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Computex 2018 | EVGA shows off SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q... again

EVGA shows off SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q... again (Source: Own)
EVGA shows off SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q... again (Source: Own)
The California hardware company will be reusing its SC15 design from last year with only internal CPU and GPU updates for 2018. While its chassis is strong and quite rigid, it risks looking outdated against the competition where narrow bezels and per-key RGB lighting are becoming the norm.

Best known for its lineup of motherboards, cases, PSUs, and Nvidia graphics cards, EVGA only recently entered the laptop market with the launch of its 17.3-inch SC17 in 2016. The PC maker introduced a 15.6-inch version a year later through the SC15 complete with Kaby Lake and GTX 1060 graphics. At CES 2018, the manufacturer announced plans to update the SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q options.

Fast-forward six months later to Computex 2018 and things haven't really changed. We caught up with EVGA once again in Taiwan only to see a very similar SC15 on display with no new changes. The company is still promising the Core i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics, 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, and a redesigned smoother outer lid. What's new is the addition of an Intel 9560 Wireless-AC WLAN module, but we cannot note anything else. Simply removing the bottom panel will not void the warranty while tampering with the SODIMM slots underneath the keyboard will.

EVGA had promised an April-May launch date for the refreshed SC15 when we spoke to them during CES. This particular model is still not available through the official EVGA website and so we'll just have to wait and see when the 2018 model will actually begin shipping.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-06- 8 (Update: 2018-06- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.