Eurocom boasts upgradeable MXM Pascal GPUs for its notebooks
While most major manufacturers now offer notebooks with Pascal options, almost all have their GPUs soldered right onto the board like on the HP Omen 17 or are made difficult to access like on the Asus G752VS. Eurocom and its Clevo-based notebooks are notable for being tailored to tinkerers and enthusiasts with accessible modular components. This has been the case for the past several years, but Eurocom is leveraging this advantage over its competitors with a new press release to remind gamers why they may want to choose a Eurocom notebook over other popular alternatives from MSI or Asus.
The latest Sky series of notebooks including the X4E2, X7E2, and X9E2 all sport MXM 3.0b slots capable of delivering up to 120 W of power. While this is sufficient for a GTX 1060, the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 require 150 W and 190 W of power, respectively. To combat this, these same notebooks are equipped with the necessary auxiliary power connectors to sufficiently run even the most demanding Pascal GPUs currently available. Owners can open the bottom panel without voiding the warranty unlike on most recent MSI G series notebooks.
We recently reviewed the X7E2 and found it to be a beast of a system, though its thermals and operating temperatures are much warmer than the average gaming notebook since it sports powerful desktop-class CPUs and GTX 1080 options.