We reconsidered Eurocomístop-of-the-line mobile workstation, the Panther 2.0, in our June 2011matter. This time about we are bringing a feel at the companyíslighter-weight mobile workstation, the Neptune 3D.
Although as well billed as a high-enddesktop-replacement, the Neptune 3D is far more modest as compared toits beefy big brother. It is depended upon a mobile Sandy Bridge CPU and a single mobile GPU. The Neptune 3D weighs less as compare to nine pounds, but its defining characteristic is its 17.3-inch, 120Hz,3D screen.
Eurocom bundles one pair of Nvidiaís3D Vision active-shutter LCD glasses on the machine, and the emitteris constructed into the chassis. The 1920x1080 LED-backlit panel isstrikingly bright, no doubt to correct for the darkening the glassescause. Later we turned it down a bit to evaluate the display'squality, we watched that it produced crisp text and still images, aswell as impressively dark blacks.
The display was equally impressive inmotion, on no visible blurring or ghosting. The matte end did a greatjob of deducting ambient glare. If you dig 3D, you will enjoy the 3Dknow the Neptune delivers; if you are not sold with 3D, nothing aboutthis notebook will alter your mind.
Storage arrives in the form of a 250GBIntel SSD, supplemented by a 750GB mechanical hard drive. The machineis as well equipped with an optical drive that can burn Blu-ray mediaat 6x speed and DVDs at 8x. The chiclet-style keys are comfortableand responsive. Lap weight and a two-hour battery life areconsiderable inside standard scope for high-end gaming notebooks.
Apart from the 3D feature, the Neptune3Dís everything-around performance is the epitome of standard. Ittrounced our aging zero-point machine, but that is perfectly what werequire from a system running Sandy Bridge hardware. Like a gaminglaptop, the Neptune 3D is equally enough. The GeForce GTX 580 managedall but the most demanding games on relative ease, and the systemdelivered benchmark numbers on par with a similarly clocked SandyBridge desktop machine.
The main matter here is cost. The 3Dvideo is nice, but it is not sufficient to justify the Neptune 3Dísgaudy price tag. Eurocom should have overclocked the CPU for alsobetter everything-about performance, or dropped a second GPU underthe hood for faster gaming. However, if you are feeling for aconsiderable-constructed desktop replacement on a sharp screen, 3Dcapability, and strong everything-about performance, the EurocomNeptune 3D would not disappoint. But if you are feeling to raise thebar on high-performance mobile gaming, feel elsewhere; the Neptune 3Dis remarkably unremarkable.