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Eurocom Program Offers Devs Discount On VR Ready Laptops

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.

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 Display4K 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 unlockedsocketed desktop LGA1151 CPU, up to Intel i7-6700K, fully unlocked
Memory:up to 64GB; DDR4-2133/2400; 4 SODIMM socketsup 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 0/1/5/10up 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/Bluetooth1Gb LAN RJ-45 port Killer E2400 + M.2 WLAN/Bluetooth
Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows: 10, 8.1 and 7Microsoft Windows: 10, 8.1 and 7
Card Reader:6-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II6-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II
Keyboard:Illuminated, backlit with customizable 7-coloursIlluminated, backlit with customizable 7-colours
Security:TPM 2.0, Fingerprint and Kensington LockTPM 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 428x308x45mm3.9kg; WxDxH 418x295x39.9mm

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  • chicofehr
    These are desktop replacement laptops which are not portable whatsoever. But for me, I always have my laptop on the charger anyway, so its no a problem. I'll wait for the 8/10 core version to come out first and for someone to pay for it :P
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  • JQB45
    17834286 said:
    These are desktop replacement laptops which are not portable whatsoever. But for me, I always have my laptop on the charger anyway, so its no a problem. I'll wait for the 8/10 core version to come out first and for someone to pay for it :P

    I see no reason a person couldn't carry this to work every morning and back home at night. The heaviest of the two laptops mentioned is only 10.582 pounds. With any good backpack that weight would hardly be noticeable.
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  • jt AJ
    this is the only laptop nowadays with socketed CPU. laptop with mobile cpus going forward all are BGA trash, unless pay a premium for a dumb locked mobile xeon.
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  • Andrewst1021
    At 10.5 pounds its more of "move it around the house" rather than being actually mobile. Try to walk around with even a 5 pound laptop inside a backpack for more than 10 minutes and you will understand.
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