Eurocom Monster 1.0
SpecificationsNotebook: Eurocom Monster 1.0 (Monster Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Sold in: UK
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Eurocom Monster 1.0
When a company creates a product such as the Monster and then pitches it at an entry level price which compares with Ultrabooks and Alienware's M11x it is clear that there are more than a few high quality systems to compete with, or differentiate from. Eurocom do reasonably well on this front though with their textured lid and keyboard surround.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%
Source: Hot Hardware
Eurocom is going for something here--a balance of performance, portability, and price--and although we like where this is going, the company just missed hitting the sweet spot yet. For starters, the $1605 price tag isn’t bad, but it doesn’t stop buyers in their tracks; they’ll likely shop around for potentially better deals on other systems.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2012
Source: Trusted Reviews
Despite its quirky keyboard, temperamental touchpad and average screen, the 11.6-inch Eurocom Monster is a great gaming laptop if you’re after something that’s as portable as they come while remaining affordable. It offers excellent connectivity and is highly configurable, with specifications that really have no business in such a small chassis. Last but far from least, featuring a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT650M across the range means that even demanding titles can be run at reasonable detail levels on the base spec.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PC Mag
If you're tired of lugging your 12-pound desktop replacement gaming laptop to and from LAN parties or just want a highly portable laptop that offers game-worthy performance, the Eurocom Monster 1.0 has you covered. It may not be the coolest looking laptop out there, and you won't get as much time between battery charges as you will with other 11-inch laptops, but when it comes to performance, it truly is a Monster and is our new Editors' Choice for ultraportable gaming laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
I love the Eurocom Monster. There’s no other way to say it. This isn’t to say that it’s a perfect system, because it isn’t close. The design is dull, the screen is miserable, and apparently the design team forgot that cooling is part of thermal design. It’s crazy that this system exists, and that’s why I love it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2012
The copper cooling heatsink keeps the internals racing along without throttling and makes true laptop gaming possible, and four hours of moderate use is quite acceptable for such a powerful notebook. And all in a trusty chassis weighing less than four pounds.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2012
Source: Laptop Mag
The Eurocom Monster proves that you can get an 11-inch notebook with serious gaming muscle. This pricey but very capable $1,444 mini rig can play the latest titles and go with you anywhere, and the built-in SSD adds an extra dose of speed. However, the keyboard feels netbookish, and we wish the display were brighter. Despite these drawbacks, the Monster is an impressive little powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M 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.
3720QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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