Optimus XI 1660Ti | PCSPECIALIST

Optimus XI 1660Ti

I’ve had my 15.3” 1660Ti Optimus XI for 10 days. The laptop is very understated and doesn’t look like a gaming laptop - I wouldn’t be embarrassed to use it in a meeting. The keyboard is nice but as with all Windows laptops, the trackpad is terrible.

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Positives:

  • Excellent performance so far, Witcher 3 on Ultra is nice and smooth
  • Paid extra for the 4 working day dispatch on Monday evening and it arrived on Friday morning
  • Looks more or less like a slightly larger professional laptop - black, no logos anywhere and the extra vents are quite subtle
  • Weighs less than a late 2015 15” Macbook pro

Negatives:
  • When I first connected to my home WiFi I was only able to get 1-2Mb ona 35Mb connection. 1 hour on hold with PC Specialist support and my wireless interface was set to the wrong 802.1 protocol and wireless frequency. Works fine now and the gentlemen on the phone was very helpful but was an unpleasant start
  • The integrated webcam doesn’t allow me to configure Windows Hello Face (face unlock). When I try, I get the message “We couldn’t find a camera compatible with Windows Hello Face.”
  • There was a quiet rattle on the right hand side for the first 6 days of use but that seems to have sorted itself out now

Observations that are neither positive or negative

  • Battery life while gaming - which is all I use it for is < 2 hours

I’m pleased with it so far and I’m happy I’ve made the switch to a laptop rather than a tower. I personally don’t think a tower PC is necessary these days with the performance you get in a laptop. I much prefer having something transportable that I can use in bed or on the sofa should I want to.
 
Full specs:


Chassis & DisplayOptimus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 144Hz 45% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor 10870H (2.2GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 16GB)
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti - 6.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Storage DriveNOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
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Partitions: 500GB, 500GB
Memory Card ReaderIntegrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
AC Adaptor1 x 180W AC Adaptor
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
BatteryOptimus Series Detachable Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal PasteARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema
Bluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.2 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard LanguageMULTI COLOUR 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 SoftwareFREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-VirusNO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
BrowserFirefox™
Notebook MouseINTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
WebcamINTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
DeliverySTANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build TimeStandard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
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Change to: FAST TRACK 5 WORKING DAY DISPATCH
Welcome BookPCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
 

OgdenIV

New member
Thanks for these points. I'm still waiting for my Optimus to show up. You mentioned that the 'wireless interface was set to the wrong 802.1 protocol and wireless frequency'. It would be helpful if you could post the settings that PCS suggested you change to. I just had fiber optic installed and hope to take advantage of it with the new laptop.
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
Thanks for these points. I'm still waiting for my Optimus to show up. You mentioned that the 'wireless interface was set to the wrong 802.1 protocol and wireless frequency'. It would be helpful if you could post the settings that PCS suggested you change to. I just had fiber optic installed and hope to take advantage of it with the new laptop.
That was a one off, it wouldn't normally happen that way.

You would get full performance out of the box normally.
 
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