3XS Carbon GL 2080

GeForce RTX 2080 gaming laptop

3XS Carbon GL 2080
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System Overview

3XS Systems builds a variety of different shape and size gaming laptops based on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, enabling you to pick the perfect blend of accompanying components including the CPU, memory, SSDs, HDDs plus an operating system and screen type.

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  • Corsair
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Nvidia
  • Nvidia GSYNC
  • Exceptional gaming performance and excellent components

    "The GTX 1080 delivers desktop-level performance. G-Sync also makes games look great, removing any stuttering and tearing. The 4K screen is a good-quality unit beyond its pixel count, the sRGB coverage of 100 per cent means every shade in this gamut can be reproduced. The Carbon Extreme delivers on its promise of all-out performance, managing playable frame rates in our test games at its native 3480 x 2160 resolution. It also has a good keyboard, exceptional build quality, smart design and a decent screen. It delivers the goods if you want the absolute best kit for gaming on the go."

    CustomPC - 14 Oct 2016 90% and Premium Grade Award
  • The Scan 3XS LG17 Carbon Extreme is a brilliant choice

    "Clearly, top of the 3XS’s agenda is gaming. It romped through Tomb Raider with an average of 70fps at the screen’s native 4K resolution, with all quality settings set to max. Likewise, the 3XS excelled in the VR benchmarks. What really lifts the Scan 3XS above so many gaming laptops is the quality ... we’d expect from a hardware-calibrated monitor, not a gaming laptop. What I was most surprised by, though, was the quality of the keyboard. Naturally, this is a fully programmable RGB affair, but the feel and feedback of the keys will delight even keyboard nerds such as myself."

    PC Pro - 15 Mar 2018 6/6 + Recommended Award
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Customer Reviews

3XS Carbon GL 2080 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast! Excellent machine with a really impressive speed added a cooler too
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute BEAST After my last machine broke down I needed a new laptop immediately to which Scan provided. The 3XS arrived very quickly and the customer service team were super helpful along the way by answering all of my various queries. The laptop came packaged ultra protected (but this thing is built like a brick anyway) and you get loads of cool accessories for free (I am currently using the mouse mat). The RGB keyboard has great haptics and it the overall laptop is easy to keep clean like my old Macbook. I mainly purchased this machine for 3D rendering to which it powered through 20000 frames in ten minutes which is insane! The only draw back is it's super heavy since you are essentially carrying around a desktop and of course the price is expensive but you get what you paid for! Overall, highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit! It's not that much I can say about this laptop, as its specs speak volumes! I opted for an Intel Core i7 8700K with an 8GB nVidia GeForce 1080 and 32 GB RAM and I cannot be more happy! Anything I am throwing at it, from RAW image editing in Lightroom and Photoshop to graphics intensive games like Witcher 3 or World of Tanks HD, this laptop goes through it like a hot knife through butter, my time spending editing an image literally halved from the previous laptop (an i7 6700, 880M video card and 24GB RAM). But the best aspect of this experience was the 3XS' Customer Service, brilliant and incredibly helpful! I cannot recommend enough these people, they know how to listen and they know how to accommodate any request! Thank you 3XS!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Laptop. I am very happy with the computer which I went for because I had no room for another desktop. My desktop is Windows 7 which I want to keep running at present, but I wanted a laptop with Windows 10 which would equal a desktop. Does the Carbon Extreme do this?, yes it does. Obviously you can help by thinking hard regarding RAM. A number of games when running MSI afterburner show that games like Assassin's Creed Origins and Ghost Recon Wildlands often run at over 9GB RAM. Just Cause 3 reaches 11GB RAM usage at times. One of my graphics programs ZBrush 2018 now recommends 16GB RAM. Will these programs run on 8GB, they will but they will have to resort to swap files to make up the RAM deficiency which slows the system down. I decided as software is moving forward all the time to future proof with 32GB RAM and 5TB storage , one new game on Steam is requiring 100GB disc space. I am very pleased with the temperatures, I expected the various components to run hotter than a desktop but surprisingly they are not that much hotter. Ghost Recon Wildlands is very taxing on the graphics card temperatures, but you can avoid that by using MSI afterburner with Riva tuner to cap the frame rates. I haven't found it stuttering after doing that, and temps drop nicely. A cooling pad is I think important with the laptop raised at the back to give plenty of air, but the £45 Cooler Master was a disappointment. The rubber strip provided to stop the computer slipping down is inadequate, as the Carbon Extreme is too weighty for that. I was interested in the ability to move the fans around on the Cooler Master, but am using my TeckNet pad that I already had, it was less than half the price and is superior in my opinion. I highly recommend the Carbon Extreme and Scan Computers, the service is great and their computers superior to the brand names.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Rig at a Reasonable Price Pros: Delivery was very quick, I received the machine within a couple of days of ordering. I was emailed to keep me in the loop at every step. The 1080 graphics card allows me to run games at full spec and the results are very pleasing. The sound card delivers stunning surround and clarity. I previously had a refurbished gaming laptop from another manufacturer which had incredibly shoddy build quality. So far, everything on this rig is brilliant. The power supply is the biggest I've ever seen and the battery charges quickly (although it does also drain quickly when gaming). The fans are quiet and I never really notice any heat when the rig is in my lap. I did shop around a bit before going for this rig and the pricing is pretty competitive. Cons: The machine is huge. There was no option for a smaller size. Default SSD was pretty small at 256GB, but on the plus side, upgrading it was very easy, the ordering process as a whole was simple and straightforward. All in all, this is a beast of a machine that does exactly what I want it to. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-04-19
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Questions & Answers

What is the DDR4 RAM compatibility with this system?

There is no way that Corsair Value RAM should be used in a top end gaming laptop, so what other specs of RAM are compatible with this setup?
Asked by: Mapexslayer
Hi, It would be possible to also use Corsair’s Vengeance RAM, such as the following- https://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(2x8gb)-corsair-ddr4-so-dimm-vengeance-performance-pc4-19200-(2400)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-16-1 As this is not on our configurator, we can simply amend the order after placement. Kind regards,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2016-11-27

Product info and VAT invoice

Hello, Happy holidays, I would be interested in buying one of your custom made 17.3" Scan 3XS Carbon Extreme machine. Here is a couple of questions for you: - Screen > What's the Refresh Rates and Response Times? - Noise and heat > do you have any info around noise and heat under stress of your bespoke machines? - Performances > I suspect that, considering the build I am after, it will smash. Anyway, is there any benchmark available somewhere with latest builds (coffee lake, tx1080, etc.)? - Invoice > I would need to buy this through my ltd company, can you provide a VAT invoice? Thanks in advance for your help Cheers, Yuri
Asked by: Yuri
Hi, Thanks for your interest in our 3XS laptop. I can confirm that both the 1080p and 4K screens featured on this laptop are 60Hz. Our supplier does not provide any information on the response time of these panels but as they are IPS gaming panels they typically operate around 4ms. Each laptop has a slight variation in noise and heat but we tune all our systems and laptops to be as quiet as possible without any throttling below manufacturer's base frequency. Unfortunately we currently do not have benchmark results for this laptop but it is something we are currently working on, please expect performance to be very close to that of an air cooled desktop GTX 1080 system. I can confirm that we can provide VAT invoices for your business purposes. I hope this helps. Kind regards,
Answered by: 3XSPhil
Date published: 2018-03-04

Further customization

Hi, I just wondering if I could purchase less RAM/storage but then add my own HyperX RAM and an extra SSD for secondary storage?Forgive me I am not familiar with how M.2 slots work. Is it is as simple as other laptops where you can just unscrew the bottom and add extra memory or would I encounter compatibility issues? Also do the mini-display ports accept thunderbolt inputs from devices such as Blackmagic Capture Cards? Thanks
Asked by: ChrisSV
Hi, Could I request you contact me directly at [email protected] and we can discuss a custom order fore you, what you are mentioning is possible. Upgrading the memory is similar to other laptops, it is a simple process. I hope this helps. Kind regards,
Answered by: 3XSAaron
Date published: 2018-11-21
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