updated 08:35 am EDT, Fri March 23, 2007
Eurocom D900 Phantom
Canadian notebook maker Eurocom has just updated its flagship notebook series with the D900C Phantom. Based closely on the Taiwan-only Clevo notebook with a similar name, the 17-inch system is designed almost exclusively for gamers and pro 3D users with desktop components. In Eurocom form, the system uses a desktop-class Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme as well as an MXM mobile graphics card slot that lets owners install any of multiple NVIDIA-made video chipsets -- including the gaming-friendly dual 512MB GeForce Go 7950 GTX or the upcoming GeForce Go 8000 series, the company is keen to point out.
Appropriately, the system also has near-desktop storage options, peaking at 600GB of storage spread across three hard drives (including the option of a RAID array) and with the option of a Blu-Ray drive for watching movies on its 1920x1200 screen. An HDTV tuner is an option, but the ability to play MP3s without turning the notebook on is standard.
Pricing has yet to be set, but should become available by the time the D900C ships in North America on April 30th.