Eurocom announces two new high-performance laptops
The Canadian computer maker, Eurocom, which specializes in manufacturing desktop replacement laptops, has just introduced two new models aimed at gaming/multimedia enthusiasts and mobile business professionals. Reportedly, the high-performance Lynx 2.0 and Fox 2.0 will adequately satisfy the needs of even the most performance-conscious users with a speedy second generation Intel Core processor and a powerful NVIDIA GPU.
Built around an Intel Huron River HM65 chipset, the high-performance notebooks will supposedly be powered by up to a Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM central processing unit with four cores (8 threads), each clocked at 2.3GHz (goes up to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0). Furthermore, the 2820QM offers 8MB of Level 3 cache, ships with a max. TDP of 45W and is manufactured in 32nm technology. According to our CPU Benchmark List, this processor is currently the second fastest mobile chip on the market.
Both laptops are equipped with Full HD (Glare Type or Matte) widescreen displays that have a maximum supported resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels. The panels differ only in size with the Fox 2.0 sporting a 15.6-inch one, whereas the Lynx 2.0 packs a 17.3-inch display.
Customers will apparently relish playing games or successfully execute their performance-needy business tasks thanks to the GPU technology that comes with these mobile systems. Eurocom’s high-performance laptops feature the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics controller (DX11/HDMI 1.4) that delivers 2GB of dedicated DDR3/GDDR5 VRAM and operates at 590MHz. In addition, the NVIDIA Optimus Technology, which “intelligently optimizes your PC”, will reportedly allow users to switch (automatically or manually) between the integrated Intel GMA 3000 and the GT 555M. This apparently saves energy and lets you enjoy longer battery life.
The very powerful but still portable laptops house up to two 2.5-inch spacious storage drives with a total capacity of 1.75TB. Moreover, they can be ordered with up to 16GB of internal DDR memory and a choice of optical drives, including a Blu-Ray Burner.
Reports indicate that the Fox 2.0 and Lynx 2.0 will be able to connect to the Internet thanks to a built-in Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n adapter. A Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR module is also part of the standard configuration. In addition, customers can take advantage of two USB 3.0 ports (and 2xUSB 2.0), eSATA and HDMI interface as well as a 9-in-one card reader.
Other specs, pricing and availability
According to a company press release, these Optimus notebooks will be easily customizable, which would allow users to configure the systems so that they meet their operational requirements. In terms of portability of the two, the Fox 2.0 weighs 2.6kg (5.72lbs), while the bigger Lynx 2.0 has a weight of 3.1kg (6.82lbs).
Further features include a THX TruStudio Pro surround sound system (with an optional integrated subwoofer) and a battery life of up to 240 minutes. Unfortunately, there is still no word on pricing and availability but considering the specs, Fox 2.0 and Lynx 2.0 will not be coming cheap.
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