SpecificationsNotebook: Eurocom M4 (M Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4940MX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2800 euro
Sold in: UK
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Eurocom M4
The Eurocom M4 is one of the notebooks we’re able to give an Editor’s Choice award without much second thought. Its only real downside is the relatively loud fan, which turns on while gaming. The M4 otherwise excels in just about every area. It has great gaming performance as configured, a beautiful QHD+ (3200×1800) display, good touchpad, backlit keyboard, solid quality, and gets about 6 hours of battery life under light usage. The M4 is a little chunky compared to a standard 13.3-inch notebook, but this isn’t an ordinary 13.3-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Laptop Mag
Eurocom managed to squeeze some impressive hardware into a 13-inch gaming laptop. The M4 absolutely screams, offering smooth frame rates on even the latest titles. We also like the sharp QHD screen, even if the color accuracy isn't great. Where the M4 falls flat is its short battery life and noisy fan. The M4 also runs hotter than we'd like.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Portables4Gamers FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Model: The Eurocom M4 is first and foremost a gaming laptop and therefore, users should not expect it to be extremely slim or light. Firstly, the structure of the laptop is made of a greyish black plastic exterior. The plastic does have a rubbery texture that increases grip and makes carrying easier. The display panel is 13.3 inch and the entire laptop has a thickness of about 1.28 inches (3.25 cm). The M4 weighs about 4.4 pounds (2 kg), which is relatively lighter than many of its contemporaries. The lid and the bottom of the keypad have sharp inward curving designs.
The 13.3 inch IPS display features a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels and wide viewing angles. Due to its glossy surface, viewing in glaring bright light is a challenge. There is an added security feature in the form of an integrated Trusted Platform module 1.2 produced by Infineon Technologies, which will help to certify any digital certificates, passwords and keys from software installed to avoid software attack. Hardware wise, there are a 2.5 GHz dual-core i5-4210M processor, 8 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 860M graphics card with 2 GB DDR5 VRAM and a 500 GB hard drive for all your files. The only downside so far is that the cooling fans tend to be a tad bit noisy. Compared to many gaming laptops on the market, however, it is relatively good in terms of portability.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4940MX: Mobile quad-core processor based on the Haswell architecture. Fastest CPU in Q1/2014 with an unlocked multiplier.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Eurocom: Eurocom (founded: October 1988) is a UK-based video game developer founded specifically to develop games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Later, Eurocom has expanded to other platforms and also sells laptops with own brand. The official location of the company is in Canada. According laptops, Eurocom focusses desktop replacement laptops for the sell regions Anglo-America and UK.
68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.