In the past, we described some high-end laptops as supercomputers, but we might have spoken too soon, as most of them can't hold a candle to the Panther 7N from Eurocom.Eurocom really didn't cut any corners when it put together the Panther 7N, just like it didn't cut any corners when it made any of the other Panther-series laptops.
Nevertheless, while the Panther line is always ready to tackle high-end customers, the Panther 7N is in a category all of its own.
That is because it not only has two Intel Xeon 16-core processors, but a pair of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics cards too.
Furthermore, Eurocom packed no less than 256 GB of DDR3-1866 memory, as well as SAS storage devices totaling 8 TB.
It is no wonder that the company is advertising the Panther 7N as a Mobile Supercomputer.
"We offer the most highly capable hardware components inside our systems to ensure our customers are never limited by their computer equipment," said Mark Bialic, president of Eurocom.
"This is why Eurocom always strives to support the newest and best technology on the market."
For anyone who wants the dry specifications, the two CPUs (16 cores, 32 threads, 40 MB cache) are installed on the Intel X79 Express Chipset.
Six physical memory sockets enable the capacity of RAM mentioned above, while 8 physical SSD SAS compartments can hold drives in RAID 0/1/5/10/30 modes.
USB 3.0 is present too (six ports), as is eSATA, HDMI, headphone jack, Firewire, DisplayPort, DVI, Gigabit LAN (built-in 2x 10Gigabit Base-TX Ethernet LAN), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2M webcam.
Security is assured as well, via TPM (trusted platform module), Fingerprint reader, GPS tracking, Kensignton lock.
Other features include backlit keyboard, separate numeric keypad, a multi-gesture touchpad and 6 touch sensor instant buttons: Volume Up/Down, Mute, WLAN, BT, Webcam.
Everything runs on the energy of a 16-cell battery and is packed inside a 419 (W) x 286 (D) x 77.5-72.5 (H) mm frame (16.76 x 11.44 x 3.1-2.9 inches).
And now the punch line: this is an April Fools' joke, unfortunately, since socket LGA 2016 doesn't exist, and we can't really see all that hardware in such a small package. We can still dream it could be true though.