|Feb 07, 2002
Eurocom Challenges iMac with Style, Features and Power.
NEPEAN, ONTARIO - The all new EUROCOM LP300 Portable PC boasts lines to die for with a smattering of pure innovations bringing the style, features and power of the EUROCOM to the desktop arena.
You could join the PC-making herds who retreat into ever cheaper, ever more boring beige boxes, or you could pack your desktop PC off to the greatest flea market on the planet, betting your wife and kids on something new: a new design that eliminates both the beige and the box.
It's a sad indictment of the state of the PC industry, that EUROCOM line of all-in-one desktop replacement LCD PC's should be seen as the great hope of modern computing - not only from a technological standpoint, but for what it can bring to the party in terms of style. After all, it's about time a modern desktop PC said something visually as well as functionally, and we've all seen enough beige boxes recently to last us several lifetimes.
Eurocom's new design manages to shove PC design several years into the future, without sacrificing the expandability, upgradeability and flexibility that people like in a traditional PC. Eurocom knows a thing or two about style and innovation, and you will find plenty of both on offer in the new EUROCOM LP300 LCD PC.
Industrial design, computer architecture, performance, features, ease-of-use, and upgradeable design - you name it, the EUROCOM LP300 is by far a superior machine and design that you can see for yourself. It's a computer other people will admire in your office or home.
Thanks to one-piece design, a single power button conveniently located on the front turns on the entire system. Only one cord emerges from the base (power), preserving the purity of your desk surface. Integrated stereo speakers and standard built-in wireless 802.11b LAN reduces the usual cluster of wires down to a single power cable. The internal RF Module provides any wireless Logitech-compatible keyboard and/or mouse with cable-less connection.
From a computer architecture point of view, the EUROCOM LP300 is better and more cleverly designed than any PC. Eurocom chose to integrate the best of desktop and notebook technologies. And with a TV tuner, the system becomes a flat LCD TV as well. Powered by a 400 MHz front-side-bus Intel® Pentium® 4 desktop processor and 800 MHz RAMBUS memory, the LP300 supports two notebook's 32-bit CardBus PC Card slots allowing for easy, externally accessed expandability (no tools required). Easy to change and/or upgrade standard 3.5-inch desktop hard drive is removable externally (one mounting screw to remove).
For comfortable viewing, the LP300 supports SXGA 1280-by-1024 flat-panel display, available in 17-inch, and 18-inch screen sizes. With its high-resolution, the LP300 not only provides a great viewing experience for games, Web browsing, TV watching and multimedia playback, but also comfortable handling of large or finely detailed documents and images. The LP300's built-in swivel base enables a massive degree of freedom for positioning and rotation of its large ultra bright flat-panel display.
Eurocom believes that flat screens are the present and future. In fact, Eurocom has never produced a single model with CRTs (cathode ray tubes, the traditional, bulky glass screens) during Company's over ten years history. It's easy to see why. Flat-panel screens are brighter and crisper than CRTs with blacker blacks and whiter whites. Because they're not painted by a moving electron gun, they're flicker-free, and they don't emit the kind of radiation that makes some CRT users worry. Compared with energy-hungry CRTs flat panels consume very little electricity. And flat panels are, of course, very light and take very little space. No wonder they make a perfect TV displays. Why to have a big and bulky tube TV when you can have a flat panel TV and a computer all-in-one ultra-thin space saving design.
The EUROCOM L300P comes straight out of the box not only with four USB ports and IEEE1394 (FireWire) connections for MiniDV camcorders and other external data devices, but has also Video-in RCA port for video capture and editing. With FireWire connectors, four U.S.B. jacks, 10/100 LAN on-board, 56K V90/92 Modem, wireless LAN on-board, RCA Video-in, S-video out and S/PDIF port the EUROCOM LP300 makes a fine digital hub for digital sound, cameras, camcorders, MP3 players and other digital accessories. Every LP300 also includes an ATI Radeon card with 32 MB of DDR Video SGRAM.
The LP300 looks strikingly futuristic and simple, its guts are contained in an elegant, silver and charcoal gray "form", 6-inch by 10- inches that occupies only 136 square inches of desk space (17"x 8"). No Intel Pentium 4 class computer today occupies less desk space.
The EUROCOM LP300 is based on four-spindle design supporting concurrent operation of four physical drives, namely 3.5-inch 1.44 MB floppy drive, 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm standard desktop hard drive and choice of two optical drives (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW Combo). A DVD-RW drive, which can play and record both CD's and DVD's will be available later this year. The EUROCOM LP300 uses super-fast 800 MHz RAMBUS memory upgradeable to 1 GB. It comes standard with two built-in stereo 3-Watts speakers. A TV tuner is optional.
Of course, even $2,799 (Canadian dollars) isn't the kind of price today's PC bargain hunters probably have in mind. But it's still less expensive than any comparable machine, if indeed anything can be said to be comparable. No other company offers four drives in a one-piece machine, at any price. Eurocom has yet again provided polish and elegance at prices the desktop PC world can't match.
The new EUROCOM L300P is an exceptional value and offers a surprising amount of horsepower; all you have to worry about is accepting its compact and striking design. Eurocom, a company that made features such as of the touchpad, multiple drive support and the wireless network standard, always seems to show the rest of the PC industry which way the future lies. If the new L300P Portable PC concept catches on, you can expect the entire computer industry to follow Eurocom's lead.
Eurocom Corporation is a leading innovator in the notebook industry. The company has produced many firsts, such as manufacturing the first notebook with a 15.1-inch LCD panel and a full-size, 102-key, keyboard. Since 1989, Nepean-based Eurocom Corporation has led the Canadian Desktop Replacement Notebook™ industry with over 950 dedicated resellers and agents across Canada. A 1999 survey by International Data Corporation Canada found Eurocom fifth in the Canadian notebook industry – the only Canadian Company in the top 10. For more information please visit www.eurocom.ca