Eurocom jams i7-980X six-core desktop processor into 17-inch D900F Panther laptop

Summary:Desktop makers are all getting into the act with freshly updated systems that feature the new Intel i7-980X Extreme Edition six-core CPU, but so is a boutique laptop builder as well.Eurocom is one of a few vendors that squeezes desktop processors into hot and heavy notebooks whose heft and lap-scorching capabilities result in these desktop replacements mostly staying on the desktop.

Desktop makers are all getting into the act with freshly updated systems that feature the new Intel i7-980X Extreme Edition six-core CPU, but so is a boutique laptop builder as well.

Eurocom is one of a few vendors that squeezes desktop processors into hot and heavy notebooks whose heft and lap-scorching capabilities result in these desktop replacements mostly staying on the desktop. The company now offers the fastest desktop CPU ever as an option for its D900F Panther laptop workstation, which can frankly be configured as well as most desktops. Of course, that's not true in its base configuration—6GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M graphics card, but no OS installed. Add the i7-980X to that mix and it costs a cool $3,675 before you throw in an extra $100 for Windows 7.

This being a workstation, you can get the system with an Nvidia Quadro FX 2800M or 3800M graphics card instead of the gaming card. And there is room for four hard drives and up to 12GB of RAM. As expected the rig weighs in at a tank-like 8.8 pounds and battery life that might be measured in minutes instead of hours. That could be just as well, since the laptop may have burned a hole in your jeans by that point.

[Via HotHardware]

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Processors

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