Eurocom Shark 3 (Clevo W355SS) 15.6″ gaming laptop, I5-4210M, GTX 860M, 8GB DDR3, 1080p display (TN), 500GB HDD for $783 ($23 shipping)

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Eurocom Shark 3. Available from

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  • Eurocom

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More Eurocom Shark 3 variants
  • I7, GTX 860M

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Eurocom Shark 3 main specifications
CPU I5-4210M (2.6GHZ – 3.2GHZ)
GPU GTX 860M
RAM 1x8GB DDR3 (can be changed)
HDD 500GB 5400RPM HDD
Screen 1080p
WiFi RTL8732AE 802.11n
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 5.94 lbs (~2.7 kg)

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Eurocom Shark 3 Reviews

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Eurocom Shark 3Coupon code: EUROCOM-GLJ-S310-141130

The Eurocom Shark 3 is based on the Clevo W355SS barebone and it’s the latest midrange 15.6″ gaming laptop barebone from Clevo.

The price is for the configuration with an I5-4210M and you can replace it with an I7-4700HQ for another $73, but it will make the price too close to some other high performance machines with an IPS display.

The W355SS has 2×2.5″ and 1xmSata storage bays, which is advantage for some. 3D performance for money is very good, keyboard and touchpad are ok, but not exceptional and speaker are average at best.

For less than $800, this is a very good deal, even compared to the Y50 (see below), due to some advantages, like the extra storage space = 2×2.5″ storage bays and 1xmSata. Another advantage is the little bit better default display and replaceable CPU, in case you’d want to replace for an I7 or even Broadwell which should be pin compatible (no sure it will work though)

About drawbacks, it doesn’t come with an OS for this price, which might not matter for some and speakers, as I said, are not that good. It’s also bulky and the display panel doesn’t use an eDP connection like new models, so replacements are not widely available.

This coupon will be up until the end of November.

 

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Alex
Alex
5 years ago

thank you for review.

I’m quite interested in getting a ClevoW355SS as it has a good price/performance value and is not too heavy.

What is an eDP connection? I’m asking because I’ll be tempting to replace the screen by an IPS one.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Hi Alex!

That’s not really a review, just a small deal description..

An eDP is a connection type, used also for displays in laptops. If you have another 30-pin eDP panel, you can replace this one

Currently there are better deals, check the BF deals list:

https://www.glj.io/black-november-black-friday-2014

Alex
Alex
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Thank you for the link. I’m also quite tempted by the gigabyte P25w v2. I’m going to buy early next year and from Europe.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t think it’s the usual price
Also, you might want a difference thing next year and in Europe. For example, currently the N551JM is sold in Europe for a nice price

Mark Seabrook
Mark Seabrook
5 years ago

Is the optional LCD any good? I know it could be replaced for less if you do it yourself but for an extra $138 it may be an worthwhile upgrade if it’s really good quality.

I really like the upgrade options this laptop has to offer, but I never even seen an Eurocom before in my life.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Seabrook

1. The Eurocom is based on Clevo laptops, which is used by mant, like XoticPC Sager and with the Clevo name by others (Avadirect, Gentech and many more..) – you’ll get around the same performance/quality with all Clevo machines of the same model

2. I wouldn’t go for the 3200×1800 display.. the advantages in quality are unclear if exists at all..

Mark Seabrook
Mark Seabrook
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Oh, that’s a 3200×1800 display? Forget it then, i have a 1920×1200 15″ inch laptop and I already have to lower the resolution or else I’d go blind. I would need a magnifying glass with an resolution that high on a 15″ LCD, I’m not kidding you. Nevertheless I’m still seriously considering getting the Shark 3 since the Y50 has been getting a lot of bad user reviews lately – enough that I’ve decided not to purchase it anymore. Having the option to upgrade the CPU, RAM (it comes with one 8GB chip) and mSATA at a later point is… Read more »

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Seabrook

oh, sorry, I was thinking about the M4.. no, it’s an 1080p display
The optional display is better, but not great – many people liked it though.

About the Acer – 2.5 years ago you could buy around the same performance for $400 regularly..

Mark Seabrook
Mark Seabrook
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Ah right it’s a 1080p display, that I could live with but I ended up getting the Acer V15 Nitro yesterday for $910 including an Asus 7″ tablet, AC:U game, shipping and taxes.

To be honest I wasn’t aware they were even making laptops with 2GB dedicated video cards 2,5 years ago, let alone at that price point. That’s mad cheap.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Seabrook

The VRAM amount is not the whole story. You could put 10GB on a 8750M and you won’t see any difference in performance..

and tell me how it is when you’ll get it!

Mark Seabrook
Mark Seabrook
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Will do, thanks for all your help Junky.

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago

I’ve been looking at reviews on Eurocom, and I see many people saying that they had a bad experience with Eurocom.
What do you think? Are they reliable?
I live in India, and my brother (who’s studying in the US now and will be coming home this December) will be buying the laptop. So do you think it’s risky to buy a Eurocom laptop since I won’t be able to approach them for any problems with my laptop?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

Sometimes they are annoying and some of the others too. From my experience, some of their represntatives are ok and some are less. I don’t think they are as bad as few years ago

In case of India, maybe it would be better to get the Y50 for $800 (which also includes OS):

https://www.glj.io/lenovo-y50-15-6-gaming-laptop-i5-4200h-gtx-860m-8gb-ddr3-1080p-display-1tb-hdd-sshd-intel-3160-wifi-card-800-760-bh/

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Oh, I see.
I’ve been looking at the Y50 too, but the screen sounds like a deal breaker.
I play games a lot (mostly DotA), so I don’t want the screen to suck.
Well I’ve used a CRT monitor all my life (I’m using the same even now) and it looks pretty fine to me, I couldn’t find much difference between this and my brother’s old Dell Inspiron 15R, so do you think I’d be bothered by the screen? Would I be forced to replace it?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

not forced, but encouraged (-:
Some of the old CRT display are still better than today LCDs, but anyway, you shouldn’t be “not bothered” with it, but happy with it, as it affect on your eyes and comfort too. However, you can replace the screen down the road and not immediately
Moreover, the default Shark 3.0 display is not that good either..

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Mm-hmm, I understand. So I think I’ll stick with the Y50 for now and wait, in case I see better deals during Black Friday.I really appreciate your help, Junky. Thank you!

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago

Uhhh? Where do I enter the coupon code?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

lol that’s the same question everytime – there is a message box in the bottom of the page upon ordering

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Oh, thanks 😛
And the store says the HDD is a 7200 RPM, not 5400 RPM, you might want to correct that in the specifications.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

thanks!

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

And by the way, the Eurocom has a student discount program too, right? Which gives 10% discount to university students. So can that be clubbed with this 10% discount?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

I don’t know if you can combine – guess not