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Eurocom's Armadillo 2 Ultrabook Supports 32 GB of RAM

Want an Ultrabook with loads of memory? How about 32 GB worth? That's what Eurocom is promising with the new Armadillo 2 Ultrabook, as this device sports two memory slots supporting up to 16 GB each. Perfect for digital artists and CAD operators who need lots of RAM to handle high-resolution files, the Ultrabook also packs a fifth-generation Intel processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 and a starting price of $908.

Note that this base price doesn't include an operating system. Customers can pre-install their own, or they can purchase a platform for an added fee, including Windows 8.1 64-bit ($90), Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit ($117), Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($105) or Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ($150).

Here is the Armadillo 2's base configuration:

Eurocom Armadillo 2
Display14-inch LED-lit (1920 x 1080)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-5200U (2.2 GHz, 2.7 GHz)
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500
Memory8 GB DDR3L-1600
StorageHitachi Z7K500 Travelstar HDD (500 GB)
Card ReaderYes, 6-in-1
LANRealtek RTL8732AE Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0
WebcamYes, 1MP
Battery4-cells, Smart Li-Ion (up to 430 minutes)

"The Eurocom Armadillo 2 supports Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT), which is a new platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8.1 to enhance security, encryption, authentication process for disk encryption and lower IT costs," the company said in a press release.

As with Eurocom's other laptops, customers can configure this Ultrabook with a number of additional options. For instance, customers can choose to have an mSATA Crucial or Samsung SSD installed. Want more than 8 GB of RAM? 32 GB worth of memory will set you back an extra $1,118 (2 x 16 GB DDR3L-1800 PC-12800). Heck, just one 16 GB DDR3L-1600 memory stick will cost $491.

Unfortunately, customers can't upgrade the processor. However, there are other cool features that can be thrown into the mix, such as an external optical drive, an internal or external TV tuner, and software such as Office 2013 Home and Business Edition ($226), Office 2013 Home and Student Edition ($145) or Office 2013 Professional Edition ($390).

The new Ultrabook sports a brushed aluminum chassis, which was inspired by the "tough, rugged little Armadillo." There's also a large touchpad measuring 4.09 x 2.32 inches and an A4-sized backlit keyboard. Also packed into this Ultrabook are two 2-watt speakers, a two-microphone array, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, gigabit Ethernet, a microphone jack and an audio jack. The overall dimensions are 13.38 x 9.44 x 0.82 inches (WxDxH).

To configure and purchase the Armadillo 2 Ultrabook, head here.

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  • Nuckles_56
    What on earth would you need 32GB of RAM for on an ultrabook, I can understand if it was using one of the high end mobile i7's and you were using it for rendering, but that i5 doesn't have the CPU power to manage such a task.
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  • nagash
    What on earth would you need 32GB of RAM for on an ultrabook, I can understand if it was using one of the high end mobile i7's and you were using it for rendering, but that i5 doesn't have the CPU power to manage such a task.
    if that is an ultra book you should worry about that shitty hdd or shitty lcd panel
    not i5 5200 vs i7 5500 they are almost identical cpus i7 has 4mb cash instead of 3mb and overclocked. there are more stuff that i5 is capable of other than gaming, like jvm eats ram for breakfast
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  • coupe
    And ruins it with mechanical storage.
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  • Robert Ostrowski
    So that dual core ultra low voltage CPU can be paired with 32gb of RAM. Why?
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    And ruins it with mechanical storage.

    In the most basic configuration only. You can configure it with SATA and/or mSATA SSD just as easily or even order it without any storage to add some yourself.
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  • zodiacfml
    Too expensive
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  • CRITICALThinker
    I believe this has been around for a while now, I have to agree, it is a bit overpriced compared to what is on the market already.
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