EVGA SC17 1070 laptop orders up 4K and G-Sync to go


— 4:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Just yesterday, we reported on an AOC monitor with 4K resolution and support for Nvidia's G-Sync. If cramming 3840x2160 pixels and Nvidia's variable refresh rate technology into a 27" panel isn't impressive enough for you, perhaps the pixel density in the 17" 4K G-Sync display in EVGA's SC17 1070 gaming laptop will be satisfactory. The mobile gaming station packs an Intel sixth-generation Core i7-6820HK CPU, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and 32 GB of system memory to go with that UHD panel.

Laptops in the 17" class are never compact, but the SC17 justifies its size by bringing a lot of hardware along for the ride. The system boots from a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, but also carries a 2.5" HDD for 1TB of additional storage. The keyboard is a full-sized affair with a number pad and white LED backlighting. If the built-in 4K display isn't enough, the machine has an HDMI 2.0 jack and a pair of mini DisplayPort connectors. The Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi controllers are both Intel units. The laptop packs a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C port.

EVGA is quite proud of the tweaking features built into the SC17 1070, claiming that the machine has a "full BIOS" implementation with overclocking capabilities. When those overclocking experiments go awry, a hardware CMOS clear button should make it easy for the user to put things back to factory settings. The manufacturer says the SC17 1070 is bloatware-free, a claim that saddens me that it has to be mentioned at all.

The EVGA SC17 1070 is available now in the company's online store for $2550. For the time being, that price also includes an EVGA Torq X10 gaming mouse and a backpack that hopefully can swallow up the machine's 16.1" x 11.6" x 1.1" (41 cm x 30 cm x 2.7 cm) dimensions and 9 lb (4.1 kg) bulk.

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