For users of PC-based virtual reality (VR) devices such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it’s reasonably easy to put together a rig that will support the level of performance you require. There are plenty of website out there that will guide you in exactly what hardware parts to pick if you want to get the best performance put of your VR titles. For laptop users, however, the situation is trickier, it can be difficult to find a portable machine that offers the kind of performance needed without being overly heavy and bulky.
The combat this problem, hardware manufacturer Eurocom have launched their new lightweight gaming laptop, the Eurocom Sky MX5 R3. The laptop has a 15.6” display, making for a smaller form factor and an aluminium chassis means the weight is reduced considerably.
In terms of specs, the Sky MX5 R3 is powered by the latest generation of Intel Kaby Lake processors, the i7 7820HK, along with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU to run graphics, up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and a maximum of 12TB of solid state storage, a package which is more than capable of supporting a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
The display is customisable, with a choice of four different display types:
– 15.6-inch (39.6cm); FHD 1920×1080; IPS; Matte; 700:1; NTSC 72%; LG LP156WF6-SPB1
– 15.6-inch (39.6cm); 4K UltraHD 3840×2160; Matte; PLS; 700:1; NTSC 72%; eDP; Samsung LTN156FL02-101
– 15.6-inch (39.6cm); 4K QFHD 3840×2160; IPS; Glossy; 1000:1; NTSC 72%; sRGB 100%; eDP; SHARP IGZO LQ156D1JX01B
– 15.6-inch (39.6cm); 120Hz FHD 1920×1080; Matte; 5ms; 700:1; AUO B156HTN05
Ports available include 1 HDMI port, 2 USB 3.1 type C, 3 USB 3.0, headphone, line-out, microphone and LAN port.
Prices vary depending on options, the basic spec costing $1599 (USD). Further information can be found on the Eurocom website.
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