Eurocom Corporation has just announced the new 15.6" EUROCOM Racer 2.0 notebook powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge and AMD’s new Radeon HD 7970M mobile GPU, on its official website. Eurocom is well known as a developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks.
The Racer 2.0 is a 15.6" small form factor laptop characterized as a mobile workstation by its manufacturer. It is utilizing the Intel Mobile HM 77 Express Chipset with support for the full line of the new 22 nm Ivy Bridge
The upgrade options are very numerous, as the Racer 2.0 comes with support for up to three storage drives. Also, the maximum memory configuration is 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory and that’s a lot for a 15.6” notebook
The AMD Radeon HD 7970M
is currently the highest performing mobile solution from AMD and, it seems to be performing even better than Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 675M.
The presence of the AMD Radeon HD 7970M along with an Ivy Bridge CPU in yet another high-end notebook is in total contradiction with what Nvidia’s own PR people said about the numerous Kepler
design wins in the Ivy Bridge world.
Kepler options are available, but Eurocom lets them as being slower than AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M. Nvidia’s GTX 660M (Kepler); GTX 675M, GTX 670M; Quadro 3000M, 4000M and 5010M are also available.
The storage side is well designed and featured, as the laptop can be fitted with up to 3 drives: one HDD plus one mSATA SSD and a second HDD via ODD bay.
Well, this setup might get you more storage space than MSI’s GT70
, but MSI’s 17” gaming laptop, with its SSD RAID + HDD solution is still the fastest Ivy Bridge notebook in the world.
The pricing has not yet been made available, but you can head on to Eurocom’s website for more details
on this innovative product.