|Jul 28, 2016
Eurocom Monster 4 (GTX970M)
-Decent gaming capabilities
-Upgrades do not void warranty
-Decent build quality
-1920x1080 IPS screen
-Above average keyboard and touch pad
The Eurocom Monster 4 is a surprisingly solid performer for an ultra-portable notebook. For a 14 inch unit, it has a list of serious specifications, an Intel i7 6700 HQ and a GeForce GTX 970M in a tiny 1 inch / 2.54cm thick system. When it comes to overall performance, it does a spectacular job. It handles pretty much any game at 1080p with ease. The only game that really struggled was the Witcher 3 with Hairworks on. Oh, let's not forget that games and media look exquisite on the 1080p IPS display. The included SSD makes for a snappy system that boots quickly, and there is just enough space for a couple good games for on-the-go fun while the HDD handles everything else.
|May 31, 2016
Review: The Eurocom Monster 4 roars to life
Eurocom’s laptops are kind of like the Clark Kent of the computer world. It appears all meek and unassuming until you get a closer look and realize it’s supercharged in a suit. I admit I didn’t know much about the brand until I started reviewing their laptops but they’ve become a big fixture in my household now. My wife liked what they brought to the table so much that she just bought a Pro P7 and it was around that time that Eurocom knocked on my door again and dropped off the Monster 4. As with all previous Eurocom builds, the Monster 4 looks like any other work laptop until you realize what’s inside, and that it has just loaded the game "Fallout 4" and is ready for a hardcore gaming session.
As a former mixed martial arts writer, the community seemed to be obsessed with pound for pound rankings. I never liked that scale but if I port the idea here on a “dollar for dollar” basis, the Monster 4 has to be a contender. Without breaking the bank, you get high performance out of the box that should curb your gaming urges right away.
|Apr 11, 2016
Eurocom Monster 4 14-inch Gaming Notebook Review
Building a gaming desktop can be tough, but building a gaming notebook can be even harder. While most vendors limit your options, Eurocom goes out of its way to provide the most customization possible. As we find out in this review, the company’s offerings are diverse, and based on our findings with the Monster 4, a notebook with professional looks can still be a beast inside.
If I were in the market for a gaming laptop, I wouldn’t hesitate to toss this one on my shortlist. That’s for a couple of reasons: it’s super-fast, has professional aesthetics, has an openness about it that allows you to upgrade certain components without feeling guilty, and can also be received sans an OS. That last one is key, as it can save upwards of $100 on the price if you already have a Windows license you can use (and Windows 10 makes that easier for those with Windows 7/8 keys).
the Monster 4 truly impressed me, and I’d highly recommend taking a look at Eurocom’s configurator tool if you’re interested in a new gaming notebook that’s as light as a regular one and offers fantastic gaming performance at 1080p.