It is a powerful machine that can be used for a variety of tasks, like web development, gaming, some light video editing, and hasn't even been stuck at the "not responding" issue I used to have with more heavy apps (Chrome and Android Studio), except when running on power saving (which is to be expected, and even then, only for a maximum of a few seconds). And even the weight is a reasonable factor considering the specs I put in, only the physical size is a bit hard to find a bag for, but as it just fits in my old one, I was able to carry it with me to class. The weight was still okay for commuting (laptop, charger and some small accessories), but I would not recommend carrying it on your back all day long. The keyboard also looks very pleasing when in use, and no complaints whatsoever about the brightness (although I would have liked a per-key backlit RGB keyboard to help me with the massive amount of shortcuts I work with, but that is due to personal preference and can be overcome by attaching a USB per-key backlit keyboard, and since my use case is pretty specific, I don't think this will be a major issue for other users)
I would also recommend when you order 2 batteries (which I did, keep in mind such devices need a lot of power) swapping them out on a regular basis, that way, you keep both of them in a fairly good condition.
The design is minimalistic but still very pleasant to look at, and the dent for the power jack and screen ports almost feels like a little handle to prevent it from slipping out of your hands.
The speakers do their job perfectly with clear sound, and actually are able to still play a good quality when the lid is closed thanks to the design (facing upwards and towards the user) which makes it also a perfect machine for just background music. Many other laptops have this issue as the main speakers are entirely covered by the lid.
Octane Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080) G-Sync
Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache
64GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (4 x 16GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 2.5" SSD, (upto 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
1TB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW)
32GB INTEL® M10 OPTANE MEMORY - USE WITH MECHANICAL HDD (for future use)
6x Slim USB 2.0 External Blu-Ray Writer
Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
2 x 330W AC Adaptor
1 x 1 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
2 x Octane Series Battery Pack, 82WH (One Spare)
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio MIC/Headphone Jack
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) BT 5.0
4 x USB 3.0 Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Type C Ports
CoolerMaster NotePal L2 Laptop Cooler, upto 17.3 inch