Eurocom Launches a 780 W External PSU for Laptopsby Anton Shilov on February 11, 2017 11:30 AM EST
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).