EUROCOM W355SSQ Shark 3
15.6-inch FHD 1920-by-1080 pixels; Matte (Non-Glare); LED Backlit Display; 95% NTSC optional

The Shark 15.6" series is one of our most popular products because it has a great combination of performance as well as mobility and can be upgraded to be an extremely supercharged system.

  • 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 i5 and 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; on-board
  • 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
  • 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 (Coaxial); Headphone; Mic; Line-in; RJ45 (LAN)
  • Weight: 2.7kg (5.94lbs)
  • Dimensions WxDxH: 374x250x16.3-42.7mm (14.06x10x0.65-1.71 inch)

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    Oct 22, 2014

    Eurocom Shark 3, il notebook di sostanza per giocare

    Aug 18, 2014

    Eurocom Shark 3.0: výkon a kvalita za adekvátní cenu (recenze)

    Jun 26, 2014

    EUROCOM Shark 3 Quick Review

    NBR already did a review of the Shark, but I thought I’d add my own take on it.

    Build quality/styling
    The build quality is good. It is sturdy with little flex. There are no protruding edges, the parts all fit together snuggly and perfectly. It is also surprisingly light, given how thick it is. I was actually taken aback by its weight (or lack thereof),

    Performance
    The performance is what you’d expect given the specs.

    Fire Strike: 3839
    Cloud Gate: 15734
    Ice Storm: 102777
    Diablo 3 FPS (high settings , 1080p): 80-110

    Thankfully, the Shark shipped with 1x8GB RAM stick installed, so it will be cheap and easy to upgrade (as opposed to other laptops which sometimes ship with 2x4GB).

    General hardware
    The Shark comes with a standard DVD/RW drive in the optical bay, and has a second HDD slot as well as an mSATA slot... it is extremely easy to upgrade hardware.

    Pros and cons
    The display is good for a basic option, with good viewing angles. Cooling and noise levels are also good, and I especially like that the WASD keys remain cool even under load (unlike certain other manufacturers, who had the brilliant idea of placing the CPU/GPU right under the most used keys in a gaming laptop). Performance is right where it should be, given the i7 and GTX 860m.

    My main dislikes are the finish, particularly the lid, which attracts fingerprints and is no better than most consumer laptops you can get at Best Buy. I also think cooling could have been even better. My previous Clevo P151SM didn’t get warm at all – neither the keyboard nor the palm rests changed noticeably between idle and load, while the centre-right portion of the keyboard on the Shark is a bit warm, even when idle. Not hot at all, but slightly warm.

    Conclusion
    Overall I like this machine, especially at the configured price of $1,128 CAD. Eurocom offers a student/education discount, so you can potentially get this exact same configuration for $1,015.

    If you can live with the styling and finish, you get a machine where the price/performance is only matched by a few select machines (the Lenovo Y50 and MSI GE60 Apache Pro are the only other machines that I know of at this price/performance ratio) while having very good and easy upgrade options and an overall quiet machine. You also get a screen that, while not the best on the market, is very good for a basic, non-upgraded laptop display and offers good viewing angles.
    May 30, 2014

    Eurocom Shark 3 Review

    Quick Take
    it features all the power necessary to play the latest games including an Intel quad-core processor, Nvidia GTX 860M graphics and 16GB of RAM. It has a good keyboard, 1080p display with 95% NTSC gamut and even respectable battery life. The plastic design leaves something to be desired but otherwise the Shark 3 represents a solid value for its intended audience.

    Build and Design
    The Shark 3 is easy to upgrade thanks to user-accessible panels on the bottom of the chassis; they provide access to the storage drives (there are two dedicated bays; most 15.6-inch notebooks have only one), three memory slots, the processor, graphics card and wireless card. Having the option to do “at home upgrades” is one of the key benefits

    Performance
    Our review model has all the necessary specifications for demanding tasks such as gaming and content creation. The Nvidia GTX 860M graphics card is standard and sufficient for playing modern games on medium-high to high settings at a 1080p resolution.
    Jan 26, 2014

    EUROCOM Shark 3 Quick Review

    The build quality is good. It is sturdy with little flex. There are no protruding edges, the parts all fit together snuggly and perfectly. It is also surprisingly light

    Thankfully, the Shark shipped with 1x8GB RAM stick installed, so it will be cheap and easy to upgrade (as opposed to other laptops which sometimes ship with 2x4GB).

    Overall I like this machine, especially at the configured price of $1,128 CAD. Eurocom offers a student/education discount, so you can potentially get this exact same configuration for $1,015.

    Performance is right where it should be, given the i7 and GTX 860m.