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Aug 14, 2014

Eurocom offers Linux based Laptops and Notebooks for back to school

Contact:
Braden Taylor
613-656-7961
btaylor@eurocom.com

Eurocom is now shipping Linux based Notebooks and Laptops, perfect for students heading back to school.

Students can save by choosing Linux based operating systems, combined with a 10% discount as part of the Eurocom Education Program.

For students who require more performance and capability Eurocom also offers NVIDIA Quadro based Mobile Workstations for engineering and design students, combined with Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon processors.

Purchasing through the Eurocom Education Program gives students the equipment they need to achieve their greatness with a 10 percent discount.

Eurocom systems support Linux operating systems, we install these operating systems on systems that support them, and we recommend Ubuntu or Linux.

Why Eurocom?
The upgradability of a Eurocom system is an attractive feature for anyone from engineering to graphics, to mobile application and game developing students. The freedom to upgrade parts is unique to Eurocom. Not limited to just memory modules and storage drives, it also includes the ability to swap out for a better graphics card, or even boost the processor.

At Eurocom, the customer has a great deal of choice when ordering their new laptop or notebook. Users can choose between a variety of processors, storage drives, memory, displays, keyboards and even operating systems for their little Monster.

Eurocom notebooks are perfect for new or current post-secondary students to build a comprehensive portfolio of work to take with them as they start their chosen career. They’re small, lightweight but have maximum power, proving that size doesn’t matter.

“If you buy a notebook from Eurocom as a high school graduation gift, it’s built to last past University graduation” Mark Bialic, Eurocom president.

Why Linux?
Linux based operating systems are a great alternative to Windows operating systems because they are less prone to virus attacks, are very secure, while having a stylish and intuitive interface. Linux distributions like Ubuntu give users a streamlined experience that they can really make their own.

With Ubuntu or Mint users become part of a massive, open source community that provides support through millions of other fellow users.

Recommended Systems:
EUROCOM M3
Shocking performance, buttery smooth frame rates, long battery life and ultra portability. A perfect fit for those who want to conquer today’s mobile gaming world. The EUROCOM M3 is the most powerful 13.3 inch notebook ever made!
Display: 13.3-inch (33.78cm); FHD 1920x1080; MATTE; 700:1; IPS Wide Viewing Angle Display; Backlight LED; eDP
VGA Technology: on-board NVIDIA GTX 765M with 2GB of DDR5 VRAM; Optimus 2.0
Chipset: High Performance Intel Mobile HM87 Express (Haswell)
Processor: up to Intel® Core™ i7-4930MX Processor Extreme Edition with HD Graphics 4600
Memory: up to 16GB DDR3L-1600/1866; two SODIMM sockets; Dual Channel
Storage: up to 3.5TB of storage; 3 physical SATA3 (6Gb/s) drives; 2x mSATA3 + 1x HDD/SSD
Keyboard: Backlit keyboard with 3-levels of intensity
Audio System: Sound Blaster Cinema; High Definition Audio; 2 built-in speakers and microphone
Ports: USB 2.0; 3x USB 3.0 (1x powered AC/DC); HDMI 1.4a out; VGA; Headphone; Mic; RJ45/LAN
Communication: 1Gigabit LAN; WLAN; Bluetooth
Weight: 2kg / 4.4lbs (with battery)
Dimensions: WxDxH 330x227x31.9mm; 13.2x9.98x1.28-inch
Battery Life: up to 300 minutes; 62.16WH battery
Security: Embedded TPM 1.2 (optional)

EUROCOM Electra 2
Display: 15.6-inch FHD 1920-by-1080; Matte (Non-Glare) Backlight LED; optional IPS available
VGA Technology: on-board NVIDIA GTX 850M (Maxwell); 2GB of DDR3 VRAM; with NVIDIA Battery Boost and
GPU Boost 2.0
Chipset: High Performance Intel Mobile HM87 Express (Haswell)
Processor: up to Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX Processor Extreme Edition with HD Graphics 4600
Memory: up to 16GB DDR3L-1600/1866; two SODIMM sockets; Dual Channel
Storage: up to 3.5TB of storage; 3 physical drives; 1x mSATA3 + 1x HDD/SSD + 1 HDD/SSD (via ODD bay)
Optical Drive: internal Blu Ray Burner or DVD-RW or 2nd HDD/SSD
Audio System: Sound Blaster Cinema; High Definition Audio; 2 built-in speakers and microphone
Ports: USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0 (1x powered AC/DC); eSATA (USB 3.0 combo); HDMI 1.4a out; VGA/CRT port for external display; Headphone; Mic-in; RJ45/LAN
Communication: 1Gigabit LAN; WLAN; Bluetooth
Weight: 2.4kg / 5.28lbs
Dimensions: 374 x 252 x 14-26.8mm / 14.96 x 10.2 x 0.56-1.07inch
Battery Life: up to 300 minutes; 62.16WH battery
Security: Kensington Lock and Embedded TPM 1.2 (optional)

EUROCOM Shark 3
Display: 15.6-inch FHD 1920-by-1080 pixels; Matte (Non-Glare); LED Backlit Display; 95% NTSC op
Security: H/W based TPM 1.2 Data Encryption and Fingerprint Recognition
Keyboard: Backlit keyboard with three levels of brightness; 1.40±0.2mm full travel keys
Chipset: Intel HM87 (Haswell) Mobile Express Chipset
Processor: Intel 4th Generation i7 Processors; up to Extreme i7-4940MX
Memory: up to 24GB; 3 RAM sockets; DDR3L-1600/1866
VGA Technology: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (Maxwell); 2GB DDR5; Optimus; Turbo Boost 2.0
Storage: up to 4 drives; 2x HDD/SSD (SATA3)+ 1x mSATA (SATA3) + 1x HDD/SSD via ODD bay (SATA2);RAID 0/1
Card Reader: 9-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo
Optical Drive: DVD-RW or Blu Ray-RW; exchangeable with 4th HDD/SDD
Webcam: 2M FHD 1920x1080; 30fps; with Samsung HD sensor
Audio System: Sound Blaster Cinema; two built-in 2W speakers; built in microphone; S/PDIF Digital Output
Connectivity: 1 Gigabit LAN on-board; WLAN and Bluetooth
Ports: HDMI 1.4a out; VGA/CRT out; 1x eSATA/USB 3.0; 3x USB 3.0; 1x USB 2.0; S/PDIF; Headphone; Mic; Line-in; RJ45 (LAN)
Weight: 2.7kg (5.94lbs)
Dimensions WxDxH: 374x250x16.3-42.7mm (14.06x10x0.65-1.71 inch)

About Eurocom:
Since 1989, Eurocom has been a leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers. Eurocom has produced many firsts and continues to engineer solutions that inspire and enable individuals and companies to reach great possibilities. For more information on Eurocom please visit www.eurocom.com.