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Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market

Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market (Source: Eurocom)
Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market (Source: Eurocom)
The small MXM form factor is getting its time in the spotlight now that gaming laptops are expected to make the transition from Nvidia Pascal to Turing soon. Eurocom is taking a jab at the “planned obsolescence” of most laptops whereas the CPU and GPU in many Eurocom laptops are easily upgradeable by the end user.

Unlike desktops, most laptops are generally more difficult to upgrade or service including even gaming laptops. The current trend towards thinner and lighter designs has only exacerbated this fact.

Instead of following the crowd, Eurocom has been looking the other way to retain and improve desktop-level upgradeability for its laptops. A prime example is the Tornado F7W workstation and its modular LGA1151 CPU socket, MXM 3.1 GPU slot, and 4x SODIMM with support for ECC and non-ECC RAM. The system can potentially last for several generations unlike the fixed components on most competing models. Existing owners of the Tornado F7, for example, would simply purchase a next generation MXM GPU card instead of a brand new laptop all over again.

The press release comes just weeks before CES 2019 where Nvidia is expected to unveil mobile RTX Turing. The timing is particularly suspect as it suggests that the GTX Pascal GPUs in existing Eurocom laptops may eventually be swapped out for Turing RTX GPUs whenever they become available in the MXM form factor. This end-user feature has always been a unique characteristic of Eurocom and Clevo laptops when compared to those from Alienware, MSI, or Asus.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-12-24 (Update: 2018-12-24)
Allen Ngo
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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.