|Oct 19, 2006
Eurocom Mobile Workstations; workstation-class spec in a notebook form factor!
Eurocom Corporation, a leader in Desktop Replacement notebook technology since 1989, offers computer users a perfect alternative to conventional workstation class desktop computing with their line of mobile workstations. The EUROCOM fully upgradeable Mobile Workstations featuring large displays, high-performance dual core processors, 64-bit technology, up to 4 GB RAM, multiple drives, RAID 0/1, and upgradeable 512MB VGA by NVIDIA or ATI, are designed to replace desktop-based workstations. By offering a portable single computer solution, such as mobile workstation capable of running 3D modeling and engineering software, Eurocom allows professional users to take their work outside of office without losing high degree of productivity. Moreover, EUROCOM mobile workstations provide a better Return on Investment than traditional workstation class desktop computers.
Where is the office going?
As concept of modern office is changing towards a portable/mobile or home based office, majority of companies today need to make their employees fully mobile, working from various places or on the road. That means decrease of traditional work space: companies go into smaller and cheaper workspace (smaller cubicles). Portable Office enables workers to get rid of a traditional desktop computer, get on the road, work from home, meet clients, deliver presentations, or even get together with other team members in a boardroom during a brainstorming session. A portable computer system allows to meet operational and job requirements of mobile workers ( i.e.: engineers, graphics designers, traders, financial professionals, sales reps, etc. � different workers needing different computer form factors).
Definition of Mobile Workstation
Mobile Workstation is a new category of notebooks designed to replace a desktop-based workstation for a professional user. With unrivalled power, unsurpassed features and unmatched style, the Mobile Workstation is the ultimate evolution of the Desktop Replacement notebook. With the release of mobile workstations, Eurocom has taken the next step in the evolution of the desktop replacement by combining workstation like features, power and flexibility with desktop replacement technology. Mobile Workstation is the most powerful notebook on the market. With the arrival of 64-bit technology, mobile workstations run two times faster than 32-bit desktop PCs. Featuring the most innovative computer technologies, they are engineered for the highest quality, best performance, long-term stability and serviceability. As a single portable computing solution, mobile workstation provides a perfect alternative to a traditional workstation class desktop computer system.
EUROCOM High-End Mobile Workstations
EUROCOM mobile workstations are designed specifically for high-end professional and graphics users demanding maximum performance and power when running professional applications such as CAD/CAM, 3D animation, 3D simulation, engineering, math, forensic or medical software, or graphics work. Mobile workstations feature the most advanced computer technology, such as:
high-performance dual core Intel and AMD processors,
up to 4 GB of high performance memory,
multiple Hard Drives with RAID 0/1 for up to 320 GB of storage
SLI graphics with two Graphics Processing Units (GPUs),
a choice of 512 MB upgradeable video and the fastest graphics with OpenGL by NVIDIA and ATI
large displays (17", 19" and soon 20" LCDs) in a portable form
8x Dual Layer, Multi DVD Burner; supports +-RW and -RAM; perfect for CD/DVD Burning-on the-Go
integrated Built-in 1.3 Megapixels Webcam for video conferencing,
102-key desktop-like full size keyboards with separate numeric keypad
Multiple I/O Ports: 4 or 5 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, serial and parallel ports, DVI-I ports for dual display, S-Video In ports for digital video cameras, media card readers, Optical digital and analog audio I/O, built-in microphone and stereo speakers
Excellent Wireless and Wired Networking: Built-in WLAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet
Excellent Surround Sound System with SRS WOW technology
Optional internal TV Tuner
Full Upgrade Ability and Full Customization
EUROCOM mobile workstations are built on a customized basis so that users can select the individual configurations they require. EUROCOM systems offer stylish all-in-one design, superb performance, upgrade ability and latest computing technology. All EUROCOM mobile workstations are fully upgradeable including Hard Drive (Hard Drives), memory, optical drives, processors and graphics to prolong their lifespan.
Overview of EUROCOM Mobile Workstation Models
Each EUROCOM Mobile Workstation is unique in terms of its form factor, function and capability. Models, such as D900T Phantom, D900K F-Bomb and M590K Emperor, featuring huge displays, desktop processors and multiple drives, are more heavy duty systems intended for users in need of maximum power. Models, such as M570U Divine based on mobile processors, are lighter; therefore more suitable for frequent travellers.
EUROCOM D900T Phantom
With a powerful desktop Intel Pentium 4 processor with 1MB or 2MB of cache and high-bandwidth PCI EXPRESS architecture, the D900T Mobile Workstation system alleviates the limitations and bottlenecks of the traditional notebook or PC - opening up a wealth of possibilities for 2D and 3D designers, video and audio producers, scientists, engineers, researchers, game developers and players. The industry fastest front side bus, and advanced system controller and high-speed, high-capacity memory DDR2-533 make the D900T PHANTOM one of the fastest PCs ever built. The D900T model features upgradeable 256MB DDR2 base video graphics by the most powerful 16x PCI Express Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce Go6800, NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1400 and 512MB Quadro FX2500M with OpenGL, Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX, 512MB Nvidia GeForce Go7900GTX or ATi Mobility Radeon x800; dual Serial ATA or IDE hard drives with RAID 0, 1 support, two physical optical drives (optional) and 2 FireWire ports. Display measures 17-inch with WSXGA+ 1680-by-1050 resolution with UltraBright Glossy Surface or WUXGA 1920-by-1200 pixels with Glossy Surface. The internal 1.3 Megapixel web camera is standard on this model. The D900T Phantom is the ultimate mobile workstation for graphics professionals, 3D modeling, CAD digital content creators, engineers and anyone demanding maximum power and video.
EUROCOM D900K F-Bomb
The world's first 64-bit, Dual-Core notebook with AMD Athlon64 X2 processor, the D900K model is ideal for all professional workstation applications. Perfect for the CAD (computer-aided design), CAE (computer-aided engineering), DCC (digital content creation), visualization, and corporate markets. The Dual-Core processor will make sure that the system stays responsive when taking care of the most complex multiple tasks. The EUROCOM D900K F-Bomb features fully upgradeable video technology with 256MB or 512MB GDDR3 and 16-pixel pipelines to ensure that even the latest applications and games look their best. It supports the most powerful mobile graphics accelerators available from ATi and NVIDIA including 256MB GDDR3 Nvidia GeForce Go 7800GTX, ATi Mobility Radeon x800 XT Platinum Edition, nVidia 6800 Ultra, nVidia Quadro FX1400 or 512MB nVidia GeForce GO7900GTX and 512MB nVidia Quadro FX2500M. The D900K model comes equipped with superb 17.1-inch screen with WUXGA 1920-by-1200 pixels resolution with Super Clear Glossy Surface. The unique UltraBright Glossy screen technology comes as standard giving a wider viewing angle and improved colour brilliance. Supporting Windows XP Professional x64 Edition for new 64-bit applications and games which will harness this increased power now. The D900K offers up to 320GB of HDD space, RAID 0,1 with 2 physical PATA or SATA HDDs, two physical Optical Drives; up to 8x Multi DL DVD-RAM/+-RW DVD Burner and an optional internal TV Tuner, as well as 10-in-1 media card reader and 1.3M internal Webcam for video conferencing.
EUROCOM M590K Emperor
Features the largest, most spectacular 19-inch Widescreen WSXGA+ 1680-by-1050 pixels resolution display with a 16:9 aspect ratio ever to grace a portable, engineered into the most luxurious, powerful and ultra desirable fully featured 64-bit EUROCOM Supernotebook ever built. The 290-nits brightness ensures that even in direct sunlight one can see the display clearly. The M590K is powered by nVidia nForce4 chipset and by the fastest 64-bit Mobile Turion64 processor with Nvidia's SLI (Scalable Link Interface) upgradeable Video Technology with two Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX, Go7900GTX or Quadro FX 2500M GPUs. NVIDIA Quadro� GPUs are robust, high-performance workstation solutions for the professional user. Whether you're a designer developing the latest automobile, a 3D artist working on the next blockbuster film, or a financial trader on Wall Street, NVIDIA workstation class GPU solution deliver unmatched power and performance. NVIDIA Quadro products are fully certified for all professional workstation applications, and are ideal for the CAD (computer-aided design), CAE (computer-aided engineering), DCC (digital content creation), visualization, and corporate markets. The M590K comes equipped with 4-in-1 media card reader, built-in 1.3 Megapixels Webcam for video conferencing, SRS WOW; Surround Sound System, Wireless SuperG 108Mbps WLAN 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth and 1 Gigabit Ethernet on-board, 5 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, HDTV port, DVI-I, and all standard ports, including Serial port, and finally full-size 102-key keyboard with a separate numeric keypad, so there is no need for external keyboard.
EUROCOM M570U Divine
This is the first EUROCOM notebook built upon the new Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo Mobile, which is actually two processors engineered onto a single chip. It delivers higher performance in 2D and 3D graphics, video editing, and music encoding. And the new engine is only part of the story. The EUROCOM M570U Divine has a front side bus and memory that, at 667MHz, 16x PCI Express, up to two SATA hard drives with RAID 0,1 and upgradeable Eurocom VGA Technology with Nvidia GeForce Go7900GTX or Nvidia Quadro FX2500M Open GL with 256MB or 512MB of GDDR3 VRAM delivers superfast graphics performance. Sporting a 17-inch widescreen display (WUXGA 1920-by-1200 pixels resolution) with Clear Glossy Surface; 16:9 Aspect Ratio and a Removable Modular bay for Optical Drive, built-in webcam for video conferencing, 2nd Hard Drive or 2nd Battery Pack, the EUROCOM M570U DIVINE is a robust, high-performance mobile workstation solution for the professional user on the move. Optional internal TV tuner is also available.
Mobile Workstations as alternative to workstation class desktop computers
Professionals using desktop-based workstations are limited today to working with large expensive systems that are complicated to operate, to fixed work locations, lack of portability, and the need to work and maintain at least two computer systems, one in the office and one outside, resulting in high operating costs ($6000 USD per system in yearly cost of support). They are unable to work outside of office due to lack of sufficient power and flexibility of traditional notebooks currently available on the market. With a Mobile Workstation, design professionals, producers, engineers, architects, programmers, animators, film editors and special effects gurus are no longer be limited to working on multiple computer systems. Now, they can practice their craft anywhere they see fit equipped with a portable single computer solution capable of running 3D modeling and engineering software. A growing section of outsource professionals, freelance workers, especially in the finance and accounting market, does also need to be mobile while demanding a high degree of productivity from their equipment. Gamers are looking more and more at mobile workstations that allow them to come together at LAN parties and compete en-masse for prizes and pride. Hardware customization is an important factor for all gamers and Eurocom mobile workstations have found much success with this group already.
A EUROCOM mobile workstation provides a better Return on Investment than a traditional workstation class desktop computer due to numerous benefits of portable high-end computing technology:
users get a complete single computer unit with integrated LCD display (no big and heavy cpu tower to connect to a monitor and configure, no messy bundle of cables on desk)
When considering workstation class desktop computer replacement users have options:
- to stay with traditional desktop-based computers
- to get notebooks for some PC projects
Most computer purchasers still think of a desktop-based PC as a main computer workstation and consider adding a laptop/notebook for any mobile computing needs. A mobile workstation saves users money by replacing two computer systems (desktop and notebook) with just one complete computer solution that is fully upgradeable and fully configurable yet portable. Users purchase only 1 computer instead of 2. EUROCOM mobile workstations are ideal systems for corporate customers who used to buy workstation class desktop computers and notebooks, but who now do not want to exceed their IT budget buying both.
Users can upgrade aging desktop PCs to the latest and portable computer technology and:
- lower IT management cost,
- reduce energy consumption and cost,
- prolong the lifespan of new equipment through future expandability of fully upgradeable and configurable mobile workstations. An average computer today has a life span of eighteen months, while EUROCOM systems offer a much longer life thanks to upgrade ability of motherboards, memory, hard drive, optical drives and graphics.
When planning computer purchases, forward-thinking IT managers and buyers should consider migrating to more innovative mobile workstation technology, which offers a perfect alternative to existing workstation class desktop computer hardware. Fully upgradeable and configurable mobile workstations provide much higher Return on Investment, help reduce power consumption and allow workers to become mobile by taking their work outside of office or on the road when necessary.
Eurocom Corporation: Eurocom Corporation is a leading innovator in the notebook industry. The company has produced many firsts, such as manufacturing the first notebook with a 15.1-inch LCD panel and a full-size, 102-key, keyboard. For more information please visit www.eurocom.com