Monday, 8 February 2016

Meet the Laptop With 64GB RAM, 5TB SSD, and 6 USB Ports


Meet the Laptop With 64GB RAM, 5TB SSD, and 6 USB Ports
If the current lineup of high-end laptops in the market isn't cutting it for you, Eurocom's new offering may interest you. The Canadian computer manufacturer has launched its Sky X9W laptop, a 'mobile workstation' upgrade to its already impressive Sky X9 that it released in October last year. Much like many other good things in life, the laptop also has a big price tag, with a starting price point of $2,930 (roughly Rs. 198,000).
Eurocom is referring to the Sky X9W as a mobile workstation, but don't get confused by the word mobile here. The laptop comes equipped with top-of-the-line desktop-class specifications. The Sky X9W is powered by a quad-core, Intel Core i7 'Skylake-S' 6700K SoC and Intel Z170 Express 'Skylake' chipset. Users have the option to opt for Intel Core 'Skylake-S' i5-6600L or Core 'Skylake-S' i7-6700 SoC.
As for the GPU, the Sky X9W comes with 8GB Nvidia Quadro M5000M, 4GB Nvidia Quadro M3000M, or a single 200W desktop class 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980. Of course, with that sort of processing power, there is a lot of cooling that will be required - and, there are multiple fans on board to do so.
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As for the memory, the base configuration starts with 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, and goes up to 64GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM. The Sky X9W comes equipped with a 17.3-inch 4K (3840x2160 pixels) display. Users can also opt for a display with full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) screen resolution. On the connectivity front, there's one USB 3.1 Type-C port, five USB 3.0 ports, a pair of Mini Display ports that can power up to four monitors, an HDMI outlet, one headphone, one mic, two RS45 ports, and supports Wi-Fi. It also comes with up to 5TB of SSD storage in a RAID 10 configuration. The maximum configuration can go up to a whopping $11,473 (roughly Rs. 775,000), which includes a carrying case and a 3-year warranty.
On the software front, users can opt for Windows 10Windows 8.1, and Windows 7. The laptop weighs 4.8kg, and measures 428x308x45mm.