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|
|Display||14-inch LED-lit (1920 x 1080)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-5200U (2.2 GHz, 2.7 GHz)|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 5500|
|Memory||8 GB DDR3L-1600|
|Storage||Hitachi Z7K500 Travelstar HDD (500 GB)|
|Card Reader||Yes, 6-in-1|
|LAN||Realtek RTL8732AE Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||4-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.