With enough time, money and skills, anything is possible, including building the world’s most powerful laptop. That’s exactly what Jeff decided to do by creating a portable computer around an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor with a 180W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Other features include an 18.3″ 4K portable monitor, 32GB of Corsair 3600MHz DDR4 RAM, a Zotac GTX 1050Ti graphics card, and an HDPlex 400Watt DC-ATX power supply unit. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
Technically, this monstrosity can still be considered a laptop, although we advise doing so mainly due to the heat all of the components generate. As you can see, not everything fit together perfectly, but there still is a functional Dell Slim Keyboard and Perrix Peripad 504 touchpad. Why was the Micro ATX Asrock X399M Taichi selected instead of the others? Well it’s the smallest AMD Ryzen Threadripper-compatible board that can still somewhat easily be located.
- Fueled by the revolutionary AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series mobile processor, this IdeaPad gaming laptop delivers the wins. With 6 ultra-responsive cores, it's the new standard for gaming performance in innovative, thin, and light laptops
- 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU to supercharge your favorite games. Slingshot your gaming visuals with 120Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming
- 8GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM memory and 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD storage
- Connectivity: RJ45 Ethernet, 2x2 WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0; 720p HD webcam and microphone array with privacy shutter; HDMI, USB-C
- 2 x 2W speakers with Nahimic Audio for Gamers; spacious gaming keyboard with white backlight
First, I had to establish the design elements were necessary to deem this a laptop. I figured it had to be a fully self-contained system, including the compute hardware, the familiar ‘clamshell’ interface of screen, keyboard, and trackpad, and sufficient onboard battery power to run for a reasonable length of time away from an outlet. So it was clear from the outset that the challenges of delivering power and removing heat were going to require some relatively extreme solutions. Additionally, to keep costs low, most items would either be used or salvaged from e-waste,” said Jeff.