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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015

    Optimus IX Review

    In 2016, I bought a wonderful, custom-made laptop from PCSpecialist and even encouraged my sister to buy one. After almost 3 years, and due to the fact that I have an insatiable craving for video games, I felt that I sorely needed an upgrade. I could no longer play most modern games to the standard I wanted and was getting increasingly reliant on my Playstation 4. Although I will admit that I am not an expert on computers, I felt that I knew enough to go ahead with this purchase; so after researching and comparing, I decided that I wanted a new laptop as soon as possible and the prebuilt, 'Next-Day' Optimus IX fit my specifications.

    • Optimus 17.3"chassis with full-HD 144Hz display
    • Intel Core i7 8750H 6-core at 2.2GHz
    • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM
    • Corsair DDR4 16GB RAM
    • Seagate Firecuda 1TB SSHD.
    • Total Cost: £1149.00

    (Apologies for the bad quality photos... Bonus woofer if you can spot her!)

    Positive Comments
    • Solidly built laptop computer that feels quality and well built.
    • Good price for the specifications.
    • Can play modern games on high/ultra settings.
    • Good sized chassis with a beautiful, crisp display and lovely keyboard LED customisation.
    • Fast dispatch time.
    • As it's custom-made, no bothersome bloatware/shovelware - "Gods be praised!"

    Neutral Comments
    • Lacks fingerprint scanner. My old laptop had this but I do rather miss it. I know this is available on smaller chassis, however.
    • Speakers are slightly lower quality than expected. Easily fixed with some decent headphones.
    • No disc drive. Not necessarily needed with majority of games being digitally bought, but might have been nice.
    • For my own specific usage, the USB ports are not greatly placed. This has been worked around through a small USB hub.

    Negatives Comments
    • Gets quite hot although easily offset with a cooling stand.
    • Had an issue with Control Centre/Hotkey - this was fixed after reinstallation.
    • Not necessarily PCSpecialist's fault but why does next day delivery not include weekends?

    Overall, I am very happy with this purchase. PCSpecialist has, once again, proven their reliability in creating and delivering on quality products for good value. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy a gaming PC/laptop - even if it is their first. Fingers crossed that this beautiful laptop lasts as long, if not longer, than my last (which is still going strong!) Thank you PCSpecialist!

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Thanks for the detailed review! This will help others considering a similar spec.
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  3. #3
    Super Star
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Good stuff.

    However.... Disc drive? Really?! When was last time you bought a disc? Not sure I even remember what they look like.

    When did you buy this?
    You really are fond of chatting with me, aren't you? If I didn't know better, I'd think you had feelings for me.

    Slim's laptop:
    Vortex III - 17.3". i7-3630QM. Geforce GTX 680M. 16Gb Hyper-X Genesis DDR3. 120Gb Kingston Hyper-X 3K SSD. 750Gb WD Scorpio Black.

    Slim's Plex Server:
    Inwin Mini-ITX BQ660 Case, i5-6600T, 240GB HyperX SAVAGE 2.5" SSD, Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler

    Origin ID : SlimCini



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