The whole 'desktop replacement' category exists largely because of gamers, who demand the same kind of power from their notebooks that they're used to getting from their desktop PCs. But that doesn't mean gamers have little regard for battery life, they just usually don't have a choice in the matter.
Enter Eurocom, which just unveiled a line of "gamer-friendly notebooks" sporting Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching technology inside. With Optimus working behind the scenes, Eurocom's new notebooks intelligently flip a virtual switch between the integrated Intel HD graphics and the more powerful Nvidia GeForce GT330M chip inside for added pixel pushing power.
The notebook line comes in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch flavors, both of which run a native resolution of 1920x1080. Processor options abound, starting with an Intel Core i3 330M chip clocked at 2.13GHz, and on up to an Intel Core i7 620M clocked at 2.66GHz.
Other features include up to 16GB of DDR3-1333, a bevy of ports (including a single SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port), 9-in-1 card reader, optional Blu-ray reader, and up to 1.6TB of hard drive storage (1TB + 640GB).
Pricing starts out at $1,000 for the 15.6-inch model and $1,200 for the 17.3-inch unit.