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Eurocom Announces Panther 4.0 Mobile Workstation Based on Sandy Bridge-E

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  1. btarunr

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    Eurocom, a developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable Notebooks, high performance Mobile Workstations and Mobile Servers, introduced the EUROCOM Panther 4.0 Mobile Workstation, Mobile Server and Gaming Station powered by Intel’s newest line of 6 core, 12 thread, 130W desktop Intel Core i7-3960X Processor Extreme edition based on the Intel X79 Express Chipset Sandy Bridge-E architecture.

    EUROCOM PANTHER 4.0 provides workstation-calibre performance, powerful graphics capabilities and high performance storage with four physical storage drives, two being SATA 600, two being SATA 300 and RAID 0/1/5/10. Super powerful Intel Core i7, i7 Extreme and next generation Intel Xeon processors are supported for high-end computing wherever work takes place.

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    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 is built with an ultra heavy duty design for unintentional abuse while on the go. It is a fully upgradeable system with support for the best in mobile technology. For security purposes the Panther 4.0 comes equipped with a Trusted Platform Module, Fingerprint reader and Kensington lock port. This assures the data on professionals Panther 4.0 is not compromised. The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 has a 17.3” full HD 1920x1080 display. Customers can choose between Matte, Glossy or 3D displays.

    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 comes with an illuminate backlit full size keyboard with numeric keypad. The backlit keyboard helps to increase usability in dim lighting conditions, to ensure operators can see the keyboard in nearly any environment.

    Featuring modular VGA technology based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M GPUs, or NVIDIA Quadro 5010M running in Single or Dual SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Video Technology mode or AMD Radeon HD 6990M running in single or Dual CrossFireX mode. The Panther 4.0 also features the largest storage capacity on the market today – a whopping 4TB with RAID 0/1/5/10 - making it the perfect laptop for users who demand extra-large capacity storage and reliability for true portable workstation-calibre or server experience.

    At the core of the Panther 4.0, users can choose between multiple graphics cards: the NVIDIA GeForce 580M with 384 CUDA cores and 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM for high-performance gaming, NVIDIA Quadro 5010M with 4GB of RAM or the AMD Radeon HD 6990M with 2 GB 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 or AMD CrossFireX mode for the ultimate in gaming performance and image quality. With the fastest NVIDIA GeForce notebook GPUs in NVIDIA SLI mode, NVIDIA Quadro GPU or AMD Radeon GPU this new graphics powerhouse is the ultimate mobile gaming and workstation machine.

    For the hardcore PC user (gamer or engineer alike), this means the EUROCOM PANTHER 4.0 provides blistering fast response times that are sure to turn heads.

    EUROCOM PANTHER 4.0 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 i7 3960X Processor Extreme Edition running at up to 3.9 GHz with 15MB of L3 cache, which delivers exceptional high-def multimedia, multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance. It also supports the newest line of Intel Core i7 processors and next generation Intel Xeon Processors. These high-performance CPUs allow users to simultaneously run multiple applications at the same time -- all with increased performance.

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    Up to 32GB of superfast DDR3-1600 SODIMM memory is also supported via four channels.
    The Panther 4.0, which measures 16.76" x 11.44" x 2.31"/ 419(W)x286(D)x57.9-62.1(H)mm and weights 12.1lbs/5.5kg, also supplies tremendous SATA-600 storage (up to 4TB using four storage 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, RAID 5 or RAID 10 for the ultimate transfer rates and application load times or redundancy.

    "It's a workstation-caliber PC complete with Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) in 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: 2MP FHD webcam; Bluetooth and WLAN; built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN (Intel 82579V); Backlit Keyboard, and THX TruStudio Pro audio system for a truly immersive experience.

    Core Logic
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 supports the desktop Intel X79 Express Chipset. The Intel X79 chipset provides support for the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor family in the LGA 2011 socket. Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 (Intel RSTe 3.0) enables the full Serial ATA (SATA) interface speed of up to 6 Gb/s to support next-generation Solid State Drives (SSDs) and traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Offers up to 5 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking. Next-generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 2 SATA ports.
    • Desktop Intel X79 Express Chipset
    • Texas Instruments TI XI02221ZAY Firewire-400 chipset - Firewire:IC TPM SLB9635TT
    • Built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN (Intel 82579V)
    • USB 3.0:IC TI USB3.0 HOST CONTROLLER TUSB7340
    • Audio:IC AUDIO POWER AMPLIFER TPA6017A2PWPR
    Processor
    The Eurocom Panther 4.0 supports complete line of Intel LGA2011 processors , consisting of Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7 Extreme and Xeon processors. The three types of processors offer customers various levels of computing capabilities. The Panther 4.0 is the world’s first Sandy Bridge-E notebook with a full X79 chipset using the LGA2011 socket.

    VGA Technologies
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 Super-Notebook supports an MXM 3.0b interface with the ability to support two 100W GPUs in CrossFireX and SLI. The newest and most powerful AMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA Quadro graphics processors are supported to give Eurocom customers the ultimate flexibility to customize their Panther 4.0 into the ultimate Gaming System, Professional Mobile Workstation or CUDA development system. 3D is supported with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on the Panther 4.0’s display. Eurocom offers Quad buffered stereo support in quad buffered stereo applications with 3D stereoscopic glasses, 3D displays and NVIDIA Quadro high end solutions. The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 comes complete with a built in emitter. The 120Hz 3D signal is outputted to an external monitor via DVI-DL (DVI Dual Link) port.

    Storage
    Like its predecessor, the Panther 4.0 has support for four Solid State, Hard Disk or Hybrid storage drives and RAID 0/1/5/10 availability. With support for four 1TB hard drives, the Panther 4.0 is able to offer 4 terabytes of storage. RAID 0/1/5/10 gives users the ultimate in performance or redundancy. SSD drives in particular will benefit from the use of the SATA6Gbp/s standard available on 2 ports, eliminating bottlenecks for the fastest SSD drives. The Panther 4.0 will support larger capacity disks as they become available due to the features of the new UEFI BIOS.

    Display
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 has three choices of 17.3” Full HD 16:9, 1920x1080 displays, with choices of Matte, Glossy and 120Hz 3D matte.

    Memory
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 uses quad channel memory, and enables the Panther 4.0 to initially support up to 32GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM via four 8GB SODIMM 204 pin modules. With such massive amounts of RAM available, the Panther 4.0 becomes a great tool for virtualization and server class environments.

    Security
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 is an enterprise class Mobile Workstation system for professionals creating, studying and manipulating sensitive data, because of this security is essential. Eurocom equipped the Panther 4.0 with a Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (TPM), finger print reader and Kensington lock port.

    I/O Ports
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 comes standard with 16 ports for a plethora of connectivity options.
    • 3 x USB 3.0 ports (1 x powered USB port)
    • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x eSATA port (powered USB3.0 (AC/DC) combo)
    • 1 x Mini IEEE 1394b port
    • 1 x Display port (Reversion depends on Video Controller)
    • 1 x DVI-I output port (Single link)
    • 1 x HDMI 1.4a output port (with HDCP)
    • 1 x Headphone jack
    • 1 x Microphone jack
    • 1 x S/PDIF output jack
    • 1 x Line-in jack
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN port
    • 1 x DC-in jack
    Expansion
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 supports ExpressCard 54/34 for external and extra I/O ports as well as Magma ExpressBox expansion. One MiniCard slot for WLAN Combo Half size Mini Card with PCIe and USB interface is also supported. A user can transform their Panther 4.0 simply by adding the right PCI express card to a Magma ExpressBox and then connecting it to a laptop through an Expresscard54/34 module and cable. Magma ExpressBox1 allows a user to move half-length, heat-generating, or power hungry PCI Express cards outside the computer by providing dedicated power and cooling in an external enclosure

    Audio system
    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 is great for mobile audio and video reproduction. It is an ideal compliment to an entertainment system as THX Trustudio technology allows for complete control of an in home audio system. THX Trustudio allows Eurocom customers to enhance music and movies to make them sound livelier, enhance the sound quality and bass of any speaker system, and control the level of audio immersion in music, movies and games. External 7.1 channel audio output is supported by headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and Line-in jack. For on the go audio enjoyment the Panther 4.0 comes equipped with five speakers and one 3 watt subwoofer.

    For more information, visit the product page.
     
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    Holy crap, I was impressed by Eurocomm's laptops posted in the news a week or so ago. But this with a 3960x... this thing would be an absolute monster. I mean I hear desktop replacement thrown around a lot, but honestly, if you got this with dual 580's or 6990's, this would be better than 99% of the peoples computer even on this tech forum, desktop replacement doesn't even give this thing the credit it deserves.
     
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    Imagine if the display is TN :roll:
     
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    sweet jesus that thing is GIGANTIC
     
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    I want a couple of them....I like these! Who cares about the size because the performance has an open potential!
     
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    it's thicker than king kongs schlong!
     

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