Eurocom's Tornado F5 laptops offer up Kaby Lake and Pascal


— 10:00 AM on January 12, 2017

Kaby Lake's the hottest act in town, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Eurocom, a developer of upgradable notebooks, has refreshed its Tornado F5 notebook with the latest Intel Core processors. Since it's in the upgrading mood, the company also took the opportunity to add Nvidia's top-end graphics cards to the mix.

The new processor options for the Tornado F5 include Intel's Core i7-7700K, Core i7-7700, and Core i5-7600K units. Those two unlocked K-series CPUs might seem like odd choices for a notebook, but Eurocom lets users mess with the overclocking options in the UEFI. For graphics horsepower, buyers can fill the machine's MXM 3.0 graphics slot with Nvidia's GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 cards, or go retro with the previous-generation GTX 970M or GTX 980M.

Those components fit into a 15.6" laptop that's 1.59" (4 cm) thick and weighs 6.5 lbs (or 2.9 kg). The base model of the Tornado F5 comes with a 1920x1080 display, upgradeable to a 4K monitor for an additional $100. Both displays support Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The notebook has four memory slots that can take as much as 64GB of DDR4 clocked as high as 3200 MT/s. For storage, the Tornado F5 has two M.2 slots and room for a 2.5", 9.5-mm-tall drive.

Prices for Eurocom's Tornado F5 can vary quite a bit based on its many configuration options, but go as low as $1,330 for a model with a Core i5-7600K and a GTX 970M. A model with a Core I7-7700K and a GTX 1070 can be had for just about $2,000.

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