Love this laptop, but stick to the 1080p 144hz model!8/29/2018 2:18:22 PM

Pros: -Thin and light and good build quaity. Looks cool -RGB keyboard with a solid typing experience

Cons: -UHD630 iGPU cannot handle 4k resolution properly. Have to overclock it with Intel XTU to avoid laggy windows experience, even though the rest of the hardware is good.

Overall Review: Initially using this laptop was a total disappointment. Having spent almost $3k and having major lag and random crashes was just a terrible experience. It was only usable in the High Performance mode, which is not good since I bought a laptop and need the battery to last. I ended up having to do a fresh install of Windows 10, but this still didn't fix the problem. All components were working at their rated speeds, but the laptop stilled lagged bad in normal mode. After more tinkering around, I concluded that it was the integrated graphics that couldn't handle the 4K resolution. I have now owned this laptop for 3 months, and I am loving it! I used Intel XTU to turn up the iGPU multiplier to 12.5x. Also Gigabyte has been updating the firmware for the BIOS as well as updates to their other software on the laptop. Everything is working like a charm now. My only recommendation to those looking to buy this laptop would be to skip the 4K model and stick to the 1080p 144Hz models. The iGPU cannot properly drive it. With the 1070 Max-Q, you definitely can't game in 4K. And I don't think there is much of a difference between 1080 and 4k at this screen size when watching videos. Only people who need this in 4K are content creators. tl;dr Love the laptop, but 1080p version saves $$$ and and the internal hardware can handle it better. Battery will also last longer.

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