Eurocom Leopard 2.0 is a Beastly 18.4-inch Dual GPU Workstation

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thetechchild

Now if only they could manage to invest in downsizing and increasing cooling efficiency, this beast of a machine might be reduced to something more manageable (8 to 10 lb?), and perhaps slightly more cost efficient. While it is perhaps cheaper than some competition, it's still a lot more expensive than the equivalent desktop, something which laptop manufacturers will hopefully solve in the realm of desktop *replacements.*

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j_j_montez

I'd like to know if the chassis is the same across all the configurations. I'd love to get the base one, then upgrade to more hard drives later when I want to get SSDs. Sure it weighs more than 2.5 times my current laptop, but I will take that trade-off.

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stradric

I can't imagine how anyone could need 24GB of RAM on a laptop. You're better off with less RAM and an SSD -- even if you're running multiple VMs simultaneously.

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iceman08

so, configured my own, looks like it'll cost me $2k altogether when I have the 560m in sli, with a 500gb 7200rpm drive, bluray, the minimum 2.2ghz core i7, 8gb ddr3-1333, and...yeah, that's about it. for another $300 total, I could keep the 500gb hdd as a secondary and add an SSD as my primary

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Paul_Lilly

That's not a bad looking config, though if your GPU brand agnostic, I'd look at the dual AMD Radeon HD 6970M option over the pair of 560M GPUs. Adds another $100 to the build in exchange for a bit more pixel pushing power.

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iceman08

I considered that, and did another config, just switching out the dual gpus, still not bad (I think) for the price. my only question is which 2-card solution (I want two cards solely to say my laptop has two cards) is better in terms of heat management and/or power drain?

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Raswan

I'm going to say the Radeon cards, only because they seem to consistently out-perform nVidia in the desktop realm. Check out AT's benches for more detail, but this gives you a decent example:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/509?vs=517

That said, I know nothing about mobile gpus, so it may change.

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Raswan

Not too bad, actually. Significantly less than what you'd spend on a mac, though it would be interesting to see more on how the screen stacks up. 18.4 is a beast of a laptop. Wonder how much it weighs.

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Paul_Lilly

It's going to pack some heft. Eurocom has it listed at 12.32 pounds, just a hair less than an AVADirect Clevo P180HM (12.34 pounds) I played with a couple months ago, which appears to use the same or similar chassis. These machines fit squarely in the 'Desktop Replacement' (or Mobile Workstation) category.

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Raswan

That's all kinds of redonkulus. Still, it's a lot easier than toting around a fifty pound tower to a LAN.

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burntham77

Clearly this is a man's man of laptops. I've never considered a desktop replacement until I saw this.

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