Want a gaming laptop with the features of a desktop? EVGA's SC17 may be for you

EVGA, a company known primarily for its graphics cards, revealed at CES that it was working on its first laptop, the SC17. An enthusiast machine by nature, the it bears a wealth of high-end internal components as well as some built-in overclocking utilities to push them even further.

On the outside, the SC17 is sleek and powerful looking thanks to its aluminum unibody chassis that’s only an inch thick at the thickest area, but its arguably more reminiscent of a Lenovo workstation notebook than a gaming one.

The specifications, however, tell a different story. The SC17 has an unlocked Core i7-6820HK, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M, and 8GB of RAM. As if those specs weren’t enough, it even boasts a 4K IPS panel, though Nvidia’s G-Sync variable-refresh rate technology is notably absent.

Unfortunately, although there’s a 4K display present on the SC17, that isn’t necessarily indicative of the notebook’s capabilities. Despite the GTX 980M hoisting some considerably impressive clock speeds, gaming in 4K is a rigorous task even some of the more competent desktop configurations. Nonetheless, games could easily run efficiently at lower resolutions without taking a hit to the frame rates, and the high pixel density could serve as a useful asset for other activities outside of gaming.

Moreover, EVGA’s signature BIOS features are in place, such as a handful of advanced CPU configuration options — like processor voltage regulation — typically only found on desktop motherboards. This could, in turn, give you more control over the relationship between CPU and battery life, providing you with the option to get more juice out of your PC over an extensive period of time. After all, gaming laptops aren’t known for having long battery lives.

On its aluminum body, the SC17 totes a full-size keyboard and number pad including a CMOS reset button, which can come in handy when your computer tries, but fails, to overclock. It even packs a set of arrow keys with the ability to enabled overclocked or power-saving modes at the push of a button.

The SC17 also manages to fit in both a 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD and a 1TB, 7,200 RPM HDD. If you opt to pre-order now, it will likely put your bank account into cardiac arrest at a whopping $2,700. Subsequently, EVGA says you should start to see shipments by “mid-April.”

Emerging Tech

CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

CES 2019 didn’t just give us a taste of the future, it offered a five-course meal. From 8K and Micro LED televisions to smart toilets, the show delivered with all the amazing gadgetry you could ask for. Here’s a look at all the big…
Deals

From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for January 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Mobile

The Razer Phone 2 will have a $100 off deal for a limited time

The Razer Phone 2 is finally here, and it's got upgraded specs, that super-smooth 120Hz display, and an updated design. Here's absolutely everything you need to know about the Razer Phone 2.
Computing

Don’t even bother with the rest. Here are the only laptop brands that matter

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today.
Emerging Tech

Why wait? Here are some CES 2019 gadgets you can buy right now

Companies come to CES to wow us with their cutting edge technology, but only a few products are slated to hit the market right away. Here is our list of the best CES 2019 tech you can buy right now.
Computing

Hackers are scoring with ransomware that attacks its previous victims

Computer viruses are always evolving. In a new one, dubbed "Ryuk," hackers are targeting PCs with ransomware that scours an infected network in order to pinpoint and attack and enterprises with big money.
Computing

An update to Microsoft To-Do will help you keep up with your resolutions

If you're looking to stay productive in 2019, you might want to check out the freshly updated Microsoft To-Do app, now with additional integration with the Windows 10 Start Menu and more.
Computing

Want to save a webpage as a PDF? Just follow these steps

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how.
Computing

Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019?

After not having a presence at Mobile World Congress for three years, Microsoft is now sending out media invites for a press conference on February 24 during the annual event in Barcelona. Could a next-generation HoloLens be on the way?
Computing

Microsoft to separate Cortana from search with the next version of Windows 10

Changes are on the way for two key features in Windows 10. A separation of Windows 10 search and Cortana will allow Microsoft to more often innovate on each of the features independently.
Computing

Delete tracking cookies from your system by following these quick steps

Cookies are useful when it comes to saving your login credentials and other data, but they can also be used by advertisers to track your browsing habits across multiple sites. Here's how to clear cookies in the major browsers.
Computing

Convert your PDFs into convenient Word documents with Adobe or a free option

PDF files are great, but few document types are as malleable as those specific to Microsoft Word. Here's how to convert a PDF file into a Word document, whether you prefer to use Adobe's software suite or a freemium alternative.
Computing

Nvidia’s next midrange card might be a GTX 1660 Ti, rumors suggest

Nvidia may be working on a non-RTX Turing graphics card called the 1660 Ti. Rumors suggest it will have around 20 percent fewer CUDA cores than the RTX 2060 and will lack ray tracing support.
Deals

From Samsung to HP, here are the best cheap Chromebook deals right now

Whether you want a compact laptop to enjoy some entertainment on the go, or you need a no-nonsense machine for school or work, we've smoked out the best cheap Chromebook deals -- from full-sized laptops to 2-in-1 convertibles -- with most…