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Eurocom announces HDMI-in equipped laptop

by Pete Mason on 20 September 2010, 17:42

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Eurocom - the purveyor of obscenely well-equipped laptops - seems to have managed to outdo even its own best efforts.  As well as featuring the latest and greatest components, the company's new portable-workstation includes a HDMI 1.4 input to connect to an external source.

The spec-sheet on the X7200 Panther 2.0 will put a lot of desktops to shame.   The notebook can be equipped with desktop-class CPUs including the six-core Intel Core i7 980X or even a server-class Xeon 5680.  In addition it can be configured with up to 24GB triple-channel DDR3 and a choice of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M, GTX 470M or GTX 460M in single-GPU or SLI configurations.

The chassis even has room for up to four mechanical hard-drives for a maximum of 4TB of storage and the ability to arrange them in RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10.

The star of the show is the HDMI 1.4 input, though.  With this, users can plug external devices into the laptop to view content on the 17.3in 1,920x1,080px 120Hz 3D-capable screen.  The manufacturer suggests that this could be especially useful for video editing, game development and pro-gamers who need to have a mobile high-spec PC and a games console on hand.

Of course, with a weight of 5.3kg and a battery life of "up to" an hour and a half, mobility was never going to be this desktop-replacements strong-suit.

And how much does such extravagance cost? The systems starts at £1947, but a hexacore, SLI'd, quad-SSD beast can easily push the price north of £10,000.  For those with deep enough pockets, Eurocom is shipping the laptop now.

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I think Hexus should realise that Eurocom just sell rebranded Clevo chassis which other companies do the world over. its not Eurocom coming up with this stuff, its Clevo. There's UK companies and European ones (eurocom are canadian) already shipping the same laptop who have a much better reputation.

Have a look on notebookreview.com and you'll see what sort of tricks they pull.'fair and legal business practices' is an interesting If not fairly shocking read.Half the options that Eurocom claim to offer aren't even available..I.e screen is not 120hz and doesn't support 3d, raid 10 isn't supported and did I mention they are massively overpriced? Hexus should do more homework before regurgitating press releases into worthy news articles…its border line negligence especially if people are looking to buy from an overseas company.

I got caught out buying from Eurocom before and had to get a UK clevo reseller to help me out. I'm now sticking with them.
Why is it every time I see Eurocom ‘laptops’ I'm suddenly reminded of a glowing hot concrete building block?
Clevo chassis have always been a bit of a cost compromise.

They pack in some top notch stuff, and going back 8 years they offered better spec machines than alienware laptops for less dosh. I bought one as a uni laptop, not for taking to everyday lectures, but for labs and the like where I always had power.

It was a desktop in sheeps' clothing. Pure and simple.

It did of course break after 2 years, needing minor repair, and AJP the clevo brander went bust. But for the dosh saving, it was very good, Ā£500 cheaper than a mates alienware, faster and the same chassis with newer revision motherboard and GPU.

So its cheap tat.
Eurocom/Clevo aside, why don't more laptops have HDMI-in? Could've used that a few times.
Eurocom/Clevo aside, why don't more laptops have HDMI-in? Could've used that a few times.

I can't think of a single time that I would have benefited from a HDMI-in, while on the other hand HDMI-out is a basic necessity for a laptop for me.

I suppose maybe a HDMI-in would come in handy on the odd occasion for games consoles :undecided