Eurocom announced that one of its flagship laptops, the Sky X9, is receiving a mobile workstation variant. The Sky X9, which contains a desktop Skylake processor, DDR4 memory and 4K IPS display, is in every sense a desktop replacement. Similarly, the Sky X9W offers the same level of upgradability and customizability.
The X9W may be configured with Intel’s Skylake i5-6600L, i7-6700 or i7-6700K. Potential buyers may choose between a matte Full HD (1080p) IPS display or a similar Ultra HD (4K) display. The baseline X9W is configured with 16 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, but for those opting for a 4K display, this might not be enough. In that case, the X9W supports up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 memory. Working with 4K content isn’t exactly storage-friendly either, so the X9 also supports up to 5 TB of SSD storage.
The Sky X9 and Sky X9W are nearly identical, but the latter sets itself apart from its predecessor by swapping out the gaming-oriented GTX980M for an Nvidia workstation GPU. Eurocom’s baseline Sky X9W is equipped with a 4 GB Quadro M3000M, which you can upgrade to the heftier, 8 GB Quadro M5000M for an additional $1,379. The X9W’s mobile workstation processor is aimed at workloads such as CAD applications, which your typical gaming processor cannot handle adequately.
The features present in the Sky X9 carry over to the X9W, such as support for four external monitors through two DisplayPort 1.2 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, and either HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 over USB Type-C. Networking is handled via a WLAN/Bluetooth M.2 2230 card and two Killer E2400 Ethernet ports with support for Killer Doubleshot Pro. The laptop is kept secure using a Trusted Platform 2.0 module, fingerprint scanner and Kensington lock.
The Eurocom Sky X9W is available on Eurocom’s website starting at $2,930.