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Eurocom's Panther 4.0 Uses Ultrabooks as Chew Toys

Eurocom's Panther 4.0 Uses Ultrabooks as Chew Toys

The current trend in laptops is towards smaller, slimmer, and lighter devices, hence why Intel gave birth to the Ultrabook form factor. But if you think anything less than a full-fledged desktop replacement is for mobile wimps, Eurocom has a new system that might be right up your alley. It's the Panther 4.0, a beast of a system built around Intel's X79 chipset with Sandy Bridge-E platform.

Eurocom's Panther 4.0 is a mobile workstation or a bad mutha-fragger, depending on how you configure it. The only thing slightly modest on it is the 17.3-inch display instead of going all out with an 18-inch LCD. Otherwise, the Panther 4.0 breaks out of its cage with up to an Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme processor clocked at 3.3GHz; up to 64GB of DDR3-1333/1600/1866 memory via four memory sockets; Nvidia GTX 580M or 560M (SLI optional), Quadro 5010M, 4000M, and 3000M options for the professional crowd, or Radeon HD 6990M or 6970M (CrossFireX optional); up to 4TB of storage via four physical 2.5-inch drive bays with RAID 0/1/5/10 support; and a DVD or Blu-ray burner.



It has everything else you'd expect from a modern laptop as well, such as SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, Wireless-N connectivity, HDMI output, Bluetooth, and the list goes on. There's even a UEFI BIOS running the show on this thing.

""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."


As you would expect, the Panther 4.0 packs a bit of heft, measuring 16.76 inches x 11.44 inches x 2.31 inches and weighing 12.1 pounds. This is, after all, a desktop replacement with attitude.

Eurocom's Panther 4.0 will ship on March 15, 2012. No word yet on price.
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This thing is aptly named since it is a beast!! Four 2.5" drive bays and crossfire or sli options, I'm guessing the price is gonna be well above $2000.

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"It's a workstation-caliber PC complete with Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) in a notebook form factor,"

At least they are honest about the usefulness of the battery lol.

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ummm yeah a UPS built in... Don't all laptops technically have that functionality lol. 1 hour of battery life not surprising for the power in this sucker.

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I'd hit it,......

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It looks nice, but quite frankly I think it will appeal to a rather limited audience. Mobil people are going to be put off by the 5.5 kg weight (which, as it doesn't include, e g,, a power adapter or a mouse, is a minimum figure) and the minimal battery life, while those who have less need to be mobile will find that a desktop offers better and more reliable performance at a lower price. And as others have pointed out, this beast isn't going to be cheap. Still, I'd be very happy if I could figure a way to get my hands on one !...

Henri

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It's actually a Clevo P270WM, which is sold by Eurocom and Sager (and sold again by other re-sellers). It has 3 HDD/SSD bays (with the option for a forth HDD in place of the optical drive). The laptop does weigh 12.1 pounds, but that does not include the power supply which gives a total weight of nearly 20 lbs.

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MGibbens:

It's actually a Clevo P270WM, which is sold by Eurocom and Sager (and sold again by other re-sellers). It has 3 HDD/SSD bays (with the option for a forth HDD in place of the optical drive). The laptop does weigh 12.1 pounds, but that does not include the power supply which gives a total weight of nearly 20 lbs.

Look like Origin is also releasing a version of this "beast" called the EON17-X and its got dual power bricks????

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I'd rather carry my pc than this thing.

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