Eurocom's Panther 4.0 Uses Ultrabooks as Chew Toys

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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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karanm replied on Sat, Feb 11 2012 1:33 PM

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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CDeeter replied on Sat, Feb 11 2012 2:18 PM

"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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realneil replied on Sat, Feb 11 2012 11:06 PM

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

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mhenriday replied on Sun, Feb 12 2012 8:57 AM

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 !...

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MGibbens replied on Sun, Feb 12 2012 9:12 AM

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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I'd rather carry my pc than this thing.

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digitaldd replied on Wed, Feb 15 2012 10:27 AM

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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