Notebookcheck

Eurocom Sky notebooks shipping next month with Z370 chipsets and Coffee Lake

Eurocom Sky notebooks shipping next month with Z370 chipsets and Coffee Lake (Source: Eurocom)
Eurocom Sky notebooks shipping next month with Z370 chipsets and Coffee Lake (Source: Eurocom)
The reseller will be one of the first to ship a laptop complete with a desktop Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake-S CPU.

Now that the desktop Coffee Lake series is out in the wild, it was only a matter of time before Clevo and its various resellers would begin updating their high-performance notebooks to support the latest generation of Intel CPUs. Eurocom is already preparing to refresh its Sky X series by swapping out the Skylake Z170/Z270 chipsets for the Z370 Coffee Lake chipset complete with improved cooling. As already reported by various outlets, Coffee Lake CPUs are not backwards compatible even though they share the LGA1151 socket type.

The refreshed models include the 15.6-inch Sky X4C, 17.3-inch Sky X7C, and 17.3-inch Sky X9C. The X9C chassis is physically larger than the X7C in order to support additional internal storage bays, MXM 3.0 SLI options, 4K UHD, and more. Otherwise, all three are equipped with at least one MXM 3.0 slot and LGA 1151 socket each for extreme performance potential.

Clevo barebones and Eurocom systems are some of the most powerful notebooks available with more modular features than alternatives from Asus, Alienware, Razer, Gigabyte, HP, and Lenovo. The MSI GT Titan series is perhaps a close second, but the manufacturer does not encourage end-user tinkering and upgrading at the same level as Eurocom. We're definitely eager to see how the updated cooling solution will perform as the older X7E2 definitely had some issues regarding noise and core temperatures.

Prices have yet to be announced, but shipments are expected to begin on November 15. Check out the product pages for the Sky X4C, X7C, and X9C for more specifications and images.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)
Sky X4C
Sky X4C
Sky X7C
Sky X7C
Sky X9C
Sky X9C

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 10 > Eurocom Sky notebooks shipping next month with Z370 chipsets and Coffee Lake
Allen Ngo, 2017-10- 8 (Update: 2017-10- 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.