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Ionico Series: 15.6" Matte QHD 165Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)

alistairtomkins

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I thought I would share my thoughts on my new laptop, hopefully people will find it helpful. I have had the laptop for 10 days now - here are my thoughts

This is the spec I chose:
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor 10875H (2.3GHz, 5.1GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)32GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 - 6.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Memory Card ReaderIntegrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor2 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable2 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
BatteryIonico Series Integrated 62WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal PasteARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard LanguageIONICO SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery MediaWindows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office SoftwareMicrosoft® 365 Personal (12 Month Subscription - Digital Key)
Anti-VirusNO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
BrowserMicrosoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Carry CaseNONE
Notebook MouseINTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
WebcamINTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
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DeliverySTANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build TimeFAST TRACK 3 WORKING DAY DISPATCH

The laptop feels very light in weight which I love. It is incredibly quick to start up and allow me to start opening programmes and files, probably about 10 seconds which is brilliant.
The grey case is very sturdy and does not show up fingerprints and smudges so that's a bonus in my opinion.

I really like the keyboard, it is positive and silent apart from the spacebar which clicks every time you use it. The lighting effects are really good, far more effects than I will ever need or probably use.
The laptop is for the most part absolutely silent when I am using it, the fans do not come on blasting and when they do operate it is at a low level for a very limited period of time.
I normally run the laptop in Office Mode as I am not a gamer but I have had it running in game mode and turbo mode to try it and it remains silent. That may be different if I put it under extreme pressure with the latest games but for me that is unlikely so I have an extremely quiet laptop which I love.
The ports are not the latest and fastest but they work perfectly usb 3.1 gen 2 and gen 1 (2 of each). There is also 1 x HDMI, 1 x DP 1.2 via USB-C so well catered for I think.

The SSD drives I chose are very fast and silent so again they offer great storage and a rapid response in all circumstances. This coupled with 32Gb Ram provides me with probably an over spec laptop but I really love it and have no regrets.

The Mode changing button to the left of the power button works well but for me once I have set the mode I just leave it like that, perhaps gamers etc would use this feature more often. Every time you change the mode this is reflected in a screen notification which confirms the mode you have chosen which is helpful.
The one thing I don't really like is that there is a usb port to the rear of the laptop which is not something that I am a fan of but it is a minor point so I wouldn't let that put you off
To be honest there is nothing that I don't like about this laptop - apart from the fact I went well over my budget
 

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Bhuna50

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Thanks for the review - will help some people I am sure.

If you get chance, could you also take part in this survey re benchmarking - it is nice to see the new laptops starting to come through and helps give people an idea of what to expect from a machine:

 

kshina

Active member
assmuning the battery life is below average? with being 62w. [Wish they increase the battery size on the 15'_
 
Was it built in the 3 day fast track period?
Not op but I just got a 5 day fast track and it was at awaiting dispatch by the morning of day 4 (so technically built in 3). Of course none of that matters now that the laptop has arrived damaged and needs to go back for a week for repairing
 

KevGed

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Not op but I just got a 5 day fast track and it was at awaiting dispatch by the morning of day 4 (so technically built in 3). Of course none of that matters now that the laptop has arrived damaged and needs to go back for a week for repairing
Oh no. That's not good. Was it damaged in transit do you think? What was damaged?
 
Oh no. That's not good. Was it damaged in transit do you think? What was damaged?
It seems to be the case that it was damaged in transit, but it's hard to know for sure. I'm willing to bed the box was dropped, thrown or trodden on. The LCD screen has a line of dead pixels, and my cooling mat is somehow punctured/dented. Weird, because the packaging for that is intact.

Edit for transparency: PCS have just agreed to refund the cost of the fast-track service in this instance. Please obviously don't take my case as standard.
 
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