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Eurocom Launches 1st Montevina-Based Laptop

Eurocom Launches 1st Montevina-Based Laptop

Eurocom launches world's first Montevina FSB1066 based 15.4-inch gaming-class
Notebook powered by nVidia GeForce Go 9800M GTX with 1GB of Video,
8GB of DDR3-1333  Memory, 320GB of 7200rpm SATA-300
and Blu Ray drive.

Eurocom, the world's leading developer of highly personalized, high-performance notebook PCs and LCD PCs, introduced the EUROCOM M860TU Montebello 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook or Mobile Workstation based on Intel Montevina processors, Intel Cantiga PM45 chipset, DDR3-1333 Memory and next generation  Nvidias GeForce 9xxx series upgradeable VGA technology.

EUROCOM M860TU Notebook PC provides gaming and/or workstation-calibre performance, powerful graphics capabilities, high performance storage SATA-300 hard drives and super-powerful Intel Montevina Core 2 Duo and Extreme Processor for high-end computing wherever work or gaming takes place.

Featuring choice of LCD displays up to WUXGA 1920-by-1200 pixels, upgradeable NVIDIA GeForce Go 8800M GTX , 9800M GTX  or Nvidia Quadro FX1600M with up to 1GB of DDR3 Video Memory and powered by Intel new line of Mobile Core 2 Duo, Quad Core and Quad Core Extreme dual-core processor technology, the M860TU  also features the largest and fastest storage capacity on the market today - a whopping 320GB with 7200rpm - making it the perfect laptop for users who demand high performance storage for true portable gaming and/or workstation-calibre experience.

For the hardcore PC user (gamer and/or engineer alike), this means the EUROCOM M8600TU Montebello provides blistering fast response times that are sure to turn heads.

EUROCOM M860TU Montebello supports variety of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems from Microsoft Vista Business or Ultimate to  XP Professional and up to Linux.

 

Upgradeable VGA Technology


At the core of the M860TU Montebello, users can choose between five different NVIDIA graphics cards: the NVIDIA GeForce Go 8800M GTX, 9600M GE, 9800M GTS, 9800M GTX with 512MB or 1GB of DDR3 for high-performance PC gaming,  or the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M with 512MB of DDR3 for those looking for a high-performance workstation class performance.

EUROCOM M860TU uses Nvidia MXM (Mobile PCI Express Module) for easy upgradeability to new generation of graphics technology. By using a consistent mechanical graphics interface in the form of high-performance MXM, Eurocom is able to introduce a variety of innovative PCI Express graphics solutions as quickly as desktop PC graphics.

EUROCOM M860TU 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 (i.e. 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).

I/O Ports, Communications and Security

Standard ports include four USB ver 2.0, one DVI for external display, one Firewire IEEE1394a, one RJ-45 for 1 Gigabit LAN, one RJ11 for Modem/Phone, one S/PDIF output; one built-in microphone and one headphone jack.

There are also a HDMI output, e-SATA port, Built-in Webcam for Video Conferencing, HSDPA 3.5G mobile broadband support along with the WiMax or 802.11n and  Bluetooth.

For security there is integrated fingerprint reader is accompanied by the Trusted Platform Module and Kensington security lock.    

Upgradeable Processor Technology

Driving the system is Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo, Quad Core or Core Extreme with 1066MHz front side bus processor with up to12MB of L2 cache, which delivers exceptional high-def multimedia, multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance.

Intels 1066MHz front-side-bus  Mobile processor is Penryn-based 45nm chip and its part of Intel's Montevina contains 840 million transistors and will run at a power envelope of up 45W. That's somewhat higher than the chipmaker's mainstream thermal design power (TDP) of 35W, meaning that the extra performance will take its toll on battery life.

This high-performance CPU allows users to simultaneously run multiple applications at the same time -- all with increased performance. Performing tasks such as burning CDs, reading email messages, editing digital photos and listening to music all at the same time with no slow downs means a richer overall experience for the user.

Memory

EUROCOM M860TU Montebello uses next-generation, high speed, dynamic frequency DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM for laptops that enables customers to make full use of the significantly reduced power consumption and increased bandwidth of DDR3.  

This new-generation DDR3 SO-DIMM module for laptops uses the 8-bit pre-fetch design. As it is a double of the DDR2 modules, the clock frequency begins from 800MHz and can be increased to 1066MHz and 1333MHz.

Thanks to the evolution in die processes to 75nm technology DDR3 modules offer a significant reduction in terms of power consumption, as they take advantage of DDR3s 1.5V supply, compared to 1.8V with DDR2.  By incorporating additional optimizations, DDR3 SO-DIMMs even reduce the power consumption by at least 30 and up to more than 50 percent compared to todays mainstream DDR2 modules, depending on the SO-DIMM capacity. Indeed, the laptops battery life can be extended.  Furthermore, the DDR3 SDRAM devices offer data transfer rates of up to 1.600 Mb/s (Mbit per second). This doubles the maximum data transfer rates of todays DDR2 memories, and significantly boosts also the performance of mobile PCs.

This DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM for laptops uses high-quality genuine die from original manufacturers packaged with the FBGA (Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array) technology to deliver better cooling and electrical performances. The ODT (on-die-termination) can effectively ensure signal integrity by reducing signal feedback when the module is running at high speed.

With ASR (auto self-refresh) design, it intelligently reduces the refreshing frequency of memory modules thus effectively reduce the temperature and power consumption of the module to conserve energy.

Physical Dimensions & Weight

The M860TU measures 364mmx269mmx29-41mm (14.55x10.76x1.16-1.64) and weights under 3.2kg (7lbs).

Full Upgrade Ability and Full Customization

EUROCOM notebooks are built on a customized basis so that users can select the individual configurations they require. EUROCOM systems offer stylish all-in-one design, superb performance, upgrade ability and latest computing technology. All EUROCOM mobile workstations are fully upgradeable including Hard Drive (Hard Drives), memory, optical drives, processors and graphics to prolong their lifespan.

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