17.3" Recoil II new laptop review | PCSPECIALIST

17.3" Recoil II new laptop review

PetruD

New member
Powerful and light machine for a 17.3" laptop. Great value for money and can play games.

The likes:
- fast and great performance, with a 1060 graphic card smooth gaming, can pass 6000 points on PassMark depending on configuration
- the screen is great, narrow bezels
- it's nicely packed and looks more like a 15"
- quiet and keeps its cools on normal usage; during games you will hear the fans
- the touchpad feels really nice and very responsive
- it's not heavy and plenty connectors
- free games promotion (depends on the configuration)

Areas of improvement, personal dislikes or what to expect:
- camera is very low quality and not even close to HD
- drivers might cause issues, provided audio driver does not install and the sticker for SoundsBlaster 5 should not be there as I never got the software to work
- the software for keyboard and fan settings is basic (not like the features picture on the website)
- have a usb mouse around if you planning on installing Windows yourself because the touchpad is not detected (works fine after installing the drivers)

Overall I am happy with the product, hope it lasts for a long time.
 

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Oussebon

Moderator
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Thanks for the review, and as above hopefully informative for people considering a purchase :)

The case does seem to be a bit of a banana magnet though

I would suggest contacting PCS about the software issues. And checking if there are any updates in the downloads section of your main PC Specialist account.
 

PetruD

New member
Hi educhy, keyboard is good, individual keys can be set up with a specific colour and are fairly big for size.
Re "clicky" I don't mind, it is not as loud a normal pc heyboard but not as quiet as the rubber type keyboards on laptops. I like the sound.
Attached a recording View attachment keyboard noise 2.zip or here https://vocaroo.com/i/s1QVeKSyhxVV

SpyderTracker thank you for the suggestion. Yes, I checked and the same driver that gives me an error on installation is available only. I contacted PCS in regards to this issue, still to receive feedback.
The audio driver does not seem to be OEM signed and the sound blaster won't work. I don't mind that much, default Windows sound driver works fine.
 
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PhantomR

Member
Hi there, thank you for the review and also for recording the keyboard sound. If I may ask, what battery life are you getting (both while gaming and while doing normal sutff)? Also, how are the temperatures?
 
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