Eurocom's Sky X9 laptop has everything and two kitchen sinks


— 4:01 PM on October 22, 2015

I'm not sure this even qualifies as a laptop, but here goes. Eurocom has unveiled the Sky X9 , which it calls "the most powerful 'desktop laptop' ever made". No, seriously—this beast tips the scales at 10.6 lbs (4.8 kg), and measures 17.1" x 12.3" x 1.8" (or 42.8 x 30.8 x 4.5 cm). But read on, because you can pack a lot into that space.

First off, the screen. The Sky X9 gives us 17.3" of goodness in 1080p or 4K flavors. The 1080p version can optionally be infused with G-Sync variable refresh rate tech, as well. Users can select CPU options up to an Intel Core i7-6700K, and install up to 64GB of DDR4 memory in the laptop's four RAM slots.

Graphics card choices range from sane to total overkill, too. The X9 can be configured with graphics cards from the GTX 965M all the way up to two GTX 980Ms in SLI, or even a single desktop-class GTX 980. Eurocom says the graphics card cooling solution can deal with a total TDP of up to 200W.

Storage-wise, the X9 offers two SATA 6Gbps ports, plus two M.2 PCIe x4 slots. Network connectivity comes in the form of dual Ethernet ports and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, courtesy of a Killer DoubleShot X3-Pro adapter. Peripheral connectivity is likewise plentiful. Eurocom throws in a Thunderbolt-enabled USB 3.1 Type-C connector and five USB 3.0 ports. The X9 has multiple video outputs, too—two Mini DisplayPorts and an HDMI 2.0 connector.

Last but least, a SoundBlaster X-Fi card, a set of Onkyo speakers, and a built-in subwoofer handle audio duties. Eurocom says the laptop is fully user-upgradeable, too. Prices are not for the faint of heart, though: the Sky X9 will set you back about $2,500 in its basic version, while a little playing around with the online configurator can get the price north of $6,000.

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