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Several suppliers of high-end laptops have unveiled new desktop replacement (DTR) notebooks  that are powered by Intel Corp.'s latest Core i7-series microprocessors in LGA2011 form-factor with up to six x86 cores that power top-of-the-range desktops. At present the systems are available from AvaDirect and Eurocom.

The new DTR systems from AvaDirect and Eurocom powered by Core i7 "Sandy Bridge-E" central processing units (CPUs) and Intel X79 are based on Clevo P270WM chassis. The platform enables to install up to Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme processor, up to two MXM 3.0b graphics cards (up to AMD Radeon HD 6990M, Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M or Quadro 4000M), up to 64GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory, up to three 2.5" hard drives with RAID 0/1/5/10 support, 17.3" display with 1920*1080 resolution and so on.

"It's a workstation-caliber PC complete with uninterrupted power supply (UPS) in a notebook form factor. 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," said Mark Bialic, president of Eurocom.

The new DTR systems are the first personal computers in mobile form-factors that support LGA2011 microprocessors as well as leading-edge latest multimedia technologies. Potential users of such machines include gamers as well as those, who need extreme-performance mobile workstations and not constrained by budgets.

AvaDirect and Eurocom have begun to accept pre-orders for the X79 high-end gaming notebooks. The base price starts at around $3000 and will feature the Intel Core i7-3930K, GeForce GTX 580M 2GB, 4GB of DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz, 750GB 7200rpm hard disk, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Tags: AvaDirect, Eurocom, Intel, Core, Sandy Bridge-E, Radeon, Geforce


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Discussion started: 02/08/12 09:57:00 AM
Latest comment: 02/10/12 05:56:52 AM
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W...w...w...WHAAAAAAT?! :D
0 0 [Posted by: crointel  | Date: 02/08/12 09:57:00 AM]

I wonder if this will fit into my bullet-proof Kevlar Laptop Case...

0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 02/08/12 12:24:34 PM]

Hmm i wonder if beenthere is going to claim this is a compleatly pointless product, or if AMD is working on this and how disapointing this is compared to AMD's extreme fx gaming laptop plans.
2 1 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 02/08/12 12:43:23 PM]
- collapse thread

Hating is an illness that is very unbecoming...
0 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 02/08/12 04:33:41 PM]
Nah. He is probably using his highly overclocked FX-8150 as a space heater in the winter time and loving it. Rumors have it, he recently got a tattoo: MOAAARR CORES.

Problem is, his mind is an illogical circular reference. He states that Intel CPUs are not better than Bulldozer in the "real world". However, Bulldozer is no better than Phenom II in the same "real world" either then. Using his "theory", there is no reason for the existence of the entire Bulldozer lineup.

On the other hand, he worships the HD7900 series for its efficiency. However, he then contradicts himself by recommending a power-sucking Bulldozer that in his own words is no worse than Intel's CPUs, as shown in blind tests -- tests sponsored by AMD (i.e., but that implies they are not better either). So why is he advocating buying a "similar performing CPU" that costs more $ and consumes WAY more power?

Poor guy. Logic isn't one of his strong qualities. I hope he is at least on target for his 2012 Viral Marketing AMD bonus.

P.S. The guy also doesn't play any RTS know because his argument that CPU speed doesn't matter would fall apart. How convenient.
1 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 02/09/12 09:37:43 AM]
You Intel fanbois must really be suffering from AMD's continued success. The facts seem to really make you people crazy - if you weren't already.

Did I mention AMD sold 30 MILLION APUs and that AMD made a HALF BILLION in Net Profit in 2011.

Did you see the reports that Trinity is ~25% faster than Llano and that AMD signed up 130 new OEMs because of their excellent APU's?

It's all good for AMD so enjoy!

BTW, hating doesn't change reality. Eventually you'll get out of denial and into reality. It's always a painful journey for Intel fanbois but it's inevitable.
0 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 02/09/12 10:39:20 AM]


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