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Eurocom Introduces Line of Gamer-Friendly Notebooks with Switchable Graphics

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  1. btarunr

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    Eurocom launches line of gamer-friendly notebooks with Optimus, the latest in graphics switching technology from NVIDIA. Eurocom’s new line of gamer-friendly notebooks features NVIDIA's Optimus technology, which intelligently switches graphics between 1GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT330M and Intel HD integrated graphics to deliver optimal battery life (up to 240 minutes).

    It also offers a choice of 15.6” and 17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 displays and comes with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 technology. The Eurocom Fox line is available for order today starting at $999 for 15.6" B5100M FOX and $1199 for 17.3" B7110 FOX model.

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    Eurocom FOX line of gamer-friendly notebooks features special VGA Optimus button that allows the user to switch between Optimus Mode (where GPU switching is automatic) and UMA Mode (for constant power-saving with he integrated GPU only).
    • In the UMA Mode system will use only integrated GPU (part of Intel’s Arrandale technology) for maximum power-saving.
    • In the Optimus Mode will allow the system to automatically determine whether to use discrete GPU (dGPU) and integrated GPU (iGPU) depending on task and/or application.
    Thus the user can completely control how the graphics system operates just by pressing the VGA button – the button light will indicate the current mode.
    • Green color: UMA Mode Activated. The system will use the integrated GPU (iGPU) only
    • Orange color: Optimus Model Activated. Optimus technology will determine automatically when to use the integrated GPU (iGPU) or discrete (dGPU).

    There are also two separate GPU LED indicators displaying which GPU is in use; Green - Integrated GPU (iGPU) activated; Orange - Discrete GPU (dGPU) activated.

    Specifications:
    DISPLAY: 15.6” or 17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 LED Backlit Display

    PROCESSOR OPTIONS:
    • Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor 620M; 2.66GHz; 4MB L3 cache
    • Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor 540M; 2.53GHz; 3M L3 cache
    • Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor 520M; 2.40GHz; 3M L3 cache
    • Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor 430M; 2.26GHz; 3M L3 cache
    • Intel Core i3 Mobile Processor 350M; 2.26GHz; 3M L3 cache
    • Intel Core i3 Mobile Processor 330M; 2.13GHz; 3M L3 cache

    CORE LOGIC: Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset

    MEMORY: Up to 16GB of DDR3-1333; Two 204-pin SODIMM modules

    VIDEO / GRAPHICS: Supports switchable graphics NVIDIA Optimus Technology; Intel integrated GMA HD GPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT330M

    a) Intel GMA HD integrated GPU:
    • Intel DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) automatically and dynamically allocates as much as up to 1748MB system memory (RAM) as needed to the integrated video system. DVMT returns whatever memory is no longer needed to the operating system.
    • DirectX 10 compatible
    • Enhanced Video and 3D Engine
    • Hardware Acceleration Decoded for Blu Ray

    b) NVIDIA GeForce GT330M Discrete GPU:
    • 1GB GDDR3 Video RAM
    • PCIe x8
    • Direct X10.1 compatible

    STORAGE: Supports 2 physical hard drives; up to 1.6TB of storage (1TB + 640GB); STA-300
    2nd hard drive via Optical Drive Bay. Optical Drive: Blu Ray Reader, Blu Ray Burner, DVD Burner

    I/O PORTS:
    1x USB 3.0
    3x USB 2.0
    1x eSATA
    1x HDMI output
    1x external VGA
    1x Headphone jack
    1x Microphone jack
    1x S/PDIF output jack
    1x RJ-45 LAN port
    1x DC-in jack

    CARD READER: 9-in-1 Card Reader

    POWER:
    • Auto Switching C adapter 90W, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.74A
    • Standard 6 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 48.84WH
    • Optional high capacity 6 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 62.16WH
      Battery life 240 minutes (UMA mode with 62.16WH battery)
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    WTF... If only my laptop had that.......
    Btw people if i try uninstalling my nvidia drivers and goto intel chip i still get 90Mins of batterylife? why that?
  3. PVTCaboose1337

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    Have fun finding drivers that are updated frequently for any laptop that has that hybrid function. Don't get me wrong, neat function, but vanilla nvidia drivers won't work!
  4. Mussels

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    uhh... what? uninstalling drivers wont save you any power.

    these laptops have specially designed GPU's to power off when not needed.



    back on topic:

    anyone wanna bet they use something like lucid hydra to link the GPU's?

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