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Nov 18, 2015

Eurocom launches entry level 15.6-inch Skylake based ultraportable powered by Intel Core i7 6700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics

Braden Taylor

Eurocom has launched and is now shipping the 15.6” Shark 5 ultraportable laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with 2 GB GDDR5, Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor and with built in optical drive, all in a slim 1.1 inch chassis.

Introducing the new Skylake based Shark 5 - it's slim (28.5 mm/1.1 inch), lightweight (2.5 kg), sleek and powerful, with on-board GPU and CPU for maximum battery life and an internal Ultra Slim Optical Drive. A beautiful soft rubber coating is a perfect way to finish off the Shark 5 in a high quality, beautiful fashion.

“The EUROCOM Shark 5 is another impressive addition to our line of thin and light upgradeable, ultraportable laptops designed to offer high levels of performance in addition to sleek and classy designs as well as ultra-portability and ease of use. We feel that the Shark 5 really redefines the entry level segment with a laptop that is designed for the everyday power user.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

The Shark 5 is prewired for LTE or UMTS/HSPA/3G/4G card module support, through an M.2 slot, so users can have a reliable WAN internet connection on the go.

User upgradeability and user configurability are core tenets of all Eurocom systems; the Shark 5 is no different with upgradeable memory, storage, display, wireless card and keyboard. The EUROCOM Shark 5 supports two memory modules for up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory and one M.2 SSD SATA PCIe Gen2 x2/x4 and two 9.5 mm HDD/SSD SATA for up to 4.5TB of storage.

The EUROCOM Shark 5 has an optical drive! We recognized this need for many customers so we listened by offering the Shark 5 with an upgradeable optical drive that can be a DVD drive, Blu-Ray drive or an additional storage drive bay.

The EUROCOM Shark 5 comes with a high quality white backlit keyboard with three brightness settings that can be easily changed through a keyboard hot key, for easy typing in the dark. X-structure, key technology is utilized for a great typing experience.

The high levels of security in the EUROCOM Shark 5 are brought on by the TPM 2.0 can save organizations and individuals in IT management costs.

Graphics performance comes from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2 GB GDDR5 memory and Intel HD Graphics 530. The GPUs are switchable between iGPU and dGPU using Microsoft Hybrid Graphics to give customers great performance and outstanding battery life.

The EUROCOM Shark 5 has an Intel HM170 Express Chipset running the Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor with 4 cores, 8 threads running at 2.6 GHz up to 3.5 GHz, with integrated Intel® HD Graphics 530. Due to Hyper-Threading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better overall utilization of the CPU. The i7-6700HQ is rated at a TDP of 45 W including graphics card and memory controller.

EUROCOM Shark 5 Specifications:
Display: 15.6-inch (39.62cm) 1920-by-1080 pixels FHD IPS display
Design: Stylish look with rubberized back cover
Processor: Intel i7-6700HQ processor; 2.6GHz up to 3.5GHz; 6MB L3 cache; TDP 45W; HD Graphics 530
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 960M; 2GB DDR5; on-board; Microsoft Hybrid Graphics (GPU switchable between iGPU and dGPU
Storage: up to 3 physical drives HDD/SSD; 2x 9.5mm 2.5-inch + 1x M.2 SATA3 / PCIe x2/x4
Optical Drive: Ultra Slim 9.5mm DVD-RW, Blu Ray RW or 2nd physical HDD/SSD
Keyboard: Backlit white-LED full size with numeric keypad
Connectivity: 1GbE LAN on-board; WLAN + Bluetooth; prewired for optional LTE/3G/4G Module (SIM socket and internal M.2 slot)
Dimensions / Weight: 385(W) X 268(D) X 28.5(H)mm; 2.5kg
Ports: Right side: SIM card slot, Card Reader Slot, USB 3.0, VGA, RJ-45/LAN; Left side: Kensington Lock, 2x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, Microphone, Headphone, ODD; Back side: USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4a, mini DP, DC-in
Battery: 6-cells 62WH Smart Li-Ion; removable; up to 280 minutes
Security: Kensington Lock, Fingerprint and TPM 2.0

About Eurocom:
Eurocom is a leading developer and innovator of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers since 1989. Eurocom has produced many firsts and continues to engineer solutions that inspire and enable individuals and companies to reach great possibilities. For more information on Eurocom please visit www.eurocom.com.