Eurocom Sky X9E VR-Ready Gaming Notebook

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Eurocom is launching the Sky X9E Extreme Edition unlocked, high performance "desktop Laptop" with Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 64 GB DDR4 memory and a beautiful 4K 17.3&qu...

    Eurocom Sky X9E VR-Ready Gaming Notebook
     
  2. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Smart thing. While this "well portable desktop PC" is quite huge on notebook, it has smart design choices.
    Having Desktop CPU saves like $50~100 in comparison to usual mobile i7 and $200+ if user wants fastest mobile chip (and even that underperform due to 45W TDP in comparison to any desktop i7 from same generation).
    Probably buying GPUs for desktops and designing it into MXM card is cheaper than getting regular MXM too.

    But size, cooling is so huge, that they simply built very thick notebook base. So thick, that they went with huge MB which stretches through entire notebook.

    Do you see that isolation plastic sheet below Graphics? There is cut in it. And you can see how deep its reflection is... But that's nothing owners will not live with.

    Biggest concern is probably noise from 3 blowers running at max to keep 300W of heat at bay.

    Would I get it? If I did not have desktop and was into supporting nVidia, I would. I think it delivers great value. Question is at what price.
     
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    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

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    Main point with having a decent VR laptop is that you can stick it in a backpack and it removes being tethered to a PC so proper room scale VR is possibke , you can walk around entirely in VR without worrying about tripping over or getting wrapped up in wired

    More of these please
     
  4. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    RoFL...
    While you can have pretty windy backpack, you have inside around 350W of power draw and 50Wh battery.
    Can you divide 50 by 350 to get amount of hours you can play mobile?
     

  5. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    This barely qualifies as a "laptop". This is basically an ITX case with a keyboard and screen attached.
     
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    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

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    You'll be getting less hours with vive wands so.......har har
     
  7. GeniusPr0

    GeniusPr0 Maha Guru

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    Its a 17.3inch laptop. And its no different from the preexisting model that was unlocked by Prema.
     
  8. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    they should include free headphones :D
     
  9. masterdarkside8

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    Great SpecĀ“s and Great Perfomance for sure... But this is for rich people, no ordenary gamer will spend that much for gaming... atleast not in My country... and as portable as it is... it will be not exactly a high confort to taking here and there around... its more a Home Laptop/Work...

    But to expensive... for me atleast
     
  10. xIcarus

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    Who plays on a battery, seriously.
     

  11. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I wish I had this to keep me warm in the winter *AWKWARD LAUGHTER*

    Pretty beasty laptop.
     
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    Really nice hardware for a laptop, but I can only imagine the temps it must push...
     
  13. Mr. Fox

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    It actually runs very cool with a delidded 6700K and Liquid Ultra. I have it running at 4.7GHz as a daily driver. If you want to see how the beast benches do an advanced search at Futuremark.com with 6700K and GTX 980 (Notebook) specs. The GTX 980 heat sink is massive and is supported by dual fans. With an unlocked vBIOS it has no problem running 1500MHz on core and 8000MHz on memory. And, the HyperX Impact overclocks to 2666 or 2800 effortlessly. The X9E's overclocking training for those new to it and an overclock protection warranty from Eurocom are the icing on the cake. Their competitors need to pay attention.
     

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