It’s no secret that Eurocom
makes some incredibly spec-heavy notebooks and mobile workstations. Often, those high-performing mamba jambas are also rather weighty and bulky, but the company has apparently accepted the challenge (and possibly felt market pressure) to create something smaller that still packs a punch for gamers.
The Monster 1.0 is the fruit of that labor, an ultraportable gaming notebook that sports an 11.6-inch (1366x768) backlit LED display and runs on an Intel Core i7-3820QM processor, NVIDIA GT 650M (2GB) graphics adapter, and up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory (over two sockets). The notebook can handle up to 1TB of storage in a variety of SATA2 or SATA3 configurations, including support for HDDs, SSDs, and hybrid drives.
Weighing in at 3.96lbs, the Monster 1.0 has plenty of I/O ports including USB 2.0, a pair of USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4a, VGA, headphone and mic, and Gigabit LAN. Battery life isn’t quite a featured specification here, as although it’s listed for up to 410 minutes (almost 7 hours), a review linked to in the press release clocked it at closer to 4 hours.
EUROCOM Monster 1.0 packs the performance of a gaming beast into a 4 pound Ultraportable design with Intel Core i7-3820QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM and 1 TB Storage
Eurocom Corporation (www.eurocom.com), a developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable Notebooks and Mobile Workstations is shipping the 11.6” EUROCOM Monster notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, Intel Core i7-3820QM, 16GB DDR3 1600 memory and 1 TB storage.
The EUROCOM Monster “achieves its goal of packing the most amount of power in the smallest package possible while still maintaining usability. Stuffing the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and a powerful Nvidia GT 650M graphics card in an 11.6” chassis is no small engineering feat. Overall performance is outstanding for any task, especially gaming. The W110ER (EUROCOM Monster) is a great travel companion thanks to its four pound weight and durable exterior… The four hours of battery life should suffice” Notebook Review.com.
The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 provides an increased level of simplicity and functionality which users cannot get in a Tablet, Netbook or Ultrabook. With a full complement of IO ports, the EUROCOM Monster is far more functional than the vast majority of ultra portables on the market.
EUROCOM Monster 1.0 users have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor, with 2GB of video memory, 384 cores, with the graphics clock running at 850 MHz. This graphics powerhouse is the ultimate mobile gaming system. The Monster also supports NVIDIA Optimus technology for enhanced battery life combined with extreme performance.
“The Monster 1.0 features an amazing form factor, great built quality, superb keyboard, reasonable price tag, and .. yeah, Monster like performance, which you really don't expect to see in such small laptop” explains Nadav Appel, Eurocom Customer.
The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 combines the best of both worlds of power and performance with support for high performance Intel Ivy Bridge processors, up to Intel Core i7-3820QM with 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB L3 Cache running at 2.70 GHz with Max Turbo frequency being 3.7 GHz.
Memory comes via two sockets, with support for up to 16 GB of DDR3 1600 memory.
The EUROCOM Monster supports Solid State Drives, Hard Disks and Hybrid Drives, with support for up to I TB of storage, SATA 2 and SATA 3 storage devices.
“The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 is the perfect system for individuals who live a fast paced lifestyle, who also require high performance computing. The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 is a lightweight system with over 4 hours of battery life, making it the perfect system for travelers, business professionals, gamers and students” states Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.
EUROCOM Monster 1.0 Benchmarks
Eurocom technicians have been testing and benchmarking the EUROCOM Monster 1.0 with various configurations and testing suites. This is done to ensure all of the published configurations function accordingly. Below is a selection of the testing that has been done.
EUROCOM Monster 1.0 Specs:
11.6-inch (39.62cm); HD 1366-by-768 pixels; Glossy (Glare) or Matte (Non-Glare)Surface; Backlight LED Display
• VGA Technology: on-board NVIDIA GT 650M with 2GB of DDR3 VRAM; Optimus
• Chipset: Intel Mobile HM76 Express
• Processor: supports both Intel Sandy Bridge (32nm) and Ivy Bridge (22nm) Mobile Processors. Up to Intel Core i7-3820QM
• Memory: up to 16GB DDR3-1600; two SODIMM sockets; Dual Channel
• Storage: up to 1TB of storage space; one physical hard drive. SSD, HDD Hybrid drive support.
• Ports: USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0; HDMI 1.4a out; VGA; Headphone; Mic; RJ45/LAN
• Communication: 1Gigabit LAN; WLAN; Bluetooth
• Weight: 1.8kg / 3.96lbs (with battery)
• Dimensions: WxDxH 287x207x12.7-37.1mm; 11.48x8.28x0.51-1.48-inch
• Battery Life: up to 410 minutes; 62.16WH battery