Optimus IX Review | PCSPECIALIST

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... :sweatdrop: 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!) :yes: Thank you PCSpecialist!


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?