EVGA SC17 NVIDIA GTX 1080 Gaming Laptop Is Going To Cost You

You may be able to ignore or even break the laws of man, but the laws of (Newtonian) physics are not to be trifled with. Such laws put a limit on how much processing power we can cram into physical spaces before they turn into incendiary weapons. So when a laptop such as the new EVGA SC17 is bequeathed one of the fastest graphics cards in the desktop market, there is reason to be awed and floored. But, as with anything, there will always be a price to pay, literally and figuratively.

The figurative cost is one that will make you question the portability of such machines. Calling it a laptop or a notebook would be a huge misnomer. Perhaps "miniature portable fixed desktop" is more accurate, but also too verbose. So "powerful gaming laptop" it is! Weighing at 8.93 lbs (4.05 kg) and standing 1.3 inches (33 mm) at its thickest, the EVGA SC17 hulking form makes it no secret that it's packing quite a punch.

Compared to the EVGA SC17 launched last year or even its more recent refresh, the new SC17 bears an NVIDIA GTX 1080 with 8 GB of video memory, a graphics processor more commonly associated with gaming desktops. That is paired with a 7th gen Intel Core i7-7820HK, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB M.2 SSD, and a 1 TB HDD. It's 17-inch 4K screen, like the now older SC17, has G-SY NC anti-tearing tech built in.

But beyond the raw power, EVGA is billing the SC17 as the world's first true overclocking laptop. In addition to a fully graphical BIOS that supports mouse input, the laptop also has a dedicated button whose sole purpose is to clear the CMOS should any of the overclocking settings make the laptop nigh unusable.

The literal price comes in the $3,000 price tag attached to this gaming powerhouse. That price does include a free EVGA backpack and mouse, though those will probably do little to soften the blow.