Top Best 25 On Sale Gaming Laptops in November 2021

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LG
LG Ultra PC 13” Full HD Laptop – Ryzen 5 – 8GB RAM – 256GB NVMe Solid State Drive - White
Description

The LG Ultra PC 13U70P-G slips into your hands, your bag, wherever there’s room for power when you need it. A do-it-all processor, brilliant display and more means you can carry your hustle.

9 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 13” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD Screen: Wherever you are, strap in for an incredible view. Because with gram's Full HD IPS display, you can see your work, your gaming or streaming content with brilliant color and clarity.
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 Processor: Inside you'll find the latest AMD Ryzen™ processor with 8GB of memory. It's the performance you need to surf, stream and power through whatever your day brings.
  • 256GB NVMe SSD: Dependable storage accessible in a flash. With 256GB in a solid state drive, you'll have easy access to your large files.
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM: LG Ultra PC delivers on your hustle. 8GB DDR4 and 3200MHZ speeds mean a higher level of performance. Perfect for working, gaming and multitasking.
  • Wi-Fi 6: With Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, LG Ultra PC allows for blazing speeds up to 2.4 Gbps. It’s ultra-smooth streaming from the next generation of Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to improve speed, increase efficiency and reduce congestion when bandwidth usage is high.
  • Backlit Keyboard: Light up your productivity. Whether it's a late-night work session, nighttime flight or bedtime emails, see every part of your keypad clear as day.
  • DTS:X Ultra: Rich sound in a lightweight laptop. DTS:X Ultra provides immersive 3D Audio Rendering with or without headphones. It allows you to experience louder, richer sound with less distortion — maximizing your audio experience.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by JenniferS, 10 out of 10
    Impressive Processing Speeds in a Compact Unit

    I love the simplistic, modern design as well as the compact, lightweight of the laptop. The graphics and processing speed are impressive with vast multitasking capabilities. I never would've thought a LG laptop could compete with other typical PC brands.

    Oct 21, 2021 05:19
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    Razer - Blade 15.6" 4K OLED Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 32GB Memory - NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Studio Edition - 1TB SSD - Mercury
    Description

    Complete urgent work projects with this Razer Blade Studio Edition laptop. The Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB of RAM run multiple intensive applications at high speeds, while the 1TB SSD delivers swift boots and ample storage. This Razer Blade Studio Edition laptop features an NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphic card for seamless 3-D and CAD rendering, and the 15.6-inch 4K OLED display provides sharp visuals.

    11 Features
  • Windows 10 Pro: Built for business. Protect your data with enterprise-grade security, log in from any device anywhere, and boost productivity with powerful management tools.
  • 15.6" touch screen for hands-on control: Its OLED display with 4K resolution boasts impressive color and clarity.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-10875H processor: Powerful eight-core, sixteen-way processing performance. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 32GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games, video-editing applications, numerous programs and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (SSD): This flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in fast startup times and data access, no noise, reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Studio Edition graphics: Backed by 16GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. The NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Features Dolby Atmos support for impressive sound quality.
  • HDMI output with 7.1 audio codec support: Expands your viewing options.
  • Thunderbolt 3 port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: The single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video, power-over-cable for bus-powered devices - ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability owing to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3x faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for more devices.
  • Per-key RGB keyboard powered by Razer Chroma: Includes a spectrum of visual effects featuring 16.8 million colors through Chroma-integrated games or designing your gaming setup by Chroma Studio.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KellyH, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Specs but terrible webcam 0.9MP?!?

    Quality and feel of a MacBook Pro, but different. The Mercury color is just aluminum, which is the same color and finish as a macbook pro.

    I've only had this computer for less than a week. I really like it. I bought it to run solidworks CAD on it and so far it is running smooth.

    The screen has amazing resolution so i have all my taskbar icons tiny and get more usable space out of the screen. It is touchscreen, which I don't really know if I'll be using. I would have liked to save money as I don't feel I needed that but didn't see an option. Admittedly I don't have much experience with laptop touchscreens and can only compare to my iPad Pro 12.9in. This laptop touch screen I can zoom in and out but it lags when compared to the ipad. Comparable to scrolling on Android vs scrolling on iPhone. iPhone scrolls more smoothly in my experience.

    The webcam is the biggest joke (disappointing surprise) 0.9 megapixel, takes me back to like 2001 flip phone cameras. its pathetic. I'll attach a photo of the settings within the camera app. The highest quality it allows is 0.9 and it is insufficient.

    The trackpad is smooth and works very well. it is very sensitive though and my cursor moves around while I'm typing because the bottom of my hands are positioned over it.

    battery (fully charged) will give me about 4 hours but I can adjust settings to make it stretch longer.

    This computer can compute without getting too hot. I had another laptop that i paid $3k for which was super loud with the fans and got really hot when it was working. This one has 2 fans on bottom and is pretty quiet and cool. This is awesome.

    The speakers definitely get loud but they don't have bass, so just imagine loud treble. At least you can turn it up and hear in a somewhat noisy environment but its not super high quality which I did expect for a $4k laptop.

    Overall, I really like this computer and am glad I bought it. I do plan on making educational videos and will be forced to buy a webcam because the one that came with it is not usable. While inconvenient, I place more priority on the graphics card specs and internal ram and up to 5.1ghz speed processor.

    I'm hoping this computer lasts me a very long time!

    Sep 06, 2021 01:48
  • Review by HappyUser, 10 out of 10
    Razer-Blade RTX 5000 i7

    This Razer-Blade RTX 5000 i7 laptop, is very smooth, and can, handled the editing load very easily. The OLED screen is very smooth and easy on the eyes. The SSD Hard drive responds very quickly, even with 8Gb video files. Other files are like a blink. I first wondered if they were even copied, but no, they saved, just that fast.

    Thank you Razor for your quality efforts, and those who sell and represent the sales of them. But please, get rid of the ridge at the front of the mouse it is an irritation on the hands

    Apr 10, 2021 14:28
  • Review by MOORE1, 10 out of 10
    BUY IT, YOU’ll LOVE IT!

    LOVE IT! I use it for editing all types of short film, music videos etc. so speed is what I needed.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:50
  • Review by JSB18, 10 out of 10
    Graphic Powerhouse

    Outstanding and powerful. Can’t wait to explore everything its capable of doing for photo and video editing!

    Oct 23, 2020 18:34
  • Review by goodjob, 10 out of 10
    Microwave

    The item was delivered on time, the people who installed it

    were very professionals,

    Dec 05, 2020 16:05
  • Review by Alexis, 10 out of 10
    Solution for 3D/Graphic Artists, Content Creators

    I create architectural 3D renderings. I have searched high and low for a laptop that performs well and looks good too. For years I chose beauty over brains because I didn't want to carry around the typical gamer machine. Finally, there is a solution for graphic/visual artists, interior designers/architects, and content creators! So if you are seeking a beast for 3D rendering, while multi-tasking (rendered a full-size image in 3ds Max with 2 Adobe programs, 10 Internet tabs, and Revit model open) and looks good in front of clients; nothing compares to this. I originally purchased the Blade 15 Base and decided to upgrade for the Studio Edition as I was unable to multi-task while rendering on the base model.

    Pros:

    -Quadro is a thing of beauty. Rendering time is greatly reduced.

    -4K screen is bright and expressive.

    -Touchscreen

    -Fan doesn't come on as often as the machine takes on programs with ease (the Blade 15 model was always popping on, even while browsing the internet).

    -Sleek and great looking, similar in style to a Macbook Pro.

    -Chroma keyboard can be customized which is really cool.

    -Value for specs.

    Cons:

    -Weight of the laptop and power cord don't allow this to be the most portable machine.

    -Heat issue still occurs, it literally doubles as a hand warmer even with minimal use.

    Dec 21, 2020 21:46
  • Review by EminA, 10 out of 10
    The perfect laptop

    I've owned many high end laptops, including the macbook pro 16 inch with the i9 processor, but this razer laptop completely blows it away. The quadro rtx 5000 is still the most powerful graphics card out even with the 3000 series released. I use it for gaming, on regular use and web browsing i get about 5-6 hours of battery life, not sure why everyone is complaining about that but this is a powerhouse, so don't expect 12 hours of battery. I had an issue with the icue software for my corsair mouse, apparently it drains battery and I was only getting 1.5 hours of battery, after I uninstalled that app I now get >5 hours on max display brightness. The OLED screen is absolutely incredible, totally different experience when using it. I wish it was 120 hz but I guess we can't have it all. 10/10 laptop.

    Feb 21, 2021 11:34
  • Review by blutuuth, 10 out of 10
    Performant machine, terrible manufacturer support

    The build is decent, however switching from a MacBook Pro makes the Razer keyboard and trackpad (which has "press buttons" for left- and right-click) feel a bit cheap. The 4K touch display is beautiful, even when comparing the the MacBookPro, however I'm not a "touchscreen guy" so can't say much about that functionality. The Quadro RTX 5000 needs no praise -- it's a beastly GPU with 16GB of memory for heavy workloads. Although my Razer Studio laptop ended up crashing during a firmware update and never booted up again, the laptop performed excellently for the three days prior to malfunctioning.

    On the other hand, *buyer beware*: Razer support is horrendous (non-existent?).

    After being on the phone with technical support for two hours, they agreed to replace it. They sent me a package slip the following day for overnight delivery back to their warehouse. I was told I'd receive the replacement at the latest in three days following the warehouse receiving the defective unit. Because I had it for only three days before it malfunctioned, to expedite the resolution they agreed to simply replace it and not bother with a repair. The "RMA Type" on the support page for my case is "Replace Once Received."

    This is where the support ended.

    The warehouse received the defective unit on a Tuesday at 10:50AM, and have been inquiring about the status of my replacement for the past four days. Every time I call, it's the same story: "We are in touch with the appropriate internal team and they will get back to you" either immediately, within the hour, within the day, etc. Not once did I receive any follow-up.

    (Unfortunately, Razer only offers technical support and so there is no way to get in touch with anyone from customer service, RMA or warranty departments. To be honest, I don't think Razer has such departments.)

    Eventually I caught up to them and their empty promises, so began asking for the technical support agent to document our calls and what was done on their end to push forward (so a paper-trail is left for proof and it didn't seem like I was making up stories). More than half the the time they did not document the calls -- I was sure to do it myself. After numerous calls made from my end, I was told that the case would be sent to the "Escalations Team" and I could expect them to follow up with me, again, within the hour, the day, etc. Still no reply from anyone.

    In summary, I'm happy to recommend this product but pray that your device lasts. I strongly suggest future buyers to get the extended warranty through Best Buy to save themselves the headaches when needing support from Razer.

    Dec 18, 2020 12:38
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    MSI
    MSI - Workstation 15.6" Laptop - i7-10750H -16GB Memory - 1TB SSD
    Description

    MSI WF65443 mobile workstation offers you a reliable and versatile solution for boosting your workflow from concept to final production. With the latest 10th Gen. Intel Core i9 processor and powerful NVIDIA Quadro Series graphics, you can seamlessly work on large-scale computations and graphics-intensive applications.

    5 Features
  • Windows 10 Pro: Windows 10 Pro-Built for business. Protect your data with enterprise-grade security, login from any device anywhere, and boost productivity with powerful management tools.
  • Screen Size: 15.6", Full HD - 1920 x 1080, LCD, In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology, Graphics Quadro T2000
  • Processor: 10th Gen Intel i7-10750H; Core i7; processor-Powerful quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • Memory: 1TB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming-Reams of high-bandwidth DDR3 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Subset Features: Gaming Mobile Workstation
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by GoPokesGo, 10 out of 10
    Good Computer for an Engineering Student

    This was purchased as a computer for my kid to take to college for their Engineering program. Our requirements were a large SSD for speed of data access and a good processor and memory in order to run large volumes of data. The Video card was critical as they will be using AutoCad and SolidWorks programs and these are VERY intensive on the graphics card. Having a decent video card for entertainment also makes it an all in one solution for dorm life where space is at a premium.

    The Laptop is running like a dream. Put up against graphics intensive games it runs like clockwork and the SSD makes loading things a snap. The Wi-Fi connectivity is fast with a good antenna that makes up for a weak signal in more remote parts of the house. Overall my student loves it for the capabilities and I like it for the price. Win-win

    Mar 22, 2021 16:00
  • Razer - Blade 15 Base - 15.6" Gaming 4K Ultra HD Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - 512GB SSD - Black
    Description

    Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop: Cast spells to fight evil with this 15.6-inch 4K OLED Razer Blade 15 Base gaming laptop. The 512GB SSD provides ample space to expand your library, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM let you plan team strategy via voice chat while playing. This Bluetooth-enabled Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop features an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card for seamless gameplay at high frame rates.

    13 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6” Edge-To-Edge display: Colorful and accurate visuals with 100% DCI-P3 on the thin bezel factory calibrated 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution OLED display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H mobile processor: The 10th Gen Intel® 6-Core processor provides the ultimate level of performance with up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo speeds.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Weighs 4.7 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum for maximum durability and a sleek, beautiful form.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mars, 8 out of 10
    I bought this laptop TWICE! OLED display is solid!

    I actually bought this laptop the first time and I was convinced I made a mistake for gaming so I had returned it for the Advanced 2020 model with the 300hz display --- and the colors are HORRIBLE in comparison to the OLED model of the Blade. If you do any productivity work and do any gaming outside the realm of competition or hxc first person shooting games too, then you will want this OLED version of the Blade over the high refresh rates. ESO on this display is gorgeous and once you see it and how beasty the system is overall you will never be able to go back to a 1080p screen for productivity work and gaming. I thoroughly regret having returned it the first time so I had to wait a week for the 300hz blade to get to my house so i could return it and buy the OLED version for a second time. Please trust me that you will want the OLED if you are a student, programmer, or do any kind of productivity or design work next to heavy (casual) gaming. I am giving this 4 stars Razer and only because it does get a bit hot sometimes under heavy load but also because this is 2020 and we need 4k/2560×1440 displays with high refresh rates on laptops!!!

    Sep 02, 2020 00:29
  • Review by Maximilian, 10 out of 10
    My new gaming laptop

    I love my Razer Blade. Usually all my stuff is from ASUS ROG, but after looking a lot of YouTube videos and reading reviews, I decided to buy a Razer Blade. I I definitely don’t regret to go with a 4K OLED screen, because video games and movies just look great! I wish, I would have been able to test it at the store, but they don’t have any games installed (Best Buy you need to fix that). Now I know that I can play most games on ultra settings with 60 FPS, but I have to scale down the resolution to 60-70% and I can’t use ray tracing, DLSS helps though if the game supports it. I am actually surprised that I can play Forza Horizon 4 4K with around 50 FPS, of course most people will say I rather play 1080p with a higher refresh rate, but I prefer the contrast & colors of the OLED.

    I think it’s a great laptop, I would definitely recommend it.

    PS: you can buy cool skins for it that also protects the laptop for scratches.

    Oct 31, 2020 23:09
  • Review by Romor, 10 out of 10
    Great labtop

    Only downside is that the fan can get loud if you are playing in a hot environment.

    Nov 01, 2021 06:41
  • Review by Sankai, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Performance

    Oled screens are better than matte screens with high refresh rate. This laptop is a creator, with the ability to game as well. Performance combining with cooling system and thin and lightweight makes it an ideal laptop to carry around. It symbolizes "WORK HARD, PLAY HARD."

    Feb 19, 2021 19:49
  • Review by ZSG13, 10 out of 10
    Razer Blade 15'' Base 4K

    Awesome machine if you can get it on sale. Macbook pro build quality with some real impressive specs. Benchmarks are fantastic but the cooling system could use some improvement.

    Mar 13, 2021 08:02
  • Review by Allcool, 10 out of 10
    Razer is worth it

    Plays lots of games at max settings when resolution is changed to full HD. 4k screen looks amazing. The laptop is extremely thin for what its packing.

    Jan 23, 2021 12:35
  • Review by Beede, 10 out of 10
    Great Product

    Meets my needs for gaming and video editing basically don't even use my desktop any longer.

    Apr 16, 2021 15:44
  • Review by CombinatioNova, 8 out of 10
    Excellent build, Excellent performance

    Overall. this computer was excellent, has a great keyboard and screen, and great performance. things to improve on, however,

    Taller screen

    Better Quality control (Mine has no issues, your mileage may vary)

    Possibly increase the size of the trackpad EVEN MORE, even though it is an excellent size

    Better speaker quality

    Better mic/camera quality for better windows hello

    Better battery life

    More synapse 3 options, not really anything bad though.

    Excellent overall

    May 31, 2020 20:53
  • 9.4score
    Razer - Blade 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 1TB SSD - Black
    Description

    Razer Blade Laptop: Beat the pack with this 15.6-inch Razer Blade Stealth Pro gaming laptop. The 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor let you work with multiple open tabs, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card minimizes blurring and ghosting for immersive gameplay. This Razer Blade Stealth Pro gaming laptop has a 1TB SSD for ultra-fast load times.

    15 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6" Edge-To-Edge display: Colorful and accurate visuals on the thin bezel factory calibrated 1920x1080 resolution 300hz display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H mobile processor: Powerful 8-core, sixteen-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Weighs 4.74 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum for maximum durability and a sleek, beautiful form.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SDXC UHS-II memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with array microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Features Razer Chroma programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse and a precision glass touchpad that gives you accurate touch controls.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Glitchy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for gaming and productivity!

    I had originally purchased the blade 4k OLED base model and loved it, but that 60hz refresh rate killed it for me, so I returned it and picked the 2020 Razer Blade advanced 15 RTX 2080 Super and this machine is a beast!! It's excellent for playing games and its compact sleek design is perfect for school as well. However, I do miss that mercury white and that beautiful OLED panel, but ultimately I am beyond satisfied with my decision. I'm currently running Doom Eternal at 150-200 fps, Overwatch 150-200 fps, COD Warzone 130+ fps, and it just makes the overall feel and looks of games much better. The fans are great, they can get loud while gaming but it's not an overwhelming annoying loud, the RGB keyboard and trackpad are best in the biz lmo, screen resolution, and color is awesome, and the speakers I feel are pretty decent. Overall, this laptop is incredible and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end gaming device as well as a laptop for productivity.

    Aug 09, 2020 11:20
  • Review by Slayer, 10 out of 10
    Top of the class

    As far as laptops go, the 2020 Razer Blade 15 Advanced is definitely in the top of it's class. The biggest issue with ALL laptops is intel 10th generation CPUs. They are mostly rebranded 9th gen cpu's pushing higher voltages yeilding higher watts, higher temperatures and overall poor performance for being a step up from 9th gen. Razer is unique. Razer is the only manufacturer this year to produce one of the best coolers of any laptop I've ever worked with (which includes ASUS, MSI, Apple, Dell, Alienware, etc.). Razer chose to wrap their chassis around Intel's 8-core i7-10875H CPU (re-branded i9-9980h CPU with better clocks and higher voltages) instead of the i9-10980h/k. Even with a vapor chamber, Razer's cooling system was no match for the 10th gen i9 class mobile cpu's. Look at some MSI reviews of the gs-series with the 10th gen i9's (nicknamed fireball for all the thermal throttling). Long story short, the hardware was chosen appropriately, the cpu boosts past 5ghz as advertised, temperatures are elevated but considering the class of hardware and the form factor of the laptop, elevated temperatures should be expected. I experience no thermal related issues with the hardware and have been working and gaming on the laptop for the past 6 months everyday. The included 2080Super mobile max-q is powerful enough to play 4K games, although the FPS will be around 60 in moderate detailing. The biggest change that didn't get enough attention in my opinion were the changes Razer did to the ports. Now I can finally use my CalDigit TS3+ Thunderbolt dock which lets me connect a single cable to my laptop which offers 95w of charging, connects all my peripherals and video out to my exernal 4k monitor. This is a new feature I've begged Razer to add and they finally did (which was one of the only reasons last year I ran an MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG. Goodbye MSI and Hello Razer. No looking back.

    Dec 07, 2020 07:50
  • Review by Tomaszfallowski92, 10 out of 10
    Grate Laptop with RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q

    I was lucky enough to be able to purchase the Razer Blade 15 Advanced and the Razer Bade 17 Pro though both versions have the same specs besides the display resolution and size, the Razer 15 Advanced includes a 15.6''inch Full-HD(1920x1080) - 300Hz display while the Razer Blade 17 Pro has a 17''inch (4K) - 120Hz display, both versions are equipped with 16GB Dual-Channel (8GB x 2) DDR4-2933MHz, 1TB SSD (M.2NVMe), 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H 8 Core (2.3GHz/5.1GHz), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM).

    The end result was I ended up returning the Razer Blade 17 Pro as an exchange for the Razer Blade 15 Advanced because it runs most if not all games at Full-HD/Ultra/High settings getting around 60-120 FPS while the Razer Blade 17 Pro performs (Okay or Badly) depending on the set Resolution scale and a video-games set graphical settings.

    Keep in mind if you plan on buying the Razer Blade 17 Pro

    it's not (recommended) playing new games like Cyberpunk 2077 or Star Wars Battle Front II at 4K resolution with graphical settings set to Ultra and Ray-Tracing turned on if so expect to get around 15-28 FPS. Now you can obviously lower a video-games graphical settings to High/Medium/Low at 4K without Ray-Tracing turned on but only except a small FPS boost of around 28-30 FPS or maybe slightly higher while the other solution is to lowering the native resolution to 2304x1440 or 1920x1080 but expect some icons and Images to look smaller and some video games may look somewhat blurry, this is because you would be lowering the recommended Native 4K resolution to a non-native resolution such as Full-HD 1920x1080p.

    So my best advice for most hard core gamers is to opt-out from buying the 3,699 dollar Razer Bladed 17 Pro laptop and buy the Razer Blade 15 Advanced or wait 6 to 10 years till Nvidia releases the next generation RTX 40 series Max-q graphics.

    Dec 19, 2020 13:48
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Great computer with some room for improvement

    The 2020 Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super is a great computer that is improved upon in several key area compared to it's predecessor. The inclusion of things like a larger right shift key, power over USB-C, and an 8 core prosesser are a much welcomed addition. The computer also performs quite well with a level of power on par with flagship desktop computer from only a years ago with the 2080 Super Max Q being on the level of a GTX 1080 Desktop card. The only place I think could be improved upon is the display. While it is very good there is some degree of backlight bleed that is noticeable when watching darker content but is by no means a deal breaker.

    Jun 12, 2020 16:33
  • Review by Joey, 10 out of 10
    Works as expected!!!

    Pro:

    Great build quality.

    Nice cooling system, especially the keyboard(WSAD area) is cooled as well.

    Thin&Light&Powerful

    Con:

    Really easy to get fingerprints:(

    No major/minor issue I've had so far.

    Great Job Razer!!!

    May 21, 2020 14:30
  • Review by Jojovegas, 10 out of 10
    Solid gaming laptop

    Been using it as my primary gaming machine for the last month. 0 problems. Doesn't come with preinstalled bloat (with the exception of Razer's own software for RGB). Fans aren't too loud. 300mhz refresh is amazing. I've pumped up everything to highest levels gaming-wise, and since it's 1080p everything is silky smooth. Great machine. Only complaint would be that it's a finger print magnet. I really wish this version came in the white configuration.

    Nov 21, 2020 07:11
  • Review by ZSG13, 10 out of 10
    Razer Advanced 2020 2080 max-q

    The 2070 gfx card will save you some money but this is still a pretty great machine considering gfx card costs right now.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:23
  • Review by Aaronjf94, 8 out of 10
    Issue.

    The issue is only a week or so after i recieved it i had gotten a dead pixel. So i removed a star. It works very well but i need a replacement.

    Sep 03, 2021 17:23
  • 9.2score
    GIGABYTE - 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop - i5-11400H - 16GB - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 512 GB SSD
    Description

    The G5 gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU combines gaming, entertainment, work and more! Its powerful 11th Gen Intel Processor allows you to effortlessly handle multiple tasks at the same time. It features a 3 screen display output, built-in SD card slot, up to 6TB storage capacity and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology; with a tool for every task, this laptop provides great balance between gaming, entertainment, and work capabilities. Welcome to your new go-to laptop.

    9 Features
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1485 Mhz & Max Graphics Power 75 W
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (i5-11400H)
  • Memory / Storage: 16 GB (8G*2) DDR4 3200MHz Memory, 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display (1920x1080)
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Card, RTL8411B REALTEK (1G) Ethernet
  • Tuning: All-New GAMING CENTER Software, NAHIMIC 3 Audio for Gamers, Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard: 15 Full Area Colored RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • USB: 1 ‎x USB 2.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
  • Display Outputs: 1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), 1 x SD Card Reader, 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (Type-C) over USB 3.2 Gen 2
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  • Review by Bareq, 10 out of 10
    Greatest Gaming Laptop

    This gaming laptop is amazing! It met all my needs for games and more. Everything in the laptop works well and fast. I very satisfied by this purchase and I highly recommended any gamer to buy this product because it is worth it!!

    Aug 16, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Winters, 10 out of 10
    Nice Laptop

    Pretty good laptop so far. I haven't had time to test very many games out on it. I like how the keyboard lights up after you touch a key.

    Sep 26, 2021 09:27
  • Review by HeyItsJimmy, 10 out of 10
    Good gaming laptop

    Been running smoothly with no complications and easy to run games on.

    Sep 25, 2021 03:30
  • Review by Yuan, 10 out of 10
    Greatest

    Cheap and easy to use also great value for getting good graphics and 144hz screen

    Oct 27, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Itsnotmyjob, 6 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Laptop is awesome but carefull ordering for pickup as their tracking service tells you absolutely nothing as to when it will arrive

    Oct 19, 2021 18:19
  • Review by LAKINGSFAN31, 10 out of 10
    Great specs at a great price

    Beast of a laptop. Handles gaming like a champ, and what a great price. I was looking at getting a Razer laptop, but to get these kind of specs i would have to spend $900 more

    Aug 20, 2021 16:14
  • Review by CantedPear, 8 out of 10
    Much yes. Many good.

    This thing honestly works much better than I thought it would. Battery life and the battery output when unplugged is what cost it a 5 star review. When gaming it almost HAS to be plugged in otherwise you sacrifice lag, frame rate and quality. Other than that this laptop is amazing for the price.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:44
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 300hz Refresh Rate - 512GB SSD - Black
    Description

    Razer Blade Laptop: Show your mettle on the battlefield with this Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop. The Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM let you chat with friends while slaying zombies and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card supports use with multiple displays. This 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop features a 512GB SSD for rapid access to files and apps.

    13 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 17.3” Edge-To-Edge display: Colorful and accurate visuals on the thin bezel factory calibrated 1920x1080 resolution 300hz display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H mobile processor: The 10th Gen Intel® 8-Core processor provides the ultimate level of performance with up to 5.1GHz Max Turbo speeds.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080™ SUPER graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Aluminum chassis: The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum for maximum durability and a sleek, beautiful form.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in SD Card reader: Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 AX): Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi 6 router to experience Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Features Razer Chroma™ programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse and a precision glass touchpad that gives you accurate touch controls.
  • Additional port: Ethernet and Headphone/microphone combo jack.
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  • Review by Razer, 10 out of 10
    Razer blade pro 17

    Go big or go home, this laptop is the best and better than my Alienware m13. And MSI laptops. It’s a 2080 super max q with Color graphics and speeds that are amazing, I love the 300hz refresh rate and also the battery life. It is lightweight and the color customization is awesome. Buy Razer product it’s the superior it runs all types of games fast and smooth

    Oct 31, 2020 02:41
  • Review by ERL1, 10 out of 10
    Solid laptop

    Overall, this is awesome. Big screen. High refresh rate (selectable up to 300hz). Brightness is good. WiFi is fast. Backlit keyboard.

    One thing that always bugged me about other laptops is the flimsy plastic case, especially the back of the screen. Take your hand and twist the screen of an open laptop and it'll probably flex more than you're comfortable with. This laptop is metal and it's a solid build. It doesn't twist like that. Very nice!

    Oh, and the SSD is NVME. I did a CrystalDiskMark test and it was right around 3000 on read/write.

    I found this open box at a local Best Buy and got it for a very nice deal. The only "flaw" I could find was an extremely small scratch on the bottom of the laptop. Worth it for saving tons of $$.

    Apr 26, 2021 09:01
  • Review by LimitingHalo, 10 out of 10
    Great quality

    Best way to describe this laptop if is apple built a windows device has that really good metal sturdy feel only thing i would wish for is 4 memory slots i stead of two a 1440p or HDR screen and maybe a bigger keyboard

    Sep 19, 2020 09:39
  • Review by Christine, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    I had been wanting one of these for years. I finally pulled the trigger. And I am very happy I did. No regrets. I've had it about a month and have had no issues or problems.

    Feb 02, 2021 11:51
  • Review by Meee, 10 out of 10
    Solid build quality.

    Screen, graphics and sound top notch. Aluminum body is tough and I love the one handed screen opening! One down side is system memory is low enough to cause lag after several hours of play.

    Aug 23, 2020 08:45
  • Review by Rafael, 10 out of 10
    i love it. really nice and fast.

    waoo. very fast and nice design. the 300hz screen is amazing.

    Sep 19, 2020 12:23
  • Review by Mihamed, 10 out of 10
    the resolution is excellent

    Fast and easy to use and discover its option. It's ram very strong

    Jul 12, 2020 17:35
  • Review by Angel, 10 out of 10
    Great stuff for a laptop

    You get what u pay for.............................

    Aug 21, 2020 19:12
  • 9.2score
    MSI - Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop - Ryzen R7-5800 - Radeon RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB Memory - Black
    Description

    Unexpected. Unseen. Unreal. The Delta 15 AMD Advantage™ Edition uses the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor and Radeon™ RX 6700M graphics. Coming in at 4.19lbs light and 0.75in thin, the Delta 15 supports SmartShift, Smart Access Memory and Wi-Fi 6E for powerful performance inside a premium chassis. Break through and set off a new standard in gaming with the Delta 15.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 240hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • AMD Radeon RX6700M graphics: Backed by 10GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
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  • Review by Ponskippa, 10 out of 10
    MSI and AMD For The Win!

    Ahhh man, where do I start? The Ryzen 7 - 5800H and the all new Radeon RX6700M mobile GPU is a very powerful combination! This machine has run every single game I have thrown at it with absolute ease. Games I’ve played on it include.. Rocket League, Control, Resident Evil 2, Fortnite, Street Fighter, Gears 5, Battlefield V, and Call of Duty Warzone. I averaged anywhere between 120 and 200 frames per second on every game I played. All on High / Ultra settings. I honestly cannot wait to try some true next game video games on this laptop. I am confident that they will run without a hitch also. The AMD smart shift software is absolute genius. I still don’t quite understand how it works lol, but its some type of sorcery. I went ahead an unplugged the laptop to see how the laptop would perform and all the games I tried still ran really good! Although the frames dropped down between 70-100, I didn’t have to turn down the graphics settings while on battery. It’s hard to say how long the laptop will let you game on battery alone, But based on my tests.. I’ll go ahead and assume that you’ll get at least 4 hours of play time while on battery. It has a l fairly large battery and the AMD software does an excellent job of managing power while on battery. The fans do get a little loud, but the speakers are loud enough to let you enjoy the game without a headset. I would still recommend you use a headset though to get the full immersive experience.

    You still with me? Let me tell you about the build quality of the laptop. It is premium. The whole chassis is metal, I’m guessing aluminum, because it is very lightweight yet sturdy. The whole laptop is very thin and light without sacrificing quality. The display is crisp and very vibrant. I believe it is an IPS panel, but it doesn’t have the typical light bleed or weak contrast of an IPS panel. It’s a very nice colorful IPS panel. My unit did have a very slight amount of light bleed in the bottom corner, but it is negligible and I only really notice it on the boot up screen or on screens with mostly black background. It is 240hz, super fast. This is the first time I’ve every played on a 240 hz screen and I dont think I can ever go back haha. It’s so buttery smooth, and breathes new life into “older” games. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on and the trackpad feels like metal and is very smooth and accurate. My only complaint about the laptop is that when I opened it up to see how easy it would be to upgrade, there is some sort of cover under the shell? Call me dumb, But I’ve never seen a laptop with that in there. I shared a photo of it. I’m going to assume it is there as a heat shield, and there to cool and disperse heat across the laptop. It feels like there is some sort of adhesive around it, holding it in place and I didn’t want to rip it off to look under it. Sooo I’ll wait til I see a tear down or upgrade tutorial on YouTube before I mess with it. Honestly though, the machine has plenty of Ram and SSD storage to keep you going for quite some time. I always tend to circulate my game titles anyway. I dont like to keep more than 10 games installed at a time and clutter up my hard drive anyway. I would like to eventually add an extra 1 or 2 TB NVME drive into it though. I believe it has 2 NVME M.2 slots. Another thing to note is that one of the screws has a “factory seal” sticker covering it. Hopefully MSI can chime in on whether or note you void your warranty or not by removing the sticker and opening the laptop.

    I could ramble all night about this amazing laptop, But if you made it this far I’m going to tell you to go ahead and buy this thing If you are seriously considering it. It is my new favorite machine to game on, and I’ve neglected my Xbox Series X since I got my hands on it. I love it, and I think you will also!

    Sep 23, 2021 19:18
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Ultimate Gaming Laptop by MSI Delta

    The MSI Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop raises the bar for excellence in speed, performance & WINNING! This powerhouse is loaded with the ultimate weapons for competitive gaming:

    The latest high performance CPU: Ryzen 7 - 5800H

    The latest GPU: AMD Radeon RX6700M with 10GB of VRAM

    The 1920 X 1080 screen display measures 15.6" & features a 240hz refresh rate

    1TB SSD is huge, fast memory

    16GB RAM

    Wi-Fi 6E (latest version)

    Bluetooth 5.2 (latest version)

    Back lit keyboard with changeable colors is easy to see at any hour.

    Laptop measures only 0.75" Deep

    It weighs just over 4#

    No annoying lagging during gaming. Actions are crisp & immediate.

    The colors on the screen are intense & accurate. In addition to gaming, I loaded Office 365 & a number of high resolution photographs from my portfolio.It makes a stunning photo gallery display. The screen is bright enough to view outdoors, which is quite an accomplishment.

    The only negative in using Office 365 is the lack of a numeric keyboard. However, since the intended use of this powerhouse is for gaming, it actually offers a much cleaner look without a numeric keyboard & features larger keys, which I perceive as an advantage.

    In conclusion, this MSI Delta is the top gaming laptop available today & is attractively priced compared with other competitive models. It earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

    Oct 02, 2021 09:43
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    The Lamborghini of laptops! This thing is awesome!

    Having had quite a few laptops in my time..Everything about this one says quality! Appearance, feel, performance, sound.. its hits all the checkmarks!

    Looks wise its stealthy like something a secret agent would carry. Polished exterior and all black interior where the keyboard is and all with some futuristic designs cut into for what I'm guessing breath-ability and cooling. When the fans kick on they sound like small turbines not too loud but you can really tell they're working. It also has a multi color RGB back lit keyboard. IT has a few modes to cycle through to for whatever your liking may be. Different colors, pulsing colors, or slowly transitioning from one color to the other. (my favorite)

    The feel is unique. It's well built not too heavy not too light. The keys are made of some super soft what I'm guessing is rubber on top from the feel. Typing or using the keys takes barely any effort as if they're just floating there and very responsive.

    The sound coming from this is above average I'd say. Great highs with slight amount of bass. So great for gaming or music.

    It may be just a sign of the times but I really miss having the two click bars under the touch pad which this laptop does not have either. Nor does it have a disc drive. I guess most things nowadays is digitally downloaded but I prefer having something I can hold in my hand to show what I paid for haha

    The graphics were excellent, no drag or lag and it never got hot while I was playing so I'd say overall it's an excellent laptop .. a little high on the price point but you get what you pay for

    I'd recommend this to others

    Sep 29, 2021 02:56
  • Review by grumblez, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Thin and Light gaming laptop with 1 catch

    This laptop is one of the most power thin and light gaming laptops you can buy. It offers similiar performance but at 500$ less than the Razer Blade 15 with a rtx 3070.

    -The Fans hit around 52DB in performance mode when gaming, after a while it will throttle very slightly. You can manually turn the fans to MAX where they get close to 60DB but no throttling will occur if your concerned about getting an extra 200mhz on your CPU clock speed. While not bad at Auto if set to Max theres quiet a bit of coil whine, I think its unavoidable in fans this small though running that fast

    - The battery life is amazing setting screen at 60Hz and battery savermode it streamed youtube for over 13 hours.

    -The 240HZ 1080p screen has really good color accuracy 99.9% SRgb

    - The trackpad is very nice but I thought the keys where a bit to squisy/soft for my liking

    The only major drawback to this laptop is it doesn't support USBC charging. A nice feature to have in any laptop but seems extra important in a modern ultraportable gaming laptop.

    Sep 04, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Ashh, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Really great performance for such a light weight machine

    Nov 08, 2021 09:14
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    MSI - DELTA 15.6" FHD 240HZ GAMING LAPTOP - RYZEN R7-5800 - RADEON RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB MEMORY - BLACK

    MODEL:DELTA15001

    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    I’ve only ever heard great things about MSI Gaming Laptops and the MSI – DELTA Gaming laptop lives up to the hype. Since I’ve only used Nvidia GPU’s, I was not sure what to expect performance wise, but I was surprised how well the GPU (RX6700M) performs. Especially when paired with the ultra-fast CPU AMD RYZEN R7-5800H. Even when benchmarking with Unigine Superposition (which usually brings GPU’s to their knees) I was able to get up to 45 FPS in Extreme Mode (by comparison the Nvidia RTX 3050TI only got about 26 FPS). In real world gaming tests, the MSI-DELTA Gaming laptop easily blasted through anything I gave it, usually even at Ultra settings. So far, I’ve tested Doom Eternal, Star Wars Squadrons, and Forza 4 (which is really CPU / GPU / RAM intensive). Most of these are getting at least 100 FPS and closer to 200FPS in Doom for example. I’ve yet to start fine tuning the laptop to see if I can get more performance, but I assume I can get at least another 10% more after tweaking.

    She does run hot though. When gaming, you will want to run this rig on a table and not on your lap.

    The screen is bright, and colors seem accurate. I don’t have a spectrometer (or whatever it is called) to tell how true the colors are, but they seem really good to me. I was able to use it outside without any issues (on full brightness). Given that this will be used for gaming, it will almost always be plugged in, so I did not try to see exactly how long the batteries will last.

    You should be aware that the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP does not have a physical ethernet port. You can get a simple USB3 to Gb Ethernet for a few dollars just about anywhere.

    What it does have instead of a physical ethernet port, is a 240hz screen, 1 TB of highspeed NVME storage, 16GB RAM (in 2 chips so you can run in dual channel mode), and the latest WiFi and Bluetooth versions.

    The keyboard lights and colors can be controlled via included software. The keys themselves are only OK, they are not very tactile and are very smooth. That being said, I would be bringing a gaming keyboard and mouse with me, so that is not a huge deal. The trackpad was really responsive and plenty usable for example in first person shooters like Doom.

    Overall, the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is one the best I’ve used in a long time. This will be my Go To system, when I don’t want to be tied down the big desktop system.

    PRO’s

    - 240hz Refresh Rate

    - Great CPU / GPU Combo

    - Plenty of Storage (1TB) and RAM (16GB)

    - GPU with 10GB of VRAM

    - Light Keyboard with ability to change colors

    - Thin form factor

    - USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (Type C) (with DisplayPort function)

    - Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth 5.2

    - Qty (2) m.2 NVME Slots for SSD expansion according to the specs

    SETUP / MISC

    I’m sure it was all about timing, but it was nice that the unit I received had a very recent versions of Win 10 build on it, so that I did not have to spend an hour doing the update / reboot thing that is typical with most laptops. The laptop was fully up to date in only a few minutes. Everything out of the box if fully automated, and it boosts itself into higher performance mode when needed.

    SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION

    The MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is good to go out of the box, there is nothing more that is really needed. It has plenty of everything. I’m not even sure if upgrading the RAM to say 32GB would make that much of a difference in real world use.

    I have no hesitation recommending the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP to anyone in the market for a high-performance laptop.

    Sep 20, 2021 19:41
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Gaming On Ultra...Sweet

    --- SETUP ---

    The MSI Gaming laptop arrived in a no-frills box with just the minimum to protect the computer. Documentation was minimal and all that was in the box was the charging cable and the laptop itself. I immediately started charging the laptop. Initial setup took 5 minutes but downloading all the software and updates for gaming took a couple of hours.

    --- FEATURES ---

    This MSI Gaming Delta laptop features a 15 inch 240hz screen, 1 TB SSD storage, 16 GB memory, and uses the AMD Ryzen R7-5800H processor with the Radeon RX6700M graphics card. It weighs a little over 4lbs and is Wi-Fi 6E compatible.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    This is a beast of a portable machine. It is a huge upgrade from my previous desktop that housed 2 Radeon’s RX480s. With this laptop, I was able to play most games I tried at high settings and a few in ultra settings. Games like Doom Eternal run at a full 60 FPS on high settings without any hiccups or frame drops. A Dark Souls like game called Mortal Shell looked incredible on Ultra and I was able to see detail I’ve never seen before. Games that are less graphic intensive are extremely beautiful to look at with the 240 hz running on ultra at their fullest potential. An example of this would be Phsyconauts 2.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The MSI Delta weighs a little over 4 pounds but feels lighter than I expected that to feel. When playing games at high or ultra settings, the fans do sound loud. That is to be expected, but if you’re playing without headphones, expect to hear those fans.

    A software feature that I think many streaming gamers will enjoy is the autodetection of your microphone / headphone connections. Upon plugging in said devices, a software called Nahimic opens up and with a few prompts, customizes your equipment for their best use with your intended purpose. For instance, when I stream my video games through Facebook Gaming or YouTube, I put on certain filters, like a suppressor and gain adjustments, so that my background noise isn’t heard. This software takes care of that automatically.

    Battery wise, this laptop lasts if you’re just doing office-related things, but when you’re gaming, you want it plugged in for long sessions.

    Speaking of office-related work, I used the laptop to teach my coding students via Zoom as well as to create lesson plans. I didn’t like the work-experience because of the lack of a number pad and an ethernet port. Because it is Wi-Fi 6E enabled, I didn’t mind gaming only with my Wi-Fi 6E router.

    --- VALUE ---

    For the price, portability, and awesome insides, this is a worthy present for yourself and others who work hard and want to game equally as hard.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    This is my first MSI product and I must say, they have left quite an impression on me. I’d suggest this machine belongs in the hands of gamers who want nothing but top-notch quality paired with portability.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:12
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Fast and Furious Gaming Laptop

    This is one beautiful laptop with it's black case and thin profile for a gaming laptop. The laptop has a backlit keyboard without a keypad so it has this upscale and sophisticated look to it.

    Powering this MSI is an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H chip, along with an AMD Radeon RX 6700M graphics card that is anti lag for extreme gaming performance. The screen has a 240hz refresh rate and 1920x1080 FHD display coming in at 15.6", and it all comes together in a truly spectacular display. No matter what you do on this screen it looks amazing, and it's like nothing I have ever experienced before. Windows 10 works well on here, a whopping 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD for storage. This machine is ready out of the box to play games and not slow you down. WiFi 6E will keep you connected for solid performance, and this machine weighs just over 4 pounds.

    The fans in this computer are loud, but needed to help keep this cool as much as possible. The laptop does get warm and that's even when the fans are running at full speed to keep this cool.

    I have been using this computer for everyday work purposes, surfing, shopping, and gaming. It's an excellent overall machine that gives you the best of both worlds with work and play. Gaming will be experienced the way that gaming is meant to be on a fast and responsive visual display and super slick internal components that ensure you're moving at the speed of light. This laptop is big but still ideal for on the go and portability. Plenty of ports and jacks to keep your controllers and monitor connected. MSI Delta is one of the best laptops I have ever used.

    PRO:

    240hz screen is amazing

    1TB SSD

    16GB RAM

    CON:

    Fans are loud and this baby gets hot

    Sep 22, 2021 21:26
  • 9.0score
    MSI - Sword 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050ti - 512GB SSD - 8GB Memory - Black
    Description

    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Sword gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050ti graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with 144hz refresh screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 512GB SSD, this MSI Sword gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution with 144hz boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 8GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050ti graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jamie, 8 out of 10
    great laptop

    I absolutely love this laptop. I have had it now for a couple of weeks and I ran into one issue. The first day of my classes it wouldn't turn on. Go figure. My husband opened it and determined it had to do with the battery. He was able to get it turned on, thankfully, and it's been working fine ever since. Other than that hiccup, it's a great laptop. I love how the keyboard lights up and the screen has great resolution. Unfortunately, I had to take a star away for the battery complication, otherwise I love this laptop!

    Sep 01, 2021 17:37
  • Review by SegaMasterPro, 10 out of 10
    Wow a wonderful powerful beautiful Laptop!!!

    Fantastic Laptop. Fast. Beautiful Design. Nice Build. Screen is very pretty and clear and fast response. Love MSI for making quality laptops and also getting this on sale at 899 at BestBuy. 1st time I buy a MSI anything and their laptop did not disappoint at all.

    Nov 02, 2021 22:51
  • Review by TomBINDallas, 8 out of 10
    Good product worth upgrade - tech support not good

    I really like this laptop especially after upgrading the RAM to 2 x 16GB DIMMs and replacing the basic 512GB HD chip with a 1 TB pro all from Amazon for around $200. Not a gamer so I can’t attest to the FPS or what games run best but this is a beast for my office workstation that should be able to handle anything thrown at it for the next 5+ years. I had purchased another more powerful laptop but when they did the discount week on this model I jumped because the other laptop was just a Ferrari sitting in rush hour traffic. I also saved $800 between the 2. My only con so far has been the response of MSI support. My 9 key came off of the number pad and they gave me a USA number to call for parts. No response yet. Then my original HD burnt up and I already had the 1 TB to replace and just did a fresh install of Win 10 and tech support said I had to ship the whole laptop back and would not just replace the chip. I will still give the system a solid buy.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:54
  • Review by noobgamer, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop!!

    This laptop is amazing and was in my budget range (under $1000). It can successfully run beefy games, such as: FF14, phasmophobia, valheim and more. The fans only get loud when I play phasmophobia but immediately become quiet again when I close phasmophobia. The storage could be better and so could the battery life when unplugged but everything else is great. Also this was the only cheap white laptop I found. I hate the red and black look so this was perfect.

    Oct 01, 2021 18:23
  • Review by Jaybee, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great laptop should have at least come with 16gb of ram now I’ve had to void the warranty to upgrade the ram kinda mad about that but laptop runs great couldn’t ask for more

    Sep 14, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Dary, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    This laptop is amazing! Specifications are great and design as well! Also, my experience buying at best buy is awesome, got it on time!

    Aug 13, 2021 07:38
  • Review by Chong, 8 out of 10
    Good budget gaming laptop

    I got this from a sale at 899.99 and used it as a secondary gaming rig. This is a great laptop but 2 things I upgraded right off the bat and got really good 3d mark scores,

    I upgraded the m.2 the factory one is was a little slow and only had 512 gigs to a 980 pro 2 TB and 32GB Crucial dual rank kit.

    4 stars because like others have said, cracking open the case voids the warranty.

    Oct 30, 2021 17:01
  • Review by CeeCee, 8 out of 10
    Great little powerhouse (with a tweak or two!)

    Great laptop, especially at the sale price! If you are buying this for gaming, you 100% will need to upgrade your RAM (and SSD, depending on what you play). This baby has great specs but will absolutely have lag issues with heavy-hitting games. I purchased 32GB / 2666 MHz memory (2 16s) and vastly improves performance, and the "upgrade" cost less than the laptop at retail - although be careful, as this will void your warranty. All in all, really happy with this purchase. This baby can (almost) keep up with my desktop, which says a lot!

    Nov 07, 2021 06:28
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG 16" WUXGA 144Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA RTX3050Ti - 512GB SSD
    Description

    ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA RTX3050Ti graphics produce high-quality visuals on the new fast 16-inch 144hz WUXGA display. This ASUS notebook PC has 512GB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    17 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 16" WUXGA display with 144Hz refresh rate: The ultra bright 500nits display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. Swift 144hz refresh rate with 3ms response time. 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB dual channel system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth Dual Channel memory to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA RTX3050Ti graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Six speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology: Lush Dolby Atmos audio from six speakers with force cancelling woofers put you in the center of the action.
  • Weighs 4.19 lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 16" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • One-zone RGB Keyboard Backlight: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation with 3D Mic. Array: Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation clarifies upstream and downstream audio, filtering out unwanted noise to make voice communication clearer.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video - plus Power over Cable for bus-powered devices - ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in HD webcam: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MGoose, 10 out of 10
    Well Balanced Gaming Laptop

    Summary - This is a great mid-range gaming laptop. This is my first dedicated gaming laptop and I was concerned reviewing the specs that it was not enough, but it handles most games without a problem. It is a good blend of capability, price and portability. I love the speakers and screen. The design is not overdone, but adds a little flair with nice accents, color changing keyboard, and noticeable vents. I wish that ray tracing performance was better and that it was more upgradable, but I would choose a desktop gaming computer if those were deal breakers.

    Pros

    - Good specs that should allow you to play any game with a few tweaks.

    - Soft touch material

    - Color changing keyboard backlight looks cool.

    - Speakers are the best I have tried on a laptop with decent volume and bass

    - Keyboard is quiet and there is no fan noise in silent mode (limits performance)

    - Decent battery life (5-6hrs with GPU set to off)

    - Beautiful screen

    - Video card supports ray tracing (see note below)

    - Second M2 PCIe slot allows you to easily add storage

    - Asus Armory Crate software allows you to monitor temperatures and utilization

    - Useful short cut keys for fan speed, Armory Crate, volume and microphone

    Things to Consider

    - Most games work great with the recommended settings and easily exceed 60fps even with quality set to high. I played Metro Exodus and Mech Warrior 5 with no issues averaging around 70fps. I went back and played Wolfenstein II from a few years ago and saw over 100fps.

    - Enabling ray tracing is a major performance hit and requires sacrificing quality or frame rate with this laptop. Games that support NVIDIA DLSS do better, but it is a challenge for the GPU to get 60fps with ray tracing on. Examples: Mech Warrior 5 without DLSS was around 40fps - it was playable, but it was not worth the performance hit. Metro Exodus Enhanced is another story - the landscapes are incredible and ray tracing really adds to the realism - it supports DLSS to help performance, but still required some tweaking to get a over 60fps (Ray Trace - Normal, Reflections - Hybrid, DLSS - Performance, 1080p, quality high, VRS off). I also tried the Quake II RTX demo - also around 45fps; not as smooth as I would like, but playable and the ray tracing really changes the whole game (it is fun and it is free if you want to see ray tracing in action).

    - Limited upgrade potential. The video memory(4GB) and RAM(8GB Soldered + 8GB Upgradable) could be limiting for future games especially with ray tracing enabled. I considered upgrading the RAM but since only one RAM module is upgradable, it would have cost way too much for a single 32GB module to get to max (40GB) and only the first 16GB supports dual channel.

    - The hard drive is a reasonable size (512GB), but after downloading 5 games I had already used up about 75% of that space. Fortunately, there are lots of affordable performance SSD hard drives and I easily added a second 1TB drive (Hynix Gold P31) in the second slot. If you decide to add a second drive, make sure to get a copper heat spreader and connect it to the bottom of the case with a silicone pad (the copper film that is preinstalled only covers the primary slot). Also, I would avoid the cheaper DRAM-less drives to minimize the impact on system memory.

    - When in performance mode, cooling fan noise and heat from the back vents becomes very noticeable. I was expecting this given the relatively small form factor and lite weight. It does manage temperatures under heavy load much better than my mixed-use laptop with a 10th Gen Core i7 and GTX 1650Ti.

    - Battery life with the GPU enabled is a little less than 3hrs with moderate use (I recommend you bring the AC adapter for any kind of gaming).

    - Nice keyboard, but no number pad. This is not a big issue, but one of my daughter’s favorite games requires dedicated +/- keys. I solved the problem by ordering a cheap USB number pad.

    Aug 05, 2021 19:56
  • Review by Lenscap, 8 out of 10
    Asus M16- i7 3050ti, more affordable, still great

    First off, I purchased this laptop without being able to find super good information about this model. All of reviews are on the i9 version. I wanted a laptop that "could" game, but was focusing on a powerful work machine that would handle everything I do for work replacing my office desktop and travelling with me. This laptop absolutely does that; and does it well.

    Overall: Top to bottom, this thing is a power house. I have really enjoyed using it. Light, responsive, and very respectable battery life. There are some... glitches? touchpad kind of does it's own thing and registers clicks or touches you aren't doing. Yes it plays games just fine, ran about 60 fps in Escape From Tarkov on recommended settings, ran between 80-90 with DLSS performance on recommended settings in Call of Duty Warzone, that's all I've tried so far.

    Pros: This screen is spectacular, for one feels giant, the 16:10 ratio just feels right for a chassis of this size, no wasted space, the brightness is insane for a mobile setup, 144Hz feels very smooth. Don't be scared away by the "lower" resolution. The guts are toned down from the step up version, but at a $400+ lower price, they absolutely get the job done. Keyboard is fantastic, snappy, responsive, and great key travel. Battery life is respectable, especially if you push the settings down and utilize the iGPU switcher.

    Cons: The trackpad, although one of the biggest ones on a windows machine, is very temperamental; sometimes working flawlessly, others it just won't respond or over responds to your inputs. Somewhere in the software, there is a hiccup where when your laptop goes to sleep, like mine does at my USB C (Non Thunderbolt) docking station, the backlit keyboard will flash over and over again; really annoying. Lastly, the machine does get hot, like to the touch on the keyboard tray and trackpad. The airflow does a spectacular job of keeping the internals within limits, but it does warm up the air around it under load, I have not experienced any thermal throttling, but I have had the fans running at 35+ dB according to the amoury app.

    Oct 26, 2021 23:11
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    Tiny but MIGHTY

    The Asus ROG M16 gaming Laptop is the product of masterful engineering and design with the gaming consumer at heart. Want to join the republic? You’re in, so long as you’re willing to shell out those hard-earned dollars. When it comes to overall value, you’ll have a hard time finding a better laptop around this price range. But, better to me may not be better to you. So then, lets break it down.

    At first glance Asus knows how to fabricate a beauty of a machine, and a thin one to boot. You’re getting really nice metallic backing that’s smooth too the touch and surprisingly not a fingerprint magnet. Underneath is a solid base almost rubber-like with a large touch pad in the center. The laptop itself is very sturdy a durable despite its light weight. The keyboard is standard, though it is missing a numbered keypad. I personally, prefer more lifted tactile keyboards but what you’re getting here will do just fine. Laptops are meant to be portable and traveling with the M16 was a piece of cake. Weighing in at less than 4.5 pounds and under an inch thick, packing it away is easy and the power supply is generously small as well. Whether you need a notebook for on the go/work life or a portable gaming powerhouse, this thing can handle just about anything. But that doesn’t mean its not without its limits.

    Specifically, this model features an intel core i7 11th gen at 2.30 ghz, combined with an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti gpu. After about a month of testing and enjoyment on this bad boy, you’ll be able to run most, if not all, the latest games with ease on low to medium settings and some even on high settings. You can bump up the performance with the included turbo mode, which boosts clocking. That’s where the m16 really shines. However, this mode will only run when connected to power, not on battery life. This is because it’s working harder to squeeze out the most it can do and power consumption is the cost, as well as bumping the fans to max so it does get a bit loud. Speaking of battery life, id say its decent. I was able to crank out around 5 hours on a full battery while gaming with medium settings and performance mode on. This mode is a step down from turbo and was a sweet spot in my opinion, where the fans wouldn’t get too noisy.

    The speakers sound incredible with Dolby Atmos, anything you hear from these will be outstanding and I’m very pleased with the audio. The built-in mic is fair and the camera is just okay. To be honest I only used this laptop for gaming. The display is extremely clear with a peak brightness of 500 nits and a 1920 by 1200 resolution, rest assured, your content will look gorgeous. One downside is the 512 gb ssd, which can fill up quite easily these days given that game sizes are only getting larger.

    In summary, Asus and ROG have surpassed expectations and packed a ton of user-friendly features, supreme power and solid gaming performance in a tightly knitted piece of architecture that’s sure to leave you in awe. While it may not handle everything, this M16 model is easily one of the best laptops to date, raising the bar for consumer value.

    Aug 05, 2021 17:56
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Great for gaming

    As point of full disclousure, I typically use computers that run macOS, but I do appreciate Windows machines as well - especially for gaming. One of my favorite games to play is Gears of War. Once I got this laptop set-up, that game was the first thing I downloaded. I was impressed by how smoothly game play was and aside from getting used to the controls (I usually play on a console), I thought the expereince was quite enjoyable. The only criticism I have about this machine as a gaming laptop, is the hard drive size. It’s very difficult to have more than a couple of games stored at one time. The laptop has a built-in ‘riser’ of sorts to help with ventilation, but if you are playing for a long time, the computer still gets hot. I haven’t noticed the heat causing any problems for performance, but it’s something to be aware of if you are long-term gamer.

    I love the overall look and feel of the keyboard. First of all, it’s RGB backlit and that makes me super happy. The keyboard itself doesn't get very hot and you can adjust the colors and patterns of the keyboard within the ASUS ROG software. The keys feel soft and are easy to type on. One of the things I typically do as a test for keyboards is to run a typing test for speed and accuracy. When I did that with this keyboard/laptop, I got a score of 74 WPM and accuracy of 99%. That is a higher score than I usually get. I usually average 70-72 WPM. Comfortable typing is a big feature for me and being able to move around the keyboard faster than normal is great for gaming.

    PERFORMANCE

    To get a sense for the computer’s actual performance I ran a series of tests using Geekbench, Novabench and CrystalDiskMark. As I said above, the computer has been running very smoothly. It’s been very responsive and able to handle the tasks I’ve thrown at it. Given that this computer is mainly built for gaming and application performance, those are the main areas that I was testing when I was using the laptop.

    GEEKBENCH RESULTS

    The GU603HE ended up with a single-core score of 1089 and a multi-core score of 6549. According to other Geekbench results, the top scoring machine with an Intel i7 processor is 1710/9891. In this regard, the ASUS is performing below the top performing machine. The OpenCL test looks specifically at how well the GPU performs. The GE603HE has an GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Laptop GPU integrated graphics chipset. The OpenCL score was 60954. Looking at other GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Laptop GPUs that have been tested on Geekbench, the average score is 50661. With that in mind, the GU603HE is performing a bit higher than the average.

    NOVABENCH RESULTS

    NovaBench does a similar type of testing on your system but provides you with a different set of scores and analysis. The overall score of this laptop was 3141 and had a CPU score of 1758 and GPU score of 876. According to Novabench’s comparison tool, the GU603HE ranks 96th in overall performance. It’s overall score is 24% higher than other mid-level gaming PCs, CPU score is 76% higher and the GPU score is 12% lower.

    HARD DRIVE SPEED

    Finally, I wanted to test the hard drive’s speed. This model of the HP Envy comes with 512GB SSD. According to the stress test I used (64GB), the top read/write speed of this SSD is 3459/1630 MB/s.

    The ASUS ROG is a wonderful gaming laptop that can be used for other purposes, too. It’s a mid-level gaming computer that will work just fine for most users. If you are a competitive gamer, you will likely want a more custom machine. Overall, I think this is a good investment.

    Aug 08, 2021 11:04
  • Review by Ezha, 10 out of 10
    Light and fast! For creating!

    Great fast stylish lightweight and powerful laptop! Screen is incredibly sharp and color accurate!

    So far so good. Worth $1200 for sure!

    Nov 08, 2021 22:35
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic gaming laptop

    Title: Fantastic gaming laptop

    Verdict: I had been using a big brand gaming laptop, and hadn’t considered an ASUS computer before. I am blown away by this ASUS ROG gaming laptop. It is small enough to bring everywhere, but still packs a punch of performance with a 16” screen, and a dedicated graphics card.

    First impressions. It is fairly thin, light (about 4lbs), with a large screen, great colors, and beautiful esthetics. I immediately loved it. The unboxing experience was also very nifty, with the carboard packaging lifts the laptop as you open the box… Great job ASUS!

    Esthetic. This computer looks super sleek. I love the exterior color and the dots on the front. The laptop is fairly thin for the level of performance that it packs. The keyboard is clean, spacious, and types well. The screen feels very thin and opens in a way that reduces the visibility of the bottom bezel. The touchpad is very generous, providing tons of space for accurate operation and gestures. The 16” screen is fantastic; it’s a really nice upgrade from normal 15” laptop screens. The webcam and mic work as expected.

    General computer performance. The 11th Gen Intel Core i7 delivers 2.3GHz of processing speed, allowing for a great user experience. While 16GB of RAM is good, at this point it is the minimum requirement for multitasking use, graphic design, and especially gaming. For serious gamers, a little more RAM is advisable. The hard drive only has 512GB of storage, which isn’t enough to download more than a few games, but the SSD aspect means that start-up and other operations are very zippy. The fan stays pretty quiet, unless you are pushing the computer. The speakers are actually pretty nice, and provide a great experience for a portable device.

    Gaming performance. The Armoury Crate button allows for comprehensive adjustments of all performance (GPU, CPU, fan) to optimize performance for gaming. Settings adjustments can also be saved under different profiles so that you can optimize the computer and keyboard for each game you play. The laptop handled all games tested (primarily FPS) relatively well (when plugged-in). The computer and RTX3050Ti graphics card provided smooth performance and graphics, without any noticeable glitches on the “performance” profile (games on medium settings). The computer does even better on “turbo” to run most games on high settings. To keep the computer cool, the fans become pretty noticeable; I wouldn’t say they are loud, but the fans are also not quiet. As expected, when gaming on battery power only, battery life goes down to only about 2 to 3 hours, instead of the expected 6 hours. Also, some features like “turbo” are not available on battery power.

    Things I love.

    - Super Sleek looking

    - Lighted keys that change colors!

    - The keyboard feels nice and types well, and the touchpad is very large

    - The fingerprint function in the power button is a nice “touch”

    - The full HD screen has vibrant colors, and a great refresh rate of 144hz

    - The solid-state drive allows for faster startup and zippy operations

    - 16 GB of RAM is decent, but serious gamers will want more

    - The SSD hard drive is great, but more space would be better

    - Very decent performance for most games on medium to high settings

    - Great speakers for a laptop

    - Powerful fan when you need it

    - Wifi 6 capable

    - The “Armoury Crate” button provides quick and powerful customization of every aspect of the computer performance, keyboard layouts, and more

    - No touchscreen! Not everything needs a touchscreen. I am happy to skip the touchscreen on this computer to save money and avoid fingerprints all over the high definition screen.

    Things I don’t love.

    - As much as I want to love the fingerprint reader, it doesn’t work so well for me. I think that it should be more prominent and accessible, and perhaps the scanner should be wider to increase the success rate. Unfortunately, I am able to log on by fingerprint only every other times. This has been an issue for me on other laptops, so maybe it’s just my fingers

    - I wish the webcam had a privacy slider. All laptops should include these

    Overall, ASUS ROG M16 laptop is a very compelling portable gaming platform that can handle the latest games, with tons of customizable features. I love this laptop and I highly recommend it.

    Aug 06, 2021 21:22
  • Review by gldoorii, 2 out of 10
    Unusable out of the box

    The screen constantly flickers and distorts the image. It's barely usable on battery, but if I plug it in the screen goes absolutely nuts. I did all updates for Windows 10, nVidia, Armory Crate, MyAsus, and even the Windows Store updates. Nothing fixes the problem. Returning it today.

    Nov 03, 2021 07:57
  • Review by Jrozz, 10 out of 10
    A great option!

    So my review is one from a former console-only gamer.

    As this Asus was my first foray into PC gaming I had no idea what to expect. I did many weeks of research on what the best hardware combos were, the best deals, and what I should expect from different iterations or combos of hardware.

    I stumbled upon this particular laptop through another purchase I made on an HP Victus that quite didn't meet my standards. Although, this was on sale at the time for $1249.99, which was a steal for value vs performance.

    This laptop is a wonderful option for first time PC gamers like me, or even the veterans as a nice mid-tier gaming laptop. With the i7/3050ti RTX combo, I have been pleasantly surprised and happy with the performance:

    -Doom Eternal ran on High-Ultra settings with an outstanding avg of 100+ fps on just Performance mode, likely even better on Turbo mode. (The Armory Crate is a great tool that can be used to really streamline your experience)

    -Forza Horizon 4 I was getting a consistent 72 fps with the adapter plugged in. I noticed a big drop in fps when running on straight battery, so you definitely want to keep it plugged in while gaming as it also seems to be about at most 3 hrs of battery life with gaming.

    -Red Dead 2 (Online) I havent ran any sort of benchmark tests but I am currently running it on Ultra settings with no visible frame rate drops and has been very smooth.

    Some other thoughts:

    Storage may be an issue for some, as 512G is not a whole lot of storage with today's big titles. The DLSS feature is quite nice and does work really well with some games. The fully lit RGB keyboard is nice, never been a huge "RGB Guy" but it has a nice look and feel while typing. You can manage the different RGB effect modes in Armory Crate.

    The 144hz refresh monitor is perfect for the 1080p gaming and is perfect for what I use it for.

    Overall this is a nice introduction into PC gaming being that you hardly can find PC parts to build a desktop. Pre-built desktops and laptops are going to be bought up in the mear future and this will be heavily on peoples radar!

    Sep 13, 2021 15:18
  • 9.0score
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    MSI
    MSI - GF65 15.6" 144hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 - 512GB SSD - 8GB Memory - Black
    Description

    MSI GF65 Laptop: Game to your full potential with this MSI Thin gaming laptop. An Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM run AAA titles smoothly at high speeds, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card renders detailed visuals on the 15.6-inch display. This MSI Thin gaming laptop has a 512GB SSD for providing ample storage space and swift boots. Dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with up to 6 heat pipes, work harmoniously by minimizing the heat and maximizing the airflow for smooth gaming performance in such compact chassis. Immerse yourself in lossless music and enjoy the premium sound quality with Hi-Resolution Audio. Experience and listen to audio the way it was intended.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution with 144hz boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 8GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics: Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Weighs 4.1 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • Wireless/wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ better reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3x faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Additional ports: Headphone/microphone combo jack and mini DisplayPort.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Best budget gaming laptop!

    - Price: Black Friday Sale $849.99 (The cheapest among RTX 3060 models)

    - Etc.: X-box Gaming Pass 1 month included

    - Review after 2 weeks of usage

    Good

    - Reasonable price for RTX 3060; Practically, runs most games

    - Fair Backlights/Keyboard

    - Fair processor

    - Weight

    Bad

    - Battery goes out really quick

    - Tenkeyless

    - Brightness (250 nits)

    - Loud fan noise (when gaming)

    Total: 4.5/5

    Nov 01, 2021 12:34
  • Review by FluffyDaddyD, 10 out of 10
    Bargain Laptop with good GPU

    Let’s start by saying it’s the only computer brand with a 3060 under $1200, but on sale it’s a real bargain. The memory is so-so and for the price I get it (8gb), Storage is not bad for starters, I like the feel of the big keyboard due the the fact that there is no num pad…meh. The screen has a good refresh rate, but the color accuracy is off a decent amount. The mouse pad is ok, but I use a gaming mouse so it doesn’t affect me. The fans can get loud, but they keep the GPU running cool. Overall great laptop for the price.

    Aug 27, 2021 17:00
  • Review by Lawrence, 10 out of 10
    Hard to beat at $1099, Unbeatable at $849

    Seriously, get it on sale while you can, I've been nothing but impressed since getting mine.

    In my own benchmarks I would rate the CPU as the same performance level of a desktop Ryzen 5 2600, or a desktop I7-7700K(except with 2 extra cores, and 4 extra threads).

    The GPU in my own testing is very close to the performance level of a Desktop RTX 2060..... don't let the 75W rating fool you, this thing is still a little beast.

    You will of course want to add another 8GB stick of RAM and a bit more storage down the line, but even with that, the price for what you get is still amazing.

    There are a couple tweeks you might want to consider, the first and most important would be a CPU undervolt of around -100 millivolts, this can be done in BIOS when you enable the "expert mode" in BIOS settings by holding (right control+right shift+left alt+F2)..... the undervolt will improve CPU performance and cooling.

    Next thing you might want to consider is creating a custom fan curve in Dragon Center, the stock fan curve isn't horrible, but if you don't mind trading a little silence, you can definitely get some better cooling with your own curve.

    One other thing. If you don't want this thing forcibly updating you to Windows 11(it will try believe me), make sure to disable the TPM module in the BIOS security tab.

    Other than that, game on! this thing is surprisingly capable!

    Nov 03, 2021 15:09
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Great Budget Gaming Laptop

    After months of investigation, I chose this laptop over some of its competitors due to the better GPU and lighter weight.

    The RTX3060 GPU, while throttled somewhat vs desktop versions, is still powerful enough to run most games. Additionally, the laptop has an integrated Intel Graphics chipset, which is used for most everyday tasks like web browsing and video playback. This enables the battery to last longer and generates less heat, allowing the fans to run quieter. The core i5, is competitive verses the i7, while being almost $200 cheaper.

    I highly recommend upgrading the RAM to at least 16 GB. The first thing I did was replace the 8 GB RAM with 32 GB and enable XMP in the BIOS. This let the RAM run at 2933 MHz, instead of the 2133 MHz that it was running out of the box.

    Aug 13, 2021 18:20
  • Review by yaus007, 10 out of 10
    Best cheap beast lol

    PROS:

    1. It has 2 ram dimms (I upgrade to 32gb ram)

    2. It has 2 nvme dimms (I added +1TB nvme)

    3. Its warm with a cooler base and it's hot without it (at full blast playing the witcher III like 3 hours)

    4. It is fast even without upgrades

    5. Noise is not high with a cooler base and it is high without

    CONS:

    1. RTX3060 is the 60watt version, max 75watt (the lowest)

    2. Plastic feel, not cheap but plastic at the end

    3. You have to get into the BIOS to improve rams speed clocks

    4. Have only 2 usb ports + 2 usb-c

    OVERALL:

    Well you will not find a cheaper laptop with this hardware, I buyed this baby for 940usd (tax included, 829usd listed) and let me tell you that for that price, it was a steal, this beauty runs gooood with the RTX3060 and i5.

    I upgraded ram to 32gb and added 1TB stick to improve significally this laptop, after the upgrades I feel laptop speed increased like 30% in games. Consider to do this for GREAT IMPROVE, even another 8gb stick would be great, since it take advantage of the dual channel stuff.

    I always buyed 17.3in laptop, but the price range of laptops with that screen size with very similar hardware goes from $1400-$1600 so it is almost DOUBLE!.... I am considering buying a gaming monitor and a stand base to put the laptop (using it like a CPU?, lol) with the money I saved but not sure since I will feel that it lost all the sense of buying a laptop, but when I think I have an extra $500 bucks in my pocket just for the screen, so it's ok.

    Nov 06, 2021 06:47
  • Review by EvilGenius, 8 out of 10
    Great performance, but no display output via USB-C

    Fast, requires some tweaking to reach acceptable thermal levels. (I prefer to keep my machines under 80* C under load)

    Buyers - be aware that this laptop has no displayport out via USB-C. The USB-C ports are literally only for data. No charging, or display outputs. The HDMI port is limited to 4k 30hz.

    As long as you're ok with these limitations, this is a great machine! I just wish there was more clarity about the display outputs. (You can literally only connect one external monitor unless you get a displaylink usb to hdmi adapter)

    Oct 29, 2021 08:02
  • Review by Jfelic, 8 out of 10
    Very good gaming laptop

    This laptop is very good for AAA games and it will play more demanding games at lower resolutions out of the box with 8gb of ram.I bought and installed 32 GB of ram plus a 1 TB hard drive for additional storage and the benchmarks more than doubled.I play Microsoft Flight Simulator with high settings and I can get approximately 50-60 fps and more depending on the background scenery and the screen is bright and clear.I am happy with my purchase but serious gamers should look to get at least 16 GB and 1 TB storage since the 512 GB SSD fills up quickly.

    Sep 12, 2021 09:41
  • Review by sdsingh1, 8 out of 10
    Great price to performance

    Good components for the money at the regular price, excellent value when on sale.

    Not the best components, but your are not paying full price for the best on the market. The 3060 can run any game at 1080, but you can't run ultra quality on the newest AAA games. The cpu is good enough. The keyboard and trackpad are good enough. The screen is good enough for most people. The battery is good enough for a gaming laptop, if battery life is important to you don't buy a gaming laptop. To get better you have to pay more for each area, but this is meant to be a budget product.

    The only real upgrade you should do is increase the ram, which is relatively easy to do. While on sale and adding 8gb of ram, for around $1k total you have a decent system that should last you through 2023 when hopefully the shortages and prices get better.

    Nov 03, 2021 05:49
  • 9.0score
    Dell - G15 - 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics - 512GB SSD - Phantom Grey, with speckles
    Description

    Experience the thrill of the game with the new Dell G15 gaming laptop. Featuring AMD® Ryzen processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, improved thermal design and Game Shift technology.

    13 Features
  • Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC
  • 15.6" FHD Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. Antireflective finish reduces eyestrain and widens the field of view.
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Imagine, design and create without boundaries. The powerful AMD Ryzen tm 7 processor features machine intelligence that anticipates your needs. Discover true responsiveness with 8 cores and 16 threads for ultimate performance.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Improved Thermal Design with Dual Fans: Dual air intake flowing into dual fans expelling through 4 vents - 2 on the back and 2 on the sides.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity: Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit keyboard: The streamlined design embeds a fingerprint reader in the power button and a new keyboard.
  • Game Shift technology: Game Shift triggers a dynamic performance mode within the Alienware Command Center with one press of the Game Shift key.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 and McAfee LiveSafe 30 Day Trial
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    This Machine Feels Great To Use

    It comes with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H w/ Radeon Graphics. For those Desktop PC nerds out there, it is about equal to the Ryzen 7 3800x desktop processor according to benchmarks. It’s got 8 cores and 16 threads. Which means this thing is an absolute unit of a processor and will tackle any task you throw at it with ease. It’s blazing fast and makes the computer an absolute joy to use because everything opens and responds nearly instantly. The NVMe gen 3x4 SSD also helps greatly with the overall speed. But more on that later. Real world usage means you can video edit, photo edit, architecture, coding, etc. on this without any issues. So, for a student or business professional this has got you covered across the entire board.

    It comes with an RTX 3050 TI mobile graphics card. Which comes with 4 GB of VRAM which fills up fast with newer games. I would have preferred to see an 3060 which comes with 6 GB VRAM. This guy is targeted for 1080p gaming at high settings. I found this to be mostly accurate (as depending on how well optimized the game you are playing will also affect it). But you can easily play most games at 1080p 60 fps High Settings or if you want to squeeze a bit more ~100 FPS at medium/low settings. I tested it out on GTA 5 (75 – 115 fps on normal/high settings), GTA Online (58 – 75 fps) (limited by poor optimization), Apex Legends low settings (>120 fps), Aim Labs (>120 fps). So, this is perfect for a causal or on the go gamer. Cooling is good on this guy. I was getting about 60 – 80 degrees Celsius when playing games. Around 30 – 40 during idle and normal use. Fans when up extremely close (practically touching) were 72 dB but sitting at normal distance away at max fans was 55 dB. It can be distracting but that’s the price you pay for high performance, with good cooling, in a laptop chassis. The keyboard never got hot or even really warm. You can use this on your lap when not gaming but will notice some warmth.

    It comes with 8 GB of GDDR4 3200MHz RAM. Which to me is the lowest you should go on any modern machine much less a gaming machine. This will get you by currently without much issue. However, if you are doing complex workflows or editing it’s going to be a bottleneck. With my normal workflow (browser open with multiple tabs, itunes, email, word documents, etc.) I get to about 7/8 GB. I would recommend upgrading it to 16 GB as soon as you can which is an easy and usually affordable upgrade. This CPU supports DDR4 - Up to 3200MHz and LPDDR4 - Up to 4266MHz. But if you aren’t running into issues, I wouldn’t worry about it. Just keep in mind if you are experiencing slowdowns to check your RAM usage.

    It comes with a 512 GB Gen 3 NVMe SSD. Which is fast (~2500 - 3000 Read/Write Speeds). Which is great. The only thing faster is the Gen 4 SSD’s which this doesn’t support. See an improvement here won’t be seen for nearly all users. This storage size for a gaming laptop is simply not enough. As a lot of modern age games are 75 – 100 GB in size. With some of them pushing past 100 GB. Which means you’ll fill this thing up quickly with just a few games. That’s not even accounting for normal storage of photos, music, programs, etc. So, buying a secondary drive for it (which it has a slot for) is recommended (two slots for NVMe drives up to 1TB and second up to 2 TB). It doesn’t support NVMe Gen 4 drives.

    The 15.6-inch 1080p 120 Hz IPS WVA (max 250 nits) (45% NTSC) (35 ms latency) narrow border display is on the upper end of laptop displays. Which are normally terrible and I’m very pleased with this one. It looks great but looking critically at it exposes some flaws. Mine has some black crushing and the sRGB color range is not 100% which is disappointing in 2021. But it has great contrast and colors are accurate enough to not be distracting. Unfortunately, since this is a gaming laptop latency is critical and this is a slow display where I can feel the lag when playing games which pulls me out of the game world. I think this stems from both a slow screen and slow keyboard. I also tend to be hyper receptive to lag so others may not notice, and you can acclimate to it. Or just hook it up to an external display and keyboard and problem solved.

    It comes with Wifi 6 AX201 2x2 up to 2.4 Gbps and Bluetooth 5.1 card. In other words, top of the line wireless and Bluetooth performance. Which works great and is perfect for gaming. I pay for 300/30 internet and I got 350/30 with 5 – 11 ms latency when testing on a 5Ghz Wifi 5 router.

    It comes with a 6-Cell 86Whr Battery. I’ve been able to get about 4 – 6 hours of hardcore everyday use (multiple web pages, playing videos but NO video games, word documents, email, opening and closing programs, downloading things, etc.) before needing to plug back in. I could get more if I actually tried by turning off the backlit keyboard, reducing screen brightness, and changing battery settings. Gaming you can get about 2 – 3 hours. Which for how much power this guy is packing I don’t find it to be bad but it isn’t great either.

    I tried to see if the keyboard was mechanical or not. I don’t think it is. It feels like your typical laptop keyboard with short throw keys that quickly bottom out with a satisfying tactile bump. They require mild/moderate pressure to actuate. They have attractive letting, with orange coloring, and orange backlit keys that they label “hot coral”. There is no RGB. It feels great to type on. It’s alright to game on. But I do notice some latency with it which is a bit of a bummer on a gaming laptop. I plugged it into fast external display and I still felt the latency. I plugged in an external gaming keyboard and the latency disappeared. So, having latency from the laptop and keyboard was confirmed from my testing.

    The touchpad is small but absolute fantastic. Probably the best touchpad I’ve used on a laptop. It’s very responsive, is easy to move your finger across, and has a nice crisp click when pressing from the middle of the keyboard down which requires mild/moderate force. I can easily get all my work done without running into any issues which includes highlighting, copy pasting, accurate presses, etc. Gestures also work great. But I recommend an actual mouse for gaming.

    Speakers are average. They sound good. On YouTube max volume I got about 70 – 80 dB. On iTunes (who still uses that?!) I got 80 – 85 dB. Sound is clear, isn’t muddy. Solid.

    Some other aspects not mentioned. There is a numpad built into the keyboard which is a nice touch. But there is no Windows Hello or Fingerprint login which is a bummer. They keyboard does have a bit of a different design due to this. So if you are particular about your keyboards check the picture. You can turn on “Game Shift” by pressing FN+G) which activates dynamic performance mode via Alienware command center that maximizes fan speed to keep system cool. Which works well. On the right side of the device you have 2 USB ports. Some documentation says these are 2.0 other say 3.2 gen 1. The one furthest from you is PowerShare. On the left of the device you have an RJ45 ethernet port and 3.5 headphone/mic aux port. On the back you have an USB C 3.2 port that doesn’t support charging but does support display port, USB 3.2 port, HDMI 2.0 port (I don’t think 2.1), and the power in port. A lot of those were hard to find the correct specs as they weren’t listed.

    Sep 26, 2021 18:17
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    EXCELLENT ENTRY LEVEL GAMING LAPTOP – (add RAM)

    DELL - G15 - 15.6" FHD GAMING LAPTOP - AMD RYZEN 7 - 8GB MEMORY - NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3050 TI GRAPHICS - 512GB SSD - GRAY

    MODEL:G15RE-A954GRY-PUS

    EXCELLENT ENTRY LEVEL GAMING LAPTOP – (needs more RAM)

    At its foundation the DELL - G15 has the makings of an excellent entry-level gaming laptop. It has a great processor (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H). It has a relatively powerful Nvidia 3050TI GPU, it has all the right ports (usb 3.2, hdmi, physical ethernet connectivity and more). The screen is fantastic. It is one of the best screens I have ever seen on a laptop. It is well designed for maximum cooling and seems sturdy.

    If you want to play top tier games at better quality, you will need to invest a small amount in upgrading (at least doubling) the system RAM. Some games won’t even load with only 8GB of system RAM (for example FORZA 4). Most games run pretty well (DOOM Eternal, Star Wars Squadrons, more) at HIGH and even Ultra settings at around +/- 100fps. Although on DOOM for example if you try to put settings above HIGH it will remind you that you don’t have enough VRAM (only 4GB of Video RAM on the 3050ti more on this later).

    Overall, the DELL - G15 has a good solid build and high quality components throughout. You will want to invest is more RAM (inexpensive upgrade). Anytime that you can find a gaming computer at this price point with discrete graphics, especially a current generation RTX card you should grab it.

    PRO’s

    - Fantastic screen, very sharp and crips text and graphics

    - Lots of Ports for external connectivity

    - Lots of fans and vents for cooling

    - Good Performing CPU and GPU

    SETUP / MISC

    The DELL - G15 was easy enough to setup and get started, with the usual windows update and reboot cycles. The DELL - G15 update software also found upgrades that windows missed and loaded them easily enough. There were the normal few bloatware programs included that are easily removed. Due to the power hungry GPU there is a giant power brick (120 watts). Pressing the “G” button instantly puts the laptop into high performance mode and it works as expected. The keyboard had a good feel and felt right for gaming and the RED backlights are a nice touch. It is a heavy laptop (nearly 6 lbs) but for some reason it does not feel that heavy. The screen is mounted a little forward on the base which makes it better balanced. I was able to use the laptop outside and still see the screen very well. I tried not to get too bogged down in test results / benchmarks and focus instead of its intended usability (A Gaming Laptop). See my pics for various benchmarks if you are curious. I did not extensively test the battery life, as if you are gaming you are going to want it plugged in to power the GPU at full speed. It lasted at least a few hours while I was outside. The cooling is fantastic, even when running it “on my lap” it was not too hot. The cooling system is well thought out and probably accounts for the added weight.

    SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION

    As it is configured at this time of review the DELL G15 (MODEL:G15RE-A954GRY-PUS) would be ideal for most any student (through college level), and casual gamers who want some portability. For a “student” computer is punches way above others in a similar price range. For a gaming computer it has a good base to start with, and can be expanded for more memory / storage hungry games. I think overall it is one of the better values to performance and potential performance out there is this form factor.

    ONE AREA OF CAUTION ABOUT THE GPU:

    Although it has a powerful GPU (Nvidia RTX 3050ti) with RAY TRACING and DLSS, this eventually will be the limiting factor for heavy gaming, as it only has 4GB of video RAM (VRAM), which can’t be expanded. This is a problem from NVIDIA (not Dell), as the GPU is plenty powerful, benchmarks well, and normally plays well. In some cases like DOOM it forces you into lower quality settings.

    I hate to label this as an “entry level” gaming laptop, as the CPU is fantastic and very high end, the screen is fantastic and very high end, but the GPU has bottlenecks keeping it from ever being much more than an upper “entry level” gaming laptop. The next Tier of GPU’s will probably increase your costs by about 25-50%.

    FINAL WORD

    Overall, it is a great gaming laptop for the price. If this is your price point, then this is probably the best laptop you can get in today’s market.

    Sep 20, 2021 08:10
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    The Best Portable, Affordable Rig

    --- SETUP ---

    After initial setup and installing all updates, including Xbox App update for gaming, overall it took about an hour and half to get it running. The first time I booted it up, it froze mid setup and I had to turn it off and back on by holding the power button. It hasn’t done that since.

    --- FEATURES ---

    This gaming laptop features a 120hz screen, AMD Ryzen 7, 8 GB Memory, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Graphics, and 512 GB SSD storage. It’s also a nice space gray, reminiscent of the PS1.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The computer performs quite well if you know how to mess with a few in-game settings. I tested this Dell Gaming Laptop with one of my favorite games, Control. This game was purchased from the EGS and I’ve been wanting to try it with Ray Tracing on. I set the quality preset settings to high, Ray Tracing to high, and turned on NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). The latter allows for Ray Tracing at high or ultra settings without adding too much strain on your computer and making the game playable. I’ve included some screenshots of Control with and without Ray Tracing for comparison. You could hear the computer fans running but not as distracting once I started playing my game.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    Some of the games that I tested were: Control, Hunt: Showdown, The Evil Within 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and SubNautica: Below Zero. The games came from several providers including EGS, Steam, and Xbox Game Pass. All games were able to either handle Ultra or High settings and provided me with a mostly stable 60 or 120 FPS at 1080P with VSYNC turned off. If you don’t know or don’t want to mess with the settings for a well-balanced resolution / graphical setting, right click on the desktop, click on AMD Radeon Software, and it will ask you a few questions as to what type of settings you are looking for. Choose eSports, as this will change most settings to an ideally good balance for those not interested in getting into the nitty gritty details of what to change.

    The speakers are surprisingly loud for a gaming laptop, though I’ll still play with my headphones. There are the expected ports such as an HDMI port, and USB-3 Port, a USB-C port, and most importantly, an ethernet port. It is also a full keyboard, meaning that you have a number keypad which comes in handy if you plan on using this as your streaming machine as well and need to adjust various numbers.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    This is an excellent solution for the traveling gamer looking to game on the go at 120 of 60 FPS games. Pair it with an Xbox controller and some wireless (or wired) headphones, and you will be glad you invested in this machine.

    Sep 26, 2021 22:46
  • Review by clow18, 10 out of 10
    Great Current Gen. Entry Level Gaming Laptop

    Overall, this laptop is an exceptional entry level gaming laptop with good specs (current gen Ryzen and a 3000 series Nvidia GPU) and excellent cooling. The design takes from it’s Alienware big brothers and the two tone back and gray (with a paint splatter effect) is simply yet refreshing. It does come with some Dell, Alienware, and McAfee bloatware, but that is par for the course on any prebuilt computer.

    Performance wise, I was seeing above 60fps on the Borderlands 3 built in benchmark. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s built-in benchmark, I was seeing 53fps average at medium settings. It also comes with a one button click (F9) “high performance” mode for when you are gaming, which is nice since Alienware software will tweak the device for you. I for one appreciate this as manual tuning can take time and you run the risk of making things worse if you don’t know what you’re doing.

    The keyboard is nice with minimal key travel, but not too little where you aren’t receiving the feedback needed to know if you are pressing the keys. It does come with a ten-key, which I love. The cooling on this device keeps the keyboard temps cool, which is an issue with a lot of gaming laptops now a days.

    I have no reservations recommending this laptop for entry level PC gaming as you are getting a well-known brand, current gen specs, and very nice thermal cooling. Nice job on Dell’s part!

    Sep 20, 2021 15:27
  • Review by Rivae, 10 out of 10
    First gaming laptop I've felt was a good sub

    Constant traveling has always left me looking longingly at a good gaming laptop. I've tried and tried over the years but the FPS sacrifice for portability just meant that I'd stick with less graphic intensive games while out and about and gladly return to my desktop when I returned (or if I was feeling really ambitious I'd pack up my whole desktop to visit family.) I can reliably say that I'd be ok just taking this laptop to game with now though.

    My opening foray after getting setup (and three restarts for updates and having to manually download directX updates because the standard installs weren't getting it done) was with Apex Legends. Now while graphically intensive, it's not a RDR2 or Assassin's Creed but the sheer need to keep up with its fast pace means other gaming laptops have quickly bogged down. With the G15 I was legitimately able to play without any slapping my forehead moments. FPS at rest ranged from 115-120 and at worst during certain menu screens it dropped down to around 55. For the most part we hovered at a comfortable 75-80 during firefights.

    I know it's passe to not have a svelte laptop body but I appreciate the back-end bulge of the laptop as it allows the screen to come away from the base slightly making it easier to see and it also seems to provide some nice airflow which consolidates most of the hot exhaust. Left back side, right back side, and the very back all had VERY hot air coming out but that means it wasn't heating up the bottom of the laptop or the keyboard area, etc... Just make sure you stay aware of where you're setting the laptop as closing off one of those areas due to something sitting right next to the laptop probably messes up the air flow.

    Screen quality is super clear. Has that normal slightly dusky look of a VA as compared to an IPS but once you're in a game it really pops. Build quality seems on point and it is a SOLID piece of tech aka it's fairly heavy but that's probably just compared to the normal super thin laptops everyone's carrying around nowadays. I really liked the faux-stone design of the keyboard area as it gives it a fun I'm a gamer vibe without being so over the top that other employees will stare at you wondering if you're working or gaming.

    Final notes: As mentioned, there's a LOT of updates that need to be completed on this one before you jump in. Had to do three rounds of Windows updates first before Geforce would allow me to update the graphic drivers. Then had to manually go find the DirectX download after Origin/EA/Apex kept failing as usually games will install it but maybe it was missing certain files. Once you get past all of that, it was easy peasy but just wanted to note as I'm sure it can be frustrating when you can't just jump right in. After that though this little laptop flies and provided a great experience while gaming (and doing all the various other daily tasks that one does with a laptop.)

    Sep 25, 2021 12:32
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Gaming laptop that is great for new gamers

    This G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop is a great asset for anyone looking to start into PC gaming. You get everything you need in this machine that you could want to hit the ground running. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is a fast performance processor. The computer doesn't slow down and feels fast and responsive in all situations. Using a machine like this for everyday web browsing, MS Office, and gaming is a delight for all occasions. The 1 month of XBOX game pass ultimate that is included is a nice added bonus.

    This machine comes equipped with a 15.6" FHD display that runs at 1920x1080 FHD resolution and 120hz for smooth scrolling and fluid gameplay screens. Preloaded with Windows 10 Home will take some time to set up for the initial setup. The keyboard is backlit with a soft orange glow which accents this computer color scheme nicely. You get a full size keyboard with a keypad on the right side. The internals of this machine include a 512GB SSD for storage, 8GB of RAM, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics card to help keep the gaming action fluid and moving across your screen smoothly. The AMD Ryzen 7 processor is fast, responsive, and efficient. This computer has a large body to it for the internal fans and cooling purposes so it stays at optimal temperatures so your hardcore gaming won't slow down. Front facing 720p camera also can be found on the front frame. Gaming can stay efficient especially with the Game Shift Technology built into this that gives you a turbo boost of performance to get the most out of your internal fans to keep the machine cool. Sound is clear and crisp with the dual speakers.

    Overall the machine is a whopping 5.5 pounds and has a bulky size and body to it. It's still a portable machine and still great for on the go. Getting into gaming or looking for a machine that is great for overall everyday performance, then this is a fantastic starting point.

    PRO:

    Fast processor

    Fluid 120hz screen

    Plenty of ports and jacks

    CON:

    Hard drive size could be bigger

    Sep 22, 2021 20:58
  • Review by Njmomof3, 8 out of 10
    Decent for gamers, better for creators

    So, while this Dell was indeed an upgrade from my previous gaming laptop, it still remains an entry level gaming laptop, which isn't too bad. If you aren't familiar, AMD Ryzen 7 at 5800H is an exceptional processor, which is key for both gaming and creating devices. Firstly, it is well equipped with cooling fans you can hear and see while gaming, which I need mentally!

    The most impressive visual for me is that it has a VERY clear and crisp screen display --- I mean this thing is CLEAN and this is why I decided to try some of my creating software on it as well. Here are some general pros and cons I can speak to:

    PROS

    -All the essential ports are present (USB, ethernet, hdmi, etc)

    -Has a current RTX card (this is similar to AI capability)

    - Operated great even on the higher and ultra game setting usually +/- 100FPS

    CONS

    - The RAM was the most glaring con for me with the Dell G15. 4G of RAM is quite low, at least for most games I play. I just make the RAM upgrade which is relatively inexpensive and I don't pay the price tag for an expensive laptop overall. Also be aware some games will throttle your advancement due to having insufficient RAM --- if it even loads at all.

    - 512GB is not as ideal for the higher res games and videos (Final Fantasy XV, Armor, the latest Call of Duty, adv warfare) , but its fine for video editing and creating -- I mainly use Adobe Premier and Photoshop.

    One final word: For gaming, as well most of the entry level laptops, the GPU (or thermal throttle) works for and against you. It throttles the quality to prevent overheating, but this creates a bottleneck situation when you want higher and heavier levels of gaming.

    For content creating: This is an excellent option and offers more than enough CPU and an AMAZING screen display for your creating.

    And if you are a student or just someone needing a faster, dependable laptop for your regular needs, this price point is unbeatable, in my opinion.

    Sep 24, 2021 07:44
  • Review by Ponskippa, 6 out of 10
    Entry Level Gaming Laptop with some Potential

    I’m going to come out and say up front that I was a little disappointed with the performance of this laptop. It struggled to stay above 30 FPS on warzone. Forza 4 gave me a warning that the machine did not have enough memory and that it might not perform well, and the game Control would just not launch at all. That could have been an issue with the drivers or maybe the xbox game pass app. I was expecting better performance out of the RTX 3050 TI paired with the powerful Ryzen 7 - 5800H. The laptop only comes with 8gb of Ram, so I am going to buy another 8gb stick and install it. Hopefully this will bump up it up a bit. I believe the RTX 3050TI in this machine only has 4gb of VRAM so that will also be a bottleneck for graphically intensive games as well. I think the machine could have some potential with a Ram upgrade. But don’t expect to run modern titles at high / ultra in 1080P. Less graphically intensive games like fortnite, valorant and Lineage 2 ran good at a steady 60 FPS. Build quality on the laptop is as expected. It feels like mostly hard plastic. The bottom cover was a little difficult to pry off but was easy to put back on. The memory and SSDs can be upgraded. It has a 2nd m.2 nvme drive but you’ll need your own screw, and maybe a mount and heat shield for it. I did like the screen on this laptop even though it isn’t rated as being highly color accurate. The screen has a nice matte anti reflective surface and contrast ratio is good. The colors are actually pretty vibrant to my eyes. The keys feel a little small and it took a little getting used to but overall, they are comfortable to type and play game with. The trackpad is small and made of plastic also but it is smooth and accurate. Most gamers will be using a mouse or a game pad either way. One thing I did like about the design of this laptop is many of the ports being located on the back of the machine. Less cables to get in your way. The laptop also has nice large vents for air flow and it keeps the laptop running cool. It is hard for me to recommend this laptop to anyone looking to play many of today’s new games on this machine.Even though the hardware in it is new, It feels dated, It only runs slightly better than a mid range gaming laptop I purchased 5 years ago. If you are just a casual gamer, or looking to buy an affordable laptop with some gaming capabilities then maybe. Just dont expect to be able to run Call of Duty, the upcoming Battlefield or any other first person shooter or racing game at high resolution and frame rates. I think this machine will run games best at 720P and Low / Medium settings in 1080P.

    If all you want is a laptop for every day tasks, light gaming and maybe some photo and video editing, then this machine might work for you.

    Pros: Fast SSD

    Decent build quality

    Runs cool

    Nice contrast and Colors on display

    Ryzen 7 will run many applications swiftly

    Cons: Only 8GB of RAM

    Only 4GB of VRAM on the RTX 3050 TI

    The white-ish gray material of the laptop gets dirty easily

    Sep 21, 2021 15:14
  • 8.8score
    Razer - Blade 15 Advanced - 15.6" 4K OLED Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 1TB SSD - Black
    Description

    Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop: Explore the edges of the battlefield with this Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop. The 16GB of RAM and Intel Core i7 processor ensure rapid multitasking, while up to 1TB SSD provides ultrafast startups and runs programs quickly. This Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop is equipped with a stunning 4K OLED display and has an RGB backlit keyboard so you can enjoy accurate and comfortable gaming, even in dim lighting.

    15 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6” Edge-To-Edge OLED display: Colorful and accurate visuals with 100% DCI-P3 on the thin bezel factory calibrated 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution OLED touch display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H mobile processor: Powerful 8-core, sixteen-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid state drive (SSD): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Weighs 4.85 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum for maximum durability and a sleek, beautiful form.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in SD Card reader: Supports SDXC UHS-III memory card formats.
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with array microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Features Razer Chroma™ programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse and a precision glass touchpad that gives you accurate touch controls.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ivan, 8 out of 10
    Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2080 Super Max-Q

    Amazing gaming laptop, if you’ve owned one before then you already know this! If you’re new to Razer Laptops and considering the Blade 15, make sure to go all out and get the advanced version to get the most out of the big purchase you’re thinking about making, only a little bit more in cost, though you do get what you pay for with Razer products!

    4/5 Stars because the PC fans will kick on pretty loud and randomly kick on when no programs are running or using a program that is not intensive which can become of annoying if that’s something that will bother you. It heats up quick too, I use a metal MacBook stand to keep it elevated and air flow to easily pass through when working from a counter top or desk. Highly Recommend.

    May 06, 2021 11:16
  • Review by Haunted, 10 out of 10
    go ahead & buy her

    great everything I was worried that this model with oled and max 60hz going to be horrible for gaming but its more than great and that oled makes the sacrifice for the high refresh rate justified to me for hard core crazy advanced gamers should get the cheaper 300 less model with the 300hz model but for me im happy with oled 60hz wish it was 90hz lol but 60 is good enough for me I don't do a lot of first person shooter

    May 24, 2020 23:24
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    Its insanely amazing!

    Forget about high refresh rate! The oled panel response time makes up for that! The panel is flawless too! .1%grey .5% grey 1%grey, 5%grey ALL GREY! No banding what so ever! They have really stepped up the quality control!!! 2020 razer laptops are it! I think the build quality justifies for the price. Also it’s upgradable! Ram or storage. Forget about apple lol

    Jun 05, 2020 17:17
  • Review by TURBOMAN, 10 out of 10
    MAC Killer and AWESOME Gamer all in One!!!

    As an I.T. specialist I see lots of equpiment... I have been through hundreds of laptops... This 15 inch is by far the nicest and most powerful desktop replacement I have used... If you can afford it... just get it... ALSO... I am a RAZER nut anyway....

    Aug 07, 2020 16:43
  • Review by Dococho, 8 out of 10
    Great computer

    I love this laptop but it does get hot temperature wise. Vents are dead bottom so don’t place computer on lap. I’ve already burned myself doing this. I had to buy a cooling stand

    Oct 09, 2020 23:02
  • Review by su2ud, 8 out of 10
    as expected

    expected quality for the price ticket. so far happy with the purchase.

    Aug 09, 2021 10:53
  • Review by Code, 10 out of 10
    2080 Super and 120hz 4k

    Desktop replacements are hard to find that have the 4k panel and the GPU CPU combination that fits an industrial design comparable to Apple. This is built better than Apple in quality of materials and Razer really improved quality tolerances compared to previous versions of this. If you have the pocket you are buying the quality and the hardware.

    Jun 20, 2020 15:09
  • Review by Tdogg, 8 out of 10
    Enjoyed!!

    I loved this laptop but unfortunately returned it because I’m a gamer first & this would have burned out the screen with me playing it so much

    Jan 09, 2021 15:29
  • 8.8score
    Lenovo - Legion Slim 7 15" 4K Ultra HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti - 1TB SSD - Shadow Black
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Legion Slim 7 was engineered for gamers who demand mobility and performance for day and night. Sporting a finely crafted chassis machined from 100% aluminum that is shockingly thin and impressively light, the Legion Slim 7 was expertly crafted for gamers who demand more.

    15 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 15.6" Ultra HD screen: The 3840 x 2160 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Processor: Imagine, design, and create without boundaries. The powerful AMD Ryzen™ 9 processor features machine intelligence that anticipates your needs. Discover true responsiveness with eight cores and sixteen threads for ultimate performance.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB Solid State Drive (NVMe TLC): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Discrete Graphics: Driven by 4GB dedicated video memory to quickly render high-quality images for videos and games.
  • Weighs 4.18 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-ion battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports microSD memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with dual array microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Wayinander, 8 out of 10
    Great choice for creators

    My Pros:

    - Great display, colors are vibrant, high brightness, anti-glare so it's usable outdoors, and good black levels/ contrast.

    - Good Performance from the Ryzen 5900HX . I do recommend you look into turning off turbo boost or changing power level settings with Ryzen controller while gaming in turbo mode. If not your CPU temps will be higher than they need to be (95c+) for little to no benefit in games.

    - Full Power 3050 TI GPU ( other slim laptops will often go with a low powered version instead)

    - Full-size SD card Slot

    - Empty full-size NVME SSD slot for adding more storage

    - Good Linux support, I installed Linux Mint on a second SSD I installed inside this laptop. I can easily use Windows or Linux when needed this way.

    - USB-C charging support

    - Lightweight and slim without feeling cheap.

    - Upgradable ram slot ( I wish it had 2 slots though!)

    - The privacy shutter for the webcam is nice

    - MUX Switch ( This should be standard on all laptops with a DGPU)

    My Cons:

    - The 3050 Ti is ok for most games but the 4GB of vram will keep you from playing many newer AAA games at 1440P or higher. (1080P games still look great on this screen).

    - Having all the USB-C ports on the right side is very odd. Since you will use them for video out and sometimes for charging having them on the right side where a mouse would be is beyond silly. The best spot would have been to place the USB-C ports at the back and move the standard-size USB ports to the side.

    - Fingerprints, this laptop grabs them like crazy. I'll probably buy a skin for the lid part because I dislike the greasy look. At this price point I think these laptops should have some kind of anti-smudge coating.

    - I'm not a fan of the offset touchpad, I prefer a centered touchpad but I understand with the numpad it kinda pushes things to the side.

    - 1 of the ram slots is soldered

    Overall I think this is a great laptop for photo/video editors that casually game. If your more of a heavy gamer but still want the slim design I'd consider the FHD version of this laptop with the RTX 3060 GPU over this one.

    Nov 05, 2021 22:12
  • Review by userOU812, 8 out of 10
    good machine

    i run several trading platforms on 3 seperate screens plus surf the internet as well as manage email all simultaniously, some trading platforms run slowly but overall quite an impressive little machine. my only wishes were a backlit keyboard and more ports but i am very happy with it overall

    Sep 17, 2021 18:12
  • Review by Anthony, 8 out of 10
    TRY IT!

    Pretty good for gaming, I'm using it for 1080p gaming but it tries to default itself at 4k!

    Downside was that I had touchpad issues on my device, it was as if it wasn't multitouch so a mouse is a must unless i had a defective device.

    Make sure you return it within 15 days for the exchange or refund incase you aren't a fan.

    Oct 06, 2021 16:02
  • Review by JAXX, 10 out of 10
    Lightning Fast Streaming Speed

    This Legion Laptop is beyond my expectations FAST. I have tryed to bog it down by opening multiple video live feeds at the same time and I apparently ran out of WiFi before running out of computer speed. Its amazing to find a Laptop that can handle running my Twitch Stream with monitors connected, while live streaming my game play from an XBox One, and keep the live stream with chat rolling on the other monitors while playing motion intensive games that would Kill my other computer.

    Sep 12, 2021 00:28
  • Review by Robert, 8 out of 10
    Great for Work. Not for Gaming

    Great laptop. Solid construction. Keys feel great. Any normal use feels snappy.

    Battery life could be a bit better, though, and the 3050 Ti is going to struggle with pretty much any modern game.

    The display is gorgeous, though 4K is a bit wasted on a 15" screen. A 1440 display probably could have helped with the battery life as well.

    Nov 09, 2021 11:06
  • Review by Duke8192, 10 out of 10
    Glad I switched to this one.

    Originally bought an ASUS, set it up, next day, would not get me to login screen so returned it and bought this and have been happy ever since. Great laptop, my first gaming laptop and love the graphics on it. Using it to play Skyrim right now and no glitching at all. Everything is fast, downloading, internet, videos, gaming. All works seamlessly.

    Aug 25, 2021 11:29
  • Review by Mays, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo Laptop works great for business

    We actually purchased this as a business laptop and it is exceeding performance expectations. Setup was seamless. We use Microsoft Teams and were collaborating in minutes. Due to the pandemic (with most of our staff still remoting in) we have made the move to laptops to keep us mobile. This is our third Lenovo Legion and we plan to make it our go to laptop for business.

    Nov 02, 2021 11:11
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Using Lenova Legion Slim 15 inch computer

    I don't use the computer for gaming. I purchased the computer to use when teaching a class remotely.

    The Invidia RTX processor takes pressure off the CPU. Screen has excellent resolution. Computer runs cool even when processing video files.

    Only limitation is that RAM cannot be increased. However, I have not experienced any slow down problems.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:35
  • 8.8score
    Acer - Nitro 5 – Gaming Laptop - 15.6" FHD 144Hz – Intel 11th Gen i5 - GeForce GTX 1650 - 8GB DDR4 - 256GB SSD – Windows 11
    Description

    Dominate the battlefield with Acer’s new Nitro 5 gaming laptop, including everything you need to take control of the action. The powerful Nitro 5 laptop was developed to deliver an iconic gaming experience courtesy of the many awesome features inside, including its 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1650 graphics—that’s powered by NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture! Next, toss in its quick 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz refresh rate display, awesome mobility, advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities, and all of the other gaming-rich features, and you quickly see why the Nitro 5 delivers a knockout blow to the competition!

    8 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Dominating Specs: Reign over the game world with the combined power of a 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 graphics. Configure your laptop for maximum speed and storage with two slots for M.2 PCIe SSDs using NVMe technology and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM.
  • Visual Intensity: Explore games in greater detail with the sharp visuals of a 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz display with improved screen-to-body ratio to 80% with narrow 0.28" bezels. The Nitro 5 looks and feels like it will help you take control.
  • Coolness Under Fire: When heavy use requires an added boost,chill out with twin fans,Acer CoolBoost™ technology,quad exhaust port design with two on the side,two in the rear.CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9% compared to auto mode.
  • The Key to Victory: Commands are just a touch away with the dedicated NitroSense Key,while the WASD,arrow keys are highlighted for easy location.Enjoy the tactile feel of keys with a travel distance of 1.6mm. Add some excitement to your gaming and play in dimly lit environments-red backlit keyboard.
  • Prioritize Your Gameplay: With Killer’s E2600 Ethernet Controller, Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Control Center 2.0, you have all the tools you need to clear out the online competition. Control the Quality of Service within the Control Center, which is typically done at the router.
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier: Better audio delivers a competitive edge as well as a more immersive experience through dual 2W speakers. With DTS:X® Ultra, sounds are clear and can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape, allowing you to hear where your opponents are coming from with pinpoint precision.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by abomb, 10 out of 10
    Super nice

    Runs very nice and pretty cool. I tried 4 laptops and this one is by far the most quiet. I upgraded the ram to 16gb and it made a big difference in gaming. I get 60-70 frames in Red Dead 2 which is impressive to me. The 1650 runs games perfect. The 144hz screen makes this laptop perfect the brightness isn’t the highest but it’s still super nice. It’s pretty easy to open and upgrade. The cpu runs at about 70-75 degrees while playing Red Dead and I’ve never seen the gpu go past 72 degrees.

    Sep 12, 2021 00:03
  • Review by Cheetodustonmykeyboard, 8 out of 10
    Promising value for entry lvl gaming

    I think this a good first gaming laptop if your on a budget and I had mine for a year and had used it heavily. I love how promising it is for its price I think laptops like this expose the pc world of things and ppl get hooked to them. Safe to say my time with it is done and now have money saved for a desktop . However performance and terms of power are pretty good . I think it’s performance is relatively strong but it’s weakness does show in some games and have to switch to low settings for smooth frames. It’s a little better than the ps4/Xbox performance wise not stronger than ps5/xbox series x . It runs R6siege rlly smoothly and 144hz gives you a competitive experience , and it can play gta 5 online 60-80 fps on a preset high settings. But games more graphically demanding like red dead redemption 2 you can see a little bit of stuttering and rendering problems with textures and loading props (40-50 Fps). Bigger multiplayer games like bf5 is set to medium and runs about (40-50 fps) full 64 players The keyboard tends to wear and tear and fades away the printing of the letters so my WASD is a faded and so as my shift and alt keys. I do love this laptop and the performance is reliable.

    Sep 23, 2021 07:41
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Pretty good

    Got this to play on the go, it doesn't beat the specs on my desktop, but it's no slouch. I can play most of my games, with no problems whatsoever. That all being said, the page was wrong saying it has a 1060, it has a 1660

    Aug 27, 2021 18:34
  • Review by photomom, 8 out of 10
    11 year old approves

    My 11 year old likes this and uses it to play Steam and Roblox. The salesperson said this would be ideal for his use since he isn't a serious gamer.

    Sep 06, 2021 09:45
  • Review by AmberMc, 10 out of 10
    Good buy!

    My 10 year old son loves his computer. He mainly plays Minecraft and it’s been great. Super happy with this purchase. It’s a good gaming computer on the lower end of the price range for that type of thing.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:26
  • Review by Mauricio, 10 out of 10
    Loved ittttt

    Very good beginners gaming laptop, I’ve wanted a gaming laptop and not PC because I’m not trying to play overly processor intensive games so the laptop was perfect!!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:18
  • Review by MoonMaiden, 10 out of 10
    Happy gaming

    Works great - thanks to solid state there's no wait at start up, enter your ID and your home screen loads instantly. Good graphics, and the lit keyboard is nice too.

    Oct 13, 2021 10:58
  • Review by Mystry, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Good. Son likes it.had to upgrade a bit for one game though.

    Nov 01, 2021 09:27
  • 8.6score
    Acer - Predator Triton 300 SE 14" 144Hz Laptop – Intel 11th Gen i7 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti - 16GB DDR4 – 512GB SSD
    Description

    Sleek and stylish and with plenty of “game” to tackle any task, the Predator Triton 300 SE serves up the kind of on-the-go power and performance that today’s high-energy lifestyles demand. Forged in ‘Sparkly Silver,’ the Predator Triton 300 SE gives you all the strength of a gaming laptop with a look that means business around any conference table. Fast, realistic and with AI-enhanced technology, this beast of a machine features an overclockable CPU that ensures epic streaming, photo editing and 3D rendering capabilities, while its powerful GPU revolutionizes the immersive gaming experience via high frame rates that drive incredible realism. The Predator Triton 300 SE inspires envy and brings real-time, cinematic-quality renderings that are sure to drive productivity—thanks to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti graphics and 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 Processor inside! Get smooth gameplay at refresh rates up to 144Hz on the 14.0" FHD IPS Display — while a 3-Zone RGB backlit keyboard and stellar audio round out a gaming experience that’s second to none. All this in a super sweet design that measures a mere 0.70 inches!

    10 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Take Your Gaming With You: Thin for the win: At just 0.7 inches the easily portable, all metal Predator Triton 300 SE is ready for travel and plenty of mayhem. The narrow frame display and up to 9 hour battery life give you plenty to revel in as you drive your enemies before you.
  • Game Anywhere: The new 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series processors for Ultraportable Gaming are made to push frames while making travel easy. Now clocking up to 5.0GHz Turbo with up to 4 cores and 8 threads, you get all the performance you need and the freedom to game anywhere.
  • RTX. It’s On.: The new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti laptop GPU is powered by the award-winning Ampere architecture—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX —with new Ray Tracing Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features.
  • Backlit 3-Zone RGB Keyboard: Customize your lighting on the backlit 3-zone RGB keyboard or turn it off completely - regardless, the full-size keys are delightful to type on. Commands are just a touch away, whether you want a one-click overclocking boost.
  • One Speed: Fast: When you decide to load up a game or sit back to binge on your latest series, the high-speed display keeps everything fluid and seamless. Enjoy smooth gameplay at a refresh rate of 144Hz for the best end-to-end gaming experience. The ultimate gaming display for enthusiast gamers.
  • Just Cool It: We’ve streamlined our cooling with the 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology and the wind-guiding Vortex Flow to increase airflow and refine the entire system from intake to exhaust – allowing you to maximize your performance, no matter the task
  • Stay Connected: With Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i and Control Center 2.0, you have all the tools you need to clear out the online competition. And when not ruling over the network, make use of the plentiful ports: Thunderbolt™ 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the high-standard HDMI 2.1.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Powerful, compact with a splash of class.

    Immediately upon taking it out of the box, I thought the Triton 300 SE looked more like a business netbook than a gamer laptop. Although the top is made of plastic, it imitates a silver brushed aluminum slate finish, and the Triton logo compliments it very nicely. The same goes for the chassis. It simply looks classy in my opinion, and I wouldn't mind taking it into a work meeting.

    Although most of the laptop is made mostly of plastic, it is quite sturdy. This makes the laptop easy to carry at about 3.8 lbs. The screen is a bit flexible but stays in whatever position –even fully flat and can be lifted with one hand. The bezels are small, except for the “chin” which makes it a bit odd. The keyboard feels great with nice travel, spacing, and responsiveness. I do find that the side option keys on the side can take a bit to get used to as I kept hitting the “Predator” button while trying to press “backspace”. The trackpad is small and made of plastic but is still responsive enough. There’s also a nifty fingerprint reader for signing into Windows Hello for security.

    As far as connectivity, I think it will accommodate most of the accessories you may need. You have a USB-Gen 2, USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. Oh, and it’s WIFI 6 ready.

    The non-reflective IPS screen is well lit and can get quite bright, which helps in sunny settings. I found the 14” screen is perfect for 1080p gaming. The colors are accurate and pop quite nicely, making any content look lively. The 144Hz refresh rate is impressive, but I am afraid this is not always taken advantage of. At 6-7 hours with full brightness, some productivity use, and light gaming, the battery life is decent.

    When it comes to performance, I was pleasantly surprised. The i7-11375H 4-Core (8 threads) paired with the RTX 3050 Ti provided some nice framerates. Of course, games like GS: GO, Overwatch, and Doom Eternal all performed well above 120fps at max settings. Older AAA games such as Resident Evil 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield 5, and The Witcher 3 gave me 60-90 fps at ultra settings. Newer blockbuster titles such as Cyberpunk, Biomutant, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla performed at 60 fps, but at tweaked medium-high settings, which is still impressive. Unfortunately, only games that go over 100 fps and above can truly take advantage of the screen’s 144Hz refresh rate, and I feel that’s kind of a waste.

    The 300 SE is also great for productivity. The 16GB RAM and the I7-11375H combined are enough for basically unlimited web browsing and medium-layered photo/video editing –all while watching YT or working on some spreadsheets.

    I did notice that while playing games the fans start to become quite loud almost all the time. The PC can get noticeable hot, but never above 80-90c. This can be seen with the implemented Acer “Predator Sense” monitoring software. By the way, this app also has options to change the performance, cooling, and keyboard RGB (which makes this a Bonafide gamer’s laptop).

    The 512GB SSD is fast, which helps with loading times, but I think it’s way too small for a gaming laptop. I quickly ran out of space with only 5-6 games installed, so one must make tough decisions as to what to install or get an external SSD.

    The bottom line is that the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is an exceptional portable gaming laptop. It’s powerful enough to play AAA games at higher settings and still sleek enough to make it a compelling work companion -all at a competitive price.

    Jul 14, 2021 11:05
  • Review by MischiefOW, 10 out of 10
    Tiny Titan

    At first glance it seemed boring, bland, straightforward, and very simple, things that a gaming computer shouldn't ever be. The power button was replaced, or so I thought, with a "Turbo" button and like every kid-at-heart that's been told not to push the red button, I pushed the red button once past the setup process.

    Now on to the "Red button." I played a very demanding MMORPG on the highest settings without hitting the turbo button and I experienced a bit of lag. Nothing you couldn't look past. When you hit the turbo button the fan takes off and begins cooling the GPU and allowing you to handle games with a much better response. This was the case.

    The sound was pure delight. The DTS:X audio codec makes music and cinematic cuts in your favorite video game scenes or movies stand out that much better. A great addition to the already mini powerhouse.

    The cool bells and whistles is the complete customizability that it has. The "PredatorSense" button (Separate from the turbo button) opens up the app and this lets you control the light pattern, fan speed, mode, etc.

    Last but not least was the fingerprint scanner. Now, I've personally never cared for fingerprint scanners. I didn't like the scanner this came with because I kept having to redo my finger. As a gamer I get sweaty hands pretty fast in intense gaming sessions, yeah I know gross, but its a fact and can't use my finger to log in due to that fact so it was pointless but not a negative. I don't see it affecting the computer performance therefore it shouldn't affect my rating.

    Its a simple computer at first. The predator logo on the corner of the laptop signals the user that the laptop isn't just professional but gives you a Neo, down the rabbit hole, type of vibe that just captivates you and makes you want to explore what else is intriguing about this tiny titan and it doesn't disappoint when you do decide to take the dive. Being able to deliver everything I mentioned above at 144 Hz 1080p is the cherry on top. Great buy!

    Aug 03, 2021 00:22
  • Review by Sean, 8 out of 10
    Fantastic LIttle Laptop

    TL;DR Very satisfied with the laptop. It's easily portable and has solid build quality. It also offers enough performance to run most modern games at 60+fps with maintaining good temps and low fan noise. Use an external monitor for a 7 to 10% performance increase. Minor gripes with the key layout but nothing that's a deal breaker.

    The Triton 300 SE is designed for portability. Build quality is great, it's thin and light but still feels sturdy and I love the finish on the lid. Lighting effects on the keyboard look very nice without going over the top and can be turned off very easily. The track pad is very smooth, nicely sized and includes a fingerprint scanner. The monitor looks good and covers 99% SRGB while supporting 144hz, plenty for gaming and content consumption but maybe not content creation. There were a few times that I wished it would go slightly brighter, but this was only in areas with very bright ambient light.

    The included Predator Sense software is easy to use and well laid out. It offers controls for lighting, battery optimization, fan control and preset power profiles. You can choose from Quiet (silent), Default (barely audible), Extreme (Loud but not annoying) and Turbo (Loud, headphones required). In my testing there was only about 6% performance difference from Quiet to Turbo with most of the difference hitting at Default and a considerable increase in fan noise at Extreme and again at Turbo. I will be using the Default profile as it still runs very quiet and gets almost peak performance in most titles.

    I tested the 3050ti with a handful of games and I was happy with the results. Results which saw a 7 to 10% increase using an external monitor. Starting with Hitman 3, in the Dartmoor bench I got 64 fps with the settings shown on the attached screenshot. Witcher 3 on ultra with hair works off resulted in 60 to 65 fps. Sniper Contracts 2 yielded 65 to 70 fps with a mix of high and very high settings. Destiny 2 on high saw the biggest difference between the inbuilt screen and the the external monitor with 80 to 85 fps and 105 fps respectively. I also ran Time Spy receiving 5895 on Turbo, 5537 on Quiet and 6042 on an external monitor with Turbo. I also tested using a cooling pad but did not notice any benefits in either temperatures or score. This tells me that the laptops cooling solution is more than capable of handling the i7 and 3050ti which is good as voltage control is locked out in BIOS and not supported in Throttle Stop or XTU.

    My only minor quibbles are mostly related to the keyboard. The keys are fine, but I wish the power button wasn't located next to others keys and was swapped with the Turbo button. The monitor brightness controls are opposite of what you'd expect based on the icon. Lastly, I wish the volume up and down controls were swapped. All of these are things that you can get used to but still were initially jarring. All in I am very happy with this laptop, sure there are some with higher specs but the Triton 300 SE offers all the performance I really need while maintaining great temps in a small package.

    Jul 19, 2021 02:08
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Solid gaming laptop

    I decided to test this laptop since I have been travelling more, and I wanted a smaller laptop that would still be able to handle gaming while providing decent graphics. The Acer Triton 300 SE is a very nice looking machine; the metal chassis gives it a sleek look and the feel of a premium built laptop. The first thing I noticed when powering up the laptop is the sound; it was fairly impressive... nothing like you get with headphones, but very loud, crisp and clear, especially for a small machine. The display is also nice, although I'm used to a 2560×1440 display, but it is only 14" so maybe 2560×1440 is out of the question. Acer's PredatorSense software allows you to control and monitor many of the aspects you'd expect such as key lighting, fan speed and what mode you want (Quiet, Default, Extreme, or Turbo). However, the mode can only be changed when the machine is plugged in and there's more than 40% battery life. I've tried the laptop both on battery and plugged in, and although I'm sure there's some difference between the modes, I really didn't see a huge increase in gaming performance from Default to Turbo. The gameplay using the battery is smooth, but I am also using Nvidia's GeForce Experience which optimized all of the games to lower settings when using battery power. I overrode these settings and the gameplay was still smooth, but you pay for that with less battery life. One thing I really like about the laptop is the keyboard. I have large hands, so one of the things I was worried about was feeling cramped when it came to the keyboard, but this isn't the case at all; my hands fit comfortably on the wrist rest areas without any trouble at all. The only trouble I've had is that a thumb will sometimes contact the touchpad when I'm typing or playing. The keyboard has a nice overall layout and feel to it, and the keys have good response. You can't change the color of each key, but the keyboard is divided into three zones, and the color can be changed for each zone. Overall I think this is a solid gaming laptop; it's not the best I've seen, but for its size, it gets the job done pretty well.

    Jul 18, 2021 21:45
  • Review by Cheetodustonmykeyboard, 10 out of 10
    Small beautiful performance warrior

    Off the bat opening the package of this computer it looks very sleek and cuz this thing is beautiful and it doesn’t look toyish or have cringey lines and logos it looks very designer and mature I came from a nitro 5 with a 1650 and compares nothing for looks . Felt like I went from a sedan to a foreign sports car. ONLY problem is coming from a 15.6” screen is that the 14” felt rlly small and was hard for me to spot enemies or catch details well. Performance is pretty amazing everything I play graphically demanding games but ran smooth but you NEED to turn on that turbo cuz your laptop will get hot and you will start to see stutters and a little bit of frame lag. Speaking of turbo it is very LOUD sounds like your basic house fan on the highest setting but it rlly sets the difference in performance and cools down from a hot laptop and most of the time you would play with headphones so it’s not bad most games you will play will be preset on high or ultra some medium graphics.

    Pros

    Stunning design and looks

    Strong performance (Turn on turbo for best and secure experience for demanding games)

    nice rgb keyboard lighting

    Easy to move around and good for travelers

    Good audio for streaming movies and YouTube

    Fingerprint scanner for passwords and good

    High frames

    Cons

    15.6” laptop is the sweet spot for gaming and the 14” feels small for some games

    Really Loud turbo sounds

    Sep 25, 2021 01:32
  • Review by ShawnInKB, 10 out of 10
    Powerful gaming and VR laptop!

    I wanted both a powerful gaming laptop to be able to play graphic intense PC games, but also wanted to be able to use with VR. Ran the Steam VR performance test out of the gate and it’s on their very high end of “VR Ready!”.

    Games like Beat Saber in VR are very fluid and pop. Standby’s like Fortnight render flawlessly and are easily handled by this amazingly slim laptop.

    The Predator Sense app let’s you monitor the health of the pc, measure temps of the CPU/GPU, customize lighting of the keyboard, CPU/GPU fan control with different modes (Quiet, Default, Extreme, Turbo). Turbo is also available with a quick activate button above the F1 key.

    There’s also custom audio modes and the Dolby dts X sounds great.

    WiFi is latest gen and it downloads games super quick. Steam downloaded in about 2-3 mins and by itself is 2GB!

    If you use the laptop keyboard I did notice it got a bit warm leaving the fan settings on default - mostly on the top section of the keyboard area (the GPU is underneath that section). Kicking the fan up or putting it in “Turbo” mode helps a lot. With the fan in turbo mode the fan makes a bit more noise, but you can’t hear it if playing with a decent gaming headset or ANC headset. It’s actually much quieter than my previous gaming desktop fan wise.

    Initial setup was quick and easy - took about 15-20 mins. Cortana walks you through it. Not a ton of preloaded bloat ware which I appreciate!

    Has an integrated fingerprint reader on the mousepad for quick / secure login.

    Overall very pleased, didn’t break the bank, and looking forward to being able to “bring the VR party” to friend’s houses!

    Jul 14, 2021 17:49
  • Review by SomeRando, 8 out of 10
    Very good for photo editing, bad QC from Acer

    Well... My first one went up in a puff of smoke in about 2 weeks. The thermal paste was only put on half the CPU, it overheated and went "poof". It cost me an extra $125 to get the data off my hard drive, so I'm not thrilled about that (or Acer's QC). BUT, the srgb% on the screen is phenomenal. If you're editing photos and can't be in front of a monitor, this is a very good laptop. SSD could be bigger and more RAM would be great. As it is, it falls somewhere in the 3.75-4.0 range.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:52
  • Review by Richard, 8 out of 10
    Only Laptop in Store with Decent Specs

    The computer is pretty solid all around for any school work, light multi tasking, and mid tier gaming. Runs hot and is loud as a jet plane. 80 to 90 Celsius when gaming cpu temp.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:46
  • 8.6score
    Razer Blade 15 Base - 15.6" 4K OLED Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - 512GB SSD - 16GB Memory - Mercury White
    Description

    Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop: Battle foes and rescue the world with this mercury white Razer Blade gaming laptop. An Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM deliver fast performance, and the NVIDIA RTX 2070 graphics card provides real-time ray tracing for depicting lifelike reflections on the battlefield. This Razer Blade gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch 4K OLED screen for immersive gaming, and the 512GB SSD offers fast load times.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6" Edge-To-Edge display: Colorful and accurate visuals with 100% DCI-P3 on the thin bezel factory calibrated 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution OLED display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H mobile processor: Powerful 6-core, twelve-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Weighs 4.7 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Features Razer Chroma programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse and a precision glass touchpad that gives you accurate touch controls.
  • Additional ports: Ethernet and headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by chemiami, 8 out of 10
    Great Gaming Laptop with a Few Caveats

    I purchased the Razer Blade 15 Base from Best Buy as "Used, Satisfactory" for a good price. The laptop is sturdy, well built with a metal body and a very beautiful 4k screen. It has plenty of ports and everything connects perfectly from ports to wi-fi to bluetooth. I have tried it with high end games as well as multiple graphic design (PhotoShop, Indesign, Fresco) windows open and it is very fast ad responsive. The only thing I have ugraded so far is the storage, I added a second SSD on the open M.2 port as 512 GB of memory is not as much as I would like. The process was just a matter or a few screws, unplugging the battery and plugging in the SSD. It could not be easier. The included 16 GB of RAM work very well, though that is something that in the future I would likely be upgrading (it can use up to 64 GB of RAM). This is not the latest model out there and I have read a number of reviews that critique the rtx 2070 Max-q. This is a mobile version of the graphics card and the new generation apparently is better, I'm no expert. The only thing I can say is that for me it has worked very well. Games play smoothly at the highest graphics. Though I am not one to measure frame rates or anything like that. A few things to note: The all metal body, when gaming gets hot. Really hot, as in, it will burn your fingers hot. Other users have recommended cooling pads for gaming, I have elevated the laptop from the table to allow more free flow of air through the computer's cooling fans at the bottom, that has worked pretty well. I also tend to use a gamepad or mouse/external keyboard for more comfortable gaming. Also, as beautiful as the screen is, it is 4K at 60hz. Even at a lower resolution all you will get is 60 hz because that is the native refresh rate. The screen is also glossy and has a lot of glare in daylight. Finally my one real disappointment with the purchase, I thought I had lucked out with a perfect looking, if used, laptop. Then I opened a white setting screen and saw it: burn in. There is an Xbox Gamepass ad as well as the computer info indelibly etched on the screen. It is really only noticeable in a light screen but I have noticed it when playing games with a bright daytime setting which is annoying. This is something that really should be clearly advertised when selling the computer. I expected scratches and some grit, not burn in on the screen. But it was a great deal so I kept it (over $600 savings from new). The burn in is not that noticeable under normal circumstances (I am including a photo) And my graphics design and digital artwork, I tend to do in an external tablet monitor anyway. Obviously this was a floor model that was left on for hours on end on thee same image, however, it should be noted that burn in is possible.

    Jul 05, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Samrat, 8 out of 10
    The best looking laptop ever with heat waves~

    I do tons of 4K RAW video editing and was looking for a laptop which can smoothly playback real-time frames and render at high speed. Don't get me wrong on why I choose this laptop for content creation. Believe me, I have purchased 10 different laptops including the latest MacBook 16" with 5600M, Asus M16, G14, G15, MSI 15 and bunch of others within 2 months and not single one has provided me with required power and feel to it.

    At first I was skeptical to buy this model because it has been barely reviewed by the youtubers. It weird that how youtubers who review bunch of other laptops and benchmark them for content creators miss this one which is specifically designed for content creation. It's kind of annoying though.

    So, in spite of all the confusions, I decided to purchase and give it a try. I don't play much games except FIFA once in awhile so I don't care about gaming benchmarks.

    So now talking about the laptop, the design and built quality is totally amazing. This is probably the most beautiful laptop I have purchased in terms of how it looks. Even beats MacBook Pro 16. I don't know why Razer does not make this color available for their other laptops. You can barely notice any fingerprint and seriously you'll get addicted to it's look when you start using it. So, I updated all the windows thing and all the drivers. The 4k OLED screen is amazing & feels good to work on it but the flickering issues are too visible and put you out. For me it's not big of a deal. Everything went well until I started editing 4K.

    The laptop get's so hot within 2-3 hours that you can barely use the keyboard. Then I started doing more research and found out that razer blade battery gets bloated under 1 year of use because the battery area also get's heated. Come on! And the power delivery when rendering 4K video is very low. MSI creator 15 (I returned MSI 15 because it's fan noise is loud is crazy loud) with RTX 2070 can render my sample test under 3 mins while this laptop took almost 15 mins. I simply don't get it. It's the same test. The Asus M16 and G14 2021 for that matter also took same 15 mins.

    I'll still keep the laptop and do more test before my return period ends. Hopefully. I'll be able to convince myself to keep it but we'll see!

    Jul 28, 2021 22:19
  • Review by deserted, 6 out of 10
    Good for gaming! Bad for artists/photographers.

    This thing is BEAUTIFUL! But I ended up returning it because of one small issue. If it wasn't for this, I'd have LOVED to keep the laptop.

    But the screen broke me. OLEDS are marketed towards creators and artists because of their wide gamut. But they reproduce all those lovely colors with a very high rate of deviation. Unless you keep this monitor on one, single calibrated brightness level, the colors will shift as you adjust the brightness. If you do color sensitive work, this will probably bother you. I calibrated this monitor about 5 times before figuring out what was going on. I also don't know if it was specific to my unit, but part of the screen was brighter than the rest.

    With the bad out of the way, this is a really beautifully designed laptop! If you're gaming, you wouldn't notice the small color inaccuracies that a photographer or artist would, the blacks are deep, and colors punchy with this OLED panel.

    The build is top of the line, all glass and metal- you really feel like you have something special. I'm fans are quiet as laptop fans go in Photoshop and Zbrush. I am not a gamer so I don't know about it's gaming preformance.

    Protip: Undervolt it and you can get up to 7 hours of battery life, if the low battery life reported in reviews bothers you.

    Oct 08, 2020 17:18
  • Review by Nero, 10 out of 10
    Once you go Razer, you never want to go back.

    I was a bit worried about going from a 2018 Advance model to this one, mostly because of the battery.

    I have been using it for more than a week daily and I have to say that everything is holding up really well. I can get about 6-7 hours of light use (emails, documents and youtube videos) even with the screen set to 4K.

    I know that 60hz may be slow, but most of the games I play are more single player cinematic games, so the OLED is better for that.

    I was aiming to get a RTX 3060 laptop pat some point, but I could not pass on the price of this one, I am very glad I picked it up.

    If there is one thing I would like razer to do about this laptop is the battery size; with this model now using 2 M.2 slots, there is room to be able to extend the battery a bit more, with that making it the best option for people that want the budget option.

    Feb 11, 2021 19:32
  • Review by Robert, 6 out of 10
    Good for some but not for all

    I love the oled display and I would recommend it to gamers / movie watchers but to people needed for work I wouldn’t recommend the battery on this laptop sucks for a laptop, the battery is small it doesn’t even extend all the way so there’s an empty space, note that it gets really hot so I upgraded the ram the thermal pads to Fuji poly extreme and added liquid metal on both the GPU and CPU and it runs way cooler, I bought this refurbished on Best Buy for 1400 something, I got this because the gpu shortage and it made no sense to upgrade my pc when DDR5, AM5 are coming this year instead I ended up selling all components except some, I mostly work from home as a webdev and graphic designer and I have external display optimized for CMYK

    May 01, 2021 00:19
  • Review by MoneScott, 8 out of 10
    Great computer but…

    Great computer. Just easily runs hot. I had to buy a fan just to use it for a long amount of time. Battery dies extremely fast! You literally have to keep it plugged in the whole time or it will die within 30 mins of a full battery!

    Jul 31, 2021 16:26
  • Review by packersfan036, 10 out of 10
    So far So good!!!

    This laptop is very nice, runs cool, the oled 4k screen is the nicest screen i have ever seen. even in 4k, tripple a games are still very playable. got this laptop open box, got a great deal.

    Apr 21, 2021 20:57
  • Review by WaterCube, 4 out of 10
    Not what it seems to be.

    I was very excited to get the laptop, although once the laptop was tested for performance it wasn’t quite what I made it out to be, or the specs. All software was updated prior to use, and granted I did use it with no cooling pad, but the laptop was as hot as a pan.

    (Which I now realize you always should use a cooling pad for gaming laptops).

    Anyways, because of the premium aluminum construction, which is not a bad thing at all, the heat transfers on to your hand, therefore making for a pretty uncomfortable typing experience, or gaming. It’s hot to the touch and it burns if you use it for long enough.

    As far as the 4K qualities go, they’re great but I found myself using it very rarely for the little amount of time I had it for. I Watched movies and played like 2 games on it, one of them being WarZone. The gaming part is when this laptop just doesn’t do it for me. As previously mentioned it gets hot, and the rendering, as well as refresh rate is poor. Shortly after I bought another laptop from MSI, which runs everything buttery smooth. Although it is warm, it is nothing compared to the heat the Razer gives out.

    Plus, for the same price, I got a proper 2070 SUPER.

    Which the sales person emphasized the Razer blade has, and it obviously doesn’t. But whatever.

    Anyways, I also did some research and found that in the long term, 4K can be detrimental to the laptops life-span and display.

    This is a PC for moderate users, movie watchers, and perhaps, content creators or college students, but take very good care of it.

    Jul 31, 2020 12:59
  • 8.4score
    Razer - Blade 15 Advanced - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - 512GB SSD - Black
    Description

    Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop: Explore the edges of the battlefield with this Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop. The 16GB of RAM and Intel Core i7 processor ensure rapid multitasking, while up to 512GB SSD provides ultrafast startups and runs programs quickly. This Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop has an RGB backlit keyboard so you can enjoy accurate and comfortable gaming, even in dim lighting.

    15 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6” Edge-To-Edge display: Colorful and accurate visuals on the thin bezel factory calibrated 1920x1080 resolution 300hz display, for an immersive experience.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H mobile processor: The 10th Gen Intel® 8-Core processor provides the ultimate level of performance with up to 5.1GHz Max Turbo speeds.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Weighs 4.74 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum for maximum durability and a sleek, beautiful form.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Features Razer Chroma™ programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse and a precision glass touchpad that gives you accurate touch controls.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Xbox Game Pass for PC: 1-Month of Xbox Game Pass for PC included. Get access to over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Slapthatudder, 10 out of 10
    Good laptop worth a buy!

    I’ve been using this laptop for a couple days and I am thoroughly impressed. Every game I’ve thrown at it has preset itself to ultra settings with ray tracing. I was cautious buying a laptop since I’ve always built my own PCs, but with prices right now I had to buy a laptop and I do not regret it. The system runs well and I’ve never seen it dip below 60 FPS. The only issue I have with the laptop is the ungodly fan noise , I recommend buying a cooling pad so the loud fans don’t have to work as hard, I also recommend purchasing an external hard drive because the ssd in the laptop does not have a large capacity. Overall I think it was a good buy and I’ve already recommended it to others.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:10
  • Review by Pengram, 10 out of 10
    Been waiting so long and so happy

    I've wanted a RaEr blade for years and finally got this new one with rtx 2070 super and 300hz screen mainly to play cyberpunk and I love it so far. Razer sent it within a few weeks of it just being out in the site I checked every day. I totally recommend it. I have a mouse and mouse pad and headphones all Razer. Best company. Rgb chroma forever !!

    Jun 01, 2020 01:19
  • Review by BK83, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Performance and Build Quality

    Over the last ten years I have owned an Alienware and 2 MSI laptops. I shied away from the Razers due to the price. I was in the market for a new laptop and found the Razer 15 Advanced for $1799 here and I couldn’t resist. The Advanced is a different machine that the Base. The advanced has better speakers, Vapor Chamber cooling, and a 300 hz display. If you are looking at the base model, this review may not be for you.

    After 3 days of use I can say that the Razer is exceeding my initial expectations. The Razers WiFi, speakers, and display are all excellent. The speakers are in stereo and can realistically be used for some gaming with stereo separation. Simply the best speakers I’ve had on a gaming laptop for gaming and music. I have 400Mb internet and the Razers WiFi adapter is able to take advantage of every Mb based on yhe speed tests I’ve ran. The display is also top notch: I expected it to be smooth with a max 300 FPS. Where the display shines is in the vividness of colors and lack of light bleed. There is only one small area of light bleed.

    The 2070 MaxQ is a beast compared to the 1060 in my old laptop. The 1060 was a competent card. But, the 2070 allows me to run Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 smoothly with high settings and that’s no small task.

    The processor is an 8 core monster and quite honestly is well beyond what I need in this laptop. But I’ll take it and couple with this 2070 should be happy with this laptop for the next few years.

    The overall build quality of the Razer is bested only by my MacBook Pro. I carry two laptops because I am a Mac/Apple user and still enjoy my little MacBook for everyday tasks and work. Having said that, the Razer is the first gaming laptop I’ve owned that feels like a well built machine.

    It’s not all good with the Razer though, the fans are incredibly loud even when I’m not gaming. This is the biggest gripe I have with the Razer. The Razer Synapse fan control is minimal and have spent some time trying to quiet the fans when I’m not gaming. Nothing seems to consistently work. Honestly I can live with the fan noise as this machine is almost strictly my gaming machine and I don’t mind the noise when gaming. But know that If you buy the Advanced version with the vapor chamber cooler your Razer will sound like a jet taking off when gaming. The only other thing I would like to see are more options for screen refresh rate. Currently you can set 300/240/60. I like the 60hz option in case I’m battery doing work or surfing the web. But for gaming I don’t run anything that can utilize 240 hz, let alone 300. A 120 or 144 fps option would be nice, but this screen is excellent and it’s butter smooth at 240hz.

    Overall this machine is well built and an absolute monster of a laptop. If you can get this computer for $1799 do it. I’ve had the rest and feel like the Razer is the best.

    Sep 28, 2021 20:12
  • Review by hweeqt, 8 out of 10
    Good laptop but not the greatest value

    if you want a laptop with the best spec possible for the price, this isn't it. But if you want a good gaming laptop, but with great build quality and design, rival to the Macbook, then this is it, albeit its high price.

    - The design is beautiful, and doesn't scream gaming laptop. But it's a fingerprint magnet

    - The screen has good color accuracy, bright enough for a gaming laptop (but not enough if you're using it outdoor), high refresh rate, although 300Hz is way too overkill and your games will probably never reach it.

    - Speaker is a bit disappointing. Bass is almost non-existent.

    - Keyboard has good layout, minimalist font, great RGB. It's a bit shallow to type on, but I don't hate it.

    - Trackpad is large, smooth, good tactility. One of the best trackpad for windows laptop.

    - Temperature is hot when under load, fan noise is quite loud, but it has a high pitch so it could be annoying.

    I would say this is one of the best looking gaming laptops on the market, hands down. But you're sacrificing power for build quality, and with a high price too.

    Nov 04, 2021 22:31
  • Review by Noah, 10 out of 10
    Pricey, Portable High-Performance

    Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way first: this is indeed a very expensive laptop. Could you get comparable performance in a self-built desktop for much less? I'm sure you can. In my opinion, though, you're not just paying for the performance when shopping for a gaming laptop, you're paying for the portability and the package, and let me tell you: with Razer's 2020 Blade 15 Advanced Model, you get what you pay for. Out of the box the reason for this high price tag is evident very, very quickly; all those expensive, high-performance components advertised prominently by Razer are enclosed in a sleek single-block, precision-milled aluminum chassis, cool to the touch and providing a premium feel definitely not matched by the plastic often found on lower-grade Windows laptops. It is very comparable in build quality to the Macbook Pros circulating from Apple this year. The touch pad is large and satisfyingly responsive, though I prefer using a mouse. The keyboard is nice and clicky; I've heard complaints about the travel depth of the Blade's keyboard but I quickly adjusted from my old Dell and HP laptops and find it a joy to type on. The beautiful RGB Chroma for the per-key lighting, enabled in the onboard Razer Synapse 3 software, looks gorgeous, and offers more customization options than I'll ever be able to figure out. The slim size of the laptop is shocking; my old laptops, despite having the same screen real estate, look like veritable bricks compared to the Blade, with its slim bezels and small footprint. You're spoiled for choice with ports, too: three zippy USB 3.2 Gen-2 Type-A ports with great transfer speeds, one latest-gen UHS-III SD card reader, an HDMI 2.0b port, two USB-C 3.2 Gen-2 ports (one Thunderbolt 3-capable) able to power the laptop, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Even the charging cord speaks to the quality of the product, with a thick, wear-and-tear-resistant woven braid cord providing the power this machine needs (side note: battery life is highly dependent on your settings; to maximize it requires a lot of customization). The speakers are quite good for a laptop! They get louder than I'll ever set them to, and the audio is clear, with decently punchy bass and distinct mid and high ranges. I love the 300Hz screen; I didn't even know refresh rates got this fast, but its blistering refresh rate makes games buttery-smooth and leaves absolutely no screen tearing. I personally prefer this 1080p, high-refresh screen to the lower-refresh, 4K OLED models for gaming, but for the creators out there those options are available. The onboard video camera is... decent. 720p is sad in 2020, but it's also rather-disappointingly par for the course with most laptops on the market. The infrared camera works brilliantly for Windows Hello, though; I'm still surprised by how fast I'm logged in. If you'll be doing serious teleconferencing, I recommend a headset with a mic over the built-in one, but if you're only talking with friends on Zoom, the integrated one should suffice.

    The performance of the laptop once you really dive in and start to use it has blown me away (a low bar considering the inexpensive laptops I'm used to, but still). The Intel 10-Gen i7 processor is great. While AMD's options this year certainly improved more over last year's models than Intel's CPUs, this i7-10875H still isn't a slacker, newly-upgraded to 8 cores and capable of handling intensive tasks quite well (Adobe programs run like a dream, a nice change of pace with how poorly Windows normally runs Adobe products relative to Macs). The NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card provides just about all the frames I could want in gaming. Games run great at high graphics settings; I reach an average of about 100 FPS in Battlefield 1 at the "high" preset, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reaches about the same on "high" too, with max frames for the latter sometimes reaching the in-game cap of 144 FPS. The 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM is more than enough for my needs (at last, I can open more than five Chrome tabs!), and for memory-heavy games you can download Razer's Cortex software, with optimizes your RAM and diverts it to the game you're playing at the moment. Booting on the SSD is incredibly fast, with programs opening quite responsively, though it is worth looking into upgrading the storage size from the 512GB included (Razer makes it easy to upgrade both RAM and storage, you can look up tutorials on YouTube). I couldn't ask for much better performance than the Blade provides; you can look up professional reviewers for better benchmarks on speed (I'm just a college student here happy with a product).

    TL;DR: The Razer Blade 15 2020 Advanced Model is pricey, but you get what you pay for in both performance and the package. If you can afford it and you need a high-powered computer, this is well worth the splurge.

    Jul 07, 2020 15:05
  • Review by Jesus, 10 out of 10
    Unrivaled

    Fell in love with my laptop as soon as I got my hands on it. Although Razer is much pricier than other Gaming laptops brands, it is worth it and you're getting exactly what you paid for. Built quality is excellent. Cooling system and aluminum body help keeps GPU temps low and is exactly what anyone wants for a great performance longevity.

    Aug 23, 2021 16:23
  • Review by jeff, 10 out of 10
    jeff

    This is my first laptop for me wife has bought many laptops over the years hers is a i7 high end touch screen. i wanted a gaming laptop not the low end gona spend money go high. it is awesome runs hot get a cooler pad works good. If you have the money go for it, cool thing about this laptop it has 2 video cards running easy apps intel video on board, game starts gtx2070super kicks in!

    Jan 11, 2021 23:56
  • Review by izzy, 10 out of 10
    Razer 15.6 advanced model 2020 300hz

    Got it from a open box - excellent at a ver low price . Got it at in a excellent condition as described. Thanks

    Oct 22, 2021 16:09
  • 8.4score
    Dell - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 256GB SSD - Licorice Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Annihilate the competition with this refurbished Dell G7 gaming laptop. The 256GB SSD provides easy boots and ample storage, while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card delivers stutter-free gameplay. Boasting an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, this 15.6-inch Dell G7 gaming laptop supports seamless multitasking, and an HD webcam offers smooth in-game chats.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, such as the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • Eighth-generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor: The six-core twelve-thread processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB solid state drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design: Backed by 6GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® (Windows).
  • Weighs 5.8 lbs. and is 0.9" thin: Thin and light design with no DVD/CD drive for improved portability. Four-cell battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Dual-band wireless and wired network connectivity: Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port also lets you plug into wired networks.
  • Built-in webcam: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Basic software package: McAfee LiveSafe (12-month subscription). One-month trial of Microsoft Office.
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  • Review by Octal450, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Gaming Laptop for a great price

    The Dell G7 7588 is an amazing laptop. TLDR, I recommend it.

    Pros:

    - Amazing specs, 12 Core CPU and NVIDIA Graphics

    - Microsoft Precision trackpad is incredible

    - Fast SSD and the ability to add a HDD

    - Says refurbished, but the machine I got looked BRAND NEW

    Cons:

    - Hybrid graphics sometimes switch from Intel UHD to NVIDIA for no reason

    May 09, 2020 22:31
  • Review by MaxG, 10 out of 10
    Very Nice laptop

    Mine was stolen not long after I got it. It was pretty good though. Playing on the laptop for a while then switching to ps4 you could definitely see a big difference in quality and fps.

    Mar 28, 2021 19:14
  • Review by minalightning, 10 out of 10
    good pc

    have no problems with the computer, seems fine, when i got it it was very clean and looks new, fan sound still there when playing games i have no crashes or heating.

    Nov 19, 2020 02:34
  • Review by ErrorDebug, 10 out of 10
    Great for its price!

    Really cheap and has a i7 processor the best laptop I have bought

    Sep 21, 2021 23:24
  • Review by Gamer2626, 2 out of 10
    Terrible pc

    I bought this laptop or one similar to it a year ago .It actually works great but then it just randomly goes down to 2 FPS. Then shortly after it crashed basically I wasted one thousand dollars on a pice of garbage. I could not even play games on it. DO NOT BUY IT

    May 26, 2020 19:26
  • 8.4score
    ASUS - ROG 16" WQXGA 165Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA RTX3060 - 1TB SSD - Off Black
    Description

    ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA RTX3060 graphics produce high-quality visuals on the new fast 16-inch 165hz WQXGA display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    18 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 16" WQXGA display with 165Hz refresh rate: The ultra bright 500nits display with 2560 x 1600 resolution. Swift 165hz refresh rate with 3ms response time. 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB dual channel system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth Dual Channel memory to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA RTX3060 graphics: Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Six speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology: Lush Dolby Atmos audio from six speakers with force cancelling woofers put you in the center of the action.
  • Weighs 4.19 lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 16" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • One-zone RGB Keyboard Backlight: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation with 3D Mic. Array: Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation clarifies upstream and downstream audio, filtering out unwanted noise to make voice communication clearer.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video - plus Power over Cable for bus-powered devices - ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-in HD webcam: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ebom, 10 out of 10
    Finally able to have gaming and work in one

    Most of the reviews are probably going to be focused on centered, and yes it's a beast. So I won't go into too much detail on that. I game on a larger 17" lenovo laptop and work on a 16" macbook pro. This machine hits the sweet spot between the two to where i'm comfortable replacing both with one laptop now. The Zephyrus has a very similar footprint to the 16" macbook pro, though is a tad bit thicker, but fits in all the cases I had for the macbook. it's also a tad bit heavier, but still portable enough to travel with. It has the same 2560x1600 resolution as the mbp, which since i've owned has spoiled me to the point to where i don't enjoy working on a 1080p 16:9 res screen. now I have that in addition to the 165hz and a matte finish, it's pretty much perfect...

    speakers aren't as good as the mbp but just as loud, and better than most gaming laptops i've owned. also apple's trackpads are hard to beat, but asus has made a good attempt in the zephyrus using an oversized glass surface, it's still really good.

    plenty of ports, no longer have to carry any dongles around. it supports 100W charging through its USB C ports, which means I can use my mbp charger.. do note that the laptop comes with a 230W charger. so if you're doing anything cpu/gpu intensive while on 100W usb, it probably won't charge the battery. works perfectly in my case where it's low-power during work, so i can keep my usb charger there and the main charger at home. speaking of low-power, the battery life is flexible enough to where if I'm just using it on the couch at home for web browsing and watching youtube, it will last me the entire evening without any trouble. but don't expect more than a couple hours of gaming at full power.

    sure it's got an rgb keyboard and a bit of glimmer on the lid, but with the keyboard lighting off or set to white, you wouldn't know it's a beast of a gaming laptop, and is very unassuming on my office desk. be ready to wipe this thing down A LOT if you have clammy hands like me, it's quite the fingerprint smudge magnet.

    it feels like it stays warm even in sleep mode, so i've been hesitant to have it sleep while it's in my bag. however it boots up so quick that shutting down completely has not bothered me much.

    so far, very happy with my purchase!

    Jun 26, 2021 23:26
  • Review by Curmudgeon1, 10 out of 10
    OUTSTANDING LAPTOP FOR GAMING OR WORK

    Gaming enthusiasts have been anxiously anticipating the appearance of the new Asus M16 gaming laptops and speculating about their potential configurations. The wait is over and Asus has delivered their newest ROG (Republic of Gamers) laptop models, and I was extremely pleased to acquire one at the earliest possible opportunity.

    The new Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 is an absolutely outstanding machine. Its excellent specifications are matched with incredible performance. It is extremely fast and powerful and the graphics are stunning.

    I have purchased several Asus laptops over more than the past decade. I have been a fan of Asus laptops because they are typically very good, reliable machines.

    The M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 is preloaded with Windows 10 Home Edition. After completing the Windows 10 setup process the user is prompted to sign into (or create) their MyAsus account which allows for automated product registration, as well as a system check for updates. The MyAsus app immediately offered a Bios update.

    The M16 is thin, compact and relatively lightweight. The black M16 case (a white case is also offered) is plastic with perforations on the top and a reflective, prismatic film that is aesthetically interesting. The top incorporates a unique “Ergolift” hinge design which has a cam shape that elevates the bottom of the laptop as the top is rotated open, ostensibly to provide additional space for air circulation under the laptop. The Ergolift hinge only provides additional elevation when the display panel is rotated beyond approximately 90°. The hinge is not full-width, and there is a fair amount of flex in the thin top case which necessitates using due care when opening and closing the lid, which appears to be somewhat delicate. The hinge allows 180° rotation of the case allowing the opened laptop to lay flat on a table. The bottom of the case also incorporates a full-width fixed rubber foot for airflow.

    There are cooling vents located on either side, the rear and bottom of the case. The M16 is equipped with two fans and six heat pipes to moderate operating temperatures. Thermals can be monitored via Armoury Crate, and system performance is likewise managed through that app to manage system thermals and battery consumption rate.

    The cooling vents located on the rear of the case direct heated airflow directly at the lower quadrant of the display panel. The potential effects of the heat exposure on the display panel is undetermined. I hope that Asus has thoroughly evaluated this issue.

    The case and palm-rest area below the keyboard and surrounding the very large, very responsive touch pad, is a soft-touch, rubbery material which has a tendency to show fingerprints and handprints.

    The keyboard has excellent feel and response. The key travel is ideal with just the right amount of resistance and rapid return. The keys are fairly quiet, as well. However, in an evident design concession to providing speaker grilles on both sides of the keyboard, there is no numeric (NumPad) adjacent to the keyboard. I miss the ancillary numeric keypad in general, but it is specifically useful with certain games, including Flight Simulator. There is an array of media keys above the keyboard, but there is no PrintScreen key. The keyboard has single zone RGB backlighting. The backlighting is good and entertaining, with a variety of colors, patterns and options available through Asus Armoury Crate. The M16 has a large, approximately 5-1/4” x 3-11/32” glass touchpad, which offers exceptionally smooth functionality.

    The Asus Armoury Crate app is a robust dashboard which provides a comprehensive array of real-time system performance data including CPU, Memory, Thermals, Fan speed, etc., and allows setting parameters for the screen, keyboard lighting, customized scenarios, and other system settings.

    The M16 provides a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, which is very cleverly integrated into the laptop’s power switch. Depressing the power button stores a fingerprint which is forwarded for authentication during the boot process. This very unique and cool feature is working very reliably. Only one fingerprint is stored, however.

    The M16 series are all Intel based machines, with a couple of i7 models and a variety of I9 based variants. The M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16, is a well-equipped, nicely configured mid-tier model. The CPU is an Intel, Tiger-Lake, 11th generation Core i9-11900H (8Core/16Thread), 2.5 GHz (with a maximum clock speed up to 4.9 GHz!!!) chip with 24MB Cache, installed with liquid metal for optimal heat conductance and dissipation from this powerful CPU. Intel lists the TDP (Thermal Design Power) at 45 Watts.

    The M16 series has NVIDIA GeForce RTX30 Series GPUs, ranging from the RTX3050 to the RTX3070. The M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 is equipped with the RTX3060 which is based on the GA106 Ampere chip and comes with 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memory and 80 Watts TDP (95Watts with Dynamic Boost). The RTX3060 also boasts 2nd Generation Ray Tracing Cores and 3rd Generation Tensor Cores, which greatly speed up graphics computations and rendering. Some other M16 models are equipped with the RTX3070 GPU with 8 GB of memory.

    With the i9 powerhouse CPU and the superb RTX3060 GPU, the highlight of the M16 is the display.

    The M16 has a 16” panel mounted in a 15.6” frame. The M16 panel is a 16:10, AU Optronics WQHD 2560x1600 IPS, 165 Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time panel, 100% DCI-P3 with Adaptive Sync, Pantone Validated panel with Dolby Vision. This panel is ideally suited to gaming with its tall aspect ratio, fast refresh rate and response time, and absolutely outstanding color fidelity, and the Adaptive Sync which prevents stuttering and frame tearing.

    The display panel is phenomenal. It is a bright, clear, fast, almost flawless display that is a pleasure to look at.

    Game visuals and game performance are genuinely outstanding! The color rendition is incredible, and performance is likewise superb thanks to the combination of a powerful CPU, great GPU and fabulous display panel. Even the most resource intensive games ran flawlessly. From GTA V, to Call of Duty to Assassin’s Creed to Flight Simulator 2020, every game was smooth, fast and flawless. There was no lag, stutter, frame tearing or other performance deficits. Gameplay was incredibly smooth and responsive. The M16 provided the best gaming experience that I have encountered!

    Resultant from the 16” panel residing in a 15.6” frame, the bezels are incredibly thin. The bezels measure approximately 6/32” wide on the sides and approximately 12/32” wide on the top. The top bezel has the addition of a 720p, HD webcam at its center. Asus located three large LED indicators for Power, Charging and Disk Activity on the top, rear edge of the case, immediately below the display panel. This results in those LEDs being reflected on the screen, which is most noticeable when dark scenes are displayed.

    The M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 has 8 GB of DDR4 memory soldered to the board, and another 8GB on a 3200 MHz DIMM. The system supports a maximum 40 GB of memory. Other M16 variants have different amounts of memory.

    The M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 supports PCIe 4.0, however this model is equipped with a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. Some other M16 models are equipped with PCIe 4.0 SSDs ranging from 520GB to 2TB capacity. I do not understand the provision of the PCIe 3.0 SSD, when PCIe 4.0 provides double the bandwidth (64GB), double the Gigatransfer bit rate (32GT/s) and double the frequency (16GHz) and ensures the absolute fastest load times and performance of drive-speed dependent software.

    The types and quantities of ports for connectivity are fairly good, especially considering the thin form-factor of the M16. On the right side of the case there is one USB-A 3.2 Gen1 port and one MicroSD Card reader. On the left side of the case there is a barrel plug type DC power port for use with the 240 Watt, 20 Volt DC @ 12 Amp power supply, one HDMI 2.0b port, one RJ45 LAN port, one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Display/Power Delivery port, and one 3.5mm Audio jack. The left side of the case is congested, and the ports are near the front where USB cables and drives are most likely to be in the way. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is supported as well as dual band Bluetooth 5.2.

    The M16 audio is outstanding. There are six speakers comprised of 2 tweeters and 4 woofers delivering Dolby Atmos audio with remarkable spatial qualities that really enhances the gaming experience. However, the audio volume levels are somewhat conservative.

    The M16 is powered by a 90 Wh, four cell Li-ion battery, with fast charging that recovers 50% of charge in 30 minutes. Although it is best to be plugged in when gaming, during other utilization, the excellent battery capacity and performance, and extremely rapid recharge is appreciated.

    It is interesting that Asus elected to make the M16 an Intel based system. Perhaps this was a strategic decision to make the M16 a more diversified, rather than single purpose system? In fact, the M16 is not only suitable for gaming (although it is certainly tailored to be a gaming “beast”). Resource demanding, graphics intensive creative applications including Adobe Creative Cloud applications and AutoCAD perform brilliantly on the M16. The M16 is extremely well suited to creative work and business productivity use as well as gaming.

    In summary, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16 is the best, most robust laptop that I have experienced. It is outstanding in every respect and its suitability to all CPU and GPU demanding games and applications is extraordinarily impressive. I can unhesitatingly recommend the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16!

    Jun 17, 2021 09:16
  • Review by Jhajha, 8 out of 10
    Defective device

    i have this laptop less than 2weeks.On day one the screen started acting up and going back to its normal display(i ignored it at first cause thought it was nothing ) now after 5days it showed up again and got worst. I will definitely return this and get a different one since i dont see this available at my store anymore.

    Oct 31, 2021 09:55
  • Review by Bleak, 8 out of 10
    Know This Laptops Rivals

    It's hard to know what you're missing out on when compared to other laptops if you've never owned a gaming laptop of a similar caliber to the M16. If you get the M16 I guarantee there will be a lot you will be satisfied with a lot like me and others who have left their reviews here. It's still important, however, to contemplate what features you truly desire and then decide what laptop you're going to buy.

    You could be buying a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro instead of this, which has the same bright 16 inch screen, twice the storage and a higher wattage RTX 3070 for the same the price as this laptop. You could also get a Zephyrus G15 for the same price as this which has AMD and an RTX 3070 for the same price point. You could get an Eluktronics Mech laptop, which offers the best performance for the money.

    You should only be getting this laptop if you absolutely want it for it's specialties. In this case it would be the brighter taller display, combined with a slightly weaker performance and slightly better design than the Zephyrus G15. If you're looking for a pure monster gaming machine that is relatively portable, then there are better options for your money.

    I can also state some additional pros of this laptop. One of them being the excellent keyboard typing experience (though there is no prt scn key if you need that). The speakers being relatively good especially when compared to almost every other gaming laptop out there. The Armoury Crate software does offer some useful performance, cooling control, and battery saving options. Optimal laziness with the finger-print reader. The overall design being sleek, light, and not to gamery despite the ROG branding.

    The only downsides to this laptop I think really come down to value: what you're buying it for and when you compare it to other laptops. You could argue fan noise is problematic, but most gaming laptop fans blow and sound like a hurricane (which is good because the last thing you want is some weak fans on you thin and light gaming laptop).

    Jun 30, 2021 04:00
  • Review by dustinw, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Gaming Value

    You get a lot of machine for you money with this laptop. The i9 absolutely is a beast, and paired with the RTX 3060, this machine will handle most anything you throw at it. It's fast refresh rate is also very welcome, especially if you're targetting the highest framerate possible, and willing to turn off a few bells and whistles to get there. If you're after resolution and image quality, this laptop will definitely hit the mark too.I ran a few modern games without any performance issues whatsoever. Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 performed perfectly at Ultra settings and look amazing. With Gears, that was even with Global Illumination. Very impressive for a laptop.

    When you're not gaming, Asus also has some cool profile modes that are built in to help keep the battery life as long as possible and the fans low or off, making it quiet in these modes. However, be prepared for this machine to put off some heat and moderate fan noise when under heavy loads. Using it in my lap while playing, it gets pretty warm, though that's to be excpected with the i9 and 3060 working hard. Those same components will also drain the battery, which again, is to be expected when they're under load. Asus also added a nice little touch of being able to set the RGB lighting of the keyboard to match what's on screen. It's a neat little touch that makes it even more of a pleasure to use. There's also a fingerprint reader nicely hidden on the power button. It's been very fast in my experience too.

    The monitor is very nice quality, with a nice finish and excellent color reproduction. It also has very little bezel, so you get a lot of screen for a machine this size. Of course, not to mention that i's capable of 165Hz! It's also very easy to get a good angle on, as it can be pushed as far back as to be flat with the keyboard. There is one minor annoyance I have though, and that's with the indicator lights on the base that can sometimes be seen on the screen. It's not a huge issue though.

    Audio is also handled very well for a portable machine. It supports Dolby Atmos, and sounds pretty great overall. The built-in mic array seemed to work well for the few times I used it as well. I didn't have any complaints about voice quality.

    Charging is a nice surprise too. Asus claims it can charge 50% in about 30 minutes, and that was definitely the case in my exerpience. Which is excellent if you're going to do any gaming on battery power.

    I added a couple of screenshots from some benchmarks I did in Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 as well. You can see how easily this laptop handles those games, even with a high performance target. Very easy to recommend this laptop if you're in the market for a well-performing portable gaming machine.

    Pros: Excellent performance, helpful modes from Asus when in and out of gaming, nice looking laptop with some neat features for RGB lighting and Audio.

    Cons: Can get fairly loud and warm under load, indicator lights can be a bit distracting in their location as they can be seen on the monitor.

    Jun 17, 2021 16:07
  • Review by daijoubu, 8 out of 10
    Superb laptop in every area except value

    The ROG M16 is one of the most premium choices available in terms of aesthetics and usability for under $2,000. I tried out the G14 (3060 variant), G15 (3070 variant), and this laptop (3060 variant) for a considerable amount of time before ultimately deciding on keeping this laptop. I am confident others in this market are debating among these three models, so I will try justifying my reasonings with what I really liked about the M16 over the other.

    Things I liked:

    1. Finish: the M16 has a velvety/leathery finish on the chassis, keyboard, and trackpad that isn’t found on the other two laptops. Whereas the G14 and G15 is only a magnesium chassis that is colder to touch, the M16 feels more like soft carbon fiber which makes it more premium and improves the typing experience.

    2. Screen: Easily the biggest factor for many people considering this laptop, the M16 has a bigger screen, yet the size of the laptop is identical to the G15. This means that the M16 is nearly bezeless. After using this laptop for a day, I wasn’t able to ignore the fat chin that is present on the G15. To make things even more attractive, the M16 screen registers about 550 nits in brightness (G14 and G15 only have 350 nits). What’s the real-world difference between these different brightnesses? I like studying in cafes by the windows. With the G14 and G15 on max brightness, I still had a less-than-pleasant time reading the screen. The M16 at 70% brightness reaches the max brightness of the G15. With the M16 at max brightness, I can see everything clearly even in the face of sunlight. Lastly, the M16 has much more accurate colors than the G14/G15. The G15 seems to have a slight green tint to every color, and I didn’t notice this until I started using the M16.

    3. Webcam: the M16 separates itself from the G14 and G15 with a 720p webcam. I thought that I could live without a webcam, but I quickly realized how much I missed it when I couldn’t video chat with friends or use it for work needs. Buying an external webcam would not only cost more money but would also be cumbersome to plug in or put away. The webcam on the M16 is nothing special (bonus points had it been 1080p) but having a bad but convenient integrated webcam is magnitudes better than having a good but inconvenient external webcam.

    4. Temperature: the M16 with the i9-11900h has lower temperatures (to my surprise) than the G14 and G15 with the Ryzen 9 5800. At idle and under CPU stress, the M16 managed to be about 5 degrees Celsius cooler. While this didn’t translate into a longer battery for the M16 (Intel chips still draw much more power than Ryzen), it did make for more comfortable gaming sessions. One of the reasons the temperature is lower is because the fans on the M16 seem to spin much louder than the G14 and G15.

    5. Quality control: while my M16 didn’t have any significant issues that I experienced with the G15 (backlight bleeding, warped screen, chassis creaking), my M16 still has some slight chassis creaking that I don’t mind enough to return. Reading other people’s reviews, it seems that the M16 has better quality control than the G15. However, the G14 still has the best quality control of all three.

    6. Speakers: the speakers of the M16 and G15 are identical in sound quality. They are superb for gaming laptops but not nearly as good as the ones found in the M1 Macbook. The G14 speakers sounded distorted and buzzed when at max volume which was very annoying.

    Things I didn’t like:

    1. Battery life: I am noticing nearly 20% less battery in the M16 compared to the G15. This is attributed mainly to the intel chip drawing about 10 watts more than the Ryzen chip. While this was a tough pill to swallow as I am a student, I can compromise because the battery life still averages around 6 hours on full charge, and the M16 conveniently supports USB C charging. The battery life is not enough for me to give up its god-like screen and webcam.

    2. Value: do not be mistaken, you are paying a massive premium for the portability, screen, and battery of the M16. My laptop with a 3060 costs as much as the 3070 G15. 3060 laptops with the same or higher TDP (wattage) in 2021 can be found for $1200. The M16 is suited for the person who is willing to pay for portability and battery. I would not recommend this machine to anybody who is looking for just a gaming computer. It can currently play any AAA title on 1080p high to max settings with about 60-100 fps, but you won’t be able to play on its native 1440p resolution. I would recommend waiting for the 3070 variant that comes out later if you want to tackle 1440p gaming.

    Jul 31, 2021 20:29
  • Review by Ling, 6 out of 10
    display have some problem

    I don't know why the top of this play will be where I pinch it, it seems like they are not good connected with each other. Here are the pictures. You can see the sliver white trace. When I hold it down, it disappeared and it make a sound. What happen. I just got it for 15 days.

    Oct 10, 2021 22:19
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    A "Kraken" conquering visuals and frames. Period.

    The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16:

    Beauty, elegance, and grace everything molded into one epic gaming laptop. One that’s going to be very hard for companies to beat. The ROG M16. This is literally the best PC/Laptop I have ever owned full stop. Here is some history; My main current gaming rig was an Intel i5 4770…Yes. Haswell, DDR3 32GB, MSI-G45 Gaming motherboard, and RTX 2070 Super. I been holding on to my PC since 2013 as I upgraded as far as I could go. I also used 3x 16:9 screens @ refresh rate up to 240hz (PC was good @1440p.) But I can tell you now nothing compares to the experience I had with this MONSTER of a laptop. A buttery smooth experience I cannot express in words when playing GTA V, Gears 5, Resident Evil: Village, Doom Eternal, Battlefield V, Ace Combat and so much more @ blazing framerate!

    The Presentation:

    A fantastic presentation has been put into this thing. Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 unboxing experience was great. The laptop pops out and presents itself to you. Not much in the box but a 240w power brick plug. There is also some paperwork.

    The Design:

    The laptop itself feels amazing the material Asus use here feels very smooth to the touch. The material is a fingerprint magnet so I won’t sugar coat that. ASUS claims it minimizes fingerprints but I highly doubt that. The Soft-touch paint material feels awesome on the palms when typing though. It’s mostly designed like any other laptop and doesn’t necessarily stand out as a gaming laptop. Creators looking for something powerful and less flashy would probably be drawn to this one. The dot Matrix lid of the laptop has a nice prism shine with the black just is killing it with design. Some may hate it but I love the look personally. Gotta keep the gamer elements as a tradition and laptops.

    16:10 display takes over almost entirely the whole screen. It’s impressive what they manage to put squeeze here. The power LEDs lights bounce off the display at the bottom but it’s not too distracting. I do think however it will bother some people who play at night, definitely need a way to turn them off in future update. Also, I appreciate the RGBs on here but they are single zone which to me is a disappointment. Still, with this laptop being so powerful I can’t fault any stars for RGB. The RGB on the Keyboard does get bright with 3 levels of brightness. The trackpad is more precise than my MSI, nice and full instead of being oddly wide.

    The keyboard is nice, every click has a refinement to it. It’s a perfect placement in the middle of the laptop. RGB doesn’t bleed too much but it is nice to use. The fingerprint scanner is fast; it also holds your print until your turn on the laptop to log you into Windows. Not too many media keys just Volume up / down key, Mute, and an “Armoury Crate” button.

    A button that’s designed to take you to an App that lets you fine-tune your M16. Here you can do performance profiles, Change RGB, check the status of your workstation, change visuals, and there is even a store to buy games.

    The bottom of the laptop can be unscrewed and can be upgraded with another NVME drive and you can add a single stick of RAM if so desired (Comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM + 8GB on Board.) I put a 2TB Samsung 980 Pro inside. I appreciate this because after owning an MSI Stealth with a flip motherboard, it sucks not upgrading your own quickly. Also at the bottom of the M16 is raised a little higher so it has made the intake airflow is easier. Speaking of Airflow, most seem concerned about direct from the back airflow hitting the pixels of the screen. As the 16:10 screen reaches down and I too agree with this. Only time will tell what will happen.

    ROG M16 also has tons of I/O ports for whatever you probably need it for in a modern gaming PC. There is a 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (Support DisplayPort and power delivery), LAN port, and microSD. Can charge the laptop with USB-C @ 100w as well. Bluetooth works fantastic and keeps in sync with an Xbox One controller. WiFi 6 is strong and stays connected to an ASUS RT-AX88U that I own giving blazing performance and compatibility between the two.

    The Screen:

    The screen is bright, bold, and vivid with beautiful colors. Where do I even start? The striking vividness of the 16-inch WQHD 16:10 display? The small thin bezels around the border of the screen? Dolby Vision? Pantone validation? 2560x1600 @ 165hz is maybe a good place to start since your eyes are going to be drawn to the screen most of the time. It’s every bit of awesome this as it sounds, all these things are pack into this laptop to give you a real gaming experience. Using Dolby Vision on this screen was the pinnacle of my awe.

    The Gaming:

    It’s perfect. It does it well. It’s super fast. Why? Nvidia’s RTX 3060 can hold its own with this screen. Gaming has been absolutely the best. Jaw-dropping framerates, Visual fidelity, Resizable Bar, Dolby Vision / Atoms on Gears 5, Fast loading in photo mode in games…it does it all. It makes me smile gaming at a resolution. Intel i9 11900h H45 10nm truly holds its own in gaming, a powerful processor (8c/16t) unlike anything I owned before. Things are just faster. Every component seems to be in sync with each other when using it. 1TB NvME drive gives plenty of space for some games starting.

    GTA V with maxed settings was getting on about 83+FPS at native resolution, Gears 5 / maxed settings about 65+FPS, Doom Eternal / Ultra Nightmare Settings about 90+ FPS, Forza Horizon 5 Maxed Settings = 90+ FPS, Fortnite 1440p/Ultra = 87+FPS, & Village Resident Evil = 60+ FPS. Keep in mind this is all mostly max settings using @ 2560x1600. On a thin and light laptop, It blows me away every time. Setting it to 1080p here would get you lots of gains in performance. It’s great at what it can do as is paired with the adaptive display screen. RayTracyed games always is a visual treat to see and DLSS gives the laptop a huge boost. Fans kick in when using but it’s not overly distracting like Acer Nitro 5 series.

    The Sound:

    The speakers are incredible. Super rich audio sound and clarity. 6 speakers in this laptop are very loud at the maximum volume. Certainly better than any speakers on any laptop I’ve had once before. Dolby Atmos is supported inside this laptop. Sounds just really good, tried out some demos with Dolby Access app, I highly recommend it. Showcases some stunning sound and footage on your laptop and HDR. The sound is awesome and has some level of bass near the bottom of the M16.

    The Webcam and microphone:

    Finally, a good webcam and mic on a laptop were long desired. It’s also very small within the bezel border along the top. The microphone is very good because it has multiple ways of inputting sound with AI noise canceling. Cardioid mode captures sound from right in front of the laptop, Stereo mode uses right and left channels to record so two people can use it at once, and Omnidirectional mode picks up sound from every area around for something like conference calls/office calls. All of this can be accessed in Armoury Crate software. The point is I can see this being ok for streaming and communication use.

    The Battery life: It’s ok, about on par with other gaming laptops. Intel i9 is very power efficient when doing basic tasks. It actually for me lasted about 6hr and 45mins from full battery to zero, with brightness near 75%. Fast charging can bring the battery up 50% in about 33 mins so it’s very rapid when charging.

    The weight: ROG M16 is good much lighter than something I’ve used before. Good to carry around a screen this huge in a 15-inch body. Very sleek and portable which I very much will take with me on the go.

    In the end, everything I just wrote about won’t do the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 justice. Something you have to see and use to understand. All of the elements that make this laptop combine into a gaming experience unlike any other…that’s definitely something ASUS delivered on. If reviews didn’t have word limits I would keep going on and on about its features. I can’t stop gaming on it, can’t stop using it, even think about how good it is. I believe this laptop is going to be extremely popular with gamers in this current climate. From one long-time gamer to another…this one is a beast. Beyond 5 stars for the Zephyrus M16 and worth every single penny.

    Jun 10, 2021 02:25
  • 8.2score
    GIGABYTE - 15.6" 4K OLED Creator Laptop - Intel Core i7-11800H - 16GB - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 1TB SSD
    Description

    AERO laptops reach the balance between high performance and portability, which is crucial for creators. They are equipped with the latest CPU that integrates the Thunderbolt 4 interface and supports new PCIe Gen4 SSDs as well as Wi-Fi 6, resulting in significant enhancements in performance and transmission rate. AERO laptops also possess world-leading dual-certified color calibrated displays with X-Rite™ color calibration and Pantone® Validated certification. Render quicker, broadcast clearer, and edit videos better with NVIDIA GPUs in Studio laptops and desktops.

    11 Features
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB GDDR6 , Boost Clock 1530 Mhz & Max Graphics Power of 105W with NVIDIA DLSS for groundbreaking AI rendering.
  • Processor: All the power and speed you need for peak 3D performance with the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H (2.3GHz~4.6GHz)
  • Memory: 16GB Memory (64GB Max)
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Display: Award winning stunning display with ultra thin 3mm bezels, 15.6" UHD 4K 3840x2160 Samsung AMOLED Display
  • Color Accurate: Per unit factory calibration offers the most color accurate display on the market. Blacks are true black, contrast is balanced, and the colors are validated by Pantone to ensure a match.
  • Ports: I/O ports including Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) and UHS-II SD Card Reader for all your connectivity needs
  • Stays Cool: Windforce Infinity Next-gen Cooling for laptops now 30% more efficient to help increase overall performance and longevity of your laptop
  • Size: 14.0(W) x 9.8(D) x 0.78(H) inch all aluminum chassis
  • Battery: 99W Battery with up to 8 hours of use unplugged
  • Weight: 4.4Ib
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Agnes, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    The laptop is so good and I don’t meet many problems after 2 weeks when I receive it. I don’t know why the rating is low, but it’s really worth to buy

    Sep 13, 2021 14:22
  • Review by Kidtronic, 10 out of 10
    A Little Portal Into Heaven

    TL;DR: Get this magic piece of plastic/silicon and cross your fingers for a winner. It is amazing. Read the story if you want to be mildly entertained/annoyed.

    I never write reviews... ever! Way too busy, a zillion other "Creator" projects, etc. This is the 1st out of nearly 100 Best Buy products in the past few years. Maybe it will be the start of a new hobby? Maybe I'll work my way up to a best-selling novel?

    Back to the point: After such a dour impression leading up to my initial purchase I felt compelled, possessed even, to share my experience so others could to avoid the same purchase angst that I went through.

    I was on the fence as the specs on this laptop are near perfect but the reviews are sub-par, to put it kindly. Disconnecting WiFi? One guy got one that wouldn't even turn on? What had I gotten myself into??

    A huge consolation was knowing I could return it effortlessly (without RMAs or any kind of trip of shame to UPS) within my extended return period. This is a testament to Best Buy which has gone from a generally hated store to my favorite go-to electronics shop over the past few years.

    The first thing I noticed was how small and light this laptop is. Last year's laptop, also from Best Buy, is a 17-inch i7 Dell G7 (with a 2060) that I got "open box" for a deal that I just couldn't turn down. The G7 is a tank compared to the Aero. One of my other laptops died recently, a nearly 10-year old MSI from Newegg. I basically slotted the Gigabyte Aero to be the new design laptop (self-proclaimed "Creator") and moved the Dell G7 to fill MSI's overheated shoes.

    Ok. Back to the point again. The Aero is super lightweight and my initial impression of the 4k OLED screen is that it is absolutely, stunningly excellent. The 15-inch screen is a technical marvel. To pack all those pixels in 17-inches would have been gorgeous, but to do it in 15? There are no words for the DPI heaven in each square inch with those squid-ink blacks... it's like looking into a little portal into heaven. The screen finish is very shiny and it does wobble a little if it gets nudged. You will know when you need a shave when working on this laptop.

    The per key LED keyboard is very nice and the keys feel shallow but high-quality. Unfortunately the keyboard defaulted to a very fast moving rainbow cycle which was as absurd as it was anxiety inducing.

    So, then I shut it off, flipped it over and popped a 980 Pro (PCIE 4.0) into the second M.2 slot. Easy as pie, despite the family screaming that I was "holding up pancakes by monopolizing the table". Seriously? I was done in under 15 minutes... can't catch a break on that one. I must add that the supplied thermal tape/putty only covers about half of the SSD chips, plus there are two colors of film to remove, leading me to think that the tape may have a dedicated chip side. No instructions or mention of the blue/clear film sides anywhere. That was a head-scratcher as I could find nothing on it. My solution was simply to peel the slightly longer blue tape first and assume that was the chip side. Since it was short, I stretched it to try to get a bit more coverage.

    980 Pro worked perfectly after a quick format. Now for the elephant in the room... the WiFi:

    I don't know if I won the "Gigabyte lottery" but I have had no problems whatsoever. In fact, as part of my setup test I transferred 70 gigs of source video from the Dell G7 to my server which took around 9 hours by WiFi. The same files took under 1 hour to move to the Aero wirelessly and without a single interruption, disconnection or error.

    In my limited experience I consider the WiFi to be quite stable. I did notice that it disconnected a few times (maybe 3 out of the 40 power cycles) briefly but it returned promptly or switched over to the other network. I added two connections (regular and 5G) so maybe that's confusing it or maybe it's actually helping to have a fallback. It seems to be randomly choosing from the 2 remembered networks with each power cycle.

    This is my first fingerprint sensor and I like it a lot. Very fast and convenient. I don't find it obtrusive or miss the tiny fraction of trackpad real estate as I don't use it (the trackpad) much. I paired the Aero with with a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse and while it's not the fanciest mouse it runs for a year without a battery change... try that with a deluxe 25k DPI model.

    I don't plan on using the "nose camera" but I'd say it's more accurate to dub it a "chin camera". During setup I closed the very thoughtful camera hatch feature (which was surprisingly difficult to slide) and it will probably never be opened again. So the "chin camera" was not even remotely a deal breaker for me.

    There is a dash of bloatware which I generally hate but my understanding is that "Gigabyte Control Center" manages the drivers and that is a very good tradeoff. In fact, the very first update got rid of that awful rainbow cycling and replaced it with exactly what I actually wanted... plain white keys (yes, I'm a plain white Christmas-light kind of guy). On the down side, some relentless Gigabyte pop-up has been pestering me to join their QA telemetry program with some tiny fine print about reverse-engineering my soul and trapping it in their server headquarters in Taipei. Not sure what that's all about.

    The 3060 is a formidable mobile GPU. It rivals the 2080 mobile GPU from last generation but with 6GB of VRAM instead of 8GB. Ironically I'd say it's actually the feature that gave me the most pause. It's a phenomenal GPU but at this stratospheric hardware level, paired with an 11th Gen i7 it seems natural to just go for the pinnacle. Gigabyte if you're listening I'd gladly pay an extra 600 dollars to bring this whole divine deal to an even 2k... Or just send me the 3080 model and I'll review it? Please??

    It's still early and I'd like to tell more about the mighty 11th Gen i7 horsepower, how it deals with 3D, rendering, RTX, gaming and heavy-duty productivity but that will have to wait for an update to this review.

    A sticker proudly claims "Made in Taiwan"... I agree and I'm liking Gigabyte.

    The only negative I've encountered so far is that I'm getting crashes on 3D filters in Photoshop. I think I may need to specifically update the RTX 3060 driver with GeForce Experience rather than rely on Gigabyte Control Center.

    My last point: At the time of writing, there's still time to claim this extraordinary deal with 4k OLED, 11th Gen i7, 1TB PCIE 4.0 SSD and RTX 3060. Thanks for drudging through this chimera of guidance and drivel; may you win the silicon lottery also.

    Jul 31, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Dejota, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value for money!

    At first I was a bit hesitant to see the negative reviews, wi-fi and battery life being top concerns, but it turned out to be an excellent buy! I've been testing it for several days and the wi-fi never dropped, the battery lasted about 2-3 hours on average giving normal use to the laptop, social networks, making documents, videos on YouTube.

    I also saw complaints about problems with the Gigabyte Control Center software, and although at first I also noticed that it was not working as it should, it was enough to automatically download and install all pending updates, after that it worked normally.

    The best thing about this laptop is undoubtedly the screen, seeing content in 4K with such vivid colors for being AMOLED is incredible for the current price. That overcompensates for any details that may be found against (working properly with no factory errors).

    As I said before, it has a couple of details that I did not like, but that are not so serious anyway. The laptop does an excellent job with the cooling system, I was able to test it with a couple of somewhat demanding games, and at no point did the performance decrease, the temperatures increased and with that the fans cooled well BUT, the noise I understand can be a bit annoying, I usually play with headphones so it wasn't a big deal for me. And that is related to the other problem, the laptop speakers aren't good, sounds too flat, there is almost no bass. but since I'm used to listening to music with headphones or bluetooth speakers, it's not something that affects me that much either.

    There are other details such as poor camera quality, but in those price ranges there are NO laptops with decent camera quality, so in short, it seems to me that with everything it offers, it is an excellent purchase option.

    Aug 14, 2021 03:16
  • Review by Edward, 8 out of 10
    Stylish performer missing some key EoU features

    This laptop is beautiful and overall well-designed. It is light-weight and relatively inexpensive for the power it packs.

    The screen is amazing. The connectivity is amazing. The build quality is good overall. It stands out as being stylish without looking too "gamery". It does have some issues, however; more on that later.

    First, the good. It has the latest 8-core 11th-gen i7-11800H, an RTX 3060, Thunderbolt 4, and can be upgraded to 64 GB of RAM. It achieves high-end desktop-level CPU performance at mostly reasonable fan noise levels with some software tweaks. It has an HDMI 2.1 port, mini DisplayPort 1.4, 3x USB "3.2 Gen 1" (which is just USB 3.0) type-A ports, ethernet, and more. So you won't need a dock to get all the connectivity you probably want, but if you like using a dock then the Thunderbolt 4 port will support even the best ones out there.

    The touchpad feels great and has a discreetly embedded fingerprint reader in the top left. The fans blow out the back instead of up at the screen, and there is a physical privacy cover/slider over the camera. The full keyboard with numpad and RGB barely fits in the frame but doesn't feel cramped. The keys themselves feel great and the typing experience is excellent once you get positioned (I have shift my hands maybe 1.5 keys left of where I would normally position them on a laptop).

    The laptop is very thin even when closed, but the body is still stiff with extremely little flex. Everything stays cool even when the processor is under full load. By default the laptop stops charging the battery a little before full capacity which extends the battery life when constantly plugged in. I really can't say enough about all the excellent features in this laptop.

    All that said, some mistakes were made. The single USB-C port (with Thunderbolt 4) port DOES NOT support power delivery; a heavy, large (but relatively thin) power brick is the only option to power the laptop. The manual is basically non-existent (only the 25-language 2-pager is available). There's a "nose-cam" webcam in the base instead of in the screen, so it can't even be angled up or down.

    The screen is very reflective, not anti-glare. The screen assembly is stiff but flexes just at the top of the hinges and wobbles for an impressively long time when bumped (over 14 seconds??). When the screen is closed, the same applies; the flex just above the hinges allows the screen to open at least 1/2" with basically no resistance.

    The feet toward the rear are long and aren't quite planar with the feet on the front, so with the screen open on a flat surface, which moves the center of mass way to the rear, the whole laptop can wobble front-to-back a little until you rest your palms on it.

    The cooling solution can be sluggish to respond, and if allowed to ramp all the way up is too noisy to use in any kind of office environment. The BIOS is not unlocked and has only the most basic features, so there's no easy way to undervolt to try to get CPU temperatures under control.

    The included software manages firmware/driver downloads and lets you switch between different profiles cleanly enough, but I found myself fighting with it to set the fan profile quiet enough, so I uninstalled it after using it to download the latest firmware/driver updates for the laptop.

    If you use this in an office environment, the CPU is going to be thermally throttled 99% of the time when all cores are loaded (but performance under these conditions still beats most if not all 10th gens). Or your coworkers are going to hate your new jet engine simulator. CPU performance falls by up to 40% when unplugged due to the CPU power limit dropping from around 80W to the stock 45W, and there is no way I could find to increase the power allotment when running on batteries.

    Despite these issues, the laptop still looks and performs great vs other options that you can actually buy right now, especially for the price. I wanted to love this laptop but the lack of USB-C power delivery, along with the lack of documentation/manuals for what Gigabyte is trying to sell as a creator or borderline enterprise laptop, ended up being deal-breakers for me.

    Multiple competitors offer more power-hungry laptops that support USB-C 100W power delivery at least to charge the battery or provide full CPU performance when the GPU is not loaded. The 230W power brick supplied with this laptop weighs 1.85 lbs. And while Gigabyte claims the laptop itself weighs 4.4 lbs, I measured it at 4.9 lbs (2224 g) on a food scale. And since you have to use the proprietary charger, this might as well be a 6.25-6.75 lb laptop (depending on who you believe) if you need to take it anywhere for more than a few hours.

    So if you're looking for a desktop replacement, especially if you use the integrated display as one of your monitors, you're probably going to love this laptop for its performance and versatile physical ports, and you are going to struggle to do any better for the price.

    But if you need even occasional portability, the hefty power brick is going to make it feel like you're lugging around a beefier 17" laptop, and if you're using it on the go, the otherwise beautiful screen becomes wobbly and reflects everything.

    I'd highly recommend this as a reasonably professional-looking, budget-friendly desktop replacement / somewhat portable workstation, but not so much as the kind of laptop you'd take home everyday or even on business trips.

    Jun 25, 2021 19:56
  • Review by VishvaG, 8 out of 10
    SIMPLY GREAT

    So, I'm an Architect student, I got this laptop a week ago. I simply can't get over it's looks, the back panel looks just great with an aero logo, and the rgb keyboard melts my heart everytime.

    Battery life, the battery is actually good, I'm getting around 3-4 hours with multitasking. I'd recommend not to charge it all the way to 100% as it affects battery life of the laptop in the long run.(You can keep it around 60 - 80%).

    Screen, as a aspiring architect, good colour Gamut is necessary, as this is a super colour accurate display, it really helps me out, and the OLED display is the cherry on top.

    Performance, I ran Lumion.11 on this and it runs soo effortless, as this device has a higher TGP. This GPU is almost equal to a pc 1660ti which is very impressive.

    Cons - The Gigabyte control center is too choppy, it lags every now and then,

    I'm getting this glitch in which every time I plug or remove the charger the creator mode gets enabled and the keyboard changes to white static keyboard , it can get annoying sometime (If anyone knows how to solve this please reply on this comment)

    Wifi, gets slow randomly, It's not that consistent , It could also be my Wifi connection problem.

    The overall experience is been good tho, this is one good looking laptop, the is a beast when it comes to performance. I'd actually recommend this if you're looking for a budget performance laptop.

    Sep 11, 2021 20:44
  • Review by Sospi, 2 out of 10
    Problems from the beginning

    I ordered this Aero Gigabyte 15 OLED "twice" having the same problem. I bought this laptop brand new, July 1, 2021, and powered it on for the first time out-of-the-box only to find that the keyboard displayed RGB colors but had a "black" screen, no power was going to the monitor.

    I exchanged it and waited another eight days for a brand new one to arrive, only to find out it also had the same problems. I opened my new Aero Gigabyte 15 OLED laptop to power it on for the first time again, only to find out that the keyboard displayed RGB colors but had a "black" screen again. No power was going to the monitor, but this time, the laptop would not power off.

    I put it back in the original packaging and am returning it tomorrow. If you can risk buying one of these laptops to see if one actually works, than the best of luck to you. I need a laptop soon because my semester is starting this Fall 2021. I need a laptop capable of producing high-quality renderings fast.

    I study interior design and bought this laptop for the specifications. I needed a fast high-end processor and graphics card, a high resolution monitor, lots of storage space, plenty of RAM, and xrite pantone color match. All of these are hard to find in one laptop at a great price.

    The problem is, is it doesn't work. Because I am stupid, I will try one more time before I give up completely on this laptop. I need a laptop that can produce high-quality 3D renderings fast. If you don't have the time or patience to see if one actually works, than take my advice and research another laptop to suit your needs.

    Jul 15, 2021 23:40
  • Review by Bubba, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop! Beautiful screen and no problems!

    I got this laptop on August 16, 2021, and so far it has been great for my creator needs. The screen produces a beautiful image, it quickly tears through the 4k video rendering tasks I give it (using Vegas Pro), and I have had no problems at all.

    This laptop replaced a Dell gaming laptop (Inspiron 15 7577) that was noisy and tended to get very hot, and this Gigabyte leaves that one in the dust. I have no problems with noise or Wi-Fi or any of the other stuff I've seen others complain about. I personally don't care about battery life, since I use the laptop as a desktop replacement and don't use it portably, so I haven't even checked out how long the battery lasts. The Gigabyte Control Center software does seem amateurish and clunky, but I also don't use it to update the drivers etc, as I do that stuff on my own (I've done computer support for a few decades now so I prefer to do that stuff myself).

    This is my first Gigabyte laptop (I've owned multiple laptops from HP, Dell and Lenovo) and I would definitely buy this laptop again.

    Oct 14, 2021 11:15
  • Review by Baldwin363, 8 out of 10
    Great buy when on sale

    Gorgeous display! Gaming is perfect at 1440p on all titles that i have tried. 4k gaming with the Rtx 3060 is hit or miss but for the most part you can squeeze out 60 Fps on a medium demanding AAA title on low or medium settings. One thing to note if you plan to game on this laptop is that you should use headphones. Not because the speakers suck (they are average) but the fan has a slight high pitch wine. I have heard way way worse on other laptops buts its still there. The keyboard is great both visually and to use. The biggest con to this laptop is the Gigabyte Control Center. It holds non of your preferances if you shut the computer down so you are forced to put your comouter to sleep to keep your preferances. Overall great buy when on sale. I got mine when it was $400 off

    Oct 15, 2021 15:44
  • 8.2score
    GIGABYTE - 15.6 IPS Level 240Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-11800H - 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 1TB SSD
    Description

    GIGABYTE AORUS 15P YD - 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare 240Hz, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6, 32GB Memory, 1TB SSD, Win10 Home, Gaming Laptop (AORUS 15P YD-73US244SH)

    7 Features
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H
  • Memory / Storage: 32GB RAM (64GB Max), Gen4 1TB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" Thin Bezel FHD 1920x1080 IPS Level Anti-glare Display LCD (240Hz)
  • Connectivity: Intel AX200 Wireless, Bluetooth V5.2
  • USB: 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack, 1x DC-in Jack, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 14.0"(W) x 9.6" (D) x 1.06"(H)
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    "Value" 3080 laptop!

    The 130W 3080 delivers great performance for the price ($2099.99) and is at least competitive with other offerings in this price range. There is no mux switch (a way to disable optimus internally) so you'll need to attach an external monitor to unlock 100% of the performance, but it performs just fine if you're not desperate for a few % more frames on the go. Attached image is my ffxiv benchmark with the laptop in it's stock configuration not bypassing optimus. You can search for "ffxiv benchmark" if you wanted to compare to your current setup. On top of being an actual ffxiv player, I find the game's benchmark to be one of the best since it toggles between cpu and gpu demanding scenes.

    Nov 03, 2021 09:18
  • Review by Towermaster17, 10 out of 10
    Favorite rig so far

    So far it’s been really cool and fairly quiet for the power.

    I own Alienware and Asus laptops and this one performs the best and stays the coolest. Only issue is Fusion software won’t save RGB settings.

    Definitely sold on Gigabyte laptops from here on.

    Oct 27, 2021 13:44
  • Review by TGMK, 10 out of 10
    Solid Laptop

    I'm quite pleased with this laptop. The 3080 runs on about par with a 3060ti which can be expected with a laptop card. The included software lets you manage fans and clock speed which is nice. When plugged in and in overclocked mode it runs new world on max settings at about 110fps and stays around 58-62C with very reasonable fan noise. I do use an extra cooler underneath though. You can max out the fans and performance but then it sounds like a jet plane. Only oroblem i had was it didnt come with my windows key. I emailed them about ut and got my key in about 3-4 days.

    No opinion on the screen as I almost exclusively run this out to a series of 3 monitors. It has zero issues running a game on one screen, a website on another. And amazon music on the third.

    Does exactly what I wanted it to at a reasonable price. Hopefully it is durable but too soon to say on that!

    Nov 08, 2021 14:04
  • Review by John, 2 out of 10
    Speaker not working - support not responsive

    Bought on Friday reached out to Gigabyte for support as internal speaker not working and have been ghosted by support with nothing other than a confirmation they received my inquiry. It is now Tuesday evening.

    Oct 26, 2021 16:57
  • 8.0score
    Dell - Alienware m15 R5 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen R9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB SSD - Dark Side of the Moon
    Description

    The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 gaming laptop is our first laptop powered with AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphics. To keep performance prioritized and temperatures under control our Alienware Cryo-tech™ cooling technology helps and is designed to keep gameplay and confidence high. Each gaming experience on the m15 is intended to wow players visually, built around a 15” screen, this new generation of m15s are focused on delivering an uncompromised visual experience. Even the visual ID has taken a step forward and introduces newly evolved Legend industrial design.

    9 Features
  • Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 15.6" FHD Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. 360Hz 1ms with ComfortView Plus, NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus.
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX Mobile Processor: Featuring 8 ultra-fast cores, top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen™ 9 5000 Series Mobile Processors deliver elite gaming and professional-class editing, rendering and streaming capabilities for users who demand the best.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity: Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by packersfan036, 10 out of 10
    So far so good!!!!

    This is a nice gaming laptop. pretty powerful, amd nvidia combo. this is one of alienwares first amd cpu based laptops. the alienware command center takes some getting used to. it does perform very well, runs pretty cool, im liking it so far. hopefully it lasts a long time. we shall see. id say overall this is a great laptop. take a chance and buy it.

    Nov 08, 2021 19:44
  • Review by eViLcLoWn, 2 out of 10
    GPU CUDA CORE COUNT?

    What is the CUDA core count?? Why is it less than whats advertise??

    Nov 10, 2021 15:10
  • 6.0score
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    MSI
    MSI - GE66 Raider 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - 32 GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 2 TB SSD - Titanium Blue
    Description

    GE66 Raider is the cross between aesthetics and performance, the keys to a solid laptop. The exterior of the GE66 features an oblique angle which unfolds its crafted sharp image.

    11 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 15.6" Display: Anti-glare Screen reduces eyestrain and widens the field of view. 3840 x 2160 resolution delivers amazing color and clarity
  • 32 GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 2 TB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 discrete graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 discrete graphic card for gaming and graphic designing that delivers the optimal visual experience
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Weighs 5.25 lbs and measures 0.92" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 4-cell battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Backlit keyboard: Backlit keyboard For easy typing in dim or dark conditions.
  • Additional ports: Mini DisplayPort
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by RogerW, 6 out of 10
    Great gaming laptop, but it runs REALLY HOT!!!

    Bought this laptop exclusively to run FS2020. Not sure yet if I’ll keep it. It runs the sim great but it also runs REALLY HOT! There’s nothing (no documentation at all) to indicate how hot is too hot, and I’d expect the fan to automatically kick into high when things get heated up. There is a manual high fan setting which is so loud you can’t hear anything else. I bought a great cooling pad, but am concerned that I’ll melt the thing down if I’m not using that AND running the fan on high.

    The 4k display is gorgeous, but I really with they would have included a numeric keypad.

    I bought a 2nd gaming laptop, an Asus with a bit less power (for $1400 less!) and I’m trying to decide between the two. So far neither is perfect, so I’m not sure which (if either) I’ll keep.

    Aug 28, 2021 09:43
  • 6.0score
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    Geo
    Geo - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished GeoBook 120 Minecraft Edition 12.5-inch Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Minecraft Green
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about GeoBook 120 Minecraft Edition offers inspiration in a world of endless possibilities with Minecraft included from the Microsoft Store, along with bonus skin packs, texture packs, and Minecoins. A sticker pack is also included to help you make the device your own. Ideal for both work and play, this laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10 in S mode and also includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal, offering access to leading productivity software, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and more. Powered by an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, it also includes 64GB eMMC storage, along with a 2.0MP webcam, mic, and speakers.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Features
  • Intel® Celeron® processor: Enjoy a computer with an Intel® Celeron® processor. Experience Intel performance with entertainment features and fast connectivity. The Intel Celeron processor delivers performance in a new computer that fits your lifestyle and budget.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • Weighs 3.05 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultraportable design. It features a small screen size to achieve a compact form factor. Two-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • Wireless/wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 5 - 802.11ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity, and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Software package included: Minecraft (full version), Microsoft 365 one-year subscription.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Minecraftlaptop, 2 out of 10
    Worst purchase ever

    It was suppose to have minecraft already on it but wasnt they want me to pay for sole purpose of laptop and didnt get minecraft stickers

    Sep 24, 2021 17:28
  • 2.0score