updated 03:35 pm EDT, Mon July 30, 2007
Eurocom D900C Phantom-X
Eurocom has quietly released an upgrade to this year's D900C gaming notebook. The Phantom-X version adds several features sought after by its high-performance audience. Systems can now use Intel's 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad desktop processors. The graphics can also be upgraded from the stock GeForce Go 7950 GTX to the newer GeForce 8700M GT, which adds DirectX10 visuals and better overall 3D to the 17-inch desktop replacement. Each hard drive slot is now also rated for up to a 250GB hard drive, stacking to create as much as 750GB of storage either in a RAID array or as separate disks.
Each system can be custom-ordered from Eurocom, though a stock model from the Ottawa-based notebook outfitter ships for $2999 Canadian ($2,807) with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, a 100GB hard disk, and a single 512MB GeForce Go 7950 GTX. Adding a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad boosts the price by $355 ($332), though pricing isn't yet ready for the GeForce 8700M GT. A Blu-Ray drive and a world TV tuner are also available.