Eurocom, a company which makes some of the most powerful laptops available, announced a new developer program meant to help VR developers attain the hardware they need, at a slight discount.
Eurocom is offering the SKY DLX7 and SKY X9 desktop replacement laptops to qualified developers at a 10% discount. These devices offer desktop Intel Skylake processors and desktop class Nvidia GTX 980 graphics cards, which is more than enough performance to meet the needs of anyone looking for a portable VR system.
To qualify for the discount, Eurocom is asking for a one-paragraph outline of the work you are doing in VR development, along with links to your work, website or portfolio.
|Header Cell - Column 0||EUROCOM Sky X9 Specifications:||EUROCOM Sky DLX7 Specifications:|
|Display:||Choice of FHD 1920-by-1080 or 4K 3840-by-2160 pixels; 17.3-inch (43.94mm); LCD Display||4K UHD 3840-by-2160 pixels; 17.3-inch (43.94mm); LCD Display; eDP|
|Chipset:||Intel Z170 Express (Skylake)||Intel Z170 Express (Skylake)|
|Processor:||Skylake, LGA1151, up to Intel i7-6700K, fully unlocked||socketed desktop LGA1151 CPU, up to Intel i7-6700K, fully unlocked|
|Memory:||up to 64GB; DDR4-2133/2400; 4 SODIMM sockets||up to 64GB; DDR4-2133, 2400 or 2666; 4 SODIMM sockets|
|Display Technology:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (N16E-GXX); 200W; 2x MXM slots.||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 desktop (83mm x 115mm); one MXM 3.0 slot|
|Storage:||up to 4 drives; 2x HDD/SSD (SATA3) + 2x M.2 PCIe x4/SATAl RAID 0/1/5/10||up to 5TB with 4 drives; 2x HDD/SSD (SATA3) + 2x M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4/SATA3; RAID 0/1/5/10; supports NVMe SSDs|
|Communications:||two 1Gb LAN RJ-45 ports Killer E2400 + M.2 WLAN/Bluetooth||1Gb LAN RJ-45 port Killer E2400 + M.2 WLAN/Bluetooth|
|Operating Systems:||Microsoft Windows: 10, 8.1 and 7||Microsoft Windows: 10, 8.1 and 7|
|Card Reader:||6-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II||6-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II|
|Keyboard:||Illuminated, backlit with customizable 7-colours||Illuminated, backlit with customizable 7-colours|
|Security:||TPM 2.0, Fingerprint and Kensington Lock||TPM 2.0, Fingerprint and Kensington Lock|
|Audio System:||Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3; external 7.1CH audio output; headphone out, microphone in, S/PDIF and Line-in port; two built-in ONKYO Speakers (2.2W)+ Subwoofer (2.5W)||Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5; external 7.1CH audio output; headphone out, microphone in, S/PDIF and Line-in port; two built-in ONKYO Speakers (2.2W)+ Subwoofer (2.5W)|
|Ports:||1x USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3; 2x miniDP 1.2; 1x HDMI 2.0; 3x USB 3.0 (1x Powered USB AC/DC); S/PDIF; Headphone; Mic; Line-in; 2x RJ45 (LAN)||1x USB 3.1 type C (HDMI 2.0/DP 1.2/Thunderbolt 3); 2x miniDP 1.2; 1x HDMI 2.0 (supports 4 external monitors); 3x USB 3.0; 1x eSATA / USB 3.0 (1x Powered USB, AC/DC); S/PDIF; Headphone; Mic; Line-in; RJ45 (LAN)|
|Weight and dimensions:||4.8kg; WxDxH 428x308x45mm||3.9kg; WxDxH 418x295x39.9mm|