Eurocom Prepping i7-Based Laptop

"Eurocom looks to update their top line desktop replacement laptop"

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Eurocom Prepping i7-Based Laptop

Canadian-based Eurocom, the self-proclaimed "Number 1 in Desktop Replacement Notebook Technology," is looking update their top Phantom-X line of mobile workstations to utilize Intel's recent Core i7 processor. 

Dubbed the D900F Phantom i7, this new laptop will feature the Core i7 CPU of your choice, a 17-inch LCD screen (1920 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050 resolution), up to 8GB of RAM, a maximum of 1.5TB in storage space via three 500GB hard drives and a choice of a GeForce 9800GTX, a Quadro FX 3700 or a yet unannounced 'G280' graphics chip.

Also included are all the things needed to complete a top-of-the-line laptop package, such as 1.3/2.0 megapixel camera, a DVD or Blu-Ray writer, a 12-cell battery, a 7-in-1 card reader, WiFi, optional Bluetooth, a TV tuner and an ExpressCard slot.

The D900F Phantom i7 is expected to see a May 1st launch.  While there is no word on pricing at the moment, Eurocom's current top-end D901C Phantom configurations can easily reach levels upwards of $5000+ CAD.

Would you like to get your hands on what seems to be the very embodiment of the term "Desktop Replacement"?

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29-01-2009, 14:42:09

w3bbo
Although the results showed the boards to be fairly even (they are afterall all based on the same chipset and run at the same settings), when scoring the boards there are many more points to consider.

The DFI board is not a board to run at stock settings, it isn't designed to do that, anyone who buys this board for that is only after e-peen glory and not using the board for what it was intended for - overclocking. In this area it excels. Therefore DFI have completed what they set out to do. The price they charge reflects the niche market they are aiming for. After all Lamborghinis arn't exactly in the same marketplace or have the same customer in mind as Diatsu.

If you want a board that covers all bases then the Gigabyte board, for me at least, is the better board.

For hassle free 'it just works', reliability then look no further than the Asus P6T.

The MSI, while not a bad board by any stretch of the imagination, offers nothing over the others for the price they are asking.

29-01-2009, 15:00:25

HypoglossalXII
DFI's X58 review! Gonna take my time reading this one. But yes, I love the flexibility the DFI bios offers, however sometimes, most of their settings seem rather redundant, or unnecessary.

But hey, the more there is to tweak, the double the fun.

-HypoG

29-01-2009, 15:09:02

Rastalovich
Don't like it tbh. May sound outrageous, and I do respect the DFI history a great deal.

From the stats, I don't see a separation for any of these mobos. One will show a meager % over another, then on the next line-up it's beaten by one of the other mobos in another respect.

To this end, u could base a decision on price and ease of use. The bios is what it is, does it need to be overly expressive with the apparent limitations in what u can and can't do - probably not. w3bbo's above post iterates what for what.

The challenge I guess would be to get 4g+ from each of the mobos... that being done, which was the easiest (in terms of getting into the bios and changing things easily, getting out, and being stable equally easily) - if more than 2 of them can do that.. do u need the other features today ?

Bottom line for me, the big-arse sink out of the rear is a no-no, and £287 - no thanks.

Great review btw.

29-01-2009, 15:11:46

soapsupah

Although the results showed the boards to be fairly even (they are afterall all based on the same chipset and run at the same settings), when scoring the boards there are many more points to consider.

The DFI board is not a board to run at stock settings, it isn't designed to do that, anyone who buys this board for that is only after e-peen glory and not using the board for what it was intended for - overclocking. In this area it excels. Therefore DFI have completed what they set out to do. The price they charge reflects the niche market they are aiming for. After all Lamborghinis arn't exactly in the same marketplace or have the same customer in mind as Diatsu.

If you want a board that covers all bases then the Gigabyte board, for me at least, is the better board.

For hassle free 'it just works', reliability then look no further than the Asus P6T.

The MSI, while not a bad board by any stretch of the imagination, offers nothing over the others for the price they are asking.



i understand, but then, the review could be updated someday when you have time, with some "basic" overclock settings and compared with the asus /gigabite if possible, because at stock like you said, it just runs like any other :(, its hard to get a good opinion of it by the stock, if i understand right, but anyways good review man :)

29-01-2009, 16:34:00

VonBlade
I think it's vital to test things at stock. That's what the public are buying.

29-01-2009, 21:24:27

fruityness
Sexy. But sexyness comes with a chunky price tag too.

30-01-2009, 05:46:26

valor
Yea...have to sell my entire c2d rig now in order to buy this mb.
Anyway this would be nice to have it in a next contest...

30-01-2009, 05:51:02

valor
Yea...have to sell my entire c2d rig now in order to buy this mb.
Anyway this would be nice to have it in a next contest...

30-01-2009, 07:33:55

Rastalovich

I think it's vital to test things at stock. That's what the public are buying.



Taking this point up with Mr VonBlade. At the same time as agreeing that testing stock is vital, OC3D does have it's roots in an enthusiasts approach to hardware, whilst regular reviews may be found all over the 'net, I don't think I'm alone in wanting the testers to hammer the hardware if possible.

Then again, u may expect that after the dust settles, a shoot-out between mobos may be reviewed.

EDIT: Seen the MSI X58 Platinum for £226 today, it's a bit of a difference.

31-01-2009, 04:34:50

Hodgstar

Taking this point up with Mr VonBlade. At the same time as agreeing that testing stock is vital, OC3D does have it's roots in an enthusiasts approach to hardware, whilst regular reviews may be found all over the 'net, I don't think I'm alone in wanting the testers to hammer the hardware if possible.

Then again, u may expect that after the dust settles, a shoot-out between mobos may be reviewed.

EDIT: Seen the MSI X58 Platinum for £226 today, it's a bit of a difference.




or the Boistar Tpower X58 for £218.49

I agree with both sides of the arguement TBH

I deffinately want to see "the testers hammer the hardware"
but a quick look at base settings performance would not do any harm as some people only overclock to game and/or bench, leaving things at or close to base settings for a large percentage of the time.
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