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.
Dell may be all finished with 11.6-inch gaming notebooks, at least as it pertains to the Alienware M11x, but if you're a fan of such powerful pint-sized PCs, don't feel obligated to cry yourself to sleep. The 11.6-inch form factor for gamers lives on, not only with Maingear's recently announced 'Pulse' laptop, but also via Eurocom, which is now selling its Monster 1.0 laptop starting at just $817.