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Pros: Hey, I'm Michael. I did a review on this laptop a little while ago and I listed my e-mail so if anyone wanted testing done I would happily do it for you all. And I DID! :D
In my last review I talked about how a few games played, in detail.
I'm not sure what was wrong with GTA:V at the time of review, but it I ran it again about 1 week after review and these are the settings that worked the greatest while only getting 60+fps all the time.
This is what I sent back to a customer about this laptop after they e-mailed me to re-run my GTA:V benchmark.
pop density max
pop variety max
distance scaling max
texture quality normal (still looks ******* amazing)
shader quality very high
shadow quality high
reflection quality very high
reflection msaa off
water quality very high
grass quality high
soft shadows softer
post fx normal
ambient occlusion high
This got me at a stable and very happy 50+ fps
Super ******* beautiful. If I dropped the shadow quality to normal and shader quality to normal I always got 60fps+
Cons: this isn't my first review so I explained everything that was a con in GREAT detail in my last review.
This is only a follow-up.
Other Thoughts: In other news I just downloaded Mad Max and it runs everything fully maxxed out at 60+fps :)
Something you all should know is that I swapped out the HDD for a 500GB SSD
As well as doubled the RAM, it now has 16GB of 1866mhz RAM. :D
I took those out and put in the original hardware for the tests so don't you worry your pretty little head.
If ANYONE wants me to continue testing anything email me
michaelhpettit at gmail dot com alright! I am more than happy to help.
I know how hard it was for me taking the chance to spend the money to buy a laptop in the hopes that it would be everything I hoped for. And this laptop got very darn close.
The only thing the sucks is the shift key being tiny on the right. :(
Superd laptop though!
This review is from: 3-Piece Soreno Desk By Walker Edison
Pros: Big, plenty of room for multi-monitor setups
Light, but sturdy!
Cons: Really none, it was easy to setup. only took 10 min after everything was out of the boxes!
Other Thoughts: I have two 23 inch monitors, a boom mic that attaches to the desk and sits in between the two monitors, two speakers on either end of the monitors, and room for my 15 inch laptop and mouse and mousepad. Still room to spare!
I'm a tall guy and boy is there legroom!
Pros: In other thoughts I talk about some things you may want to read
1. Low price - 600 when I bought it
2. FREAKING BEAST CPU AND GPU
3. Doesn't get hot - or as hot as you'd think
4. Fast, both cpu and gpu
5. No glaring at all on the screen! YAYY!
Cons: Check the images, because I missed it and it is the only thing that kills this laptop for me
The right side shift which is the one i use all the time, i never touch the left hand side one. It is small, really small.
I always hit the up arrow instead of it :( and it really irks me because I'm a programmer and I use it all of the time.
Secondly, the touch pad is pure garbage, unusable. Let me explain...
You can just be running your finger over it and it will click repeatedly several times and changing settings does nothing. I disabled the tapping part of the touch pad so now the only way i can click is with a mouse or physically left click on the button below the touchpad which is annoying.
These were not deal killers for me.
For the price I'm not arguing and I'd happily pay 700 for this laptop. It is wonderful.
Other Thoughts: Alright, small backstory.
I'm a PC gamer strictly. I have an i5 4670k and gtx 760. Pretty darn good.
I wanted a laptop that I could play my fav games at 60fps+ 24/7, no stuttering.
I've bought 2 laptops, an AMD and this one.
The AMD looked promising at 500 bucks. It wasn't...
It ran super hot when not doing anything and the fan would kick on at full speed and then shut off, then on again... etc. etc. annoying...
Fast forward 2 years.
I'm shopping around about a week ago and I come across this laptop. I do my research and lookup the cpu and gpu. I was impressed!
I figured I'd take a risk and go for it. I bought this laptop on a friday with free 7-14 day shipping. It arrived 4 days later on tuesday...
I live in SD and we never get anything on time here let alone BEFORE the minimum date spoken of haha.
Already I was super happy.
I opened up the box and here is this gorgeous red and black case. Freaking beautiful.
They took excellent care in packaging.
Anyway, I take it all out and plug it in and turn it on.
Windows initial setup took a while, about 20 min to get to the point where you type your name and setup your account etc.
Once I was finally at the desktop, first thing i did was start updating windows because else its suuuuper slow haha.
My internet is 5meg down and 1 up which logically translates to 368 kilobytes down and 84 up. We need new internet so Google, if you're listening, Wagner, SD needs some serious help. 60 bucks a month for this... Thanks, anyway back on track.
Fast forward 8 hours for it to catch up the 400 some windows updates. I restart and am brought to a super slick and fast desktop screen. MSI brandishing their beautiful backup software, i make an iso copy of my current drive and put it somewhere safe. Super happy about the free backup software.
Then.... Norton. Norton oh Norton.
I get a popup for Norton virus giver software and immediately banish it to the depths of my recycle bin and uninstall it.
I feel much better.
Next I copy everything I wanted to test out. Neverwinter, Smite, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Dying Light, Borderlands 2, GTA V.
Neverwinter, Smite, Age of Mythology, and Borderlands 2 ran complete maxxed out even AA at 60+fps all the time.
Next, Dying Light. All maxxed Except AA off and Textures at medium. 60fps+ all the time. SUPER HAPPY, IT IS BEAUTIFUL STILL AND IM PICKING ABOUT GRAPHICS.
Next.... GTA V
For whatever reason, I ran this on all low and I'm only getting 10fps and under.... Very sad. I'm not sure why. I'll be looking for fixes, but it isn't looking good.
I hope this helped everyone. send me an email at michaelhpettit at gmail dot com if you would like me to test some other game. I own 289 games on Steam. I'll let you know how they play. Thank you! Have a great day!