Eurocom M590K Emperor review: Eurocom M590K Emperor

Running the M590K Emperor through CNET Labs' benchmarks yielded some interesting results. For one thing, it ran fairly hot; to the left of the touch pad was an especially warm location. The M590K Emperor delivered nearly 122 frames per second (fps) in our Doom 3 test, compared with the XPS M170's 108fps; the Satellite P105-S921 notched about 86fps, on a par with Dell's previous XPS model, the M170. We found similar margins in our F.E.A.R. test, in which the M590K Emperor again took a slight edge over the XPS M1710 with 75fps. In our SysMark test, however, which tests the processor rather than the GPU, the M590K Emperor trailed all other systems, with score of 163. Clearly, the M590K Emperor offers a very high-end gaming experience, but you can have almost as many frames per second for more than $1,000 less with the XPS M1710, and you can have a totally adequate experience with any of the other systems for far less than that. The one thing you can't have on any of those other systems is the 19-inch display. (We did not run a battery life test on the M590K Emperor.)

Eurocom, located in Canada, backs the Emperor M590K with an industry-standard one-year warranty for depot service; onsite service (in Canada and the States) is available for an additional $125. You can extend the warranty for up to three years, and Eurocom offers accidental damage protection for up to three years (see more details here). For a laptop this pricey, we recommend shelling out for the extended the warranty. The company offers 24/7 tech support via phone and e-mail.

SysMark 2004 performance
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
BAPCo SysMark 2004 Rating  
SysMark 2004 Internet content creation  
SysMark 2004 office productivity  
Dell XPS M1710
220 
313 
154 
Gateway NX850XL
204 
278 
150 
Toshiba Satellite P105-S921
196 
257 
150 
Dell XPS M170
170 
209 
138 
Eurocom M590K Emperor
163 
198 
135 


Doom 3 High Quality, 10x7, 4XAA
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Id Software/ActiVision's Doom 3 (frames per second)  
Eurocom M590K Emperor
121.8 
Dell XPS M1710
107.9 
Dell XPS M170
87.5 
Gateway NX850XL
81.8 


F.E.A.R. 10x7, 4XAA
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Monolith's/VU Games' F.E.A.R. (frames per second)  
Eurocom M590K Emperor
75 
Gateway NX850XL
40 

System configurations:
Dell XPS M170
Windows XP Media Center Edition; 2.26GHz Pentium M-780; 1GB PC 4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB; Fujitsu MHV2100AH 100GB 5,400rpm

Dell XPS M1710
Windows XP Media Center Edition; 2.16GHz Core Duo-T2600; 2GB PC 5300 DDR2 SDRAM 666MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX 512MB; Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 100GB 7,200rpm

Eurocom M590K Emperor
Windows XP Professional; 2.21GHz Turion 64-T-40; 2GB PC 3200 DDR SDRAM 400MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB (each); Seagate Momentus 7200.1 100GB 7,200rpm

Gateway NX850XL
Windows XP Media Center Edition; 2GHz Core Duo-T2500; 1GB PC 5300 DDR2 SDRAM 666MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 256MB; Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 80GB 7,200rpm

Toshiba Satellite P105-S921
Windows XP Professional; 1.83GHz Core Duo-T2400; 1GB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM 666MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS 256MB; Fujitsu MHV2160BT 160GB 4,200rpm

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    Eurocom M590K Emperor

    Part Number: CNETEUROCOM590KEMPEROR Released: Apr 17, 2006

    This product is available directly from the manufacturer's Web site.

    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Apr 17, 2006
    • Installed Size 2 GB
    • Color silver
    • Weight 11 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
    • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
    • CPU AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-40 / 2.2 GHz