EVGA's SC17 Gaming Laptop, Priced At $2,699, Arrives Mid-April

At CES, we saw some of EVGA's upcoming products, one of which was a gaming laptop called the SC17. The company is well-known for its lineup of graphics cards, PSUs and motherboards, but the SC17 is EVGA's first gaming laptop. Now, we have more details about what's inside the laptop as well as its final price.

The SC17 is powered by an Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7 GHz, 3.6 GHz Turbo, Skylake) and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980M. As the name suggests, you can overclock the CPU for additional power. Obviously, you can do this through the system's BIOS or with the company's new EOC feature. By pressing the Function key and the up or down arrow keys, you can switch between overclock and normal speeds for the CPU. You can also cycle through various overclock presets.

EVGA SC17 Gaming Laptop
CPUIntel Core i7-6820HK (2.7 GHz, 3.6 GHz Turbo, Skylake)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8GB GDDR5)
RAM32GB G. Skill DDR4 (16GB x 2, 2666 MHz)
Storage256GB M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD and 1TB SATA HDD
DisplaySharp 17.3 inches (3840x2160)
AudioRealtek ALC 255, Integrated Subwoofer
ConnectionRJ45 Ethernet (10/100/1000), Intel AC-8260 Wi-Fi (Snowfield Peak), Bluetooth 4.2
I/O1 x HDMI 1.4, 2 x Mini DisplayPort, 2 x USB 3.0 Type A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 3.5 mm headphone/mic jack
CameraFull HD (1920x1080)
OSWindows 10 Home (64-bit)
Accessories
240W Power Adapter, Audio Splitter, USB 3.1 Type C to Type A adapter
Weight8 pounds

At CES, an EVGA representative told us that pricing would sit around the $2,600 mark; the final price is $100 more at $2,699. If you pre-order now, you can also get a free EVGA Torq X10 gaming mouse, which has nine programmable buttons and max dpi of 8200. You can place an order now, but EVGA won't ship the device until mid-April.

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  • sillynilly
    That thing looks sexy. A serious contender for me as a replacement to my old portable rig.
  • ohim
    Laptop made only for spec freaks but at the same time pointless ... 32 GB ram on an laptop ... 4k at 17" useless pixel density and not even 1 GTX 980Ti can drive games at 4k with fluidity but let alone a 980M ....
  • dstarr3
    I feel like at this price tag, they could squeeze in at least a 512GB SSD.