Eurocom teases Clarksfield notebooks

Intel has made no secret of the fact that, soon, its Nehalem architecture will reach notebooks in the form of quad-core Clarksfield processors. We even got to see a running Clarksfield-based notebook at Computex in June.

The chipmaker hasn’t revealed many details yet, but a laptop maker seems to have beaten it to the punch somewhat. Eurocom has eagerly announced two upcoming Clarksfield laptops, and its press release includes a breakdown of the upcoming mobile quad-core CPUs:

– Intel Core i7-920XE Extreme Processor (Clarksfield); 2.0GHz, 8MB L3 cache; 55W TDP.

– Intel Core i7-820QM Processor (Clarksfield); 1.73GHz, 8[MB] L3 cache; 45W TDP.

– Intel Core i7 i7-720QM Processor (Clarksfield); 1.60GHz 6MB L3 cache, 45W TDP

These processors will show up in two future Eurocom laptops: the 15.6″ W860CU Cougar and the 17.3″ W870CU Cheetah. Both of these should be high-powered desktop-replacement-type systems, and they’ll become available in “early October.” The latter’s spec sheet mentions GeForce GTX 280M graphics, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, three 500GB hard drives, a Blu-ray combo drive, and a 1.5-hour battery.

Eurocom’s W870CU Cheetah will measure a hefty 16.5″ x 11.2″ x 1.6-1.9″ and weigh in at 8.8 lbs. The Cougar should be a little more slender, with a smaller footprint, 1.7″ thickness, and 7.3-lb weight. See the gallery below for images of the W870CU.

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    • barleyguy
    • 10 years ago

    That case looks exactly like an MSI. I suspect this is an MSI notebook rebranded by Eurocom.

      • grantmeaname
      • 10 years ago

      I would be more likely to suspect that MSI’s notebooks are rebranded Eurocoms… isn’t it a big ODM?

    • internetsandman
    • 10 years ago

    I thought the cheetahs spec sheet was to good to be true. then I saw battery life xD
    but that’s insane. 16 gigs of DDR3? you can’t get that much in most desktop systems, 12 gigs is the practical max of X58 systems isn’t it? (I know you can hit 24 gigs but that requires some extremely fat wallets, or a multi-processor motherboard, which most desktop systems don’t use)

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 10 years ago

      I’ll guess the 2-DIMM limitation for mobile platforms has been lifted. The Dell M6400 sports 4 DIMMS by using a desktop chipset with mobile C2D/C2Q, it also allows 16GB of RAM.

    • l33t-g4m3r
    • 10 years ago

    Needs wood trim.
    That would be awesome.

      • Rakhmaninov3
      • 10 years ago

      And a BMW logo

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 10 years ago

    Sounding like a broken record here, but yes let’s plz get a Macbook Pro based on these specs.

    • bdwilcox
    • 10 years ago

    I, personally, won’t regard any laptop as useful until is has 32 cores.

      • dpaus
      • 10 years ago

      I have one! 🙂

      OK, OK, it’s Tyan quad-CPU motherboard with the quad-CPU daughterboard, each with a quad-core Opteron, but – technically – it is possible to put it on my lap.

      Briefly.

        • bdwilcox
        • 10 years ago

        Regardless of your circus-like ability to hold one of those on your lap, what in good gravy do you do with a machine like that?

          • UberGerbil
          • 10 years ago

          Well, with it in his lap, my guess: “roasting gonads”

          • dpaus
          • 10 years ago

          Research into the next generation of AI for public safety applications – where you can never have too many threads 🙂

      • stmok
      • 10 years ago

      l[

    • UberGerbil
    • 10 years ago

    I notice there’s no sign of prices. It’ll be interesting to see how much of a market there still is for “Extreme” notebooks, and how many of the tier 1 OEMs climb on board (beyond the obvious Alienware niche).

    The real question for these machines, I suppose, is what GPU options will be available.

    • UberGerbil
    • 10 years ago

    Just because I already had to correct someone on this elsewhere:
    Clark*[

      • dpaus
      • 10 years ago

      I didn’t realize that the smaller Clarksfield die made them so thin-skinned that they could be teased. Or was that headline meant to read “Eurocom teases /[

        • Buzzard44
        • 10 years ago

        I tease processors all the time. “I bet you wish you were quad-core, don’t you? Aww, look the cute little 2.4Ghz clock. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were a 130nm chip.”

        • UberGerbil
        • 10 years ago

        Did your family critique newspaper headlines? “Hicks nix Knicks in six”?

        Anyway, processors have been teasing us for years. It’s about time someone showed them what it feels like.

          • dpaus
          • 10 years ago

          Oh, don’t get me started on newspaper headlines… “Rail subsidy talks back on track” “Pilot’s association takes flight” ad nauseum.

          And don’t anyone mention the sad state of the Queen’s English in on-line news, either (/[

            • UberGerbil
            • 10 years ago

            It was British newspapers that /[

            • dpaus
            • 10 years ago

            Of course – there /[

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 10 years ago

      News flash: the new Intel chip after this will be the Dalefield! It was confirmed by me for me after me.

        • dpaus
        • 10 years ago

        People have always said I was outstanding in my field….

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