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Feb 05, 2010

Eurocom adds 'Arrandale' Intel i5 Core and i7 Core, nVidia GeForce GX 285M, Quadro FX 2800M and ATi Radeon Mobility HD5870



Eurocom, the world's leading developer of highly personalized, high-performance notebook PCs and LCD PCs, updates its Mobile Workstation notebook line-up to support Intel i3 Core, i5 Core and i7 Cores processors codenamed "Arrandale". As of present, all Eurocom models support both "Arrandale" Dual Core and "Clarksfield" Quad Core processors.

The new “Arrandale” processors are the first to feature the main processor, integrated graphics, and the memory controller on a single CPU package, with CPU die being manufactured using the new 32-nanometer process. This innovation promises to increase laptops’ computing performance while decreasing power consumption and heat.

Unlike recently released Core i7 “Clarksfield” 45nm quad-core products, the “Arrandale” Core i5, and Core i7 both have dual CPU cores.

The i5 and i7 mobile series incorporate TurboBoost technology that automatically allowing for processor overclocking providing that it is operating below power, current, and temperature limits. TurboBoost is not present in the Core i3 series.

Another technology for performance improvement is Hyper-Threading, allowing two parallel threads per CPU core. It’s available on all “Arrandale” units.

Clock speeds and power consumption (TDP) of the new processors range from 1.06GHz and 18W on an ultra-low voltage model to 2.66GHz (up to 3.33GHz w/TurboBoost) and 35W on the fastest full-voltage CPU. The cache size is 3MB on the Core i3 and Core i5, whereas the Core i7 “Arrandale” has 4MB.

Intel’s integrated graphics on the “Arrandale” Core chips is capable to deliver high-definition video playback and “mainstream and casual 3D gaming”, according to the manufacturer. The GPU operating frequencies vary, depending on processor model.

Eurocom offers the most complete line of notebooks supporting both Arrandale and Clarksfield processors for Mobile Workstations-class notebooks including 15.6-inch EUROCOM W860CU Cougar, 17.3-inch W870CU Cheetah and 18.4-inch EUROCOM X8100 Caliber with Intel PM55 chipset, DDR3-1333 Memory and powered by nVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285M, Quadro FX 2800M or ATi Radeon Mobility HD5870 upgradeable MXM 3.0 Type B VGA technology.

Eurocom supports complete line of Intel Core i5 and i7 Mobile Processors:

- “Clarksfield” 45nm Intel Core i7 Mobile Processors: 1.60 GHz Core i7-720QM (45W), 1.73 GHz Core i7-820QM (45W), and 2.0 GHz Core i7-920XM Extreme (55W). These Mobile Core i7 processors are based on Intel Nehalem 45nm technology and sport 256KB of L2 cache per core as well as 8MB (800- and 900-series) or 6MB (700-series) of unified L3 cache.

- “Arrandale” 32nm Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Mobile Processors: 2.40GHz 35W Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor i5-520M 4.8 GT/s; 2.53GHz 35W Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor i5-540M 4.8 GT/s 3MB L3 .

EUROCOM 15.6” W860CU Cougar, 17.3” W870CU Cheetah and 18.4” X8100 XCaliber provide workstation-calibre performance, powerful graphics capabilities, high performance storage SATA-300 hard drives and super-powerful Intel Clarksfield Core i-7, Core i7-Extreme or Core i5 Mobile Processor for high-end computing wherever work or gaming takes place.

Featuring the largest size of notebook LCD display available in Full HD 1920-by-1080 pixels, upgradeable nVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M with 1GB of GDDR3 Video Memory and powered by Intel line of Core i5, Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme two-core and four-core processor technology, EUROCOM X8100 XCaliber also features the largest and fastest storage capacity on the market today - a whopping 2.5 Terabytes with four physical drives (640GB per single drive) - making it the perfect laptop for users who demand high performance storage for true portable gaming and/or workstation-calibre experience.

For the hardcore PC user (gamer and/or engineer alike), this means the EUROCOM W860CU Cougar and W870CU Cheetah provide blistering fast response times that are sure to turn heads.

EUROCOM W860CU Cougar and W870CU Cheetah support variety of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems from Microsoft Windows 7 up to Server 2008R2.

Upgradeable VGA Technology

EUROCOM W860CU Cougar, W870CU Cheetah and X8100 XCaliber use standard MXM 3.0 Type B specifications with the interface allowing easy upgradeability to next generation of graphics technology and allow full exchangeability with both NVIDIA and ATi VGA technology. By using a consistent mechanical graphics interface in the form of high-performance MXM, Eurocom is able to introduce a variety of innovative PCI Express graphics solutions as quickly as desktop PC graphics.

Here is a list of VGA options available:

- nVidia GeForce GTX 285M; 1GB GDDR3; DX10; with DVI-Dual Link support
- nVidia GeForce GTX 280M; 1 GB GDDR3; DX10
- nVidia GeForce GTS 360M; 1GB GDDR3; DX11
- nVidia Quadro FX 2800M; 1GB GDDR3; DX10; with DVI-Dual Link support
- ATi Radeon Mobility HD5870; 1GB GDDR5; DX11; with DVI-Dual Link support
- ATi Radeon Mobility HD4870; 1GB GDDR3; DX10; with DVI-Dual Link support

EUROCOM W860CU and W870CU use single VGA, while X8100 XCaliber supports both single and Dual (SLI or CrossFire) VGA operation.

I/O Ports, Communications and Security

Standard ports include four USB ver 2.0, one DVI- Dual Link for external display, one Firewire IEEE1394a, one RJ-45 for 1 Gigabit LAN, one RJ11 for Modem/Phone, one S/PDIF output; one built-in microphone and one headphone jack.

There are also a HDMI output, HDMI-input (X8100 model), e-SATA port, Built-in Webcam for Video Conferencing, HSDPA 3.5G mobile broadband support along with the WiMax or 802.11n and Bluetooth.

For security there is integrated fingerprint reader is accompanied by the Kensington security lock.

A high performance, integrated ExpressCard 34/54 slot adds modular expansion capability and supports various external peripheral functionality.

Upgradeable Processor Technology

Driving the system is Intel Core i7 Mobile or Core i7 Extreme with up to8MB of L3 cache, which delivers exceptional high-def multimedia, multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance.

Intel's “Clarksfield” i7 Core Mobile processor is Nehalem-based 45nm chip and its part of Intel's Clarksfield contains 840 million transistors and will run at a power envelope of up 55W. That's somewhat higher than the chipmaker's mainstream thermal design power (TDP) of 35W, meaning that the extra performance will take its toll on battery life.

This high-performance CPU allows users to simultaneously run multiple applications at the same time -- all with increased performance. Performing tasks such as burning CDs, reading email messages, editing digital photos and listening to music all at the same time with no slow downs means a richer overall experience for the user.

Here is a list of processors supported in W860CU Cougar, W870CU Cheetah and X8100 XCaliber:

- Intel Core i7-920XE Extreme Processor (Clarksfield); 2.0GHz, 8MB L3 cache; 55W TDP.
- Intel Core i7-820QM Processor (Clarksfield); 1.73GHz, 8GB L3 cache; 45W TDP.
- Intel Core i7 i7-720QM Processor (Clarksfield); 1.60GHz 6MB L3 cache, 45W TDP
- Intel Core i7 i7-620M Processor (Arrandale); 2.66Ghz 4MB L3 cache; 35W TDP; 32nm
- Intel Core i5 i5-540M Processor (Arrandale); 2.53GHz 3MB L3 cache; 35W TDP; 32nm
- Intel Core i5-520M Processor (Arrandale); 2.40GHz 3MB L3 cache; 35W TDP; 32nm


EUROCOM W860CU Cougar, W870CU Cheetah and X8100 XCaliber use next-generation, high speed, dynamic frequency DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM for laptops that enables customers to make full use of the significantly reduced power consumption and increased bandwidth of DDR3.

This new-generation DDR3 SO-DIMM module for laptops uses the 8-bit pre-fetch design. As it is a double of the DDR2 modules, the clock frequency begins from 800MHz and can be increased to 1066MHz, 1333MHz and 1600MHz.

Thanks to the evolution in die processes of 75nm technology, DDR3 modules offer significant reduction in power consumption, by taking advantage of DDR3’s 1.5V power requirement, compared to 1.8V for it’s predecessor, DDR2. By incorporating additional optimizations, DDR3 SO-DIMMs reduce power consumption by more than 30 percent compared to today’s mainstream DDR2 modules depending on the nomination of SO-DIMMs used further extending battery life of our laptops. Finally, DDR3 SDRAM technology offers data transfer rates of up to 10.67GB/s @1333MHz. This doubles the maximum data transfer as compared to current DDR2 memory, which significantly boosts the performance of mobile PCs.

This DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM for laptops uses high-quality genuine die from original manufacturers packaged with the FBGA (Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array) technology to deliver better cooling and electrical performances. The ODT (on-die-termination) can effectively ensure signal integrity by reducing signal feedback when the module is running at high speed.

With ASR (auto self-refresh) design, it intelligently reduces the refreshing frequency of memory modules thus effectively reduce the temperature and power consumption of the module to conserve energy.

Physical Dimensions & Weight

The W860CU Cougar measures 374mm (W) x 263mm (D) x 42mm (H) (14.96”x10.52”x1.68”) and weights under 3.3kg (7.26lbs). The W870CU Cheetah is 412x279x39-48mm (16.48x11.16x1.56-1.92inch) and weights 4kg or 8.8lbs.

Full Upgradeability and Full Customization

EUROCOM notebooks are built on a customized basis so that users can select the individual configurations they require. EUROCOM systems offer stylish all-in-one design, superb performance, upgrade ability and latest computing technology. All EUROCOM mobile workstations are fully upgradeable including Hard Drive (Hard Drives), memory, optical drives, processors and graphics to prolong their lifespan.

About Eurocom

Eurocom is the world's leading developer of desktop replacement technology, highly customized, high-performance notebook PCs. The company was founded on the belief that it could revolutionize the PC world with Desktop Replacement Technology, its designs and advanced engineering techniques typically unseen in the computer industry. The company has produced many firsts, such as manufacturing the world’s first notebook with a 3.5-inch desktop hard drive, 102-keys full-size keyboard, 17-inch notebook, upgradeable notebook VGA technology, integrating RAID 0,1,5 technologies into the notebook or incorporating i7 desktop processors into a notebook designs. Eurocom continues to engineer well-balanced, work-of-art machines that inspire and enable individuals to reach great possibilities. For more information on Eurocom or to customize a machine, visit www.eurocom.com.

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