Technically speaking, Eurocom's new Monster 1.0 laptop isn't an Ultrabook, nor is the company claiming it to be. Instead, Eurocom introduces the Monster 1.0 as a mobile system that "packs the performance of a gaming beast into a 4-pound ultraportable design." So it's an ultraportable, which means it isn't quite as svelte as an Ultrabook, but it's also better spec'd with up to an Intel Core i7 3820QM processor, 16GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, and 1TB of storage.
The Monster 1.0 is Eurocom's take on the 11.6-inch Clevo W110ER making the rounds, the same one that's helping depressed Alienware M11x fans snap out of their funk from hearing the news that Dell is discontinuing the mini-sized gaming notebook.
Pricing starts at $825 for the Monster 1.0, though a baseline configuration is much more subdued than the specs mentioned above. We're talking a Core i5 2410M processor, 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory, and 500GB hard drive, though it does come with Nvidia's Kepler-based GeForce 650M as a standard option. Upgrading to the above mentioned configuration ups the price to $2,123, and if you're going to spend that much, you might as well upgrade the HDD to a solid state drive.
You can play around with configuration options here .
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