Eurocom now shipping the high-performance, 11.6-inch Monster laptop
This mini-notebook is a powerhouse being equipped an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU and an NVIDIA GPU based on the Kepler architecture
Ivan Zhekov, Published
In addition to launching the powerful, 15.6-inch Fox 4.0 notebook earlier this month, the Canadian tech company Eurocom, has announced in a press release that it is adding a new netbook, called Monster 1.0 to its portfolio of high-performance portable PCs. Aimed at mobile gamers and professionals, the device is apparently “capable of running 8 virtual machines”; weighs 4lbs (1.8kg) and can be configured with up to 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD.
The base configuration of the Monster 1.0 includes a Sandy Bridge Core i5 chip, but the netbook can be equipped with up to anIntel Core i7-3920XM Quad-Core central processing unit clocked at 2.9GHz – 3.8GHz (this is currently the fastest mobile chip based on the Ivy Bridge architecture). The CPU offers eight threads, 8MB of Level 3 cache and 55W max. TDP.
Users are further provided with an 11.6-inch widescreen display with a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels, a 2GB discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 650MGPU built using 28nm technology (Kepler architecture) and a 62.16WH battery that is good for up to 6.8 hours of usage.
Other specs include Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth modules, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI interface and an integrated 1.3MP web camera.
Eurocom Corporation (www.eurocom.com), a developer of long lifespan, high performance, fully upgradable Notebooks and Mobile Workstations is shipping a small form factor ultraportable notebook capable of running multiple virtual machines and multiple operating systems with up to 16GB memory and 1 TB storage while weighing under only 4 lbs.
“The EUROCOM Monster is capable of running up to 8 virtual machines due to its high performance hardware; Intel Core i7 3920XM processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics combined with 16GB DDR3-1600 memory and up to 1 terabyte of storage with up to 410 minutes of battery life. This is the perfect system for mobile professionals who need exceptionally capable hardware for such things as mobile server applications, technical presale, CUDA and OpenCL development on the go” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.
Virtualization increases your computer systems efficiency while increasing the value and capabilities of your investment by allowing multiple operating systems, applications to run simultaneously on a single computing system. The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 takes virtualization one step further by being very mobile.
Although many will look at the Monster as a pure gaming machine, Eurocom is seeing a great deal of interest from professionals of all kinds.
“In my case I have chosen the impressive Intel Core i7 3820QM processor with 4 cores, 8 threads and 8 MB of L3 Cache with 16 GB DDR3-1600 RAM and a 240 GB Intel 520 Series SSD. I can run plenty of VMs at the same time: w2k3 r2 sp2, w2k8 r2, CentOS 6.....with no problem. The performance with MatLab and others engineering tools is amazing. Never seen that in a 11.6 inch portable” Koldo Valle Garcia (@kanelus), Computer Science and Communications Services, Elecnor.
“Many of our professional customers are becoming very attached to their EUROCOM Monster because it has the capability and mobility that on-the-go users crave” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.
The EUROCOM Monster is a small form factor high performance notebook with 16GB DDR3-1600 memory and 1 terabyte of storage. Graphics are controlled by the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU with 2GB of video memory, 384 CUDA cores, with the graphics clock running at 850 MHz making this graphics powerhouse the ultimate mobile computing machine.
The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 combines the best of both worlds of power and performance with support for high performance Intel Ivy Bridge processors, up to Intel Core i7-3920XM with 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB L3 Cache running at 2.90 GHz with Max Turbo frequency being 3.8 GHz. “My experience with the little monster is great. It is a very robust but small portable. Almost rugged and very light. Nice for traveling” Koldo Valle Garcia.
With the increasing mobility of today’s workforce, the need for an office like environment in the field increases. Teams working with mobile workstations on their customer site or anywhere outside their office need a system to run multiple applications, and have multiple operating systems available.
11.6-inch (39.62cm); HD 1366-by-768 pixels; Glossy or Matte Surface; Backlit LED Display • VGA Technology: on-board NVIDIA GT 650M with 2GB of DDR3 VRAM and Optimus Technology • Chipset: Intel Mobile HM76 Express • Processor: supports both Intel Sandy Bridge (32nm) and Ivy Bridge (22nm) Mobile Processors. Up to Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme • Memory: up to 16GB DDR3-1600; two SODIMM sockets; Dual Channel • Storage: up to 1TB of storage space; one physical hard drive. SSD, HDD Hybrid drive support. • Ports: USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0; HDMI 1.4a out; VGA; Headphone; Mic; RJ45/LAN • Communication: 1Gigabit LAN; WLAN; Bluetooth • Weight: 1.8kg / 3.96lbs (with battery) • Dimensions: WxDxH 287x207x12.7-37.1mm; 11.48x8.28x0.51-1.48-inch • Battery Life: up to 410 minutes; 62.16WH battery
About Eurocom: Eurocom is a leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers since 1989. The company has produced many firsts and continues to engineer VGA solutions that inspire and enable individuals and companies to reach great possibilities. Eurocom has been a leading innovator in the mobile computer industry since 1989. Eurocom is currently the only developer in the world offering a Server on the Go solution with RAID 01/5/10 support and up to 4 hard drives. For more information on Eurocom please visit (www.eurocom.com).