EVGA, known for their graphics cards and motherboards, recently released its first ever gaming laptop, the SC17. Typically when a company rolls out its ‘first’ of something specs, build quality, and other features tend to fall a bit short. But EVGA has the potential to be different.
Although in the past EVGA have and continues to place stickers and fancy colorful boxes to third party designs, like the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming GPU, they do however have an excellent motherboard, electrical, and software design team with extremely high street creds making them more applicable than Razor.
EVGA designed this gaming laptop with a higher focus on being durable than its overall portability. Let me tell you, it is one tough laptop. Having less flex with its bottom cover removed than most other gaming laptops completely assembles. This laptop also packs a punch, with its CPU being an Intel Core i7 6820HK Unlocked; accompanied by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU, 32GB G.Skill DDR4 memory, and 256GB of M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD + a 1TB HDD.
EVGA, strangely, fits this SC17 with a 4K 60Hz IPS panel from Sharp that looks absolutely amazing! But why is that strange? Because the 980M, even with EVGAs overclock, just isn’t capable of driving AAA games at 4K with high detail. Not today, and not 2-3 years from now.
The EVGA SC17 pulls a price tag of nearly $2700 USD, which could seems a bit pricey to most, but given its specs is definitely reasonable.