Eurocom Crams Core i7 Into a Notebook

From Tom's Hardware: CeBit is just around the corner and considering the weather is getting colder and snowier, we’re hoping the show in German will give us something hot to keep us warm. However, while a Core i7 notebook sounds great, there are a couple of things to consider before we get all hot under the collar.

It’s no secret that the Core i7 isn't built for laptops -- not yet, at least. Intel has said it will be scaling down its Nehalem architecture to suit laptops in 2H 2009 so why cram the monster processor into a notebook? ‘Cause they can.

The Eurocom D900F Phantom i7 mobile workstation is a high-end 17-inch notebook based on Intel's desktop-class Intel Core i7 processor and X58 chipset. The notebook also features an Nvidia G280 GPU.

We won’t mince words, this thing is a monster. The Core i7 and 8 MB of L2 aside, the D900F packs 8 GB of DDR3, up to 1.5 TB of storage, 4 USB ports and a 12-cell battery. Unfortunately the spec sheet doesn’t list how long you can expect that 12-cell battery to last when you’re running this thing but we’re going to go out on a limb and assume you won’t want to be away from a power outlet for very long, which is great because the thing weighs the same as a very large baby. That’s right, be prepared to lug around 11.9 lbs of bulk. If nothing else, at least this will be the most compact Core i7 box on the market.

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