Eurocom Shark 3 Laptop Comes Ashore Sporting a GeForce GTX 860M GPU and 5.5TB of Storage

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hornfire3

finally Eurocom offering a quite okay (midrange) laptop at an affordable price. I've seen too many Eurocom performance laptops being sold for $2-3k. It kills my wallet.

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Innomasta

Not a bad starting price actually.

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AFDozerman

The 4940MX is a 3.1Ghz quad core part. I can get that same performance from a mobile Haswell part any day of the week. What's so "extreme" about it?

Edit: wait... This *is* Haswell, isn't it?

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jbitzer

Uggh, their website looks straight out of the 90's.

And how is this upgradeable? Can I buy newer, better graphics and processors and put them in myself?

That'd be cool, and this is priced within other gaming laptops on the market, so I guess this could be a win, but that website is scary.

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MrHasselblad

EUROCOM = one of only two companies in the world that offers completely upgradeable laptop computers. Everything besides the screen and the case itself is completely upgradeable.

Go ahead and purchase it with the entry level processor and even the entry level graphics card, then upgrade then later on if one wishes to.

Also an incredible benefit should any one part ever fail.

To all of the Apple/Mac fans out there; try purchasing a laptop without a warranty and then having it repaired. Apple/Mac = disposable

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LatiosXT

While they are technically upgradable, the only vendors that I've found that sell parts are on eBay. And they command, at least to me, ridiculous prices. A GTX 880M goes for $900 and even a GTX 860M goes for $400.

You also can't upgrade the motherboard, unless they use a standardized layout for all of their models, or class of models.

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MrHasselblad

On at least three different Eurocom's one can upgrade the motherboard; from the lessor featured so called standard one (if there is such a thing with the name Eurocom) to other more upgraded motherboards. In other words one can purchase a Eurocom with the "entry level" motherboard and then upgrade it at a later time.

Simply "Google or Youtube" Eurocom to literally watch a variety of Eurocoms being upgraded by their owners.

In terms of price, one gets exactly what one pays for. Sure a majority of the Eurocoms aren't exactly the run of the mill Dell's or even Lenovo's, Eurocoms are considerably better. Take a look at any of the parts offered in one, along with the build quality.

Also noting that Eurocom does even offer laptop below the 1k threshold

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AFDozerman

Yeah, I noticed that when MPC covered the release of the Panther. Now THAT was a beastly laptop.

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MrHasselblad

Gotta love that option to add in a Twelve core; at an added $2500 above the existing entry level chip.

My Eurocom (same model you mentioned) also runs on the 12 core, and runs completely table on all 12 cores at above 3.5 speed.

The only three downsides that I knew about even before purchase were:

1. Physical size of the laptop
2. And weight
3. The battery can easily run Windows 7 or even 8 for over an hour if one dials down some of the settings, but... My Eurocom 12 is configured as a server. Given such it takes a while to verify all of the settings and hardware - the battery is just their to preserve those setting if one goes from place to place