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Eurocom launches six-core notebook

Eurocom launches six-core notebook

The Panther D900F from Eurocom can be configured with an Intel Core i7-980X CPU and 24GB of DDR3 triple-channel RAM.

Eurocom has announced what it claims is the worlds' first notebook to feature a six-core processor, along with some quite frankly astonishing storage and memory options.

The Eurocom D900F Panther Mobile Workstation is a beast of a laptop, which the company has now updated to include the Intel i7-980X Extreme Edition as a processor option, giving the user six physical cores and twelve processing threads running at 3.33GHz - in, this must be remembered, a notebook.

As if that wasn't impressive enough, the company also offers the option to fit up to four hard drives into the chassis for a maximum of 2.6TB of storage, along with a quite frankly ridiculous 24GB of DDR3-1333 RAM in a triple-channel configuration.

Designed to offer a portable - just about - workstation for professional use, or as a gaming machine for the well-heeled FPS enthusiast, the Panther is certainly an impressive beast in the specifications department - although weighing in at 5.44KG and a whopping 52mm thick it's not something you'll want to carry with you for long.

The 17" WUXGA display is powered by either a GTX 285M gaming-class or Quadro FX 3800M workstation-class Nvidia GPU or an optional ATI HD5870, and the Panther also features on-board Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI output, eSATA, dual-link DVI, and a full-size keyboard with number pad.

Defending the excessive specifications, Eurocom president Mark Bialic stated that the Panther is "a server or workstation class computer complete with built in Uninterruptable Power Supply in a 12 pound notebook form factor," for those who find themselves needing to move their server from A to B easily.

Pricing for the Panther D900F starts - starts, mind you - at £2,204 for the base model and works its way rapidly up from there.

Are you thinking about possessions - and organs - you could sell to get your hands on one of these, or are you struggling to see the point of so much power in a notebook form factor? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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shokwaav 13th April 2010, 13:42 Quote
Wow... will Crysis run on that?
V3ctor 13th April 2010, 13:50 Quote
LOL... "Small" server on the go!! RIGHT ON!!
NiHiLiST 13th April 2010, 13:51 Quote
That's almost so pointless it's cool. Almost.
Bursar 13th April 2010, 14:05 Quote
Damn, either the link to their website is wrong or the site is broken. I really wanted to spec one up to see what kind price I could get one up to!
Omnituens 13th April 2010, 14:10 Quote
I'd have one for lanning if I had the cash - that thing is better than my current rig and is easier to move.

Would like to see their cooling solution.
Autti 13th April 2010, 14:15 Quote
Does it have a battery? If so can you get past the windows logo on startup?
eddtox 13th April 2010, 14:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Autti
Does it have a battery? If so can you get past the windows logo on startup?

Good point. I wonder how long the battery life is on full-load. Very impressive that they managed to fit all that in a (just) portable form-factor. That being said I wouldn't recommend resting that thing on your lap while playing Crysis. Not if you wish to pass on your seed at any point. That being said you could probably turn a profit by running a portable sterilisation clinic.
SteveU 13th April 2010, 14:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Autti
Does it have a battery? If so can you get past the windows logo on startup?

Nope, they throw in a portable generator and 5 litres of Super Unleaded to get you started.

You also get a year's supply of liquid nitrogen and industrial strength ear defenders so that the whole thing appears 'silent'

;D
rickysio 13th April 2010, 14:58 Quote
This was probably the laptop Bill Gates was using when he gave his speech on micro nuclear reactors. He knows the pain.
neonplanet40 13th April 2010, 15:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by SteveU
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autti
Does it have a battery? If so can you get past the windows logo on startup?

Nope, they throw in a portable generator and 5 litres of Super Unleaded to get you started.

You also get a year's supply of liquid nitrogen and industrial strength ear defenders so that the whole thing appears 'silent'

;D

Super unleaded? Surely that would double the price of the laptop no?
l3v1ck 13th April 2010, 15:04 Quote
3.33ghz on a laptop? That's actually quite impressive. Most quad core laptops have reduced frequencies, so to get six cores running at this speed is very good.
ev1lm1nd666 13th April 2010, 15:20 Quote
they ought to be sponsored by the lottery as it's the only way joe public will be able to afford one lol..Plus, while the laptop might be expensive, you'd save a packet on heating your home in winter!
mclean007 13th April 2010, 15:31 Quote
Impressive specs, but...
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...complete with built in Uninterruptable Power Supply...
That'll be what's commonly called a 'battery' then, will it? What a novel feature to include in a notebook! Gotta love that marketing spin - I can see that PR meeting now:

PR1 - the battery life, measured in minutes, only just scrapes double figures. How are we going to make this look good?
PR2 - let's call it an integrated UPS!
PR1 - schwing!
DriftCarl 13th April 2010, 15:33 Quote
Just the sort of thing we are after at work. We need to run a few virtual servers and currently the poor consultants laptops with their 2 cores and 2 gig am really struggle to run 3 x windows 2003 server VM's. I have been tasked with finding a performance laptop for "about 3 grand" that could handle a few virtual servers for our demo machines to take on the road.
Just specd up a nice 6 core machine on that site, hopefully it will get approved :D
Obsidianflame 13th April 2010, 16:27 Quote
At least they are marketing it as a portable "server" and not a gaming beast, even with a 6-core and more RAM than most normal people could ever use, a portable graphics card is still the weakest point. I bet it couldn't run Crysis at even high settings.
RichCreedy 13th April 2010, 17:31 Quote
wow, i just spent £9918, well i would have, if i was actually going to buy it
TSR2 13th April 2010, 18:25 Quote
That's one 'work' laptop that'd be good to take home!
ed_456 13th April 2010, 18:58 Quote
Just specced one up, got to £12,662. May need to take out a loan. Or rob a small bank.
crazyceo 13th April 2010, 21:04 Quote
Me likey, Me want one NOW!

This is f'n nuts and completely cool. When can we get benchtests guys?
Farting Bob 13th April 2010, 22:42 Quote
I like some of the numbers for adding stuff from the basic package.
£32 to add a floppy drive.
£58 for a webcam (apparently £3k+ laptops dont come with webcams as standard these days...)
£49 to setup RAID1 (thats after you pay over the top for the actual HDD's)
£127 DVD writer...

Oh, and unless you want to pay an extra £107 you only get 1 year warrenty.
MSHunter 13th April 2010, 23:14 Quote
Wait is this where we re-introduce the battery backpack?
hmm lets think about 4 Li Po car batteries should get about two hours of gaming out of this, weighing in at about 30kg in batteries alone.....
r0z|3o0n 14th April 2010, 00:37 Quote
I hope that £12000 gets me either a golf cart or a sturdy servant to lug this thing around for me.

EDIT: Holy 220w power supply brick batman! That thing alone probably weighs more than some notebooks.
SomeoneNotQuite 14th April 2010, 00:54 Quote
Still better value than a Mac Pro
Blackie Chan 14th April 2010, 02:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autti
Does it have a battery? If so can you get past the windows logo on startup?

Good point. I wonder how long the battery life is on full-load. Very impressive that they managed to fit all that in a (just) portable form-factor. That being said I wouldn't recommend resting that thing on your lap while playing Crysis. Not if you wish to pass on your seed at any point. That being said you could probably turn a profit by running a portable sterilisation clinic.

HA!
ZERO <ibis> 14th April 2010, 06:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by SomeoneNotQuite
Still better value than a Mac Pro

True, but Mac fans will tell you that the mac book is still faster...
Dave Lister 14th April 2010, 08:51 Quote
Very similar looking to my old d900t, that was a beast in it's day too.
xaser04 14th April 2010, 09:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by l3v1ck
3.33ghz on a laptop? That's actually quite impressive. Most quad core laptops have reduced frequencies, so to get six cores running at this speed is very good.

Its a desktop Core i7 (Just like 'laptops' offered not so long ago with the core i7 920).

As mobile workstations go this thing will be an absolute monster althought its a shame there is no mention of CF (CF HD5870m would be excellent - roughly on par with a HD5850/70).
CharlO 14th April 2010, 15:09 Quote
Wow even if you are not a barbie your legs are going to melt!
Farfalho 14th April 2010, 18:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by ZERO <ibis>
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeoneNotQuite
Still better value than a Mac Pro

True, but Mac fans will tell you that the mac book is still faster...
+1

I've seen some look-a-like monsters but this is over the top, completely bonkus! Can I haz one?! It's useful for some solidworks creation on-the-fly
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