Joined on 02/10/05
I'm not good with titles as i'm not a marketing person. I would recommend this machine.
Pros: -1070 GPU has exceeded my expectations for performance -The screen is surprisingly beautiful -Speakers are pretty decent -Physical case temp is good -Fan noise at gaming load is acceptable for this type of power -I like that the 16gb ram configuration is a single stick for easy and cheaper upgrade to 32gb, even at the small cost of dual channel -The SSD is quite speedy -The HDD is a 7200rpm, as opposed to a 5400RPM that the MSI machines have -Standard 2 year warranty with a 1 year accidental damage warranty for no additional charge is pretty unheard of for gaming laptops. -1080p non touch display. IPS, colors are amazing, very contrasty, very bright, just an overall great display.
Cons: -Battery life is not great compared to other gaming laptops -The keyboard is decent, but the travel is a bit long for fast typers -The trackpad i think is a bit sticky, and i'd rather have 2 physical buttons than have the entire touchpad be the click -You can't change if the F keys are F keys first or multimedia keys first. -There is lots and lots of bloatware to uninstall -Asus has decided to use windows for most of its peripheral configuration, which could be considered a good thing, but does limit the amount of customization, such as keyboard back light time out, touchpad customization, etc -Would prefer 2 fn keys, especially since you cannot set the F keys to be media keys without the FN key, instead of the content key that i'm not sure anyone has ever used -The ethernet jack has this little hinge that i think is only there for cosmetic purposes but i think lowers the overall longevity and reliability of the port as the spring becomes worn. -Because the display is only 60hz, gsync is really not a big deal with the 1070 being more than capable of pushing almost any game at ultra settings at 1080p aboe 60hz, what is negative is that you can't have nvidia optimus, so your battery life is drastically decreased for internet tasks at the trade off of gsync, which you really aren't going to use anyway.
Overall Review: I have had this machine for about 2 weeks so i feel i've used it enough to give a good review. The tl;dr is, i would buy it again, i'm not returning it, and i would recommend someone who wants a desktop replacement, fast gaming machine, to buy this laptop. With that said, i think that as a mobile "laptop", you might be disappointed. The battery life is really quite bad. And this is all because of the lack of optimus. Nvidia currently doesn't support gsync and optimus at the same time, its either one or the other. In this situation where the 1070 is so powerful, you're hardly ever going to take advantage of gsync, and in fact, i have it turned off because even though the input lag compared to Vsync is lower, its still there. i would much rather have a normal 60hz diplay with optimus to get more like 4 or 5 hours of battery, compared to the 2-3 that it gets. I also have the 2016 razer blade with the 970m, same processor, same ram, and a much higher res screen, and its battery life is at least 2 hours better than the Asus, because it supports optimus and can disable the nvidia gpu when you don't need it. I think this is the biggest complaint i have about the machine. i wish that there was an option that you could disable gsync and enable optimus, or asus to have a 2nd sku that was a non gsync display with optimus. All that being said for the price, this machine is awesome. i have read some people saying the machine gets too hot and power down, i have not had this issue. The temps internally are pretty warm, 90C on the GPU and it will start to reach "therm" limits, but still stays at least 100mhz above base clock. From my research nvidia has 94C as the tmax for this chip and i never saw it get that high using the internal or an external display. Another weird thing that i noticed was that when under heavy gaming load, the machine seems to augment its power requirements with the battery, and so for about 1 hour of heavy gaming you lose about 8 to 9% off the battery. You probably won't be gaming for 10 hours straight and so this might not be a big deal, and i have not attempted draining the battery fully, then firing up a heavy gaming load to see what happens, but this did seem a little strange to me. The charging adapter is large, especially compared to the razer blade even though its the same output, but you're probably expecting that with a gaming machine already. For the money, you won't find a better deal in a gaming laptop with a 1070 GPU. If you want more GPU horsepower over the thinness of a 1060 GPU machine, you won't find a better one (in my opinion) than this one.
This thing is a total pile of trash
Pros: None that i can think of
Cons: Constantly disconnects, horrible app, terrible reliability, notifications are late or don't work at all
Overall Review: I really wish i hadn't bought this. Its a huge pile of garbage, i've ended up unplugging it and just not using it its so bad. look at any other camera. literally any other one.
Pros: When i finally got fed up with it and threw it at the wall, it exploded into lots of pieces and that made me feel good
Cons: Doesn't work, TONS of coil whine, NEVER stable connection. What a total piece of junk!
Overall Review: I wasted 50 dollars on this, and i mean WASTED. This is the absolute worst pile of steaming animal waste product (had to get around the newegg censor) i've ever bought. I would avoid this thing like the plague. I think the worst part of this device is how much time i spent troubleshooting it, just to realize it was never going to work properly because its a piece of plastic junk. DO NOT BUY.
A few hiccups but overall I'm happy, so far.
Pros: -Decent cable management -Fairly responsive order support
Cons: -The newegg listing is not really indicative of the product you'll get -Support claims to be top notch, but that hasn't been my experience thus far
Overall Review: I've built most of my PC's in the past. But i decided that instead of spending the time putting it together and dealing with troubleshooting myself, i'd pay a company to build a machine for me, hopefully pick parts that fit well together, and deal with warranty issues. I've only had it a little over a week, so time will tell how the warranty issues (if there are any) will be handled. I had a few issues with my order. The new egg pictures show the ryzen stock cooler attached, but the description said the system was water cooled. It also doesn't say what GPU, ram, motherboard, or PSU you'll be getting. So i emailed cybertron prior to ordering to inquire about all of this. Sadly, the information i got wasn't correct. I was told it had 1 360mm radiator, an asrock killer x370/ac mother board, an asus 1080 strix and an evga PSU. All of this sounded good so i placed my order. I was then reading on the companies website that their support is outstanding and that they can "talk in detail to the computer guru or network administrator". So i decided to test this. At this point this is when i found out that the information i got prior to placing my order wasn't accurate. I was told that the radiator was actually an 80mm unit rear facing, the GPU was a gigabyte model and the PSU was an in house branded, not evga. I got a bit irritated mostly about the radiator, and was told by the rep that i called that he'd have someone from order support call me. i talked with darrel at cybertron about how i was told the system came with a 360mm, not an 80. He at first said that there would be a 50 dollar up charge for the radiator, but after i provided email evidence of being told that it was included, they were able to accommodate without an additional charge. When the machine got here, while i ordered the white model, a black one was shipped. This wasn't a massive deal, i think either color looked fine so i figured whatever. one of the ram sticks had come loose, which luckily didn't damage anything and i was able to reseat it without any issues. The power supply sure enough was not an evga model, but an unbranded unit, and the motherboard, while yes, is an asrock x370 killer, its not the AC model, so it has no wifi/bluetooth support. Also, for some reason, they only installed 2 fans on the bottom of the rig, which made it look strange and meant that i had 4 out flow fans and only 2 inflow, and with this cases fan set up where no air can come through the front or side, only through the bottom, i feel like having all fan spots populated should be mandatory, so i had to buy another one and install it myself. All in all, i bought the CLX SET because i wanted a machine that would be hand built by a professional and was banking on cybertrons advertised support. Frankly, i feel like several corners were cut on the system, from the missing fan, to the wrong information being provided by the sales staff, to the wrong color case even being sent. With cybertrons supposed "attention to detail", i'm not quite sure i'm convinced yet. The machine is functioning well, and i guess only time will tell how they handle any issues that arise in the future.
Doesn't exactly live up to expectations
Pros: -Inexpensive -Feature rich
Cons: -gigabit nic not quite up to speed, only does about 500mbps -usb ports stutter when transferring data -power delievery only works when the male side of the usb c is plugged into a device
Overall Review: I'm going to be honest that for 27 dollars, maybe my expectations should have been a bit lower, but there are quite a few issues with the device even for the price. The first is that transfer speeds on the gigabit lan port are not maxing out as they should. A gigabit nic with a good network cable and switch should be capable of around 800mbps, the max i can get out of this device is around 450mbps. Not a deal breaker, faster than 10/100, but not up to what a gigabit nic should. Second, the device has a power delivery USB port, but it only works when you have the male usb c plugged into a pc. So you can't plug your 3 phones into the 3 usb ports and then plug a 45, 65 or more watt usb c charger to it and have it power all 3 devices. Third, the usb ports seem to have an issue where if one of them is heavily loaded, ie transferring a file from an external hard drive or thumb drive, and you have say a mouse, or a controller plugged into one of the other ports on the hub, the mouse/controller will stutter. Once the transfer is complete, the mouse will go back to normal. All in all i guess for 27 bucks with other devices with a similar feature sheet costing 2x as much, its not bad. But it also didn't exceed my expectations, it just barely met them.