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Jan 21, 2002

Eurocom Launches World's First Intel® Pentium® 4 Notebook PC


NEPEAN, CANADA - Eurocom Corporation has launched the world's first entry-level Pentium 4 notebook PC based on Intel's most advanced x86 microprocessor. With its superb performance and features, the EUROCOM 8170 Monte Cristo truly lives up to Eurocom standards of "desktop replacement," with capabilities the equal of a high-end desktop system but in a light and trim portable device.

Running the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor at speeds up to 2.2 GHz, the EUROCOM 8170 provides an unparalleled performance for a notebook computer. This powerful processor combined with the EUROCOM 8170's video subsystem, based on the ATI Mobility Radeon video chipset and 16 MB of DDR video memory brings workstation-level 3D graphics for incredible online gaming or responsive handling of demanding modeling applications.

For comfortable viewing, the EUROCOM 8170 Monte Cristo supports 14.1" TFT LCD, available in XGA 1024-by-768 pixel resolution, and SXGA+ resolution of 1400-by-1050. With its high-resolution, the EUROCOM 8170 not only provides a great viewing experience for games, Web browsing, and multimedia playback, but also comfortable handling of large or finely detailed documents and images.

In addition, the EUROCOM 8170 notebook offers a number of other outstanding features. For example, the new portable's system memory utilizes high-performance SDRAM, up to 1GB, driven by 133 MHz memory bus, and boasts a 400 MHz front side bus, allowing it to smoothly multitask a large number of the most memory-hungry applications without performance degradation or system instability.

For storage, the EUROCOM 8170 offers a choice of high-capacity hard disk drives up to 30 GB. And within its compact form, weighing less than 3 kilograms, the notebook also integrates an optical drive - either a CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive, or DVD/CD-RW combo drive - as well as an internal modem, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, IEEE1394 FireWire, digital S/PDIF sound output, and comprehensive audio facilities with built-in microphone and stereo speakers.

For connecting external devices, the EUROCOM 8170 not only provides standard ports such as USB port, VGA port and a 32-bit CardBus-compliant PC Card slot, but also a IEEE 1394 port for connecting high-bandwidth items such as video camcorders, an S-video TV-out port, and even a parallel port for connecting legacy peripherals. Wireless connectivity is also supported through an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN PC Card solution.
Moreover, the EUROCOM 8170 includes five built-in Easy Start Buttons and one button for instant retrieval of new email received. By simplifying common tasks, these extra buttons help users to save time and increase productivity. The keyboard of the EUROCOM 8170 is ergonomic to ensure user's comfort and efficient usage of the notebook even over long periods of keyboarding sessions.

For users who desire a portable powerful computer, but don't want to do without the leading-edge power of a Pentium 4 processor, advanced 3D graphics, and roomy display, the EUROCOM 8170 Monte Cristo is truly a dream come true.

Eurocom Corporation:
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