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News The D901C Phantom-X server laptop

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    This is a way to get your company noticed across the world.

    PS: It's Eurocom with one "m"
     
  3. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Hmmmm.. not too sure about this.. I mean.. i like all the power, but the weight and battery life suck. They might as well provide a winding handle to recharge the batteries - seeing as they only last about an hour. I also don't really get the point of "desktop-replacement laptops". The reason desktops are so good is because they are incredibly easy to upgrade and you can get whatever peripherals you want (especially input devices and screens), whereas laptops are supposed to be portable. As a laptop it fails miserably (in my eyes at least). However, as a tech demo it's very impressive. I mean it's hard enough to cool that kit in a PC let alone in a laptop. :jawdrop:
     
  4. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    I don't understand why they still cling to the "laptop" idea in things like this. Why not make it like Dell's XPS m2010?
     
  5. p3n

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    So thats where rock went wrong!
     
  6. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I think everyone is missing the target audience. It looks like a mobile server in laptop clothing, not a laptop in the traditional sense. Like if they needed a server on a job site, but it's not financially viable to truck a normal server out. Or if the server needs to be moved often.
     
  7. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Maybe, but what kind of server needs twin 8800M GTX graphics?
     
  8. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    The kind you can take home and play modern games on!

    Sheesh this is taking willy waving over how good your laptop is to the extreme. You could probably leave this plugged in and switch off your central heating in the winter.
     
  9. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    I can to a degree understand where this type of laptop(desktop-replacements) is useful. But I really cannot understand why they even bother putting a battery in them. Surely they could use that space for better things or just to make them a bit lighter...
     
  10. amacieli

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    I'm starting a petition to have the word "Crysis" expunged from our vocabularies.
     
  11. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya I dont think this should be called a server or a laptop just a simple "Desktop Replacement" for gamers
     
  12. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    This is why I use the desktop pc for my graphic intensive games and reserve the laptops for more casual/older games when on travel. Spending that kind of dough on a laptop is a bit insane. Especially when the technology and speed of hardware continues to grow at a fairly quick rate.
     
  13. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Aside from the price, this would be prefect for gaming at work.


    Here's the advantage to desktop replacements. I work 24 hour shifts and it would be nice to have something to game on at work on the slow days. For this, I would need something that is reasonably easy to move, fairly powerful, and as large as possible, but doesn't really need a battery. It's going to go to work with me, sit on the table next to an outlet, and then go home with me in the morning. Obviously a real desktop would not be suitable, but a truly portable isn't whats needed either.
     
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