Pros SLI, 19" screen
Cons 2x Price, size, power
Summary I just looked on www.hypersonic-pc.com and you can get a 19" SLI laptop with the two graphics cards, 2.4Ghz processor, 2GB ram, etc... for almost half of the price ($3581) of this Eurocom laptop ($5500) with only a 2.2Ghz processor. The price difference is huge, and I know hypersonic and I have had a great experience with their service and the quality of their products, Eurocom on the other hand I don't know, but look at the price.
Pros 19 inch screen!!!, SLI enabled and dual 7800 gtx gos, built in webcam pretty cool
Cons Not well built, 2 gigs of ram tops with only DDR 400 mhz, AMD ML 40 outrun by Intel Core Duo, No name brand
Summary This laptop takes a bold step, 19 inch and dual graphics cards. I don't think it is very necessary because it's too big, had a fairly slow processor and ram for its price, and isn't up to the quality of say the Dell XPS M1710. Add onto that awful battery life(whaddya expect) and this laptop really stinks in comparison to the Alienware and especially the Dell XPS laptops available today.
Pros 19" screen - great gameing - true portable desktop
Cons Not dual core capable - no second optical drive.
Summary I did not buy the current 19" model as it does not have a dual core capability nor a second optical drive. High cost (I could even live with a single graphic card - which would reduce price and the second card could be added later.) To get the information for my decision we visited the sites of firms that customize the Clevo platforms. Firms like widowpc.com, prostar.com, sager, istnc.com and others have listed what they can do with the Clevo 19" platform. With AMD releasing the dual core Turion next week I am hoping that a new 19" Clevo platform will follow. Maybe it will have at least the dual core.
Pros SLI, overall very powerful system
Cons May be too big
Summary Is this the first SLI notebook? I don't know. Hypersonic PC has one available, and apparently so does Sager. Maybe this one was technically first, but don't be misled - there are other SLI notebooks out there.
Overall, this looks like a good notebook. However, while I am more tolerant of weight and thickness for notebooks than almost anybody (I would consider buying anything up to 16-20 pounds, if it was powerful enough), I can't say the same for the width and height of this. 19 inches isn't exactly compact, it looks enormous and unwieldy. I can't imagine using it on the plane or even in class, really.