EUROCOM Equips 17" D900F Panther Notebook With Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

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EUROCOM has been known to go overboard when it comes to notebooks, though some may say they're just going beyond the call of duty in order to offer up cutting-edge products to their customers. Intel's new Core i7-980X "Gulftown" has been quite the hit in the desktop world, but given the massive heat output, it has yet to find its way into a notebook. And for good reason; Intel never intended for this chip to be used in a laptop.



That's not stopping EUROCOM from doing the impossible, though, as the new D900F Panther can be ordered with either the 3.33GHz Core i7-980X Extreme Edition or the new Xeon W56xx CPUs. Desktop-level CPUs have been found every so often in larger notebooks, but this is a real feat. We can't believe that EUROCOM has managed to get this into a laptop so fast, and as you'd expect, the rest of the specifications are equally impressive. Up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM, a 17" display, up to 2.4TB of hard drive space (up to 4 HDDs), NVIDIA's GTX 285 or Quadro FX 2800/3800 GPUs and an optional RAID setup.



You can customize the machine to your liking right now, but the 980X rig starts at $3675. Starts. Good luck affording it, and good luck lugging this thing around!
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Zestia replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 5:29 PM

Now that's impressive!

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 5:47 PM

This right here is the definition of a desktop replacement student's. They say if you actually put it on your lap it will tattoo Eurocom on your leg through your pants.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 6:13 PM

WOW so how are the cooling this beast??? The specs are great and if i needed a new laptop for gaming i would so by this thing, Also wondering how heavy it is :)

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 11:39 PM

I will say this if it is anything like there last one it's not a laptop. It is more like a desktop in a small package. Small is also kind of relevant as the other one was heavy. I am not kicking it really as I own a gateway P7800 FX, which until I receive the Showing the love computer will still be so. You can move it don't get me wrong I have moved mine twice this year I think (when my mom had to have rotator cuff surgery, and last weekend when we went to my sister in laws, 2 hours away who does not have a computer, but needed one). Hopefully that gives you what I was focusing on here regarding big heavy laptops.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 11:42 PM

Oh and just so you know rotator cuff surgery is the same shoulder surgery Brett Favre had before he signed with the Vikings that they were worried he would not make the season 2 months later. So I lived at her house for 3 weeks.

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You know what, this laptop, this THING that so goes against all sensibilities, actually makes sense. On one hand you have laptops that IMO define a laptop: high battery capacity, lightweight, etc. And on the other, you have this. I agree with Inspector: if I were buying a desktop replacement, I would definitely go for one of these. Reminds me of my old ThinkPad G41: and I thought that thing was big!

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You know with the specs, and that it's a laptop, $3675 isn't so bad a starting price. Two concerns: How long is the battery life, and will the cooling hold up?

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LockeCPM5 replied on Wed, Mar 17 2010 1:44 PM

The only thing I would change on this beast is the GPU. In order to "future proof" this laptop, they should have used a Direct X 11 compatible video card from ATI, or they should have waited another couple weeks for a DX11 compatible Nvidia GPU. Either way though, this machine is a monster that should be able to handle almost anything that is thrown at it for the next year or two.

My only word of caution is that a laptop like this should not be rated on its portability as most laptops with desktop CPUs have abysmal battery life.

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realneil replied on Wed, Mar 17 2010 2:51 PM

'Tis a beast for sure,..............BUT,.................even if it's "affordable" for it's specs, it's still expensive like a big dog.

Just how much of a desktop could most of you build with $3,675.00 to start with? Couldn't you go way beyond what this offers building it yourself? You could, and you would have a 28" flat screen too,......and still have enough left over for a small Laptop or Netbook.

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RyuGTX replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 4:34 AM

gibbersome:

You know with the specs, and that it's a laptop, $3675 isn't so bad a starting price. Two concerns: How long is the battery life, and will the cooling hold up?

 

Who cares about battery life. Stay plugged into the wall.

Cooling is the bigger issue. Since it is so big already, maybe they could have made the whole bottom of the laptop like a heatsink (like those bricks on low-end graphics cards) and just stuck it on top of those laptop coolers.

 

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Looks like something that belongs on the Silacco :)

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RyuGTX:

gibbersome:

You know with the specs, and that it's a laptop, $3675 isn't so bad a starting price. Two concerns: How long is the battery life, and will the cooling hold up?

 

Who cares about battery life. Stay plugged into the wall.

Cooling is the bigger issue. Since it is so big already, maybe they could have made the whole bottom of the laptop like a heatsink (like those bricks on low-end graphics cards) and just stuck it on top of those laptop coolers.

 

That would probably be the best bet for a beast like this. The core i7 will be running hot and the idea of putting this thing in your lap would not be a good idea. (people actually do it) 

So yeah, keep it on a desk and plugged into the wall. If your hands get cold during those winter months, just nestle your hands on the fan exhaust ports. 

 

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Xolso replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 12:19 AM

That laptop better have some awesome cooling with those specs.

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greyad replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 2:28 AM

whats the battery life of that beast? 5 mins lol

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