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Kig K.

Kig K.

Joined on 04/03/20

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I play games and draw. I’d like to stream, but I’m less than interesting.

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

A Really Pleasant Surprise (Cons aren't really cons just things to notice)

Colorful Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 144Hz, Intel 12th Gen Core i5 12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop, 16GB DDR4 Dual Channels Expand to 64GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Thunderbolt 4 Interface, Windows 11 Home
Colorful Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 144Hz, Intel 12th Gen Core i5 12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop, 16GB DDR4 Dual Channels Expand to 64GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Thunderbolt 4 Interface, Windows 11 Home

Pros: - Up-gradable Ram - It doesn't say in the description, but there is a slot for an extra M.2 SSD for more space. - It's fast, starts up pretty quickly and runs my games very well at top settings (Overwatch to name one as an example) - No bloatware (aside from OneNote/OneDrive (I uninstalled those really quick)) - If you're an artist as well as a gamer like myself, the keyboard is a bit lower than the top panel so the keys are level with the panel itself, enough so that you can just put your drawing tablet on top & not have it press down on the keys. I can lay back in bed with this laptop on my lap and draw pretty comfortably because of it. I doubt it was on purpose but it's a very nice plus for me. - Speaking of, the keyboard itself it very comfortable. Keys bright and nicely shaped. - It comes with what I believe are two replacement keys. They're blank so maybe the tops of the keys are able to be peeled off? Either way, nice to get.

Cons: - Not so much a con, but the bottom panel is a bit tricky to get off once unscrewed. You almost feel like you'll snap it because it's really latched on there. Makes me nervous to open for the upgrade options or repairs should something happen. But that's more a nit pick for me as that's somewhat common for gaming laptops. - I've noticed this with a lot of gaming laptops friends have owned as well, but I had to manually download Geforce experience (VERY important program if you want your graphics card driver to be updated and kept up to date) and that's annoying. It comes with a nvidia card. Just have it pre-installed. There's other software loaded on this so it wouldn't be a hassle. - Very odd, but this came with a disk for drivers but it doesn't have a disk drive. I guess you could go to a computer with a disk drive and put whatever is on it onto a flash drive but at that point, Colorful, just provide a flash drive with the drivers instead. They're inexpensive and it makes more sense considering there's no disk drive.

Overall Review: I wasn't expecting something terrible, but I was looking for a gaming laptop for when I'm not at the desktop. Colorful isn't as well known to me like MSI, Razer, Asus, Lenovo, Gigabyte etc etc. I knew they made graphics cards and ram and SSD but to see a new laptop with no reviews from a newer brand had me a little nervous but it was on sale and I wasn't looking to break the bank for a secondary machine. I took a risk and I'm pretty happy with it. Once it arrived and was opened I immediately got to opening the bottom panel to see what I was working with. The slots for everything you can upgrade are easily accessible once you're in its guts. (The panel itself is stubborn to get off; you have to really pry it off while being mindful not to crack it) There's a slot for more storage, the ram slots also allow for that 64gb upgrade which is nice as promised. The screen is a big part of making it worth it. The frames are very fluid and clear. It isn't my 2k monitor but the 144hz really makes it the purchase to go for in a laptop. This might sound strange, but it doesn't have the "gamer aesthetic" and I really like that in this. It's somewhat discrete that way and makes me less nervous to go out with this places. I don't like track pads due to how unnatural they feel compared to a normal mouse, but this has a smooth and decent one, not glossy or textured or rough feeling. It has its own software for changing the keyboard RGB and key presets. You can also change fan speed which is nice. There's software for the Thunderbolt (I don't have a chance to test it currently) and also for Audio. You can change how your audio sounds as far as clarity and effects which is interesting to see that as a normal laptop integration. Especially since it works as intended. Overall I'll leave the first review with a 5 stars and say its worth taking a good look at and consideration.

Perfect for any Pirate.

NordVPN Internet Security and Privacy Software for Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS - 6 Devices - 12 month VPN Subscription - OEM
NordVPN Internet Security and Privacy Software for Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS - 6 Devices - 12 month VPN Subscription - OEM

Pros: Everything.

Overall Review: The internet is my oyster.

A Bit Pricy But Worth It

Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System for G703, G903, G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mice
Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System for G703, G903, G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mice

Pros: - Surface Options, it comes with an option between either a smooth surface covering or a rough one. - Charges really fast - The color sync in the Logitech software is pretty consistent and on point with customizable color options. - Syncing it to the mouse I got to go with it was incredibly easy and fast.

Cons: Nothing.

Overall Review: While I feel the price was a bit much, you get what you pay for. This mouse pad was exactly what I needed alongside getting a Logitech wireless mouse to go with it. I was looking to leave Razer behind as their products and customer service are pretty subpar, especially for the prices they make consumers pay. I went from the Naga pro to this and the Logitech G502 and everything about the switch has been illuminating. No more docking my mouse when the battery gets low. The mouse is also been smoother to use itself. I've heard of Razers own version of this but after reading reviews that I expected to see speaking poorly of it's performance and reliability charging and staying connected I went with Logitech and although it's only been a few days, it's working wonders. Performance is top tier with Logitech.

Great For The Price

Pixio PX278 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 2K 1ms (GTG) 144Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync Flicker-Free Low Blue Light Backlit LED Gaming Monitor
Pixio PX278 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 2K 1ms (GTG) 144Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync Flicker-Free Low Blue Light Backlit LED Gaming Monitor

Pros: - Great colors - it's on board software is pretty solid (It's own reticle setting is really cool to use in games without reticle customization (I don't need a lot, just at least let me make the color different and I'll be happy)(If a games colors are light enough, I lose focus on the reticle when it's white instead of red) - Power/menu button is pretty simple and frustration free - lets you choose what hz to run at (maxed out regardless cause that's what I bought it for but nice to have an option I guess lol) - The stand is sturdy metal and almost impossible to knock over

Cons: - nit picking, but there is back light bleed when the screen goes completely dark but is still on - Doesn't come with the screws needed to attach the monitor stand that comes with it (I got a desk mount for it a week later anyway but still. I'm lucky I already had extra screws that fit in my tool box or else I'd have made an unhappy secondary trip to home depot) - Stand itself takes up an obnoxious amount of space. Aesthetically it does look cool, but it isn't practical, especially if you're like me and like to utilize the space you have efficiently.

Overall Review: It's a very solid monitor that delivers on performance and solid frames. There's some fair nit picks that could be deal breakers or not big deals in equal measure but since the performance has been steady and working well for my game performance (I run FPS games), I'd say Pixio is a brand I'd buy from again for additional monitors.

Aside From the Price, It's Been Smooth Sailing

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X 8G LHR
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X 8G LHR

Pros: - Significant boost in card performance compared to a 1660 - Temps are fair - Overclocking is pretty straight forward with afterburner and sees results

Cons: Wasn' t worth the price, but what can you do during the pandemic?

Overall Review: I got exactly what I was looking for at a price I wasn't looking to pay. But, it couldn't be helped. Everything was unopened, delivery was pretty prompt. I can't complain, it's a current gen card and it gets the job done smoothly. It's pretty hefty too, even compared to my old 1660.