If you have deep pockets and a fondness for speedy mobile silicon, Eurocom began shipping
its X8100 Leopard gaming/workstation-grade notebook earlier this week. We mentioned the Leopard
along with several of its siblings back in early May when it was discovered that they (optionally) employed a mobile iteration Nvidia's Fermi GPU.
The Leopard is highly configurable and the base machine starts at $2,299, which nets you an 18.4-inch 1680x945 display, a 1.60GHz Intel Core i7-720QM, a 1GB GeForce GTX 280M or Radeon Mobility HD 5870, 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, 250GB of storage, and a DVD burner. Naturally, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, HDMI output (and input, interestingly), DVI, USB 2.0 and eSATA are also present.
The premium menu consists of a 1080p display, a 2.13GHz i7-940XM, a 2GB GeForce GTX 480M (Fermi) and dual-GPUs with the GTX 280M or HD 5870, 8GB of RAM, up to 2.6TB of storage via quad-HDDs (not to mention various SSD and RAID options), and a Blu-ray burner. A maxed-out X8100 breaks $10k barrier, and the machine truly beckons those with an insatiable thirst for all things "extreme."
We're all aware of Fermi's appetite for electricity
, and the X8100 ships with a measly four-cell battery, which ought to give you just enough time to scramble for the wall outlet should the Leopard ever come unplugged. Also, the system weighs over 12lbs (or more than half a dozen Sony VAIO X notebooks
). Hop on over to the product page
for more information.