Eurocom Shark 3: Conclusion

May 30, 2014 by Charles P Jefferies Reads (28,024)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 8
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 5
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.57
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

Eurocom Shark 3 backThe Eurocom Shark 3 (Clevo W355SS chassis) is a solid if not terribly exciting 15.6-inch gaming notebook. It has a no-frills design as expected from a Clevo chassis; the plastic exterior is bested by other brands that market more on design like Alienware. That aside the Shark 3 ticks all the right boxes to get our recommendation.

We liked its colorful 1080p anti-glare display, excellent overall performance for all tasks including the latest games, good keyboard and touchpad, plentiful port selection, great battery life for a desktop replacement and reasonable starting price. The build quality could be stronger but it’s passable if an attractive design isn’t paramount. The chassis is thicker than a typical 15.6-inch notebook at 1.68 inches but with the benefit of improved cooling and upgrade options; it’s still relatively light however (5.95 lbs).

The Shark 3 is actually a more value-oriented notebook based on its starting price relative to other Eurocom offerings (for gaming notebooks, that is). Our review unit’s configuration was quite reasonable minus the extremely expensive Core i7-4940MX processor; the price becomes much more attractive sticking with the base i7-4710MQ processor (the majority of users won’t notice the difference).

We’re pleased to recommend the Eurocom Shark 3 to gamers and anyone seeking a high-performance 15.6-inch desktop replacement with a priority on function over form.

Pros:

  • Excellent performance
  • Beautiful 1080p display
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Plenty of ports

Cons:

  • Average build quality
  • Relatively thick


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  1. James

    About time someone makes a functional laptop with all the features and best performance you ever would want. Who cares about the looks, as long as you get a workhorse. Amazing system.