Beastly Eurocom Panther 4.0 Sandy Bridge-E Notebooks Start Shipping

Brad Chacos

Unlike many notebook manufacturers, Eurocom's never been one to shy away from a beefy spec sheet, as evidenced by the powerful components found in the Kick Ass award-winning Eurocom Panther 2.0 . Today, the company announced it's started shipping the new Panther 4.0 "laptop," a beast that shamelessly flaunts all the lastest bells and whistles -- like Sandy Bridge-E and dual GTX 580Ms running in SLI.

If dual 580s sounds like overkill, other configurations allow you to swap them out for a single card. GeForce GTX 560s and 5010M/4000M/3000M Nvidia Quadro cards are also available. Or, there are CrossFire-d or non CrossFire-d Radeon HD 6990M and HD 6970M options available for AMD fans.

Here are some more specs:

  • Intel X79 Express Chipset; Up to Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme(3.30 GHz, 15 MB L3 cache)
  • Up to 32 GB RAM; DDR3-1333/1600/1866; four physical memory sockets
  • Up to 4 TB of storage with four physical SSD, Hybrid or HDD, RAID 0/1/5/10 support;
  • 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Firewire, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-I, HDMI 1.4a, S/PDIF
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN (Intel 82579V); WLAN (optional); Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (optional); 2M Video Webcam (built-in)
  • Fingerprint, Kensington Lock
  • 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs); 419 (W) x 286 (D) x 57.9-62.1 (H) mm (16.76 x 11.44 x 2.31-2.48 inch)

Both 3D and non-3D versions will be available. The Panther 2.0 configuration that won the Kick Ass award tipped the proverbial pay scales at nearly $6,000, and the Panther 4.0 looks to keep things just as pricy; the base model starts at $2,650 and only goes up from there. Check out this page to see all the options in black and white.

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