Joined on 09/03/21
Solid gaming laptop
Pros: GPU is a beast, lightweight, solid air circulation, great score for price Runs new world, battlefield 2042 (and all the others) as well as call of duty MW3 beta right out of the box like a dream. Although, as stated below, it needs to be propped up or set on a hard surface to keep itself from cooking during the more graphic intense games. That said, played battlefield for 4+ hours with it lifted slightly off the desk to provide airflow, and the fans kept it around 79 degrees tops. Pretty impressive in my opinion. It looks inconspicuous from a glance, which was a huge selling point from me, as i imagine its less likely to get swiped looking like a work laptop. So far, comparable performance to my 2.5k desktop setup, but actually has better built in Wi-Fi (downloads at 72mbps) Thoroughly impressed, and would recommend to anyone looking for a quality product thats quite affordable, as long as you bring your charger with you and keep those base fans in mind.
Cons: Battery life is pretty minimal, but thats to be expected with such a compact laptop with such a monstrous GPU. Fans on bottom do a great job of cooling off this monsters beautiful guts, but it definitely needs to be set in a hard surface (not a blanket) or it quickly starts to rise in temperature. Sound quality is a liiiiitle tinny. Like a cell phone or other cheap speaker, but again, thats very much expected for a laptop. Spend 30 bucks on a decent pair of headphones (youll want them when the fans are cranking) and forget about it!
Overall Review: Best gaming laptop Ive ever had (Ive had 0 prior to be transparent) but again, it holds its own in comparison to my custom desktop build, and what it lacks in battery life it makes up for in portability. Kudos to colorful for making an affordable, bad little beast. Was quite skeptical when purchasing (which is why Im writing this review, I would have loved one a little more in depth) but it was worth every penny. Also arrived in two days, which says a lot as I live in Alaska. Throw it in your cart, compare a dozen others to it, then once you realize this is the most bang for your buck, buy it.