Eurocom ships 18.4" Fermi-equipped X8100 Leopard laptop

By on June 16, 2010, 5:00 PM
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.




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

LOL...a four-cell battery? Really? That'll be just about enough to go through a boot-up before it runs out of juice.

princeton princeton said:

So I'm guessing it's a magic GTX 480 that won't melt the laptop. Also by dual gpu options when it says GTX 280M or HD 5970 does it mean 2 GTX 280's or a single HD 5970 as other options? Because the 280 is a single gpu card.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

SLI or CrossFire with two GTX 280M or HD 5870 GPUs.

princeton princeton said:

Matthew said:

SLI or CrossFire with two GTX 280M or HD 5870 GPUs.

Ah thank you matthew for clearing up my confusion.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

No problem.

Guest said:

Not that I don't trust Techspot, but Matthew, is it really a 4 cell battery?? That's insane. And it's even more insane if Fermi is going to be included... That's like what? 5 min of battery life?

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Take a look at the site for yourself .

Perhaps I misunderstood the spec sheet, but to be fair, the machine is over 18 inches and 12lbs -- it's not going to be highly portable or good on battery life no matter what they stuff inside. I imagine they just opted for a smaller battery to focus on features like four storage drives, dual graphics chips etc.

Guest said:

Battery life is kind of a moot point IMO. A beastly laptop like this will most likely be used as a desktop replacement and/or a LAN gamer.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Precisely.

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