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Eurocom goes full bore with the D900C PHANTOM-X Mobile Workstation

It wasn't long ago when purchasing a notebook computer meant compromising on performance. Over the past few years, AMD and Intel have made great strides to improve mobile processor performance and provide feature-filled supporting chipsets.

There likely aren't many that would complain about the processing power of today's high-end dual-core notebooks, but for those that crave more power, Eurocom is laying it on thick. The company announced today that its D900C PHANTOM-X Mobile Workstation will be available with Core 2 Quad processors.

Quad-core offering will include the 1066MHz FSB Q6600 and Q6700 Core 2 Quad processors along with 1333 MHz FSB E6x50 Core 2 Duo processors. In addition, graphics options include the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX, GeForce Go 8700 GT or  NVIDIA Quadro FX1600M running in single-card or SLI mode.

Eurocom, however, doesn't stop there. Up to 750GB of storage space is supported with 750GB with RAID 0/1/5 via a SATA-300 interface. Customers also have the choice of a multi-DVD burner or a Blu-ray drive to handle optical storage/HD playback needs.

Other features include an integrated 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 802.11n or SuperG 108 wireless networking, internal HDTV tuner and a theater audio system.

"It's a workstation-caliber PC complete with Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) in a notebook form factor," said Eurocom president Mark Bialic. "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."

The D900C PHANTOM-X measures 15.8" x 11.9" x 2.05" and weighs in at under 12 pounds. Prices start at $2,726 USD for a 17.1” base system with Core 2 Duo E6600 processor.

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By Duraz0rz on 7/31/2007 2:47:32 PM , Rating: 1
space heater in your lap, Batman!

Actually, that's a decent price for a portable workstation.

RE: Holy...
By KingstonU on 7/31/2007 2:53:22 PM , Rating: 2
This begins to be tempting when you don't feel like buying both a computer and a laptop. If I was to get a laptop it would only be for rare occasions where I would use the portability so the weight doesn't matter. Hence 'desktop replacement".

RE: Holy...
By Frumious1 on 7/31/2007 4:50:11 PM , Rating: 2
Of course, "starts at $2726" really means nothing. That's a single 100GB HDD, a single GPU, and an E6600 CPU. Put in Q6600, dual GPUs, and three 250GB hard drives in RAID 5 and you're quickly up to a price of $5400. Not so great a deal anymore, is it?

RE: Holy...
By JeffDM on 7/31/2007 10:22:05 PM , Rating: 2
Personal workstations can go for a lot more than that. If you actually need the performance in a mobile system, it's available, at a price that is pretty good for a 2" thick luggable. Quadros aren't cheap.

If you just want the performance and don't care about mobility, then it's no good for you.

It's all about trade-offs.

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