power hog
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    mtyermom , April 13, 2010 2:25 PM
    Awesome, it booted in only... aw, battery's dead.
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    scook9 , April 13, 2010 2:45 PM
    They keep acting like Eurocom designs these....they are just the reseller (which most people hate actually) that Clevo lets sell these.

    Clevo is doing the hard part not Eurocom
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    scryer_360 , April 13, 2010 2:46 PM
    Even with a twelve cell battery, that things only going to last at most an hour (in power saver mode). Still, this is more of a "desktop replacement" then a "laptop." Anyone who can afford the $3000 price tag can afford to have a power cord in every port, so to speak.
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    RazberyBandit , April 13, 2010 2:49 PM
    12lbs huh? Almost like carrying around a bowling ball. But if you drop this thing, you may only ever get 1 strike.
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    sliem , April 13, 2010 2:52 PM
    So now you can do 2 more things at the same time compared to 4 things. Neat!
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    JasonAkkerman , April 13, 2010 2:53 PM
    That's not a laptop, it's a portable workstation.
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    jn77 , April 13, 2010 3:16 PM
    I like the specs with 1 exception. Who in their right mind is building laptops like this with out a Mobile ATI 58xxx Eyefinity edition card.

    Every laptop I look at; at this level is using Nvidia's re-branded 5 year old (
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    Computer_Lots , April 13, 2010 3:26 PM
    This thing is meant to be a workstation, not a gaming laptop. You don't need 6-cores and 2.6TB of space for gaming. This thing is for CAD and junk like that. It's still way overkill for a laptop.
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    Regulas , April 13, 2010 3:27 PM
    I liked to see the words, Open GL. That is the way and in HTML 5 too. Break the Direct X monopoly.
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    Regulas , April 13, 2010 3:32 PM
    The perfect laptop for the design engineer on the go. Design in AutoCad in your hotel room on your way to the engineering conference.
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    HalJordan , April 13, 2010 3:41 PM
    Why put a battery in this beast anyway? I suppose it might serve as an UPS...enough time to save your work during a power outage...maybe.
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    rhino13 , April 13, 2010 3:41 PM
    This is like a laptop-- that you have to keep plugged in!
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    Hupiscratch , April 13, 2010 3:47 PM
    Looks like people forgot what is "Desktop Replacement". Just because is a laptop, it doesn't mean it was designed for chatting at Starbucks. This is made for you to leave you workstation from one place to another without caring about a ton of wires.
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    akhodjaev , April 13, 2010 3:48 PM
    mtyermomAwesome, it booted in only... aw, battery's dead.

    Actually specification misses, this laptop has 4 attachment of batteries
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    cekasone , April 13, 2010 3:53 PM
    i just wonder how many people actually just buy these damn things
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    sisley_111 , April 13, 2010 3:53 PM
    the 3000$ start price include a GTX280M, not a workstation card.

    You can have a mobile 5870 with no penalty on the price, sort of.

    If you want a workstation card, add 480$ for the FX 2800 and 1080$ for the fx 3800.
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    digiex , April 13, 2010 3:57 PM
    You can call it "Transportable Desktop".
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    athreex , April 13, 2010 4:09 PM
    scryer_360Even with a twelve cell battery, that things only going to last at most an hour (in power saver mode). Still, this is more of a "desktop replacement" then a "laptop." Anyone who can afford the $3000 price tag can afford to have a power cord in every port, so to speak.


    I think the term server replacement should be more proper than the traditional desktop replacement naming.
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    njalterio , April 13, 2010 4:18 PM
    It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. :-)
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