Eurocom, the well-known purveyor of ultra-high-end laptops for gamers and professionals, has announced that it has started equipping its Sky X4C and Sky X7C desktop replacement notebooks with Intel’s Core i9-9900KS processor. In fact, the company is so confident in the design of those notebooks that it is even selling SKUs designed for overclocking the already highly-clocked CPU.

Eurocom’s Sky X4C is a 15.6-inch DTR laptop that uses Intel’s socketed desktop processors, NVIDIA’s high-end GeForce RTX/GTX graphics cards in MXM form-factor, two SO-DIMMs, two M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots for SSDs, two 2.5-inch storage devices, and vast connectivity capabilities. When configured appropriately, the Sky X4C can indeed offer the performance of a higher-end desktop, though at 3.4 kilograms (7.48 pounds) it lives up to the desktop replacement name. The Sky X7C is an even more powerful machine with more options that comes with a 17.3-inch display and weighs 3.9 kilograms (8.58 pounds). You can check our own review of that beast here.

Intel’s eight-core Core i9-9900KS processor runs at a base frequency of 4.0 GHz with a 127 W TDP, and can turbo boost all of its cores to 5.0 GHz so long as there's sufficient power and cooling. And if that's not enough, Eurocom will also be SKUs tuned for overclocking, which de-lid the CPU, install a more sophisticated cooling system (new thermal compound, new IHS), and unlock the BIOS. Needless to say, the latter will push the hot chip even harder, but Eurocom is certain that its cooling system will cope with that.

Eurocom’s X4C and X7C notebooks start at $2187 and $2166, respectively. When beefed up with something like Intel’s Core i9-9900KS, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080, multiple storage devices, and 128 GB of DDR4 memory on top of that, the price will push towards five digits.

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Source: Eurocom

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  • shabby - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    I wonder for how many milliseconds this cpu goes past 4ghz.
  • Sivar - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    At 0.0000000002 seconds between two consecutive clock ticks, the CPU technically utilizes its rated clock speed.
    Not yet announced is whether the optional liquid helium module is needed to achieve this rate.
  • Opencg - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - link

    That laptop is made by clevo and they actually make pretty good desktop replacement laptops. Not to mention many vendors offer options like liquid metal and vapor chamber heat pipes. Some even offer delidded cpus although that is less common with the 9th gen being soldiered. Very likely you could run it overclocked even with a heavy benchmark. Typically liquid metal is all you need for this.
  • bobhumplick - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    in gaming a 9900k type cpu at 5ghz stays at 40-60w the whole time. thats what its made for, gaming. it actually wont be that big of a problem. plus these r0 stepping based 9900ks skus use a bit less power for the same clocks.
  • mrvco - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    My back hurts just looking at this monster.
  • EliteRetard - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link


    I remember when 8lbs was amazing.
    My first portable was a Kaypro 10, at 31 lbs
  • GreenReaper - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Still lighter than carting a desktop around.
  • boeush - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    Never have children. A typical newborn is about the weight of this "monster"...

    Or maybe, it's time to hit the gym and get some strength into that back of yours (as well as, I suspect, the extra-spindly arms and legs that go with it...)
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    Newborns also regularly exceed five figures in price. Both my back and bank account reflect having two of them and my toehold on sanity reflects taking care of both of them on my own thanks to that worthless spouse that fled the country. *grumble*
  • 29a - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    This is not Facebook, air your dirty laundry over there.

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