EVGA's SC17 gaming laptop that they first previewed at CES 2016 will soon be available for purchase. In fact, the company has opened up pre-orders for the machine, allowing anyone to reserve their unit for $2,699.
What does all this cash give you? Well, you'll nab yourself a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with a 4K IPS display, along with an Intel 'Skylake' Core i7-6820HK processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M discrete GPU with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, along with 32 GB of DDR4 2666 MHz memory.
The main selling point to this laptop are the overclocking features, which allow you to boost the CPU's clock speed either within the BIOS or in Windows. EVGA essentially gives you all the overclocking functionality you'd expect from a desktop machine, except in a notebook where you're overclocking a quad-core HK-series CPU. There's even a clear CMOS button if you stuff up an overclock attempt.
The SC17 is packed with a typical array of other features, including a 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD paired with a 1 TB hard drive; networking that includes Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi ac from Intel; and a collection of ports such as USB 3.1 Type-C, dual mini-DisplayPort, and a HDMI 1.4 port.
At this stage there are no upgrade pathways for the SC17, although EVGA expects to launch a G-Sync variant in the near future. For now, you can still connect G-Sync monitors to one of the DisplayPort connectors if you desire variable refresh technology.
The SC17 will begin shipping to those who pre-order in mid-April, and if you pre-order now you can get a free EVGA Torq X10 gaming mouse included with your $2,699 laptop.