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Eurocom Intros Ultraportable 15.6-inch Electra 2 Notebook

By - Source: Eurocom

This notebook has Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics by default.

Eurocom launched on Thursday a new thin and light notebook focused on the gamer and business consumer. Called the Electra 2, this configurable notebook has a starting price of $825, and is available to purchase now. Highlights include Trusted Platform Module 1.2 hardware data encryption, Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics and more.

"At Eurocom we consider both performance and security as something that goes hand in hand. Both of those requirements are critical even in entry level systems. Users must be provided a means to secure their hardware by encrypting all the files and personal information they have,” said Mark Bialic Eurocom, President.

According to the base specs, the laptop sports a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED-lit screen backed by up to an Intel Core i7-4940MX "Haswell" Processor Extreme Edition, Intel HD Graphics 4600, and an on-board Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M "Maxwell" GPU with 2 GB of DDR3 VRAM.

The base specs also show two dual channel SODIMM sockets with up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1600/1866 RAM, and up to 3.6 TB of storage. This capacity includes three physical SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) drives, or 2x mSATA3 + 1x HDD/SSD (via ODD bay). Customers can choose to have a Blu-ray burner or a DVD burner.

As for ports, there is a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports (1x powered AC/DC), an eSATA port (USB 3.0 combo), HDMI 1.4a out, and a VGA/CRT port for an external display. Connectivity includes Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wireless AC. The laptop measures 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.07 inches, and has a 62.16 WH battery promising up to 300 minutes.

"The integrate TPM 1.2 from Infineon Technologies ensures that digital certificates, passwords and keys are made more secure from software attacks and physical theft," states the PR. "TPM provides the ability for a computing system to run applications more secure and allows secured remote access to perform electronic transactions and communication more safely."

To configure and purchase this laptop, head here.

Add your comment Display 11 Comments.
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    zhunt99 , April 18, 2014 1:06 PM
    Maxwell 850M in a laptop? Oh hello gorgeous..
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    Menigmand , April 18, 2014 2:53 PM
    Well, why not 860m then?
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    danwat1234 , April 18, 2014 3:38 PM
    Ooooh the top end extreme mobile chip in a thin laptop? Major x86 performance which I prefer over more GPU power. Intel XTU allows full overclocking of extreme CPU within windows of this laptop plz!!?

    @Menigmand comes with 120w AC adapter, might not handle a top end CPU + higher end GPU all at once not to mention the laptop's cooling system.

    I guess no backlit keyboard, and no subwoofer

    3.6TB of storage? I think with no optical drive but 2 mSATA SSDs you can have 2TB hard drive + 2x1TB mSATA SSDs totalling 4TB.
    With 2 SATA slots with the optical bay you can have 4TB, with 3 you can have 6TB, though these would all have to be mechanical/hybrid drives and no solid state. The Samsung M9T is regular thickness and 2TB but not hybrid yet.
    In the future of course capacity is nearly endless until the interfaces become obsolete.
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    sullivang , April 18, 2014 5:05 PM
    Sigh - no 15" laptop should have any less than 3K resolution now.
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    11796pcs , April 18, 2014 8:02 PM
    Quote:
    Sigh - no 15" laptop should have any less than 3K resolution now.

    I'm hoping this comment is meant to be sarcastic.
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    11796pcs , April 18, 2014 8:04 PM
    Quote:
    Sigh - no 15" laptop should have any less than 3K resolution now.

    I'm hoping this comment is meant to be sarcastic.
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    CRITICALThinker , April 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    This would be a great laptop for many people, including me. it is the fact that it doesn't come with Windows already in the price that makes it not worth it for me to buy. At $899 CAD it is decent pricing only if it included Windows.
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    danwat1234 , April 18, 2014 11:55 PM
    Well, Windows 7/8 is available for free on certain parts of the internet, have a program run every 180 days to renew the activation
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    sullivang , April 19, 2014 12:08 AM
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    I'm hoping this comment is meant to be sarcastic.

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I was serious. At the VERY least, bring back 1920x1200, which my 6 year old Dell E6500 has. And bring back 1600x1200 too for that matter.

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    11796pcs , April 19, 2014 7:15 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:

    I'm hoping this comment is meant to be sarcastic.

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I was serious. At the VERY least, bring back 1920x1200, which my 6 year old Dell E6500 has. And bring back 1600x1200 too for that matter.


    I own a 1440p monitor and I couldn't imagine that resolution on a 15" laptop. The results as I see it would be decreased battery life, increased heat output, lower FPS in games, and a difficult to read screen. I can see why you would want more 1920x1200 laptops. I really dislike that 1080p has taken over everything. 3k, however, seems like it would introduce more problems than it would solve. This reminds me of phone manufacturers wanting to make 1440p phones. 1080p is already unnecessary. I wish phone manufacturers would go back to 720p displays on phones. I don't like having my Nexus 5 only last a day because the screen is taking up half of the battery. Also, I apologize for the double post, this commenting system is awful.
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    CRITICALThinker , April 19, 2014 9:37 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:

    I'm hoping this comment is meant to be sarcastic.

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I was serious. At the VERY least, bring back 1920x1200, which my 6 year old Dell E6500 has. And bring back 1600x1200 too for that matter.


    I own a 1440p monitor and I couldn't imagine that resolution on a 15" laptop. The results as I see it would be decreased battery life, increased heat output, lower FPS in games, and a difficult to read screen. I can see why you would want more 1920x1200 laptops. I really dislike that 1080p has taken over everything. 3k, however, seems like it would introduce more problems than it would solve. This reminds me of phone manufacturers wanting to make 1440p phones. 1080p is already unnecessary. I wish phone manufacturers would go back to 720p displays on phones. I don't like having my Nexus 5 only last a day because the screen is taking up half of the battery. Also, I apologize for the double post, this commenting system is awful.


    I think that 1920x1080 is a good resolution for a laptop, as really it gives the right amount of screen space. I am currently using a 1024x1080 19" screen as my main, and it lacks the horizontal pixels my 15" 1366x768 lappy has, but makes it up in vertical. As for 720p phones I can agree on that, my SII has 640x480 and still looks pretty decent for picture quality.
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