We've definitely seen some shady reports
of a quad-core laptop make the rounds, and it looks like geographically misnamed Canadian laptop outfit Eurocom
is going to be first off the line with a Intel Core 2 Quad notebook. A Eurocom spokesperson apparently confirmed to Laptoping
that the company is prepping a quad-core Phantom D900C -- which probably means that monster-laptop Clevo (or whichever company is their
ODM) is working on a quad-core D900C
, since the Phantom is yet another rebrand. Laptoping
says the 17-inch machine will feature a 2.4GHz Q6600 "Kentsfield
" Core 2 Quad and dual SLI-capable GeForce Go 8700 or Quadro FX3500 graphics, an HD DVD drive, and up to three drives that can be run as a RAID 0/1/5 array -- all of which means battery life on this 11.9-pound monster will probably run down faster than a 6-minute mile. Still, the idea of stuffing four cores into a laptop gets us all excited, but the current $3,200 pricetag on the dual-core Phantom doesn't bode too well for the double the power.