Vol 24 #30 Product Round-Up

EVGA has released the SC17 notebook PC, a new update that uses an Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU along with G-Sync on a 17.3″ UltraHD IPS display. The notebook can support up to 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz externally or 1920 x 1080 at 120Hz and has dual DisplayPort outputs and HDMI 2.0b. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-7820HK (Kaby Lake) with up to 1 TB of storage and pricing starts from $3,000. Weight is 8.93 lbs (4.05kg).

EVGA SC17 Laptop

Razer has two new gaming notebooks, the Blade Stealth 2017 which has a 13.3″ 3200 x 1800 display using IGZO and is available with a touch option. The use of IGZO allows 50% smaller display bezels. The PC features 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U and 16GB of RAM. Pricing starts at $1,399.

The second unit is the 14 inch 4K UHD Blade Stealth which has a higher resolution IGZO glossy display with 3840 x 2160 resolution. Other features include:

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (Turbo to 3.6GHz).
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB graphics
  • Up to 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • 3 x USB 3.0 port
  • HDMI 2.0

Pricing starts at $2,399.

We don’t normally report on storage, but if you are an editor of UltraHD video, you might be interested in the new Samsung T5 external USB 3.1 SSD storage unit which can support up to 2TB of data with data transfer speeds of 540MB/sec. And if you are interested in editing video on the move, you might be interested in the Gnarbox which is an external box that plugs into a smartphone and allows editing of video up to UltraHD on the smartphone (iOS or Android). As well as storage, the box has a GPU to relieve the smartphone of video processing duties. The box can take video from SLR, action or other cameras. The processing is done by a Intel Quad Core 1.92GHZ CPU, a 4 Core Intel HD Graphics GPU and 2GB of RAM and there is 128GB of flash for video storage. The project started on Kickstarter, but the box is now available for $299 from Amazon.

gnarboxhero edThe Gnarbox works with a smartphone to support UHD video editing