Engadget: MacBook Pro really was PC World's fastest tested laptop....until the Phantom-X......
So there's a bit of grumbling on the internets that PC World, like, totally sold out and lied about the MacBook Pro being the fastest Vista laptop they ever tested (presumably just so they could get mentioned in that new Apple commercial, right?) shortly before the staff went cow tipping and passed out drunk in a public park. The reality is PC World apparently hadn't tested a laptop faster than the MacBook Pro at the time, and it wasn't until weeks later they tested the Eurocom D900C Phantom-X, which handily bested Apple's lappie by a broad margin. At least that's what PC World's editor Harry McCracken told us, but then again we did hear he recently got an Apple tat and is planning a hostile takeover of Macworld magazine in '08.
PC World: Top 10 Power Laptops
Thick, heavy unit with a quad-core processor runs scorchingly fast, remarkably quiet, and cool....
Desktop Engineering: Editor's Pick of the Week
by Anthony J. Lockwood | Published December 5, 2007
Dear Desktop Engineering Reader:
The first thing you need to understand about Eurocoms new D901C Notebook PC is that its a high-performance engineering-class workstation in a notebook form factor. The D901C is not some dainty thing to impress your hipsterness upon your mimosa-sipping compadres in first class whenever you whip it out to battle FreeCell. They will, nonetheless, be impressed: The D901C is a 12-pound, graphics, storage, and processing workhorse that is designed to replace a desktop unit and give you the option to take desktop power with you
PC Plus Performance and Hotlist award
Please find attached the Performance Award, awarded to Eurocom for
its D900 Phantom laptop, featured in issue 261 of PC Plus, on sale 25
The product also made it onto a our esteemed Hot List, making it our
pick for the best in its class.
Please feel free to use the attached award for all marketing
purposes. If you wish to use any comments from the published review,
please email the text you are requesting to use and we will respond
Please pass on our hearty congratulations to all those concerned with
this product's development.
Laura Shaw on behalf of
Ian Robson, Editor / Alex Cox, Reviews Editor
The Eurocom D900C Phantom-X is no ordinary notebook. In fact, it's a workstation-class machine ....
The Eurocom D900C Phantom-X is no ordinary notebook. In fact, it's a workstation-class machine that Eurocom claims is "the world's first quad-core notebook". To maximise gaming performance, you can specify a pair of GeForce graphics modules in SLI...