Eurocom upgrades Neptune mobile workstation with i7 Extreme CPU

Canadian laptop maker Eurocom has released the fourth generation of its Neptune workstation, which can come with one of eight CPUs, including an Intel Core i7- 4940MX Processor Extreme.

The Neptune 4W is powerful enough and combined with a large 17.3” display can replace your desktop, while mobile enough to take nearly anywhere,” company presdient Mark Bialic said in a statement.

Differences between it and the previous model, the Neptune 3, include an updated motherboard, an updated HM 87 Express chipset and audio chipsets and Firewire 800 connectivity.

The laptop can be configured with up to 32 GB memory and up to 6.5 TB storage. It can be ordered with  with either Glossy (Glare) or Matte (Non-Glare) LED Backlit 17.3-inch FHD 1920-by-1080 screen. Depending on options it can weigh up to 4.1kg (9lbs).

VGA graphics options include NVIDIA’s Quadro K5100M (8 GB), K3100M (4 GB), K2100M (2 GB) or K1100M (2 GB). There’s also optional display calibration, with ICC profiles saved on CD or USB key.

Depending on options the price could rise to over $6,500 — including the optional 64-bit Windows Pro 8.1 — when the highest CPU and graphics, 32 GB DDR3-1600 of memory and one 1 TB solid state drive are chosen.

It holds up to 6.5 TB of RAIDable storage through three standard storage drive bays and two mSATA SSD drives to keep weight down and storage capacity high. An optical drive would take up one of the three drive bays.

For security the unit includes Intel’s TPM module to protect certificate private keys, a biometric finger print reader and a Kensington Lock Slot.

There’s also an external 7.1 channel audio output headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and line-in port; a Sound Blaster X-FI MB3; two built-in speakers, subwoofer. The headphone output uses ANSP 3D sound technology.

Eurocom is based in Nepean, Ont.

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