[Customize Your Own] 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Select up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU, up to 64GB RAM, up to 4TB PCIe) Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R Pro-X Intel i7-8750H 144Hz Refresh Rate IPS VR Ready Notebook PC

Sanity Check: Helios 300 for Fusion 360 and future?

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

​I don’t prefer the Acer predator because of some heating issues, so I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal, and you prefer durability.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great and it’s better than the mentioned acer, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

College laptop for a Computer Science major, also some light gaming.

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU and Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run the mentioned gameson medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Sanity Check: Helios 300 for Fusion 360 and future?

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think a better option would be a configuration of the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R Pro**, mainly because of heat management. This laptop will not thermal throttle unlike the Helios 300, it is super important for a good gaming performance. You lose in performance from running too hot.

The i7-8750H processor and GTX 1060 graphics card is a strong combination in your price range, perfect for 3D work and running recent games at high settings 1080p. The weight is around 4.5lbs while maintaining good cooling, which is impressive.

I stopped recommending the Helios 300 because of the thermal issues, especially when the Mech-15 G2R is close in price. The difference in price is worth it, especially when performance is on the line.

Let me know if you have questions.

Sexy, Premiere Pro and Programming, University Student, Great Customer Support (<1300)

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher for a lighter weight laptop, then I would recommend the Huawei Matebook X Pro because of the following :
It comes with 8th gen, i7 quad core CPU which is suitable for programming.
The case has a high quality feel to it and smooth matte aluminum surfaces, flexing is minimal around the base and center of the keyboard and likewise for the lid despite the very narrow bezels.

USB 3.0, USB type C, Thunderbolt 3 for ports.
Upgrades is hard, ram is soldered and SSD is underneath a heat pipe, but upgradeability is low in most ultrabooks.

Camera is “spring-loaded popup” from the keyboard, so the angle is fixed and image quality is unimpressive.

Keyboard is spill-proof chiclet keyboard, shallow in travel, Feedback is adequate, typing overall is quiet, and backlighting comes standard in two levels.

Touchpad is large, Multi-touch gestures is supported and easy to do thanks to the large touchpad.
Mouse keys are integrated (there are no dedicated mouse keys), feedback is soft and little spongy.

Display is 3:2 aspect ratio, has 13.9-inch screen , Brightness is very high (but usability in direct sunlight is still average because of the glossy screen), slight backlight bleeding that is easy to ignore.

Color coverage is very good at 61.6% for RGB and 95% for sRGB, screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM (which is a great plus if you have sensitive eyes).

CPU throttle under continuous intensive work, however, it is still more powerful than the 7th gen dual, so it may not be the best if your intensive work is made in long periods, but it should be more than powerful enough for bursts of intensive work

Fan noise is low during low to medium usage.

Heat is average during normal usage, but it gets hot during gaming (but still stays cool in the area that you use during gaming).

There are two front-facing speakers on each side plus two more facing the bottom corners.

Battery life is about 8-9 hours during normal/average usage.

Another big con for some is that it is made in china, which means that the support in the US currently limited.

If your video editing will be more intensive then you will need more powerful CPU, in that case I would recommend power over “sexy and light” so I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.
This is the new model with the new RTX card, and there is not a reliable review of it out yet, however, it uses the same chassis so we are expecting similar cons/pros to the older model, with that said here is a review of the old model.

It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful for video editing.

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Any good 1080 60hz (144 option too if you can) gaming laptop under $1000(wiling to go to 1500 if needed)?

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
It weighs 4.5 lbs since you prefer a lightweight laptop.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Laptop for GIS and graphic design <$1,200 USD (New York, USA)

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU which will fit your usage.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Looking for a Software Development Laptop with Minor Gaming/Video Editing Capabilities.

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

If those the only games you are planning to play then I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU which will fit software development, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run League of Legends, TF2 and CS on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Should I avoid U-series 8th gen i7 processors? Laptop for GIS and graphic design (USA)

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t think you should be intimidated by the ‘gaming’ label, demanding programs share the same components that is required for gaming. Compared to the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R** I recommended yesterday, I can mention the flaws in the laptops you have listed. The Razer Blade 15 thermal throttles and has QC issues, while the Eluktronics Mech-15 does not. Same with the XPS 9570, can be hit or miss. ThinkPad is a business grade device, good in that sense, however struggles with thermal throttling. Lastly, the Matebook X Pro will throttle on heavy load and has a lack of support in the U.S. Personally, ignoring the ‘gamer’ tag on the Eluktronics Mech-15, I think it is well adjusted to your use.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Any good 1080 60hz (144 option too if you can) gaming laptop under $1000(wiling to go to 1500 if needed)?

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If 15.6″ is possible, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** configured with a GTX 1060 graphics card, 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz IPS display, 16 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD would be great for you. Battery life is okay, 3-4 hours for light, typical for a gaming laptop since the components need a lot of power. The 144 Hz display is great for gaming in nearly all games, you’ll gain its benefits.

You can configure it as you like through the link I’ve provided.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thin gaming laptop for travel.

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will runPubg, GTA, and COD on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
It weighs 4.5 lbs which is light .
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

$1500 laptop for Interior design/ gaming?

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run Overwatch, and God of War on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
It weighs 4.5 lbs which is light .
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Laptop for GIS and graphic design <$1,200 USD (New York, USA)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I would also advice going with the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** for the best display + specifications for the price. Cheaper than this device, many laptops will struggle with thermal throttling or have a bad display. Both aren’t ideal for your use case.

The GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor is a powerful combination, perfect for photo related work as well the demanding programs you have listed. You can upgrade the RAM and storage as needed in the future, which is good addition as well. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home, which is typical in this range.

The Aspire E 15 is likely too weak for you, while the Eluktronics laptop you linked lacks in color gamut, and the Helios 300 thermal throttles.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a Software Development Laptop with Minor Gaming/Video Editing Capabilities.

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

To pack a good amount of power in your price range, while keeping in mind a good display, I recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, you are able to get the new RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card. It is future proof and you get excellent performance out of it in games and other demanding tasks. The good cooling system makes this laptop a good option.

The weight is around 4.5lbs, which makes this laptop decently portable. The OS is Windows 10 Home or Pro, whichever you prefer.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card (or GTX 1060 for cheaper) and i7-8750H processor is a good combination for those games and photo editing. The display has a good display, 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz IPS display if you choose the high refresh display. It has over 90% sRGB color gamut coverage which is good.

The XPS has throttling issues and QC issues, while the Precision is a good option. It depends if you need a workstation or a more powerful device.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Gaming and School Laptop

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Both the XPS 15 and Blade 15 have issues when it comes to throttling, and more specifically the Blade 15 is QC issues. Those are dealbreakers when it comes to have a reliable device with good performance, I recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** instead, you can get the new RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card in your price range in this chassis. The laptop is known for good thermals already, so I don’t think cooling is a major concern on this device.

The weight is around 4.5lbs which is excellent and portable. OS is Windows 10 Home.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card and i7-8750H processor is fine for gaming on ultra settings at 1080p. It likely performs between a mobile GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, which is excellent price to performance ratio.

Let me know if you have any questions.

$1500 laptop for Interior design/ gaming?

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

From what you have listed, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** configured with the GTX 1060 graphics card is just right for you. Excellent specifications for the price for gaming and CAD programs, actually the best specifications in your price range. Additionally, it has good cooling, which makes it a better gaming device than the Helios 300.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor you can run the kind of programs you have listed easily. You can pick the 16 GB RAM configuration, just right for your use. You can also choose a 144 Hz display if you want a high refresh rate.

The keyboard is nice in my opinion, but some people don’t like it.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Editing/college laptop [$1,200 USD]

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

I was alluding to the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, which is definitely doable under the $2,000 price range. In comparison to the laptops you have listed, you will have an excellent display (high refresh rate if you’d like) as well as strong specifications for video editing. Additionally, its cooling is excellent so you won’t run into any thermal throttling. The weight is around 4.5lbs and the display has thin bezels, fairly good for the specifications and cooling. A bit larger of a display than what you probably like, but it packs in the power needed for a good experience in video editing.

You can get 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD, a 144Hz display, and the new RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card in the price range.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thin gaming laptop for travel.

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The GS65 indeed with throttle and it is difficult to repaste it. So, I recommend getting the RTX 2070 Max-Q model of the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, you’ll be able to stay within the price range. This laptop is already known to have good thermals so an RTX 2070 should be just fine. Additionally, it is very lightweight, only 4.5lbs which is excellent.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card and i7-8750H processor is a powerful combination for those games. You can likely get high-ultra settings 1080p with good framerate.

Let me know if you have any questions.

LF a gaming laptop that will last the next few years

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The amount of good RTX laptops are currently limited, since benchmarks for all laptops have yet to be released. But one of the rare devices that are available that is assumed to be excellent is the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** with the RTX 2070 Max-Q. It runs extremely well with a GTX 1060, so I think a RTX card would work out too. It has nearly everything you have listed: good specifications, good cooling, good display for photo editing, and good reliability. However, it does lack TB3 which is a big shame.

If you have any questions about this laptop, let me know,

Need a gaming laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher for better build quality and a powerful GPU, I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2
Here is a small review of it:

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Looking for high quality gaming pc with good display $1500 [USA]

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run Overwatch on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal since you want a good build quality.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Upgradable Laptop (Gaming.)

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU .
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Fast laptop that can run intensive programs ~1500

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

​if you prefer a powerful CPU and GPU for CAD and to game on the go, then I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run RPGs like Witcher 3 on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Downsizing from Desktop to Laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I don’t prefer the mentioned options due to some heating issues, besides the MSI has some build quality issues, so I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run League of legends, Stardew Valley,and Skyrim on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal like you want.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.
It comes with HDMI to connect your monitor and ethernet port like you want.

Where to buy New RTX Laptops?

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Currently, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** provides a configuration with the RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card for around ~$1600 for the base model. This laptop is already known for its good thermals, so throttling shouldn’t be an issue. The RTX 2060 configuration should be available sometime soon, it has similar performance to the RTX 2070 Max-Q anyways. A great budget option currently.

Work laptop. Adobe CC, SEO programs, Microsoft Office. Learning programming. [$1250, USA]

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For long term use + a good display, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** is likely the best option. It has the best specifications for the price and a good cooling system. Although over kill for your current needs, you have lots of headroom for more demanding games and upgrades in the future.

The weight is decent, around 4.5lbs, pretty portable. When it comes to battery life, it is a bit low, max 4 hours for light use.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor will be fine for those kinds of programs, you can play more demanding titles fine as well.

The keyboard is nice, but some people do not like it. It has a variety of ports available.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for high quality gaming pc with good display $1500 [USA]

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For your display requirement, I think it will be difficult to achieve that high of a percent of NTSC. Likely around 72% is all you can get. With that, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** is a great fit. It has excellent specifications for the price as well as a solid cooling system. Additionally, not many laptops can compare to its display.

The weight is around 4.5lbs which is very portable for a gaming laptop. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor should be fine for games like Overwatch on ultra settings, but you might want to lower settings for higher FPS. The display is an excellent 1080p 15.6″ 144 Hz IPS display.

Let me know if you have any questions.

The configuration I recommend: 144 Hz display, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD. RTX 2070 graphics card is also another option.

Fast laptop that can run intensive programs ~1500

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For AAA titles like Witcher 3, a gaming device is likely the most ideal. So, I recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, it easily provides the best specifications for the price and a good cooling system for its components so no issues with thermals.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical.

With the GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor, you can run CAD programs and AAA titles like Witcher 3 effectively. I estimate around high settings 1080p with good FPS is about right.

The keyboard is nice in my opinion, but some people do not like it. The build quality is solid so I think it can last 4-5 years, but be sure to treat your laptop well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

For the laptop: I recommend the 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, GTX 1060 configuration with the 144 Hz display.

Laptop for non AAA-gaming and software development

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend that you wait for the rtx laptops but if you can’t wait then I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Need A New Laptop for School! Please Help!

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Based on what you have written, I recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** since it has thee best specifications for the price while having a solid cooling system for the components. It is very important for devices for gaming and CAD, or you won’t make the best of your components.

The GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor is a strong combination, ideal for games and CAD software. The 6-core processor is a good addition, it is a good fit for long term use. You can run modern games around high settings 1080p.

The OS is Windows 10 Home. Weight is around 4.5lbs, so very portable.

The battery life is considerably poor, but normal for a gaming laptop. However, build quality is solid.

Let me know if you have any questions.

The configuration I recommend is the 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD, rest would be the default.

Need A New Laptop for School! Please Help!

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal, and you prefer high build quality.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
It weighs 4.5 lbs which is light since you are going to Carry it every day to school.
Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Laptop for coding, gaming, and coding games

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU which will fit software development and video game development, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run your game on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Gaming laptop between $1000-$1500 U.S

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I don’t prefer the mentioned Acer and the ASUS due to some heating issues, I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS and you can get the 144Hz when you hit customize, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32B of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

1,000 or Below, USA

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

The **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** is what comes into mind. The base model would be around $1,300 and it has the features you’re looking for. In addition to good specifications for the price, the excellent cooling system helps prevent thermal throttling on this device which many laptops suffer from.

The build quality is sturdy, I don’t think you will have any issues with hinges. The bezels are decently thin. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor, you can run all of the games and demanding programs you plan on running with some extra head room. The display is an excellent 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz IPS display with 90%+ sRGB color accuracy, ideal for photo editing. This laptop includes USB-C, but it is not Thunderbolt 3 nor touchscreen.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a Gaming Laptop in the next few weeks. Form Filled Out.

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run PUBG, Path of Exile, Skyrim (Modded), and newer games on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Work/School/Gaming for less than $1800?

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

As others have said, waiting for RTX laptops might be your best option, but i you don’t want to wait then I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i7 hexa core which is powerful CPU for AutoCAD, Creo, and Solid works, Geforce GTX 1060 and it’s a powerful GPU and will run AAA games on medium to high setting.
here’s more details regarding GPU: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal since the good build quality is a must.
Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit which you like.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 32GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Looking for a Gaming Laptop in the next few weeks. Form Filled Out.

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The best option in this price range for gaming is always the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, it is superior to laptops like the Helios 300 because of its cooling system. Unlike the Helios 300, this laptop will not thermal throttle so you can get the most out of your components. The specifications are great for the price, they will be very capable in modern games.

The GTX 1060 graphics card and i7 processor is a strong combination the games you’re looking to play will be great around 1080p high settings. This laptop will last with its durable aluminum chassis, but of course take good care of your laptop.

Laptop for gaming and video editing under $1500

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For specifications in this price range, I think that you will first need a good cooling system. This is essential, since if a laptop has too strong components but an incompetent cooling system, its performance will struggle. In addition to a good cooling system, strong specifications are needed, specifically a good graphics card. So, based on that, I recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** which combines those features. Sadly not a 2-in-1, but this laptop packs in lots of power for gaming and video editing

The weight is around 4.5lbs which I would consider to be decently portable. The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is often preferred for gaming.

The i7 6-core processor and GTX 1060 dedicated graphics card can run all of the games you plan on playing, high settings 1080p with good FPS. This laptop has a 144 Hz display, while most displays are 60 Hz. That means you’ll see improvement in smoothness up to 144 FPS.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Need a Laptop for Running VMs and Software Development

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I’d go with the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, it is very affordable considering it has a sturdy aluminum plus strong specifications for the price. Additionally, the lack of cooling issues makes this perfect for heavy lifting. You can select the kind of configuration you would like, 32 GB RAM is available.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical for devices in tihs price range.

Since VMs can be demanding, the i7-8750H processor will be a great fit. 32 GB RAM is likely good for you. This laptop includes a dedicated GTX 1060 graphics card, if you need it. The keyboard is nice in my opinion, I enjoy mechanical keyboards.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for Gaming

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think the best option is to wait for RTX laptops. But, if you can’t wait, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** provides the best performance for the price with the GTX 1060 graphics card and good cooling. Many laptops lack in cooling, which is a deal breaker for good gaming performance.

You can run recent AAA titles at 1080p high settings with good FPS with the GTX 1060, potentially higher settings if you wait for an RTX 2060 laptop.

Let me know if you have a question!

I need a good laptop for Animation and rendering, also 3D modeling

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think that the best option would be waiting for an RTX device. But, if that is not an option, I suggest the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** which is known to not have any issues with thermals. It has great specifications for price, including an i7 processor and GTX 1060 graphics card. This is necessary for video editing, and the good cooling system is an advantage over other laptops. The specifications will be fine for video editing and gaming, recent games will reach 1080p high settings easily with good FPS. The display is great too, it is a 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz IPS display with good colors.

Let me know if you have questions.

Laptop for Gaming

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by elvinelmo

For gaming only at your price range the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro-X** is one of the best options to go with. It has pretty much identical specs to other gaming laptops at this price range but what really sets it apart is its heat management. Its cooling system is pretty good and will allow you to game for extended periods of time without throttling. Its 144Hz display will come in handy when gaming as well. Its not the easiest laptop to upgrade but you can get more RAM and storage space if needed. Its battery life is what you would expect for a gaming laptop, nothing great about 4 hrs if you are lucky doing regular tasks. When gaming its about an hour and half

* 15.6″ Full HD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate Display,
* Intel 6-Core i7-8750H,
* GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics,
* 16GB RAM, 480GB NVMe SSD,
* Mechanical RGB Keyboard

[USA] 15" small lightweight $value business laptop with a numpad and ideally 1050ti for minor gaming. Something like an XPS 15 but with a numpad for data entry. Thanks!

Posted on: January 9, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For a lightweight device that provides excellent performance for your use, I would recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** which has what you’re looking for. Thin bezels and excellent portability, which cheaper laptops do not provide. Additionally, great thermals, cheaper laptops lack in that.

The laptop’s weight is 4.5lbs which is very portable. The laptop’s bezels and chassis is overall slim. This laptop includes a number pad as well.

The laptop’s OS is Windows 10 Home.

The i7-8750H processor + GTX 1060 will be fine for demanding tasks as well as light games if you’re interested in that.

The build quality is fairly good, it is durable with an aluminum chassis. The keyboard is good in my opinion, but the touch pad is meh.

Let me know if you have questions.

2019, looking for solid 15-17in laptop under $1500 for heavy gaming and productivity

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

2019, looking for solid 15-17in laptop under $1500 for heavy gaming and productivity

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

At this current time, the best laptop in your price range is by far the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**. It is lightweight, has powerful specifications for the price, and excellent cooling which is necessary for good performance. Cheaper laptops like the Helios 300 tend to suffer from thermal throttling which pulls away from performance.

The GTX 1060 graphics card + i7-8750H processor can run recent AAA titles at high settings on 1080p. This also gives you some head room for future games on lower settings.

The laptop has 16 GB RAM which is enough for gaming and general use.

The chassis is durable and aluminum. The design is unlike most gaming devices, so I don’t think it will be massive issue.

Also, an important feature to look at is port selection, especially for connecting to an external monitor. This laptop has HDMI + 2 miniDP which is excellent for future use. Some laptops only have HDMI, which isn’t ideal if connecting to a 144 Hz display. MiniDP is required for 120 Hz+, especially for 1440p 165 Hz, etc.
Let me know if you have any questions.

13 inch, USA 1500 to 2000 USD photo editing, maybe video editing laptop!

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think a business grade device would be the best option, but that would force you to drop specifications as a focus. If you’re okay with a consumer grade laptop, my recommendation is the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** which has excellent specifications for photo / video editing. Only main issue is the battery life.

The laptop’s weight is 4.5lbs which I would consider to be very portable for a 15.6″ laptop.

The laptop’s OS is Windows 10 Home which is the best option for you, MacOS devices do not provide the same price for performance.

The laptop’s GTX 1060 graphics card and i7-8750H processor will be excellent for video editing. The display has excellent color accuracy which is ideal for photo editing.

Build quality is decent and this laptop has an aluminum chassis.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Wanting a gaming laptop, narrowed choices to 2 or 3.

Posted on: December 29, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you are open to other option for better build quality, I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Company Buying Me A Laptop, 2k Budget, Needs To Look Like A Work Computer, Want To Play Fallout 76, 1080 gaming only...

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

If the design is okay for you, I would recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, it has a lot less of a gamer design than most gaming laptops on the market. Additionally, it has a strong graphics card paired with a good cooling system, so you can run games easily.

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home as the OS, you can try Linux distros if you’d ever like in the future.

At 4.5lbs, it is quite portable for a gaming device.

The GTX 1060 can handle recent AAA titles around high settings, so it will stay relevant over the course of several years. This laptop includes a USB-C port which should be able to connect to your docking station. The laptop includes lots of ports already, but you can always still use a station.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Searching for a $1000-$2000 SSD Laptop, USA

Posted on: December 22, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Thinking of Buying a Razer Blade 15, any better option or reasons to buy it?

Posted on: December 14, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Work Laptop with Light Gaming

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

Good battery life and gaming specifications really don’t mix… but I think the best fit is still the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, with the i7-8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, 480 GB SSD storage, 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz display, and GTX 1060 graphics card. The laptop weighs 4.5lbs and is durable so traveling should be fine.

The laptop can run all of the games you listed, you can expect around high settings with good FPS. Also, it has the ports you’re looking for. Lastly, the cooling system is what shines the most, this laptop does not thermal throttling unlike most laptops in this price range.

Laptop for gaming and creative work

Posted on: November 29, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I would avoid those laptops you named… mainly due to thermal throttling and QC issues. In my opinion, a boutique seller laptop is a great option for you, so I also recommend the **Eluktornics Mech-15 G2 Pro**, with the i7-8750H processor and GTX 1060 graphics card. The battery life is only a few hours, which is sadly a bit poor, but gaming laptops don’t tend to have good battery lives. The weighs is 4.5lbs which should be very portable for a gaming laptop. All of the kinds of programs you listed, like CAD, Adobe programs, and light gaming, all should run smoothly on this laptop. It appears to have the ports you’re looking for.

Laptop for gaming and creative work

Posted on: November 29, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

GeForce GTX 1060 GPU that should be able to handle your games on medium to high settings with very good FPs.

$1500-2000 Gaming Laptop for GF

Posted on: November 21, 2018 by LonerIM2

​I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

$1500-2000 Gaming Laptop for GF

Posted on: November 21, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

Since cooling system is a big concern, and rightfully so for a gaming device, I would recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** as well. The GTX 1060 graphics card is powerful enough for the games you’ve listed. The laptop has a 15.6″ display, which isn’t considered super massive, but it is a normal size for a gaming laptop. The laptop’s build quality is decent because it has an aluminum chassis that is durable. The keyboard feels great, but mainly if she is interested in mechanical.

Gaming Laptop with a 1070gpu for $1500 or less?

Posted on: November 20, 2018 by fungrapedrink

Hello sorry I saw this comment and remembered Microcenter was a thing. If its not to much I would like to ask if the MSI GE63 Raider RGB ( https://www.microcenter.com/product/510722/ge63-raider-rgb-156-gaming-laptop-computer—black ) would be better to get over a Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro-X Gaming Laptop ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FP9ZT77?pf_rd_p=c2945051-950f-485c-b4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=GT7PJ162Z7N43RFE1YYM&th=1 )

Searching for a new a new gaming laptop

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Searching for a new a new gaming laptop

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by legendofeltopo

* Razer are a horrible company that make horrible laptops. They have atrocious build quality, QC, and aftersales, sometimes charging folks for warehouse space while waiting for *them* to fix *their own faults,* even under warranty.
* The GS65 has absurdly goot battery life for a laptop, but that’s basically it; it heats horribly badly and underperforms as a result, and undervolting and repasting (even with liquid metal) is only a partial solution.
* The Zeph M is certainly the best of the three; its one of our more regularly recommended units, since it cools its components very well. However, it’s got a horrible battery – well, well under 4 hours even in light usage.

If you’re happy with what the Zeph M offers, take a look at the Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 – if you’re not US-based it’s resold by different companies elsewhere, as the Illegear Onyx in MY, the PCS Recoil II in the UK, the Aftershock Apex-15 in AU, and the XMG Neo 15 in DE. It cools itself excellently, even under heavy load, and is also built solidly with a discreet, professional-looking aluminium shell. The screen’s good, available with a 144 Hz option, the slim bezels and mechanical keyboard are a nice cherry on top. It’s still got the same spec – 8750H, 1060 (full-power, no Max-Q bull), and can be configured for whatever storage or RAM you want – however, it’s available prebuilt from some vendors for a fair bit cheaper than going direct to Eluk.

It’s one of our most commonly recommended laptops, and is available on Amazon (non-affiliate link, dw) with the configuration you’re after *well* under-budget. While the SSD is *slightly* smaller than what you’re after, there are also at least two M.2 slots available as well as the regular 2.5″ drive, so don’t worry about upgradability.

Gaming and art laptop?

Posted on: November 14, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I would recommend the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** since it has both a good display and GTX 1060 for gaming. The display has 90% sRGB or higher which should be fine for photo editing. For gaming, the GTX 1060 and i7 processor can handle those games easily. The build quality is excellent with the aluminum chassis. The keyboard feels comfortable, I personally prefer mechanical so this was a great upgrade.

Laptop for gaming, CAD, and programming

Posted on: November 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

$1000-$1500 gaming laptop

Posted on: November 6, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Eluktronics mech g2 because it has great combination between value for money, weight, battery life, and performance.

Here is a small review of it:

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit.

It has 3 USB type A, Ethernet, and mic and headphone jack and on the back an HDMI and USB type C.

Screen is IPS with 144Hz refresh rate, with impressively small bezels, and a professional design.

Lid can’t be open with one hand.

Fans get loud under intensive work, but that is normal with every good gaming laptop.

Plenty of upgrade options as the chassis supports up to 64GB of ram, and 2 SSDs and 1 HDD.

Heat management is great, it can get hot but it gets cool again pretty quickly once the fans kick in.

Main con of the laptop is the trackpad, it is mediocre at best when you compare it to other laptops in the price range.

Battery life during normal usage is around 3.5-4.5 hours and 1.5 hour during gaming.

Speakers are down facing so during gaming it is best to wear headphone since the fan gets loud during gaming as well.

Looking for a good college laptop that handles gaming ($1,000-$1,500)

Posted on: October 21, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

As a hybrid machine (good for gaming + very light), how about the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro?** It has:

* i7-8750H 6-core processor

* 16 GB of RAM

* 250 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD storage

* GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card

* 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz display

* GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card

* Weight of 4.5lbs and battery life up to 4 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. It is very light for a 15.6″ gaming machine, 4.5lbs is quite low. Still, it maintains excellent thermals. The GTX 1060 can run any recent game.

8th gen i7 8750H that doesn't overheat or throttle

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by legos45

Under budget, how about the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2?** According to a Dave2D video, it does not thermal throttle like many other laptops in this range. The design isn’t like the regular gamer design. It has:

* i7-8750H 6-core processor

* 16 GB of RAM

* 480 GB SSD storage

* 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz display

* GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card

* Weight of 4.5lbs and battery life up to 4 hours

This laptop runs Windows Home. A GTX 1060 should be great for the programs you listed. Thermals should be great on this laptop.