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Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

The folks at Eurocom have released another monster 'mobile workstation'

Eurocom Sky X9W mobile workstation
Do my fans look big in this? Oh yes. Big and beautiful. Eurocom's Sky X9W mobile workstation

When Eurocom releases new laptops – or 'mobile workstations' as it prefers to call them – it can be hard to keep one's jaw from the floor.

This time around the company's released the Sky X9W complete with a quad-core, eight-thread, Intel Core i7 6700K capable of operating at 4.2GHz and nestled amidst an Intel Z170 Express (Skylake) chipset. The NVIDIA Quadro M5000M dwarfs the CPU for core count: it's got 1,536 of its own.

Pack in 64GB of DDR4-2133, 2400 or 2666 RAM, if you please, then throw in up to four NVME SSDs and give them the RAID 10 treatment for data protection.

There's also a 17.3 inch 4K screen at 3840 x 2160.

This time around, Eurocom says the machine has a battery, which is a bit of a disappointment because it had previously labelled the portable power source an “uninterruptible power supply”. The company's also managed to shave 700 grams off previous mobile workstations to weigh in at a mere 4.8 kilograms.

Which is not to say a call to harden up would be fair: there's at least three fans we can see in this machine, a single USB-C port, a pair of mini display ports capable of driving four monitors, an HDMI outlet, five USB 3.0 ports, a pair of RJ45s and Wi-Fi.

Prices start at US$2,930, but the configurator lets you crank that up far higher – just the maximum GPU option we've mentioned above sees the machine hit $4309.

If you don't feel the need for a holiday this decade, or need to take a very grunty machine into the kind of place you don't want to go on holiday, the Sky X9W may be for you! ®

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