Eurocom to debut the high-performance Panther 4.0 laptop
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After Clevo and Maingear, Eurocom is the next company to unveil desktop replacement portable computers. The Ontario-headquartered PC manufacturer introduced the powerful Leopard 2.0 notebook earlier this month and will soon start selling the new Panther 4.0 model, which is the successor to last year’s Panther 3.0.
Aimed at both gaming/multimedia lovers and professionals on-the-go who need a high-performance laptop, the Panther 4.0 packs up to a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7- 3960X desktop central processing unit that has six cores (12 threads) with a clock frequency of 3.3GHz (goes up to 3.9GHz thanks to Turbo Boost 2.0 technology), TDP of 130W and 15MB of Level 3 cache. Furthermore, this powerful notebook comes with a 17.3-inch LED 3D-enabled Full HD (1920-by-1080p native resolution) widescreen display and either a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics controller or two AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6990M GPUs paired in Crossfire (4GB of GDDR5 VRAM).
The Panther 4.0 houses up to 24GB of DDR3 memory and up to 4 physical drives (that is, if you don’t need the pre-installed Blu-ray Burner) with storage capacity of 4TB. In addition, users are provided with Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR adapters, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, FireWire, HDMI output, 9-in-1 card reader slot and a 2.0MP front-facing web camera.
According to the manufacturer, this high-end portable PC will ship with a 64bit Windows 7 operating system (up to Ultimate OS), a backlit chiclet-style keyboard, a fingerprint reader for enhanced security and a built-in 5.1 audio system (including a subwoofer). The Panther 4.0 will reportedly become available on March 15 of this year. No word on pricing as of now.