Eluktronics MECH-15 G2R Slim & Light NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop with Mechanical RGB Keyboard – Intel i7-8750H CPU 8GB GDDR6 VR Ready GPU 15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS 512GB PCIe SSD + 16GB RAM

My Macbook Pro is dying and I need a new laptop for school

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.
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.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.
It weighs 4.5lbs which is light like you want.
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 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.

I need help choosing a laptop.

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I am not sure if this is available in Canada or not but I would recommend 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.
The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal.

Keyboard is mechanical with RGB backlit, I know you don’t prefer it but you can turn it off.

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

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 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.

My Macbook Pro is dying and I need a new laptop for school

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since it seems like you’ll be heavy lifting, I think a gaming device would be the most ideal. The issues you mentioned about the Blade 15 and XPS 15 are very true: QC issues as well as thermal throttling. That is not ideal when running demanding programs. To avoid those issues, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R Pro** with the new RTX graphics card would be a great option. No QC issues, no thermal throttling, while having even stronger components and staying portable.

The battery life is max 4 hours for light use, which is typical for a gaming laptop. The weight is around 4.5lbs, which is pretty portable. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The RTX 2070 graphics card + i7-8750H processor is great for those kinds of demanding programs, the new strong graphics card is a great fit for you. The display is also pretty good, a 1080p 15.6″ 144Hz IPS display with decent color gamut.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Gaming Laptop possibly razer

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I don’t prefer the Razer blade due to some quality control issues, 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.

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal since you prefer good build quality.

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 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.

Laptop for VFX/3D rendering

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.

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 your usage.

The outer shell is made almost entirely out of metal since good build quality is a must.

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 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.

Razer vs Apple vs Dell vs Lenovo

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Many owners on the subreddit Discord are satisified with the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R**, it is a good choice for you. The Razer Blade 15 is known for having QC issues and thermal throttling. The MacBook Pro is probably not the best option, unless you need MacOS. The XPS 15 has similar issues as the Blade 15. The X1 Extreme is nice… but it will throttle on heavy loads. IF you’re okay with a shorter battery life, the new RTX configuration would be a great option. Decent support from Eluktronics (my friend has had no issues, Discord members have had no problems, boutique sellers typically have decent support), durable aluminum chassis, plus the components will not thermal throttle.

Let me know if you have any questions about this laptop.

Usa $1500-$2000

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then this one gets my vote.

Gaming Laptop possibly razer

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The Razer Blade 15 indeed has a history of thermal throttling and QC issues. So, I would probably avoid it.

With the default battery configuration of the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R**, you can probably get 3-4 hours for light general use. That is sadly the norm for gaming devices. But otherwise, it has the specifications you need for running games, while not having QC issues or thermal throttling.

The weight is around 4.5lbs, which is very portable. OS is Windows 10 Home.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card is fine for your use, those games can run at high-ultra settings with good FPS at 1080p. The RTX card is a decent improvement. The build quality is solid, likely will last a decently long time.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Usa $1500-$2000

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For maximizing performance, the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R** is likely the winner. Although it is not a business grade device, you still get decent support from Eluktronics (which is a boutique seller) and the components will not thermal throttle. That is rare in your price range, many laptops do not prioritize cooling.

The battery life is likely max 4 hours for light use. This is normal for a gaming device.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q is a new graphics card, it will be perfect alongside the i7-8750H processor. You can run those programs as well as demanding games in the future.

The aluminum chassis is decently durable, so I think it can last several years.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

We still have to wait for reviews to get actual battery life and how much performance you will have to sacrifice for it but right now I think the MECH 15 has a decent balance between price, performance and battery life I still don’t have the actual numbers but I think it will be over 4 Hrs.