Laptop specialist Eurocom has unveiled a laptop that looks like a netbook but packs enough punch to make it competitive with much bigger desktop replacement workstations.
The Monster 1.0 weighs only 1.8Kg but comes with an Intel i7-3820QM processor, an Intel Mobile HM76 Express chipset, up to 16GB DDR3-1866 memory, 1TB SATA3 HDD and an Nvidia Geforce GT650M with up to 2GB onboard memory.
The screen diagonal is constrained by the size of the laptop itself. It can only take an 11.6in display, one with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
Other features include a HDMI and VGA port, USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 connectors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GbE and a 62.16Whr battery that can power the laptop for up to six hours.
Eurocom has yet to say how much this pint-sized workstation will cost and when it will be available. Preliminary benchmarks show that it reaches 2449 on 3DMark 11 (1,280 x 720 pixels), a Cinebench GPU score of 33.66 and a GeekBench score of 10609.
As expected, there are a number of other manufacturers which sell similar laptops with Chinese OEM giant Clevo supplying the chassis for most of them.