Intel is not expected to launch mobile variants of its first Nehalem-based processors until late in 2009, but that doesn’t necessarily mean laptops can't take advantage of the company’s Core i7 a bit sooner. At least that’s what Canadian PC retailer Eurocom is trying to prove, spilling the beans on the specs and planned launch of a Core i7 powered system for deep-pocketed enthusiasts.

Dubbed the Phantom i7, this 11.9-pound behemoth will pack an Intel Core i7 processor in 2.66, 2.93 and 3.2GHz flavors along with up to three 500GB hard drives for a total of 1.5TB space, 8GB DDR3 RAM, an NVIDIA G280 GPU, and a Blu-ray burner. It will have a 17-inch screen and boast a whopping 12-cell battery that, whilst capacious, probably won’t power the hungry components inside for long.

No pricing information is available yet, but judging by its specs, the price may be as oversized as the laptop itself. A shipping date of May 1 2009 is also mentioned. You can check out the full spec sheet here.