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Laptops with removable MXM 3 GeForce RTX 2080 graphics coming soon from Eurocom
Laptops with removable MXM 3 GeForce RTX 2080 graphics coming soon from Eurocom
Jumping from the GTX 1080 to the RTX 2080 will cost users an extra $250 USD. Eurocom is proving that the MXM form factor is here to stay even in the face of Dell's proprietary DGFF solution for the Alienware Area-51m.

(February 14, 2019 update: The original press release had an error about laptops with GeForce RTX 2080 SLI graphics. Such options will not be offered and we've adjusted the original article to reflect this. The updated press release is below.)

The first batch of gaming laptops equipped with GeForce RTX graphics are already out in the wild from major OEMs like MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, Dell, and others. In nearly all of these cases, however, the GPUs are soldered and not user removable. Fortunately, Clevo and resellers like Eurocom are now offering configurations with removable RTX graphics cards that can be swapped and upgraded without voiding any warranties not unlike a traditional desktop.

Eurocom has updated its existing lineup of enthusiast laptops like the Sky X4C to include RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 options up from the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. Existing owners of a Sky model can likely request only the MXM 3.1 RTX 2070 or 2080 module from Eurocom instead of purchasing the entire laptop all over again — an important advantage of user-removable graphics.

As for the RTX Max-Q series, Eurocom has no new announcements for the time being. Its last Max-Q offering was the Eurocom Q5 with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics.

See our full performance overview on the mobile RTX Turing series here for more technical information and benchmark comparisons. The Eurocom Sky X4C with RTX 2070 graphics is currently shipping for a starting price of $2100 USD.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-01-31 (Update: 2019-02-15)
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.