This Eurocom Scorpius is Definitely for the Gamer – A Review
Gaming laptops are a bit of a misleading product. Sure, they can play games but not EVERY game. Even if they do happen to play the most demanding game, they can only do so with low settings. That’s a big no – no for hardcore gamers who want to game on the go.
Enter the Eurocom Scorpius, an insanely powerful boutique laptop to beat all gaming laptops. It’s got dual video cards, extreme processors and great looks.
Eurocom’s Scorpius is known as reseller of Clevo shells and the Scorpius continues that tradition. The Scorpius is a P370EM. What’s great about this body is that it’s a step forward in design. Normally, Clevo laptops are ridiculed for their boxy, retro look. Well, not anymore. Despite being a 17 – inch desktop replacement laptop, this thing weighs just 8 pounds. While that’s certainly not portable, it’s better than what they used to offer – around 11 pounds! It features a more streamlined and modern look. The chassis is fully upgradeable. If you like to tinker, just flip the laptop over and open the back. You can install the parts you like in the future.
This laptop is equipped with a very good screen. Featuring a 17.3 – inch display with 1080p HD, you’ll fully enjoy everything you do. This laptop comes with matte coating, which really improves outdoor usage.
Overall, viewing angles are good, but it does prove to be limited. Just don’t tilt the screen forward too much.
Hardware and Performance
Eurocom is very proud of its claim that the Scorpius is one of the most powerful laptops right now. This laptop features two of the fastest mobile GPU’s right now, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M. Two of those mean that the most demanding games on Earth can be played with impunity. The game plays the ultra – demanding Max Payne 3 – on Ultra, no less, at a very playable 43 fps. It’s certainly powerful. Expect less demanding games to play even smoother.
This laptop also comes with the Sandy Bridge extreme processor, the 3920XM. It’s an impressive piece of hardware with a speed of 3.8 GHz for some impressive benchmarks. If you’re a fan of computing heavy games and applications, then this processor is more than enough for you.
RAM begins at 8 GB, which is a standard. In fact, you really don’t need to go beyond that if you’re just playing games. Most people say that’s enough. However, you can upgrade to 16 or 32 GB for plenty of multitasking power.
Storage comes with a 256 GB solid state drive. If you can’t afford that, you can downgrade to smaller and cheaper choices like hard disk drives. However, the best combo is the SSD/HDD pair. Just get a spacious SSD and pair it with a whopping HDD.
With that hardware alone, it’s already as expensive as other laptops! This laptop is for those who can afford it. Beginning at 2,000 bucks, you can quickly drive the price up to 4,000 if you really want to.
Overall, this is one laptop that is a worthy investment to those who don’t want to build desktops and want to stick with laptops. This will last you a very long time.
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