Eurocom Sky X4E2
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The Eurocom Sky X4E2 is an impressive gaming laptop that offers a great many upgrade paths both at the time of order and also in the future. Right now in 2017 we have little idea about the plans of Intel and Nvidia and have no clue whether Eurocom will be able to offer a next generation CPU or GPU for this laptop. All we do know for sure is that they will do their best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: Eurocom is based in Canada but has partnered with the Czech outfit, Goldmax, to provide EU-based support to its customers on this side of the Atlantic. The Eurocom Sky X4E2 packs more power than most desktops into a 15.6-inch laptop form factor. This understated 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs) NVIDIA VR Ready beast will go toe-to-toe with any laptop foolish enough to look it in the eye. Unlike other flagship gaming notebooks from big name manufacturers, the X4E2 encourages end-user modifications with features such as an LGA 1151 socket, MXM 3.0 slot, and 4x DDR4 SODIMM slots. This means owners can install desktop-class Skylake processors from their own home gaming rigs right onto the X4E2. This makes it a laptop that offers future upgrade paths as the laptop gets older. Eurocom is in a unique position, as it is the only vendor in the market to provide an extensive list of customization options to cater for professional users. Under the hood, the Eurocom Sky X4E2 runs on Intel Core i7-7700K CP, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 MXM GPU with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, a single 16 GB RAM module, a 512 GB SSD (Samsung NVMe) and even a 1 TB hard disk drive for extra storage. The user can choose from an FHD (60Hz or 120Hz) G-SYNC panel or an Ultra HD 4K display. There is also a wide selection of memory options, starting from 8 GB all the way up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM. In the storage department, the laptop offers room for up to 4 physical storage drives (two M.2 slots and two 2.5 inch bays), for a maximum storage capacity of up to 6 TB.
Data stored in the laptop will be protected with a Kensington lock, biometric security, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) data encryption. TPM encrypts data so only owners have access to it, even if the machine is misplaced or stolen. The X4E2 also comes with a fully backlit (7 colors) keyboard and dedicated lighting software. This notebook has stylish air vents at the back, the Sound Blaster audio, the Killer NIC technology, gaming settings in the control panel, the ability to create key macros plus the fact that user can customize the color of the keyboard lights. The Sky X4E2 comes with Eurocom’s signature, industrial grade copper heatsinks, powerful centripetal fans, and a multi-layered motherboard technology to ensure maximum thermal efficiency. As for connectivity options, there is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, six USB ports (including two TB3/Type-C), two mini DisplayPorts, one HDMI 2.0 port, four audio ports, one Ethernet connector, a card reader, and a fingerprint sensor. The Eurocom Sky X4E2 is a good alternative to the usual laptop brands.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: 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.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-7700K: High-end quad-core desktop processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 4.2 - 4.5 GHz. It is the top model of the Kaby Lake H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Eurocom: Eurocom has been a UK-based video game developer founded specifically to develop games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Later, Eurocom has expanded to other platforms and also sells laptops with own brand. The official location of the company is in Canada. Subsidiaries in USA exist. According laptops, Eurocom focusses desktop replacement laptops for the sell regions Anglo-America and UK. The laptops are not reviewed too often and the market share is very low. The ratings have improved recently (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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