Eurocom has introduced the D900C Phantom-X 17-inch gaming/workstation notebook PC, advertised as “the World’s first quad-core notebook”. It is powered by Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q6700 processor with four CPU cores.
The quad-core Q6600 and Q6700 in Eurocom’s Phantom-X are designed for desktop computers and have 1066MHz front side bus, 8MB of L2 cache, and 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz clock speeds respectively. There are also a dual core processor options.
Basically, the Phantom-X is an upgraded version of the Phantom D900C, based on Clevo’s D900C. The Phantom-X is currently configurable with a single or dual (SLI mode) Nvidia GeForce Go 7950GTX 512MB dedicated video cards. According to its product page, Eurocom Phantom-X will be additionally available with GeForce 8700GTX or Nvidia Quadro FX3500 graphics, also in single or dual GPU configurations. The notebook’s 17″ widescreen display provides 1920-by-1200 pixels resolution, while for the external high-definition TV support there are HDTV S-Video 7-wire output, a DVI Dual Link port with HDCP, and a HD audio.
Eurocom D900C Phantom-X enables use of up to 4GB of system DDR2 memory. Optionally, it can be configured with memory modules featuring 800MHz front side bus, which are faster than 667MHz FSB modules commonly used in the latest Intel “Santa Rosa” platform-based notebooks. However, the utilization of more than 3GB of RAM is possible only under a 64-bit operating system. Eurocom’s quad-core laptop is configurable with up to three SATA2 hard drives at 5400rpm, for a total of up to 750GB of storage capacity. The system supports RAID 0,1, and 5 HDD modes and comes with a DVD burner or Combo optical drive. The product specifications page also lists a Blu-Ray drive option, which is currently unavailable.
The D900C Phantom-X includes a up to 802.11n draft wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet, 56k modem, and Bluetooth connections, a built-in web camera, four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, a Firewire, and an an optional TV tuner.
This high-performance computer weighs around 11.9lbs and comes with 12-cell battery providing up to 1.5 hours of continuous operation between charges.
EUROCOM D900C PHANTOM-X is offered with 32-bit Windows XP Professional or 32-bit/64-bit Microsoft Vista OS, and has a starting price of $2,999 Canadian dollars ($2,812 U.S.). The inclusion of the quad-core Q6600 processor costs an additional $335 CAD or $314 U.S. dollars.
Recently, the Australian PC maker Pioneer Computers has unveiled DreamBook Power D90 SLI, also claimed to be â€œthe first quad-core notebook in the Worldâ€.