Eurocom has released one of the world’s first laptops featuring two NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080/1070 GPUs, along with one of Intel’s latest Core i7 CPUs for good measure. The Sky E9E2 machine is designed primarily for gamers, but it can also be equipped with up to 64 GB DRAM, up to 6 TB of storage and even optional 120 Hz display panels. Given the high-performance goals of the system, it not only costs a lot but also comes in a thick chassis designed to fit 17.3" screens as well.

The Eurocom Sky X9E2 notebook is based on the Intel Z170 PCH and supports socketed Skylake-S processors (Intel Core i7-6700K, i5-6600K and i7-6700 options are available) that can be overclocked. The machine can fit up to four SO-DIMMs for a total of 64 GB of DDR4 memory, although maximum XMP support isn't directly listed. For graphics, the X9E2 uses one or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1080 graphics processors in an MXM form-factor, which have 120-190 W TDP per card, but the system promises to deliver desktop-class performance in mobile form-factor. Installing a rather hot GPU into modern gaming laptop chassis should not be a problem in general, but Eurocom’s Sky X9E2 is among the first machines to integrate up to two Pascal graphics processors with a potential total TDP of <380 W. To cool the CPU as well as the GPU(s), the portable PC uses a sophisticated cooling system with multiple heat pipes as well as three huge blower fans.

For storage, the Eurocom Sky X9E2 can integrate up to two 2.5”/9.5mm SSDs or HDDs (in consumer land, that's 4 TB of storage) as well as up to two M.2-2280 NVMe SSDs (another two more terabytes). In addition, the laptop has 6-in-1 card reader as well as two Thunderbolt 3.0 ports (which automatically suggests support for two USB Type-C ports with 10 Gbps transfer rate) and five USB 3.0 connectors. For connectivity, the Sky X9E2 has two Killer Networking E2400 GbE controllers as well as one M.2-2230 Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Bluetooth controller.

When it comes to display options, end-users can choose between an IPS FHD panel, an AHVA FHD panel with 120 Hz refresh rate as well as an IPS UHD panel. Optionally, the machine also supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. Moreover, the laptop has several display outputs (HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3) in a bid to support NVIDIA’s SurroundView capability. For audio the PC has Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 chip with 7.1-channel audio outputs as well as integrated 2 W speakers and a 2.5 W subwoofer.

The Sky X9E2 desktop replacement comes with either a 330 W or 660 W PSU (the latter is required when its spec is maxed out and the system is equipped with two GPUs), an 8 cell Li-Ion 89 Wh battery (battery life from zero to some depending on configuration), weighs 5.5 kilograms (12.1 lbs) and is 47.2 mm (1.88 inch) thick. The starting price of the DTR machine from Eurocom is $2499, and can push much nearer five digits when maxed out.

Source: Eurocom

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  • ipkpjersi - Friday, August 26, 2016 - link

    ??????

    I showed a video that shows IDENTICAL desktop and laptop performance. I'm not sure how you can claim otherwise when a video showed that yes, a laptop and desktop can have identical performance. There are NO compromises being made there whatsoever. There's nothing else to be said about that.

    I talked about my specs because he said I probably have a 20 inch TN panel. He's the one who dragged specs into it, I merely defended myself from clueless morons like him. Don't stick up for him, you're no better than him when you do that.
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  • ipkpjersi - Friday, August 26, 2016 - link

    As an addendum for me "not owning what I said I do", I posted several pictures on reddit under basically the same name as on here, Here's a picture of my GPUs: http://i.imgur.com/MPJHinG.jpg
    Hey look, here's me giving a thumbs up: http://i.imgur.com/ZbhVTzU.jpg

    If he has the right to call me out and accuse me of having shit hardware, I have the right to defend myself.
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  • close - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - link

    What hardware you own is not the point. The fact that you think a high end CPU/GPU in a very confined space like a laptop can reach the same potential as one in a properly cooled case is damn ignorant or at the very least inexperienced.

    On the other hand calling a machine with a 17" screen, mediocre keyboard and speakers a "gaming machine" is the same as when other call their mid-range old desktop a gaming machine. having a good enough GPU isn't enough for a gaming machine. screen, keyboard and mouse are half of the gaming experience and if you don't have those you don't have a gaming machine, you have a benchmarking machine. One that will make your ears bleed and will throttle in situations that can push the desktop to the limit simply because there's no screenshot that you can post on reddit to disprove the laws of physics.
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  • ipkpjersi - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - link

    The fact you think they are a BIG compromise when DTRs have been around for years and years, and have never been anywhere close to what they are today, proves you have no clue what you are talking about. There are laptops with i7 6700ks and GTX 1080 SLIs that don't throttle at all at stock, combined with 4k 120Hz panels and fairly decent speakers for once. Look back at the DTRs of 10 years ago and think back to how shitty they were compared to what they are today. You've made it clear that DTRs aren't for you, and that's fine, but clearly there's a huge demand for them otherwise they wouldn't spend so much R&D on them, and they wouldn't make them in the first place. DTRs are way better than they have ever been. Sure, they may not have the best keyboards, but they are certainly usable (not that you would know, you likely haven't even used one), and their panels are amazing.

    If you don't like DTRs, that's fine, but to call them all crappy is just idiotic. There are tones of people who love DTRs and use them to play games on them every day. No need to shit on DTRs and everyone who likes DTRs because of how narrow minded you are.
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  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, August 29, 2016 - link

    "As an addendum for me "not owning what I said I do", I posted several pictures..."

    It's the internet, anyone can post or repost anything.

    "If he has the right to call me out and accuse me of having shit hardware, I have the right to defend myself."

    Perhaps, but dropping a profanity-laced post containing unverifiable bragging and anger may not give you a lot of credibility in the eyes of any other casual observer. It certainly won't do you any good when you're trying to make a contentious counter-point against a person holding a diametrically opposed viewpoint. Doing that sort of thing over the internet is usually a waste of time.
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  • close - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - link

    I actually don't "own" that hardware. I suggested as much when I said it's a work related thing where conveniences like reduced weight, great keyboard, etc. aren't as important. Trying to analyze "characters" over the internet says a lot about you too ;). Reply
  • XTREME PC GAMER - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - link

    WoW i agree with comment.. You killed this guy. I dont think he can come back . He must stay away to keep what dignity he has left. If he comes back he will uterly submit to his demise. Reply
  • paulemannsen - Monday, August 29, 2016 - link

    @ipkpjersi

    You were the one beginning to insult him, when he returned the favor you went all butthurt, proved none of his legit arguments wrong and instead started boasting about your 6000$ gaming rig. Impressive. Maybe there is an audience for this kind of laptop but most of them are probably stupid braggards - for like 10 people in the world this thing actually makes sense.
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  • MattMe - Friday, August 26, 2016 - link

    My god. the guy in that video has possibly the most annoying voice my earballs have ever had the displeasure of witnessing.
    Couldn't watch the video. Gave up skipping through it even.
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  • Notmyusualid - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - link

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