Broadwell is the latest “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” model for continually updating its microarchitecture, and earlier this month the company showed the line off at Computex. Now, Eurocom has unveiled its plans to use the LGA 1150 Core i5-5775C in its P5 Pro, a high-end notebook aimed at gamers.
This is something of an unusual move, given that the processor is designed for use in a desktop. However, given the requirements of a top-tier gaming rig, the P5 Pro takes full advantage of the benefits that a Broadwell processor carries with it in terms of performance.
Users will be given access to the same suite of customization options afforded by an Intel Z97 desktop board, according to findings from The Tech Report. With the processor’s multiplier unlocked, it would be possible to overclock the CPU, although there are obviously risks associated with doing so.
Four RAM slots and four storage bays offer plenty more opportunities for buyers to customize their system to their exact specifications. A 15.6-inch 1080p display is included as stock, but gamers looking for the best possible experience will no doubt be looking at the 4K panel being offered as an optional upgrade.
The P5 Pro starts at $1,699, but it’s those optional extras that will really push the price upwards. 8GB of RAM and a 4GB GeForce GTX 965M are included in that basic package, but they’re likely to be subbed out by anyone looking to purchase this system as a primary gaming PC.
However, you shouldn’t expect this laptop to be all that portable. At a weight of nearly 8 pounds and with a battery life of around two hours, this isn’t a device that you’re going to want to carry around with you if you can help it. That being said, it’s a very compelling prospect for anyone looking for a compromise between the power of a desktop and the practicality of a laptop.