Eurocom Racer: Radeon HD 6990M In A Truly Mobile Form Factor

Under The Racer's Hood

Unlike some of Eurocom’s larger models, the Racer’s battery can be removed without any tools whatsoever.

A single 2.5” hard drive bay and mini PCIe slot are found beneath the Racer’s cover, in front of its main platform compartment.

The graphics module’s GPU and DRAM coolers are separate, but depend on the same cooling fan on the Racer’s right side. The CPU cooler is nearly as large and on the left, but it uses a smaller fan.

In minimizing the amount of space consumed by the motherboard, Eurocom is able to fit larger fans into this compact form factor.

Based on the P150HM chassis, the Racer’s 76.96 watt-hour battery has nearly the capacity as its X7200-based big-brother. That’s a good indicator of improved battery life as you check email or surf the Web. However, when it comes to enabling gaming for any significant period of time, an AC adapter is still very much necessary.

When it comes to portability, the 150 W power adapter is the Racer’s only detractor. At 2.4 pounds, seven inches long, and 1.7” thick, it makes up over a quarter the weight of the entire system, while eating up substantial space in your tote bag.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.
  • sodaant
    Whats with all the noise in the pictures?
  • Crashman
    sodaantWhats with all the noise in the pictures?Sorry, the equipment probably isn't suited to shooting textured black objects.
  • nevertell
    It could've easily done away with a "slower" 45w i7 quad or even a 25w i7 dualcore CPU. This would help with the mobility bit of the laptop, making it last quite a bit longer. And a 9 cell battery wouldn't hurt either.
  • theuniquegamer
    It is a semi desktop by its weight i.e 10 pounds. And performs as a desktop(with 23' ips display and ups) price less than it. In the world of growing market for tabs and ultrabooks the price of mobile cpu and gpu should be lowered in order to make these premium gaming laptops popular.
  • Maziar
    Great review!
    It's good to see the battery life has increased notably compared to 990x.
    Overall,it's a decent desktop replacement laptop.
  • demonhorde665
    i sort of want one , , whats not to like about a laptop that would crunch circles around my current desktop (amd athy 64 X2 5000+ black ed Oc'ed to 3ghz, 3 gigs ddr 2 pc 800 ram , and a radeon 5770)

    sure my computer still runs most current game great at my monitors max res (1600x900) but damn , i'd take one of these laptops any day for that performance booste .. here's to dreaming of winning the builder's marathon though !
  • cknobman
    It would have been nice to at least see a little of the review cover things like: screen, keyboard, build quality, etc........

    But good review on the graphics chip :)
  • nforce4max
    Take a good look at the fans, notice some dust on them. Someone has been putting this laptop to use ;)
  • amstech
    The laptop maxes out at only 1920 X 1080?
    The single GPU 6990M is overkill for that resolution and $2000 is a joke but hey atleast you can max everything.
    Idiots out there will buy this.

  • scook9
    amstechThe laptop maxes out at only 1920 X 1080?The single GPU 6990M is overkill for that resolution and $2000 is a joke but hey atleast you can max everything.Idiots out there will buy this.That is the native res on the laptop. Which is the res most would game at on a laptop.....

    And as for the price, find me a better performing laptop that is cheaper please.

    Troll somewhere else