Defiance 15.6" Review

My old Defiance laptop was nearing the end of its useful life and I decided it was time to upgrade. After searching around, I ended up going for the Defiance DDR5 model and I wasn't dissappointed. The specs I went with are below:

Chassis & Display

Defiance Series: 15.6" Matte QHD 165Hz WVA DCI-P3 LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 14 Core Processor 12700H (4.7GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair 4800MHz SODIMM DDR5 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Ti - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
128GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (1100 MB/R, 600 MB/W)
Wireless Network CardGIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 M.2 GAMING + BLUETOOTH 5.3
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x THUNDERBOLT 4 PORT + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Battery
Defiance Series Integrated 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (80WH)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack

It has a plain straightforward look when closed which is exactly what I want. With more high end gaming laptops, they tend to have more edgy/distinctive designs/colour schemes which isn't my taste.

The IO is good. Ethernet, Headphone jack and multiple USB ports are becoming luxuries so having them is a massive bonus. Also rear HDMI is IMO a much better placement.

The keyboard feels high quality and much better than most I've tried in local compter shops.

Overall I'm satisfied and would recommend PCS to others :)
 

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