Eurocom's Sky X4C / X7C laptops now integrate Intel's desktop-grade Core i9-9900KS CPUs
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Most laptop OEMs are looking to strike a balance between portability and features, but there are notable exceptions. Eurocom, for example, is clearly not willing to prioritize portability over power, as the Canadian company is well-known for integrating desktop-grade CPUs and GPUs into its high-end customizable laptops.
Eurocom even managed to fit the latest Core i9-9900KS gaming CPU from Intel into its 15.6-inch Sky X4C and 17.3-inch Sky X7C models. The specs also include:
- Up to a desktop-grade RTX 2080 GPU from Nvidia (or Quadro P5000 exclusive for the X7C)
- 60 Hz UHD or 60/120/144 Hz FHD display options
- Up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM via two memory slots
- Up to 20 TB storage space through 2x NVMe M.2 slots + 2x SATA 2.5-inch bays
- Port selection: USB-C 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB-A 3.1, USB-A 2.0, 2x miniDP 1.3, HDMI 2.0, 4x audio jacks, GbE connector
- Sound Blaster X Pro-Gaming or ESS SABRE HiFi DACs
- Improved cooling setup that allows for CPUa nd GPU overclocking
As previously mentioned, portability is not exactly a strong point for these laptops. Fully equipped, the X4C weighs 7.5 pounds with a 1.5-inch profile, while the X7C weighs 8.6 pounds with a 1.6-inch profile.
Prices for the i9-990KS versions start at US$2,520 (X4C) and US$2,499 (X7C).