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Monday, June 01, 2020
Good performance, Sleek and compact design, Great battery life, Awesome trackpad
No Thunderbolt, Mediocre speakers, No Kensington lock
Overall Review: I purchased this laptop to replace the laptop I use now for travel and gaming on the go. I am very satisfied with it's premium look, that is classy and more sobre. This laptop is absolutely stunning, so compact and thin, for me it's like an ultrabook on steroids. The screen is nice and prefer this size(15.6”), even for an ultrabook, the trackpad is smooth, precise and wide it’s just awesome to use, as good as the one on my GS65 9SD. The keyboard is as good as my GE72, just different and a pleasure to type on it, the keys are very clicky and the backlighting is adequate. This laptop has a GTX 1050 Ti Max Q, not the most powerful GPU, but a very good performer for an ultrabook, the i7-8565U paired with it, seems to supply enough power to keep it performing adequately, much better than the other alternatives in this category (Intel 620/630, MX150, MX250, MX330) and enjoy gaming anywhere you please, this is an ultrabook destined for mobility. I do enjoy the fact that it was already equipped with 8GB of RAM, it was a breeze to add another 8GB for dual channel and also 512GB of SSD is alright for space, but I added a 512GB SSD for my games, now this is future proof enough for my travel/gaming needs for the years to come. It handles very well in moderate gaming sessions in medium to high settings. The build is good quality, of course if you apply enough pressure you can make it flex and crack, but why would you? This laptop is just beyond perfect in it’s size and weight. The battery is a reliable asset, proves to be enough for my needs. The speakers are mediocre, muffled and tinny, they lack power and bass, but this isn’t an issue for me, since I will be using headphones or via an HDMI output to a TV. The fans are silent in normal use and the laptop remains nice and cool, for gaming the noise and heat is acceptable if used in moderation, I would also recommend undervolting and a cooling pad, if moderation is impossible. Other thoughts: Expect a 7 to 9 hours of useful battery life (Screen @ 50% wifi/websites/videos ) I will now compare gaming temps with my other laptops: X556UQ/940MX Low 720P, 30-40 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 70-75oC/GPU 75-80oC (1 Hour), CPU 75-80oC/GPU 80-85oC (4 Hours) * GL62M 7RDX/GTX 1050 Medium 768P, 50-60 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 65-70oC/GPU 60-65oC (1 Hour), CPU 65-70oC/GPU 60-65oC (4 Hours)** GL62M 7RDX/GTX 1050 Medium 900P, 40-50 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 65-70oC/GPU 60-65oC (1 Hour), CPU 70-75oC/GPU 65-70oC (4 Hours)** GL62M 7RDX/GTX 1050 High 1080P, 35-45 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 70-75oC/GPU 65-70oC (1 Hour), CPU 70-75oC/GPU 65-70oC (4 Hours)* GE72 6QF/970M High 1080P, 50-60 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 70-75oC/GPU 65-70oC (1 Hour), CPU 75-80oC/GPU 70-75oC (4 Hours) PS63 8RDS/GTX 1050 Ti Max Q High 1080P, 50-60 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 85-90oC/GPU 75-80oC (1 Hour), CPU 85-90oC/GPU 75-80oC (4 Hours) P65 8QF/GTX 1070 Max Q Ultra 1080P, 60-70 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 75-80oC/GPU 70-75oC (1 Hour), CPU 85-90oC/GPU 80-85oC (4 Hours) GS65 9SD/GTX 1660 Ti Ultra 1080P, 70-80 FPS, Gameplay temps: CPU 75-80oC/GPU 70-75oC (1 Hour), CPU 85-90oC/GPU 80-85oC (4 Hours) Game played: The Division 2 All laptops tested with maximum fan speed and FPS stated are average rate. X556UQ and GL62M undervolted -100mv, all the others -150mv (Ambient 23oC) *CPU/GPU @ constant 100% usage, never went over 4 hours. **Temps remain identical even after 8 hours of sustained gaming.