Eurocom Sky X9 is the ultimate desktop replacement laptop. Its specifications include 17.3 inch 4K display, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics, Intel Core i7-6700K 4GHz processor, Intel Z170 Express, up to 64GB of RAM and a price tag of 2543 dollars.
The Intel Core i7-6700K processor can touch 4.2 GHz in turbo boost mode making it much more powerful than any 1000 dollar gaming laptop processor. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (GM204 Maxwell) comes with 8GB GDDR5 Memory with a clock frequency of 7 GHz effective, 2048 CUDA cores which is the same as the one presented few weeks ago from Santa Clara. Acer Predator laptops also come with GTX 980 GPU but those still carry on with mobile processors like Intel Core i7 6700HQ instead of 6700K which is a desktop processor. That said with Acer Predator 15 and 17, you get much better battery life.
To handle the enormous heat and avoid overheating, Eurocom Sky X9 is equipped with three fans , each for a specific part / component of the chassis. The air produced will never be enough to lower the internal temperatures considerably, especially for those accustomed to the dissipation more efficient than a desktop PC, but overall the cooling system works and it seems effectively. In this case, it would be more appropriate to go for a liquid cooling solution that is build along the lines of ASUS GX700 that has better cooling system but who knows if Eurocom has any plans in the pipeline.
Interestingly, Eurocom P5 Pro also came with a desktop class processor while being a laptop, Core i7 5775C processor to be specific. However we were greatly turned down by its uninspiring design.
Eurocom Sky X9 is already available in the US and Canada with a price tag of 2543 dollars. Full Eurocom Sky X9 specifications are given below.
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake), LGA1151
Chipset: Intel Z170 Express (Skylake)
Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 or 7
Memory: up to 64GB DDR4-2133 / 2400; 4 SODIMM slots
Storage: up to 4-plates; 2 HDD / SSD (SATA3) + 2 PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10 M.2
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (N16E-Gxx)
Display: 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Connectivity: Ethernet Killer E2400 + M.2 WLAN / Bluetooth
Interfaces: USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3.1, 2 Mini Display port, HDMI 2.0, three USB 3.0 audio jack, S / PDIF and Line-in, 2 RJ-45, card reader 6-in-1
Audio: ONKYO two speakers (2.2W) Subwoofer (2.5W)
Security: TPM 2.0, Fingerprint and Kensington Lock
Other: backlit keyboard with 7 customizable colors
Dimensions: 428 x 308 x 45mm
Weight: 4.8 Kg