Eurocom launched the Shark 4, an ultraportable laptop crammed with Nvidia graphics, an optional Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, and an optical drive. All of this is packed into a chassis that, according to Eurocom, measures just 1.1 inches thick when the screen is closed.
The Shark 4 laptop has a 15.6-inch LED-lit IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Backing this screen is an Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.50 GHz, 3.5 GHz), Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960M GPU, and 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory. There's also a 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive and a possible second drive if the customer doesn't want the 8x DVD burner.
In addition to those features, there's a backlit keyboard, a 6-in-1 card reader, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 2MP webcam and a 6-cell Smart Li-on Battery Pack. There's even a built-in fingerprint reader and an embedded TPM 2.0 security chip for data encryption. The laptop can also handle LTE or a UMTS/HSPA+ M.2 3042 card module via an M.2 slot.
The Shark 4 does not come with an operating system by default, which explains why this setup has such a relatively low price tag. For those who want an operating system pre-installed, you're out of luck. However, the lowest option is the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 on DVD for a mere $90. The most expensive is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for $177, also on disc.
Customers can opt for the aforementioned Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor for an added $64. The GPU can't be modified, but customers can upgrade to 16 GB of DDR3L-2133 Corsair Vengeance memory for a meaty $336. The choices for adding a second hard drive are huge, costing up to $999 for a 1 TB SSD.
If you don't want another hard drive, you can splurge for a Blu-ray optical drive. For an extra $55, you can get yourself a better Wi-Fi option in the form of Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1.
Needless to say, the upgrade options aren't endless, but there's plenty to choose from that will possibly take a huge bite out of your wallet... pun intended.
"The Eurocom Shark 4 is another impressive addition to our line of thin and light upgradeable, ultraportable laptops designed to offer high levels of performance in addition to sleek and classy designs as well as ultra-portability and ease of use," said Mark Bialic, Eurocom President, in a press release.
To configure and purchase the Shark 4, head here. The starting price for this laptop is $863.