The world is getting mobile and many things that used to come in full-tower desktop chassis are now available in mobile form-factors. For example, high-performance notebooks from companies like Eurocom, Clevo or MSI can easily leave mid-range mainstream desktops behind in terms of performance - and yet these are laptops (albeit, not very portable ones). These machines typically come with a single large power adaptor, or in the case of a couple of models, two adaptors. To add to the market, Eurocom this week announced its new high efficiency 780 W power supply/AC/DC adapter.

The new Eurocom 780 W external PSU is designed for PCs that use a four-conductor DIN-type connector, which includes ultra-high-end laptops like Eurocom’s own Sky X9E2, Sky X7E2 as well as some notebooks from Clevo (including PCs that this manufacturer produces for other brands and which use the same power plug) and MSI. The power supply can also be used for other PCs including compact desktops/workstations/servers or even industrial systems used in rough conditions.

The 780 W external PSU (below that of high-end desktop PSUs) is rated for a 39 A maximum load, which is a very high load for laptops. Eurocom claims that efficiency of the 780 W external power supply is higher than 90% when measured with a nominal line and maximum load (the company does not mention environment temperature), but it is not 80 PLUS certified. To cool down the internal components, the device has two high-speed fans, which may mean noise. Finally, the PSU is equipped with a LED display that gives a real-time breakdown of the amperage, voltage and wattage currently used.

Eurocom’s laptops in certain configurations use two 330 W PSUs with a converter box, which is not very convenient. The new Eurocom 780 W AC/DC Adapter solves the problem to a degree, but keep in mind that the PSU alone will be big and heavy: it weighs 1.7 kilograms with the cable (3.75 lbs), it is 325 mm (12.8”) long, 40 mm (1.5") thick and is 110 mm (4.3”) wide.

The Eurocom 780W AC/DC Adapter is available from Eurocom for $475, which is slightly more than the price of two Eurocom’s 330 W PSUs ($413).

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Source: Eurocom

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  • lazarpandar - Saturday, February 11, 2017 - link

    Eurocom sells laptops with desktop CPUs and multiple GPUs (which are desktop parts as well if I'm understanding Nvidia's marketing correctly). They currently sell laptops that require two 330w power supplies to run. Reply
  • RaichuPls - Saturday, February 11, 2017 - link

    6700k + 2 x GTX 1080 laptops exist. They require more than 500w to run. Reply
  • CookieBin - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - link

    Try a Laptop with a Desktop CPU, and 2 1080 MXM modules in SLI. (There are several designed by MSI, EVOC, and Sager.) Reply
  • sna1970 - Saturday, February 11, 2017 - link

    $475 ? are you insane ?

    Just design an External case that takes SFX power supply

    750 W SFX power supply = $100

    External case = $50

    Total $150
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  • keeepcool - Saturday, February 11, 2017 - link

    And a laptop wants 19-21v and an ATX PSU will give you 12v, a bit under..... Reply
  • Penti - Sunday, February 12, 2017 - link

    Seems kinda pointless, much of the beefiness comes from the fact that their laptop power bricks and laptops use 20V voltage. Maybe they should just go 48VDC? And 1.7 kg on top of the 4 kg notebook? You do have to carry around both. Reply
  • zodiacfml - Monday, February 13, 2017 - link

    If they have to build this then there is a market. I wonder who buys these. Reply
  • CookieBin - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - link

    I preordered this immediately, because I refuse to carry two bulky messy wire supplies with my gaming laptop. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, February 13, 2017 - link

    That's one over-the-top power supply. Even my Dell Precision didn't need more than 135W and I recall thinking it's power brick felt huge. Reply
  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, February 13, 2017 - link

    It WAS huge, but also passively cooled. This brick saves some space by being noisy (active cooling). That said, we are quickly approaching standard (construction) brick weights (1.7Kg vs ~2Kg) and we've passed standard brick volumes by ~42% (1518cm^3 vs 1069cm^3).

    http://www.beldenbrick.com/brick-dimensions-guide....
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