Tuesday, May 19th 2020

Eurocom Announces the Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop with Ryzen 9 3950X

EUROCOM's Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop offers an extraordinary balance of performance and mobility, skillfully bridging the gap between a lightweight gaming laptop and a powerful mobile working platform for creative professionals. The new Nightsky ARX15 is EUROCOM's first Superlaptop powered by up to the AMD Ryzen 9 series (16cores / 32 threads) desktop processors in a laptop form factor. Paired with NVIDIA's latest generation RTX Graphics, the Nightsky ARX15 delivers power users a new level of incredible performance. Innovation is a key focus at Eurocom. Years of cultivating the research and development process along with working closely with its passionate and knowledgeable followers has culminated in the creation of the most powerful Eurocom system to date.

Introducing the first superlaptop from Eurocom equipped with a desktop AMD Ryzen 3000- series CPU, the new Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop. Weighing just 2.6 kg and equipped with an onboard nVidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB DDR6), the Nightsky ARX15 is the perfect mix of a thin and light, yet astonishingly powerful system. With its CPU-upgradeable, User-upgradeable and modular design, the Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 grants users the power to ascend to brand new threshold of power.

Whether it is avid gamers who want to make quick work of their in-game enemies or IT professionals setting up their next multi-monitor workstation office, power users of all types can all stand head-and-shoulders above the competition with the Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop. These elite users can stay a step ahead of the competition with a high-speed 15.6" Full HD 144Hz IPS panel that supports up to 4 display outputs ideal for a multi-monitor work and play environment.

The ARX15 is the first laptop from Eurocom to utilize the AM4 socket AMD processors, code name Mattise, which can be configured up to the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU, sporting a whopping 16 cores and 32 threads. Other socket-based, upgradeable CPUs from the Ryzen 3000 series offered in this system are: Ryzen 9 3900X (12C/24T), Ryzen 7 3800X (8C/16T), Ryzen 7 3700X (8C/16T) and Ryzen 5 3600X (6C/12T). Users can also equip the ARX15 with up to 16 TB of storage data over three drives, including M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 3.0 x4 or SATA III, one M.2 2280 SSD PCI-E 2.0 x4 as well as an added 2.5"" SSD/HDD (7 mm). Along with these already impressive specs, the Nightsky ARX15 can be configured up to a massive 64 GB of DDR4 RAM to easily handle the most demanding projects and applications.

For most users who store critical data in their computers, security is a very important concern. This is carefully addressed as the Nightsky ARX15 utilizes Eurocom's 4 layers of hardware-based, built-in security. These 4 layers of defense include: a fingerprint scanner, a Kensington Lock, TPM 2.0 security measures, and BIOS disk encryption. Combined with software-based security options, the Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 ensures that important user data stays secure from both a hardware and software standpoint.

In terms of connectivity, the Nightsky ARX15 has 1x USB-A 2.0, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2, 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (supports G-SYNC-compatible monitors), 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2), Headphone-Out, Mic-in, an RJ45 Port as well as a microSD card reader.

As with all Eurocom Mobile Supercomputers, the ARX15's modular, socketed design allows users to keep this powerhouse laptop as cutting-edge as they desire in order to reap the benefits of their investment for as long as they wish! No matter how users choose to configure their ARX15, they will have the power and freedom to take to go to next level, whether it is at work or in game.

Nightsky ARX15 Technical Specifications:
  • DISPLAY: 15.6" Full HD IPS | 144 Hz | Thin Bezel | non-glare | 90% sRGB |
  • CHIPSET: AMD B450
  • PROCESSORS: Code Name Mattise| AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs| Socket-based
    • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X | 2.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz | 16 cores/32 threads | 64 MB cache | 65 watts (Eco Mode)
    • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12C/24T)
    • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (8C/16T)
    • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8C/16T)
    • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (6C/12T)
  • GRAPHICS: (GPU On-Board): Display, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, DP via USB-C connection: Direct
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 | 6 GB GDDR6 | up to 115 watts
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 | 8 GB GDDR6 | up to 115 watts
  • MEMORY: 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB
  • STORAGE: 2x M.2 and 1x 2.5" SATA3 slots/bays
    • 1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 3.0 x4 or SATA III
    • 1x M.2 2280 SSD PCI-E 2.0 x4
    • 1x 2.5" SATA3 SSD/HDD (7 mm)
  • AUDIO:
    • High Definition Audio
    • Stereo Speakers
    • Microphone with Noise Cancelling
    • Sound Blaster Cinema 6
  • KEYBOARD: Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, 15 colour options
  • TOUCHPAD: Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two buttons
  • PORTS:
    • 1x USB-A 2.0
    • 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2
    • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: Yes, Power Delivery: No)
    • 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (supports G-SYNC-compatible monitor)
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2)
    • 1x Headphone-Out (smartphone headset support)
    • 1x Mic-In
    • 1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
    • 1x microSD card reader
  • COMMUNICATION:
    • Realtek Gigabit LAN
    • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
  • HD webcam (Windows Hello-compatible)
  • SECURITY:
    • Kensington Lock
    • TPM 2.0 (Hardware)
    • Area Fingerprint Reader
  • POWER SUPPLY: 230-watts
  • BATTERY: Changeable 62 Wh Li-Ion-battery
  • WEIGHT: 2.6 kg
  • DIMENSIONS: 361 x 258 x 32.5 mm (W x D x H)
  • SURFACE MATERIALS: Display lid made of metal. Display frame, top and bottom case made of resin.
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9 Comments on Eurocom Announces the Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop with Ryzen 9 3950X

#2
theGryphon
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I'm sure there's something to say about the hardware this packs, but at over 3 liters, it's bigger than some NUCs (e.g. www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs.html)
And that volume is probably still not enough for proper cooling.
How does comparing volumes of a mobile PC, which includes the screen, keyboard and battery, to a NUC make any sense?
I bet cooling will be "proper" considering the 3950X is at ECO mode (65W), as long as you keep performance expectations realistic.
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#3
SamuelL
Eurocom is late to the game, vendors have been selling these NH57AF1 / NH58AF1 models for almost a month now. This is the same hardware as XMG’s apex 15.
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#4
Gungar
SamuelL
Eurocom is late to the game, vendors have been selling these NH57AF1 / NH58AF1 models for almost a month now. This is the same hardware as XMG’s apex 15.
Actually it's even more than that, its EXACTLY the same computer (even chassis).
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watzupken
Gungar
Actually it's even more than that, its EXACTLY the same computer (even chassis).
It is because Eurocom is the maker of this chassis and model. Just that they sell these to other "custom PC/ laptop builders" that will slap their own designs on it.
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I'm sure there's something to say about the hardware this packs, but at over 3 liters, it's bigger than some NUCs (e.g. www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs.html)
And that volume is probably still not enough for proper cooling.
This is a DTR, so I don't expect it to be small. And because it packs a powerful processor and GPU, it is expected to be big. The fact is that you will not be able to find a laptop that can cool well. Most and I really mean like 95% or more won't be able to keep both CPU and GPU running at a high speed in sustained load. CPU generally suffers the most because taking an Intel processor as example, from the low power U series to the high power H series, most cooling is only sufficient to keep them running around 3Ghz (+/- 10%), under sustained load. The lower the power requirement on the processor, PC makers will also cut down the chassis size and cooling accordingly. The good thing is that this runs on "Eco Mode", which reduces the ability for it to hit clockspeeds that you see on desktops, but still giving the user a 16 core processor in a laptop. If you are encoding video or doing CPU intensive work that will run faster with more cores, this could be a viable option as compared to a desktop considering you get a screen, mouse and keyboard all in.
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theGryphon
How does comparing volumes of a mobile PC, which includes the screen, keyboard and battery, to a NUC make any sense?
I bet cooling will be "proper" considering the 3950X is at ECO mode (65W), as long as you keep performance expectations realistic.
What about comparing something that's supposedly portable to something that is not? Which would you expect to be bigger?
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#7
theGryphon
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What about comparing something that's supposedly portable to something that is not? Which would you expect to be bigger?
I'll just say apples vs oranges. Let's see if you get it...
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Rage Set
watzupken
It is because Eurocom is the maker of this chassis and model. Just that they sell these to other "custom PC/ laptop builders" that will slap their own designs on it.


This is a DTR, so I don't expect it to be small. And because it packs a powerful processor and GPU, it is expected to be big. The fact is that you will not be able to find a laptop that can cool well. Most and I really mean like 95% or more won't be able to keep both CPU and GPU running at a high speed in sustained load. CPU generally suffers the most because taking an Intel processor as example, from the low power U series to the high power H series, most cooling is only sufficient to keep them running around 3Ghz (+/- 10%), under sustained load. The lower the power requirement on the processor, PC makers will also cut down the chassis size and cooling accordingly. The good thing is that this runs on "Eco Mode", which reduces the ability for it to hit clockspeeds that you see on desktops, but still giving the user a 16 core processor in a laptop. If you are encoding video or doing CPU intensive work that will run faster with more cores, this could be a viable option as compared to a desktop considering you get a screen, mouse and keyboard all in.
Eurocom isn't the maker of this chassis. Clevo is the ODM. Eurocom buys this chassis like every other reseller, from Clevo.
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SamuelL
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Eurocom isn't the maker of this chassis. Clevo is the ODM. Eurocom buys this chassis like every other reseller, from Clevo.
Exactly, I have an unbranded Clevo NH58AF1 and it is identical to this Eurocom, the XMG, etc...

edit: To answer one of the other comments, the 3950x or 3900x are completely viable in this beast. You just have to undervolt and set a fixed all-core clock. Keeps performance high/consistent with thermals and noise in check.
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