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.
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