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Canadian company launches lightweight gaming laptop

Canadian computer company Eurocom has launched a lightweight gaming laptop powered by Intel's Kaby Lake processors.

The 15.6" Sky MX5 R3 has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, has a choice of i7 7700HQ or 7820HK, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, 4G LTE Internet on the go support and up to 12TB SSD.

The company said the on-board, BGA version of the Intel Core i7 7700HQ or 7820HK 45W CPU and the on-board NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU allowed the laptop's weight and thickness to be minimised.

These onboard components also minimised power consumption which meant less heat was generated during use.

Customisation is possible with up to four storage drives (two M.2 slots and two 2.5 inch storage bays, for a maximum storage capacity of up to 12TB).

The Sky MX5 R3.

Data security is through a Kensington lock, biometric security, and Eurocom’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) data encryption.

The brushed aluminium, heavy-duty chassis can hold a full HD, IPS, G-Sync panel or a 4K QFHD, IPS display.


Processor: on-board; Intel Core i7-7700HQ or i7-7820HK (Kaby Lake).

VGA technology: on-board; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB DDR5)/b>; MUX design (switchable between dGPU and iGPU).

Mechanical (Frame): brushed aluminium (back cover and bottom case) combined with heavy duty ABS plastic (front cover and top case).

Cooling: High-performance, high-quality copper VGA and CPU heatsinks.

Memory: Four 260-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR4-2400/2666; 1.2V; up to 64GB.

Storage: up to 12TB of storage with 4 physical drives: 2x M.2 2280 SSD SATA3 / PCIe x4 and 2x HDD/SSD SATA3 6Gb/s and RAID 0/1.

Communications: 1Gb LAN, WLAN, built in antenna for optional 3G/4G/LTE/HSPA.

Card reader: 6-in-1: MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC; Push-Push.

Keyboard and touchpad: Backlit multi-colour full size 7-colour keyboard with numeric pad; Touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling; W/A/S/D Gaming key.

Ports: 2x USB 3.1c; 3x USB 3.0; 2 x mini Display Port 1.3; 1 x HDMI output; 2-in-1 Headphone + S/PDIF; 1 x Microphone-in; 1 x RJ-45 LAN; 1 x DC-in.

Display support: Supports up to four active internal and/or external displays.

Operating systems: Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

Security: Kensington lock, fingerprint and embedded TPM 2.0 Encryption.

Battery: Four cells Lithium Polymer; 60WH; up to 325 minutes in UMA mode.

Weight: 2.65kg / 5.8lbs.

Dimensions: WxDxH: 385x271x28.8mm / 15.16x10.66x1.15-inch.

Eurocom says it ships its machines to Australia, among other countries.


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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.