City of England Music, gaming or video fan
- -Good performance. SSD allows for rapid boot times (a few seconds).
-Good gaming performance. Can play games like CS:GO and rocket league with ease, however AAA titles may require low settings to play.
-Very good battery life, can easily go through a day of web browsing and media consumption (gaming does drain battery to be expected).
-Thin, good metal build, good build quality.
-USB type C (not thunderbolt but I'm not complaining).
-Backlit keyboard, option to turn it off
-Relatively tactile keyboard, good for typing, not mushy.
-No bloatware at all.
-AC wifi (fast).
-3 screws and you can easily upgrade the RAM to 16gb, or swap out the 2.5" hard drive.
-Good bang for your buck, using for university. A macbook with similar performance would set you back a lot more.
- -Fingerprint magnet. The metal design makes prints stick. However, it's not much of an issue to me as you can barely see them from a slight distance.
-Trackpad can take a day to get used to but it's still really good.
-TN panel, so colours aren't too accurate and viewing angles aren't the greatest. However, I'm no graphics designer so I don't really care about this.
-Takes two hands to open the lid with the laptop flat on the table (to be very nitpicky)
-I would have liked the optical drive to be replaced by more cooling space or a larger battery, but still I guess DVDs may come in handy for some people (even though they are quickly becoming a thing of the past).
Published on: 15 August 2017