Tuesday, April 13th 2010

Eurocom Launches World's First 6-cores Based Notebook Featuring Intel Core i7 980X

Eurocom launches the world's first 6-cores based notebook with Intel i7-980X Extreme Edition and Xeon W5680, up to 2.6TB of storage with four physical hard drives and up to 24GB of DDR3-1333 Triple-Channel Memory! The official launch is scheduled today in Las Vegas during NAB Expo. Eurocom updated the EUROCOM D900F Panther Mobile Workstation to support the newest line of 32nm Intel 6-cores processors and D900F Panther Mobile Server to support line of XEON W56xx processors.

Eurocom Phantom series is perfect for Software and Database Developers, Graphics, Photography, Gaming, 3D Modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, Digital Content Creators, engineeres and anyone demanding maximum power, storage and video, or Mobile Server platform running Microsoft Hyper-V capable to virtualize and run any O/S from Windows 7 or Server 2008 up to Red Hat or Solaris.

The EUROCOM D900F PANTHER Mobile Workstation combines Eurocom engineering, Intel horsepower, and professional nVidia Quadro FX 3800M OpenGL graphics in a package that can easily handle demanding engineering and visualization workloads. It delivers 64-bit workstation-class performance and functionality in a mobile form factor with laptop convenience, anywhere you go. It is designed to replace traditional desktop based workstation by providing "anywhere you go workstation" capabilities and allows companies to implement RED (Rapid Engineering Deployment) Team solutions.

Designed for real-world application performance, reliability, and cool operation EUROCOM D900F PANTHER Mobile Workstation is perfect for running most of 64-bit Operating Systems. By supporting more operating systems than any workstation in its class, the EUROCOM PANTHER gives professional users maximum flexibility.

In addition to Microsoft Windows 7, XP Pro64, Server 2003 or Server 2008, the EUROCOM D900F PANTHER supports RedHat, Linux, Open Solaris and other server-class operating systems, enabling SMB customers to use the system for virtualization as Mobile Server.

And that means mobile capabilities of launching 64-bit workstation On-the-Go or Virtual server On-the-Go applications from the convenience of a laptop, wherever, whenever work needs to be done.
Mobile Server is a new category of Eurocom notebooks designed with a professional user in mind. Software and/or database developers, training centers, military personnel, emergency relief organizations and service organizations who must frequently travel, yet need access to powerful computing, are the core target for Mobile Servers.

With unrivaled power, unsurpassed features and unmatched style, the Mobile Servers are the ultimate extension of the Eurocom Mobile Workstation notebook technology.

With the release of mobile servers, EUROCOM has taken the next step in the evolution of the desktop replacement and workstation by combining server like features, power, reliability and flexibility with desktop replacement technology. Mobile Server 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 Server features the most innovative and stable 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 0/1/5/10, large displays and full size 102-key keyboards.

The EUROCOM PANTHER, which measures 15.8" x 11.9" x 2.05" and weights under 12lbs, also supplies tremendous storage (up to 2.6TB using four hard drives). Customers may also choose between RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 for the ultimate transfer rates and application load times or redundancy.

"It's a server or workstation class computer complete with built-in Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) in a 12 pounds notebook form factor," said Mark Bialic, President of Eurocom. "This is one extremely fast notebook that offers server or workstation calibre capabilities. It is designed to replace traditional desktop based workstations. It offers incredible high ROI by allowing companies to be more productive and offers new "on the go" Rapid Engineering Deployment (RED) services while greatly reducing overall IT management costs".

Featuring workstation-class or server-class Intel Core i7 or Xeon Processor and up to 24GB of DDR3-1333 memory, the D900F PANTHER also offers the largest storage capacity on the market today - a whopping 2.6 Terabytes with four physical drives and RAID 0/1/5/10 - making it the perfect mobile workstation or server laptop for users who demand extra-large capacity storage and reliability for true portable server / workstation experience.

EUROCOM PANTHER supports super-powerful 6-cores 3.33GHz Intel Core i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition or 3.33 GHz Intel XEON W5680 processors running at 6.4GT/sec bus speed with 8MB L3 cache, Gigabit Ethernet port on-board, HDMI, eSATA, DVi Dual Link ports, with a 17" WUXGA LCD display and full size keyboard. If required 2nd Gigabit Ethernet can be added via Express Card expansion slot. Eurocom offers both regular hard drives with G-Force sensors as well as Solid State Drives SLC and/or MLC with capacity of 1TB per drive.

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY:
Driving the system is the newest line of Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.33 GHz Extreme Edition i7-980X and bus speeds of up to 2x 6.4GT/sec and 8MB of L3 cache, which delivers exceptional multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance. There are 6 different CPU choices available:

(1) i7-930 2.80 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor; 8MB L3 cache; 4.8GT/s; LGA1366; 32nm; 130W
(2) i7-960 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor; 8MB L3 cache; 4.8GT/s; LGA1366; 45nm; 130W
(3) i7-980X 3.33 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition; 6-cores; 8MB L3 cache; 6.4GT/s; LGA1366; 32nm; 130W
(4) W5680; 3.33 GHz Intel Xeon Processor; 6-cores; 8MB L3 cache; 6.4GT/s; LGA1366; 32nm; 130W
(5) X5670 2.93 GHz Intel Xeon Processor; 6-cores; 8MB L3 cache; 6.4GT/s; LGA1366; 32nm; 95W
(6) W5590 3.33 GHz Intel Xeon Processor; 8MB L3 cache; 6.4GT/s; LGA1366; 45nm; 130W

Eurocom offers full processor upgradeability allowing users to update their processors as technology changes and/or if higher performance is required.

VGA TECHNOLOGY
Eurocom offers multiple choices of high performance VGA cards based on standard MXM 3.0 Type B specifications, easy to upgrade by professional user:

a) 1GB GDDR3; GTX 285M Nvidia GeForce; DX10; MXM 3.0 Type B; 16x PCIe; N11E-GTX1
b) 1GB GDDR3; nVidia Quadro FX 2800M; OpenGL; DVI Dual Link; MXM 3.0b; N10E-GLM
c) 1GB GDDR3; nVidia Quadro FX 3800M; OpenGL; DVI Dual Link; MXM 3.0b; N10E-GLM3
d) 1GB GDDR5; HD5870 ATi Radeon Mobility; DX 11; DVI Dual Link; MXM 3.0b

Eurocom offer full VGA Upgradeability allowing users to upgrade their VGA technology as technology changes (i.e. DX11) and/or higher VGA performance is required (i.e. Quadro or SLI/Crossfire)

DEFINITION of MOBILE WORKSTATION
Mobile Workstation is a new category of notebooks designed to replace a desktop-based workstation for a professional user. With unrivalled power, unsurpassed features and portability, 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. With the arrival of 64-bit Operating System technology, mobile workstations run two times faster 64-bit applications than 32-bit desktop PCs. Featuring the most innovative computer technologies; they are engineered for the highest quality, best performance, long-term stability and serviceability. As a single computing solution, mobile workstation provides a perfect alternative to a traditional workstation class desktop computer system.

"It's a server or workstation class computer complete with built-in Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) in a 12pounds notebook form factor," said Mark Bialic, President of Eurocom. "This is one extremely fast notebook that offers server or workstation calibre capabilities. It is designed to replace traditional desktop based workstations. It offers incredible high ROI by allowing companies to be more productive and offer new "on the go" Rapid Engineering Deployment (RED) services while greatly reducing overall IT management costs".

EUROCOM High-End Mobile Workstations
EUROCOM 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/CAE, 3D animation, 3D simulation, engineering, financial simulations, math, forensic, 3D imaging, mapping and charting, satellite image processing, GIS, or medical software, or graphics work.

KEY BENEFITS of MOBILE WORKSTATIONS
a) Reduced IT Management costs (one piece of equipment to move around)
b) Improved Productivity (anytime, anywhere)
c) Increased Revenue Growth (allows introduction of new services, i.e. CAD/CAM/CAE consulting/training on-the-go)
d) Improved reliability of data (internal battery = built-in UPS)
f) Reduced equipment cost (single computer solution)
g) Reduced litigation costs due to intellectual properties rights (out-of-the office consulting)
h) Specific Vertical Markets:

KEY VERTICAL MARKETS:
Aerospace (CAM/CAE/CAD)
Car Manufacturing
Architecture
Education (Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Animation, Video Production; GIS)
Financial sector
Forensic (i.e. FBI)
Governments (Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Army; Navy; Public Works/Engineering; GIS)
Military (Mapping, Charting, Imaging, Navigation)
Medical (Imaging)
Software Development (Databases, CRM, Operating)
Training

Mobile workstations feature the most advanced computer technology, such as:
  • High-performance Processors: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition or XEON processors
  • 64-bit hardware and multiple operating systems support (Windows 7, XP Pro 64, Server 2008, Red Hat)
  • 24 GB of high performance triple channel memory,
  • Four physical hard drives with up to 2.6TB of storage
  • Data Redundancy with RAID 5/10 or extra performance with RAID 0
  • Choice of high performance VGA graphics from single nVidia GTX 285M, Quadro FX 2800M/3800M up to dual VGA solution based on nVidia's SLI or Ati's CrossFire.
  • Large displays (17" or 18.4") in a portable form factor
  • Blu Ray and DVD Burning-on the-Go
  • High Performance 1 Gigabit LAN on-board and support for 2nd 1Gigabit LAN interface
  • 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 ports for multiple external monitors, S-Video In ports for digital video cameras, media card readers, Optical digital and analog audio I/O, built-in microphone and stereo speakers
  • Excellent Wireless: internal up to 450Mbps WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Internal battery allows uninterrupted operation in case of power failure.
  • Excellent Surround Sound System with SRS WOW technology
  • Optional internal TV Tuner for Digital and/or Analog Video Input
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22 Comments on Eurocom Launches World's First 6-cores Based Notebook Featuring Intel Core i7 980X

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I think I just went broke from reading that.
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#2
MicroUnC
I heard of this a month ago! You can alreay buy it online in multiple configs.
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#3
Fourstaff
Ah, one of those desktops in notebook clothing. They are only useful if you move frequently (ie change your house/place of stay) often.
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#4
phanbuey
by: Fourstaff
Ah, one of those desktops in notebook clothing. They are only useful if you move frequently (ie change your house/place of stay) often.
seriously... at 12 lbs that is some heavy gear for sure. great for lans tho, no doubt.
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#5
DaJMasta
They use the term notebook loosely :ohwell:



Hahahahahaha wait! It's not a notebook, it's a 'notebook' form factor computer with a UPS! They're not even advertising battery life, just UPS capabilities :D :D :D
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#6
crazy pyro
Let's face it, you'd need a car battery to get any measurable battery life!
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#7
rpsgc
Maybe they should just call it an "All-in-One" computer? Or a "Portable Desktop" as it'll still be sitting on top of a desk and not on a lap.
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#8
va4leo
by: TheMailMan78
I think I just went broke from reading that.
haha. I feel the same!
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#9
department76
i want to see the pricetag, then laugh. an AMD hexacore laptop will probably be $1000 less.
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#10
blkhogan
I dont care if it pulls its power from my peen, I must have one. I travel a lot so I have to leave most of my gaming on hold till I return home. My Asus laptop is great and plays games very well even at higher settings. But this bad boy could make my nightly motel stays more enjoyable and I can use all the power I want while Im there. :laugh:
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#11
theJesus
I was just scrolling through the front page, when I saw "Hat and Solaris" at the end of the second paragraph, and I seriously thought to myself, "Why is bta talking about them on the frontpage?"
Then, I saw the word "Red" in front of "Hat and Solaris" and said, "D'oh!"

On Topic
I'm going to go ahead and guess these aren't intended to ever be run off the battery for very long. As it's been pointed out already, they just call the battery a built-in UPS and don't mention how long it lasts. So, no, it's not a notebook in the sense that you think of a typical notebook.
It's exactly as they describe it: A mobile server/workstation.

You might dismiss this right away and say, "What's the point in a notebook that's intended to be plugged in all the time?"

And I would ask you this: "Do you want to drag a typical server tower or rack around--not just within one building, mind you, but everywhere you go? And a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and UPS?"

edit: just adding stuff I forgot
by: department76
i want to see the pricetag, then laugh. an AMD hexacore laptop will probably be $1000 less.
I'd like to see the price as well, but I don't think price matters much for anybody in the market for one of these.
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#12
DaedalusHelios
hmmmm eurocom panther. Sounds like they made this for our user Black Panther. Excuse me, I think she is a mod now too.
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#13
erocker
All in one LAN rig for the l33t! It's just amazing what they can pack into a laptop.
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#14
Triprift
The sad part is i could probably afford one of them but i wont be going to get one.
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#15
theJesus
by: DaedalusHelios
hmmmm eurocom panther. Sounds like they made this for our user Black Panther. Excuse me, I think she is a mod now too.
After seeing "Hat and Solaris," I had similar thoughts.
by: Triprift
The sad part is i could probably afford one of them but i going to get one.
That doesn't make sense, did you forget a negative?
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Eurocom always brings the heat, and this is no exception. I was expecting a mobile version of this, but it is pretty much a desktop in slim form.
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#18
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
by: DaedalusHelios
hmmmm eurocom panther. Sounds like they made this for our user Black Panther. Excuse me, I think she is a mod now too.
That laptop is identical to mine.
From the outside......... (it's a Clevo model).

Inside, well... :ohwell: The innards aren't exactly the same...
I wish they were! :laugh:

Anyways, mine is identical :) in looks and in weight!!! :rolleyes:

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#19
theJesus
So who do I have to suck up to in order to get one of these?
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#20
Triprift
by: Black Panther
That laptop is identical to mine.
From the outside......... (it's a Clevo model).

Inside, well... :ohwell: The innards aren't exactly the same...
I wish they were! :laugh:

Anyways, mine is identical :) in looks and in weight!!! :rolleyes:

http://img.techpowerup.org/100222/P1916%5B01%5D_22-02-10.jpg
Actually your lappy holds up pretty well in the gpu department cpu ehhh thats another story.
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#21
ToTTenTranz
http://www.eurocom.com/

Go to "products" and then select the Panther from the "Mobile Workstation" column.


A "base model" with a 1920*1200 screen, a Core i7 920 CPU, 3*2GB DDR3 and a Mobile HD5870 1GB GDDR5, bluetooth and wireless N, 640GB hard drive costs about 2300€ or US$2930.

It's not expensive for a laptop that powerfull.
Of course, getting the 6-core 980X will come at an extra 800€, so you pay for what you get.


The battery is a 12-cell, so it should be good for over an hour of battery (there's really no "offline productivity" with this one, though).


Nonetheless, it's a solid and very upgradeable platform.
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#22
theJesus
Just being so easily upgradeable alone makes it worth paying at least a few hundred extra for imo. Especially with how relatively inexpensive it is compared to competing "laptops."

EDIT: LOL, just for fun, I decided to see how expensive I could get an order for one of these to be. 4x512GB SSDs at ~$1500 . . .
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