Eurocom announces dual-core, SLI and RAID0 notebook

By Justin Mann on March 19, 2007, 5:24 PM
A dual-core Core 2 Extreme, dual 7950 GTX GPUs in SLI, 3 SATA hard drives in 600GB of RAID0 – worthy enough to be a performance desktop, for sure. Surprisingly, this is all in a form factor much smaller than that. It's a notebook. Eurocom, the company that prides themselves on replacement workstations, is releasing this “Workstation-class” Gaming notebook, dubbed the Eurocom D900C Phantom, as more than just an alternative to a desktop. It won't be winning any battery life contests, barely able to achieve over an hour, but with the amount of horsepower it has available to it that's not its target market. The machine can be configured in other ways, such as with dual Quadros instead of dual GeForce Go, and could even be upgraded to an 8800 series card in the future.

It has numerous other goodies, such as an internal HDTV tuner. It's a heavy beast at nearly 12 pounds, but as a replacement desktop it seems quite solid. As for pricing or availability, the press release is a little light on information. You can read it in the comments section.




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March 19, 2007 Eurocom LaunchesWorld's First Workstation-Class Gaming Notebook with FSB1066, 600GB of HDD with RAID 5, Intel Pentium Core 2 Extreme and Nvidia modular MXM-HE SLI technology.Eurocom, the world's leading developer of highly personalized, high-performance notebook PCs and LCD PCs, introduced the EUROCOM D900C PHANTOM FSB1066 Mobile Workstation with Nvidia's MXM-IV upgradeable VGA technology. EUROCOM D900C Notebook PC provides workstation-calibre performance, powerful graphics capabilities, high performance storage with three physical SATA-II hard drives and RAID 0/1/5, and super-powerful Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor for high-end computing wherever work takes place.Featuring two NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPUs or two NVIDIA Quadro FX2500M running in SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Video Technology mode and powered by Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core processor technology, the D900C PHANTOM also features the largest storage capacity on the market today - a 600GB with RAID 0/1/5 - making it the perfect laptop for users who demand large capacity storage and reliability for true portable workstation-calibre or server experience.At the core of the D900C PHANTOM, users can choose currently between two different NVIDIA graphics cards: the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX with 512MB of RAM for high-performance PC gaming, or the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M with 512MB of RAM for those looking for a high-performance workstation class performance. Users can additionally select a choice of a single graphics card or two in NVIDIA SLI mode for the ultimate in gaming performance and image quality. With two of the fastest NVIDIA GeForce notebook GPUs in NVIDIA SLI mode or a NVIDIA Quadro GPU, this new graphics powerhouse is the ultimate mobile gaming and workstation machine. EUROCOM D900C uses Nvidia MXM-IV (Mobile PCI Express Module) for easy upgradeability to new generation of graphics technology i.e. to GeForce Go8xxx series. By using a consistent mechanical graphics interface in the form of high-performance MXM-IV, Eurocom is able to introduce a variety of innovative PCI Express graphics solutions as quickly as desktop PC graphics.For the hardcore PC user (gamer or engineer alike), this means the EUROCOM D900C PHANTOM provides blistering fast response times that are sure to turn heads.EUROCOM D900C support all of the latest ISV workstation applications in a wide range of vertical segments, from Computer Aided Design (i.e AutoCad), Computer Aided Manufacturing (ie. Pro/Engineer), Computer Aided Engineering (i.e. SolidWorks) to Geographic Information Systems (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS) and Digital Content Creation (i.e. Discreet 3DS MAX).Driving the system is Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core 1066MHz front side bus processor with 4MB of L2 cache, which delivers exceptional high-def multimedia, multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance. This high-performance CPU allows users to simultaneously run multiple applications at the same time -- all with increased performance. Performing tasks such as burning CDs, reading email messages, editing digital photos and listening to music all at the same time with no slow downs means a richer overall experience for the user. Intel® Core™2 Extreme dual-core processorThe D900C, which measures 15.8" x 11.9" x 2.05" and weights under 12lbs, also supplies tremendous storage (up to 600GB using three hard drives), allowing users to save more of their favourite photos, music, games, and more, as well as headroom to install additional office and entertainment applications. Customers may also choose between RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 5 for the ultimate transfer rates and application load times or redundancy."It's like we crammed a workstation-caliber PC complete with Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) into a notebook form factor," said Mark Bialic, President of Eurocom. "It may be large, but this is one extremely fast notebook that replaces desktop based workstation with over 1 hour of built-in UPS battery."Additional features include: integrated webcam; Bluetooth and Wireless superG 108Mbps A/B/G networking; internal TV HDTV Tuner and theatre audio system for a truly immersive experience.EUROCOM D900C PHANTOM supports variety of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems from Microsoft Vista Business or Ultimate, Microsoft Server 2003 64-bit to Linux or Ubuntu.About Mobile WorkstationMobile Workstation is a new category of notebooks designed with a professional user in mind. CAD/CAM designers, engineers, architects, animators and graphics designers who must frequently travel, yet need access to powerful computing, are the core target for Mobile Workstations. With unrivaled power, unsurpassed features and unmatched style, the Mobile Workstation is the ultimate evolution of the Desktop Replacement notebook. With the release of mobile workstations, EUROCOM has taken the next step in the evolution of the desktop replacement by combining workstation like features, power and flexibility with desktop replacement technology. Mobile Workstation is the most powerful notebook on the market. It is engineered for the highest quality, best performance, long-term stability and latest computing technology. Mobile workstation features the most innovative computer technologies available on the market such as the fastest processors, x64 Operating Systems, the most advanced VGA technology, multiple optical drives and multiple Hard Drives offering RAID 0/1, large displays and full size 102-key keyboardsEUROCOM High-End Mobile WorkstationsEUROCOM mobile workstations are designed specifically for high-end professional and graphics users demanding maximum performance and power when running professional applications such as CAD/CAM, 3D animation, 3D simulation, engineering, math, forensic or medical software, or graphics work. Mobile workstations feature the most advanced computer technology, such as:" High-performance 64-bit dual core Intel and AMD processors," Fully 64-bit compliant hardware, drivers, operating systems, applications" 4 GB of high performance memory," Large capacity, high performance, redundant storage with RAID 0/1/5, three physical hard drives and up to 600 GB of storage" High performance, upgradeable VGA including SLI and OpenGL (i.e. Nvidia Quadro FX2500M)" Large displays (from 17" to 22" LCDs) in a portable form" High capacity optical drive storage Multi DVD Burner or Blu Ray, perfect for DVD Burning-on the-Go" Long lifespan " 102-key desktop-like full size keyboards with separate numeric keypad" Multiple I/O Ports: 4 or 5 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, serial and parallel ports, DVI-I ports for dual display, S-Video In ports for digital video cameras, media card readers, Optical digital and analog audio I/O, built-in microphone and stereo speakers" High performance Wireless and Wired Networking: Built-in WLAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet" Surround Sound System with SRS WOW technology" Optional internal TV Tuner with HDTVFull Upgrade Ability and Full CustomizationEUROCOM mobile workstations are built on a customized basis so that users can select the individual configurations they require. EUROCOM systems offer stylish all-in-one design, superb performance, upgrade ability and latest computing technology. All EUROCOM mobile workstations are fully upgradeable including Hard Drive (Hard Drives), memory, optical drives, processors and graphics to prolong their lifespan.
kitty500cat said:
12 pounds?! They're crazy!That's almost cool though. I wonder how thick it is.
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