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Jun 20, 2013

Eurocom X5, an Overpowered Laptop with nVidia GeForce GTX 780M

We're usually wary of dubbing a product “the best” in a category, and when we do, we're usually just relaying the claims that their designers make, but Eurocom's X5 may just deserve being called the best gaming notebook.

After all, it would be hard to argue that Intel's top-of-the-line mobile Haswell CPU and NVIDIA's highest-end discrete GPU aren't a winning combination. That's right, Eurocom's X5 combines the might of a quad-core / 8-thread Intel Core i7-4930MX (3 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache), or that of a Core i7-4900MQ, Core i7-4800MQ or Core i7-4700MQ, with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M video board. That there is enough space and power for 32 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM (random access memory) definitely doesn't do any harm.  In fact, Eurocom's X5 is so powerful because of this hardware that it dominates more or less all Benchmarks. The results are all listed in the picture that Eurocom was ever so willing to share through its website. This page has all that info, so we'll pass on copying all those dry numbers, since the table is much easier on the eyes anyway.

As people have no doubt guessed by now, the display of the Eurocom X5 gaming notebook is an LCD with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. What might not be as easy to guess is that 3D is supported as well, as are up to no fewer than 5 physical drives. One can only wonder what will happen when two mSATA slots are filled with SSDs (solid-state drives), and the other three with HDDs. The SSDs will hold the OS and the frequently-accessed files, to ensure top speeds, while the HDDs will hold the video collections, music libraries, virtual disk files, backup files, etc.

Finally, the gaming system has a custom backlit keyboard, with 7 colors and 3 zones, configurable in one of 8 modes.

Eurocom X5
Image credits to Eurocom


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