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EVGA SC Series

EVGA SC15Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.93kg, 4.03kg, 4.131kg
Price: 1900, 2700 euro
Average Score: 81.92% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
: - %, performance: 93%, features: 61%, display: 88%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 81%

 

EVGA SC17

The EVGA SC17 is an ultra-performance gaming laptop with remarkable gaming capabilities. It is meant to cater to hardcore gamers, overclockers and performance enthusiasts. It is considered as the world's first true overclocking laptop due to it having its CMOS button directly on the chassis. The laptop is designed to be both sleek and sophisticated with a semi-matte black unibody. It comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition, a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphic card, a 256 GB SSD and an additional 1 TB hard drive. Its 17 inches screen is capable of displaying 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60 Hz, which delivers eye-watering images during engaging action scenes, but it suffers from slight LED backlight bleeding. It has 32 GB DDR4 RAM and a white LED backlit keyboard with scissor-switch keys. The keyboard light can be adjusted through a hotkey or EVGA Precision Mobile and it is only for brightness and effect settings. There is no DVD burner and the connectivity options fell a bit short by only having two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 port, an HDMI 1.4 port, two mini DisplayPort connectors, a Gigabit LAN port, a headphone jack and a microphone jack. Its integrated webcam is able to record in Full HD resolution. The laptop weighs 3.69 kg and the battery life can last up to 104.26 minutes based on the Nvidia Battery test.

Specifications

EVGA SC17Notebook: EVGA SC17
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 4.03kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: EVGA homepage
 SC17 (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

83.6% EVGA SC17 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
New contender. EVGA shows the gaming notebook market how it's done with the excellent SC17. If first impressions are everything, then the SC17 is already hitting the ground running at full speed.
EVGA SC17 gaming powerhouse reviewed
Source: Fudzilla English
EVGA did an amazing job for its first notebook product. It offered everything that a modern notebook gamer wants. It is price competitive with MSI gaming notebooks too. At press time EVGA SC17 is discounted to $2499 making it rather nice buy for a gaming notebook. We were impressed to be able to play the latest games at decent resolutions. EVGA SC17 offers exceptional performance with the incredibly fast CPU, GPU, 32GB RAM and plenty of storage and even the 4K display. This is a first of many, we believe and people who would like smaller resolution will probably get an option too. We didn’t find any problems by playing games at lower than 3840x2160 resolution when needed. Even the fastest notebook today cannot cope with 4K content at decent frame rates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2016
80% EVGA SC17 Gaming Laptop
Source: Computer Shopper English
We have to admit that, given that the EVGA SC17 is a first-effort laptop from a first-time notebook maker, we expected a product rougher around the edges. Instead, EVGA proved it could produce a world-class gaming notebook with all the polish we’d expect from a major brand. It did well almost everywhere, and that’s saying a lot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
EVGA SC17
Source: Hexus English
Gaming laptops aimed at enthusiast users typically deliver high levels of portable performance with a customary list of caveats. These can include, but aren't limited to, poor battery life, plastic build quality, excessive heat and noise, average keyboards, lacklustre displays, plus a good dose of bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2016
The EVGA SC17 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
After spending a few solid days with the EVGA SC17 gaming notebook, I’ve really fallen for it. The design and style, the all-metal body, the keyboard, the performance of the CPU and GPU all add up to an impressive package for gamers that want to take their passion on the go. Little extras like the integrated overclocking utility, a BIOS reset switch and keyboard shortcuts for changing performance profiles really add to the idea of quality and completeness. Yes, this is still a very expensive, very heavy notebook, but all that size and weight has a purpose – to bring desktop quality gaming with you in your backpack. We know that EVGA is planning a version later this year with a G-Sync display, but at what resolution and time frame I’m not sure.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2016
EVGA SC17
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2016

 

EVGA SC17 GTX 1070

Specifications

EVGA SC17 GTX 1070Notebook: EVGA SC17 GTX 1070
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 4.131kg
Links: EVGA homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% EVGA SC17 GTX 1070 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
More power, same features. The impressive overclock-ready SC17 is now officially on the Pascal train, but its continuing lack of features puts the notebook at a disadvantage in the 17-inch gaming category.
80% EVGA SC17 4K Gaming Laptop: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you're willing to spend $4000 on a laptop that's not quite as portable (albeit likely more powerful) than those offered by other vendors in the space, it's hard to imagine or find a more capable choice. Where other vendors often sacrifice performance on the altar of aesthetics, EVGA have veered wildly in the other direction.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% EVGA SC17 4K Gaming Laptop: Full, in-depth review
Source: PC World English
If you're willing to spend $4000 on a laptop that's not quite as portable (albeit likely more powerful) than those offered by other vendors in the space, it's hard to imagine or find a more capable choice. Where other vendors often sacrifice performance on the altar of aesthetics, EVGA have veered wildly in the other direction.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

EVGA SC15

Specifications

EVGA SC15Notebook: EVGA SC15
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.93kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: EVGA homepage

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84.9% EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The best GTX 1060 laptop.. almost. "Thin-and-light" without the "light". The SC15 is hefty but not bulky and fast but not noisy. It's close to being everything we're looking for in a premium gaming laptop under $2000 USD.
[Fiche P4G] PC portable gamer EVGA SC15
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Thin frames; solid workmanship; good hardware; nice ergonomy. Negative: Noisy under loads; mediocre speakers; low autonomy; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2018

 

Comment

EVGA:
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.93 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.131 kg:


81.92%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 8)