After weeks of searching for a laptop for graphics design I chose to go with the Optimus VIII from PC specialist because it was recommend to me by a friend of mine and i must say I am very impressed . It outplays all of its competitors from Dell, HP, ect. in both spec and value for money !

The build quality of this machine is amazing , i chose to go with the i7-7700Hq intel processor with the 500GB samsung evo SSD and the start up time and program launch time is outstandingly quick .

I decided to test its limits a bit by opening some of the most demanding graphics programs and games and running them all at once as well as multiple web browser tabs and Youtube videos and the machine didn't even so much as blink !

One thing that i think could definitely improve is the speakers in the laptop which are pretty poor quality but not really a problem for me as i am mostly hooked up to external speakers .

If you are looking for a laptop for intensive graphics work or gaming , PC specialists Optimus VIII is the laptop for you .

Full Spec :


Chassis & Display
Optimus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ (2.8GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo)

Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 16GB)

Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1

1st Hard Disk
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

Memory Card Reader
Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)

AC Adaptor
1 x 120W AC Adaptor

Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable

Thermal Paste

Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 3

Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8265 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) +BT 4.0

USB Options
1 x USB 3.0 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Cosmos VI Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Keyboard Language

Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence