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    Recoil II Pro

    I have been having my Recoil II Pro for 4 months and it is absolutely an incredible laptop.

    My specs:
    - Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H
    - 20GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4
    - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 - 6.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM
    - Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2 SSD
    - ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 256GB M.2 SSD
    - Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5'' SSD
    - Cooler Master Mastergel Thermal Compound
    - Killer Wireless 1550 M.2

    Pros:
    - stunning display; you'd be forgiven for thinking it is IPS (it is actually VA)
    - amazingly thin bezzels
    - amazingly thin laptop (no competitor as slim and as performant as this laptop in the same price range)
    - very high performance
    - lots of ventilation space, usually stays cool
    - beautiful multi-colour backlit keyboard with a numeric keys pad
    - no noisy cooling
    - very good connectivity
    - lots of storage options (I installed 3 SSDs in it)
    - will work great with a multi-monitor setup (in my case: laptop monitor + 21:9 1080p monitor + 4K monitor)
    - low price for a premium laptop

    Cons:
    - No Thunderbolt (I really hate this)
    - No HDMI 2.0 (only 1.4)
    - No DP1.4 (only 1.3 - not as important as getting an upgraded HDMI on this)
    - Not sure what that USB2.0 is doing there
    - I would have loved seeing some enhanced networking capabilities such as dual LAN ports or 10Gbpe Lan ports like that MSI laptop everyone talks about has
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    - Not sure what that USB2.0 is doing there
    Mandatory USB mouse, obviously(!)

    Kidding aside:

    - stunning display; you'd be forgiven for thinking it is IPS (it is actually VA)
    That's very interesting. Do you happen to know the panel model used?

    And a lot of people ask about the keyboard on this laptop - the experience of using it and the noise from the keyboard. Do you have any comments?

    Thanks for posting the review, there's some great and helpful stuff in there!

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    Yes, I know what panel mine has: http://www.panelook.com/N156HCA-EA1_...iew_28005.html .
    However, it should be noted that PCSpecialist might be using another panel depending on stock and availability.

    The keyboard is great. A bit noisier that your typical laptop keyboard though (due to being mechanical) so you might want to bear that in mind if you plan to use it for work or in some place with lots of people. Nonetheless, whether you are someone who is doing a lot of writting or someone who is gaming, this keyboard will be great for you. It also has a very premium feeling to it.

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    Great review, many thanks for posting.
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    Thanks for the extra info, very good of you

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    Good review, thank you.

    I am curious though why you think what is ultimately a consumer product would benefit from dual- or 10Gb- Ethernet?

    10Gb kit is hideously expensive and most places reserve it for their core networks (servers) in a data centre. These same places tend to be very wary about allowing non-corporate owned kit on their networks, let alone their core.

    Thinking it through, I could just about see a use case for dual NIC's if you're running a hypervisor/portable lab/demo unit (I do that) but even then, beyond being a learning experience, it's a bit of a stretch to see a useful use case.

    Genuinely curious, as I always like to hear others uses and modes of working - not having a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony1044 View Post
    Good review, thank you.

    I am curious though why you think what is ultimately a consumer product would benefit from dual- or 10Gb- Ethernet?

    10Gb kit is hideously expensive and most places reserve it for their core networks (servers) in a data centre. These same places tend to be very wary about allowing non-corporate owned kit on their networks, let alone their core.

    Thinking it through, I could just about see a use case for dual NIC's if you're running a hypervisor/portable lab/demo unit (I do that) but even then, beyond being a learning experience, it's a bit of a stretch to see a useful use case.

    Genuinely curious, as I always like to hear others uses and modes of working - not having a go
    I have a 10Gigabit network at home. That's the use I am aware that 10Gigabit is expensive (not too expensive to have it in MSI laptops apparently though - well, to be fair, that one is an expensive laptop). However, Dual Ethernet with pairing option could be a cheaper way to achieve multi-gigabit transfer rates. I do a lot of transfer from my laptop to my home server, including multiple backups per day, file transfer (sometimes tens of GBs at once), 4K streaming, file syncing etc.

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    It's very expensive still. Very expensive. As far as I know the MSI laptop with the 10gbps network is their 'Titan' which sells for ~$4000 depending on the model (and it's only in some of the Titan laptops I think)

    It's the top-end cherry on a top-end cake, not the kind of thing you buy for a casual £1500. They apparently also weigh 4.5kg.
    Last edited by Oussebon; 17-12-18 at 22:36.

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    hello i was wondering as i read it somewhere the top mhz is 2400 and i ordered 2600mhz have i wasted my money?>

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    No, if you bought 2666MHz from PCS, that is what it will run at.

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