PC maker Eurocom has a history of stuffing desktop computer parts into laptops, but the new Eurocom Nightsky ARX315 may be the company’s most powerful desktop replacement to date.

It’s a 5.7 pound laptop computer with a 15.6 inch, 240 HZ display, support for up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, and an AMD AM4 socket that allows the laptop to be configured with up to a 105-watt AMD Ryen 9 5950HX 16-core processor.

Prices start at $2099 for a model with a full HD display, a 65-watt AMD Ryzen 7 5800HX processor, NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, an Intel AX200 wireless card, a 230W AC adapter, and no operating system. You can pay extra to upgrade each of those specs.

Standard features include two M.2 2280 slots for NVMe storage, a 2.5 inch (7mm height) bay for a hard drive or SSD, two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint reader. Ports include:

  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  •  2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio (headphone/mic)
  • 1 x 3.5mm mic input
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x microSD card reader

With a 62 Wh battery, I wouldn’t exactly expect stellar battery life from this laptop with desktop-class hardware. But it’s at least a little more portable than a typical desktop, in that you can at least pick it up and move it from room to room without making multiple trips. The battery is also user replaceable – you can purchase a spare for $120 if you want to be able to swap out batteries on the go.

The laptop also has stereo 2W speakers and a 1MP webcam, although if you value privacy over ease-of-video-conferencing, you can pay extra to have some features removed:

  • $49 to remove the webcam
  • $69 to remove the webcam and mic
  • $99 to remove the webcam, mic, and wireless card

That’s… an interesting option. While it likely takes a bit of work to remove those components, Eurocom is charging more to deliver less hardware.

The Nightsky ARX315 is clearly a niche device designed for customers who want the power of a high-performance desktop computer combined with the portability of a laptop. Weighing 5.7 pounds and measuring 361 x 258 x 32.5mm (14.4″ x 10.3″ x 1.3″), the ARX315 clearly isn’t the most portable laptop around. But it’s certainly one of the most powerful.

via NotebookCheck and @EurocomTech

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3 replies on “Eurocom Nightsky ARX315 laptop supports up to a Ryzen 9 5950X processor (notebook with the heart of a desktop PC)”

  1. In order to even run in a laptop, they’d have to set the scaling frequency down from 3400000 to at least 2800000, more likely 2200000. What’s the point of using that CPU, other than bragging rights?

  2. That looks like a pretty tiny battery. How long is it supposed to last? 15 minutes maybe?

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