PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review

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PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review

Up Close Continued

There are a good amount of connection options on the Vortex IV, with audio jacks and a USB 2.0 port on the right hand side. The left side has the majority with a Firewire, GigaLAN, USB 3.0, eSATA and a card reader.

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On the rear we have a fullsize Display Port, an HDMI, a mini DisplayPort and the very beefy 4 port power input.

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The internals are, initially at least, as plain as the outside. The screen is by no means the sturdiest we've ever encountered. It's not wobbly, but neither does it inspire confidence. Certainly a large proportion of the cost saving is in the shell that contains the hardware.

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Once the power is on the keyboard lights up beautifully. There is an application that allows you to control three different zones into any colour that you desire, so obviously we went for the rainbow as it's the most visually arresting and compliments the swathe of black plastic beautifully.

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23-09-2013, 07:35:08

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...113712769l.JPG

Today we're reviewing a high-specification Haswell laptop from PC Specialist. With loads of configurations, how does it perform?


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23-09-2013, 07:58:45

ShaunB-91
Wish I could afford to buy a gaming laptop as well, personally whilst not the wisest choice, and if upgraded certainly not the cheapest I'd get an Alienware. Just more aesthetically pleasing. This looks really really plain, I don't know how everyone else feels about stickers on laptops but I like them and I'd like them on this if I owned one. Just so passers by don't mistake it for an office laptop!

23-09-2013, 08:01:30

barnsley
I'm all about stealthy gaming laptops, I once dremt of turning my old lenovo thinkpad into a beast. It does look cheap but with laptops being much easier to steal it'd be a great laptop to take to a LAN as people would much rather take something with flashing lights etc over this.

23-09-2013, 08:14:55

PeeGee
When it comes to gaming notebooks I think how cool they run is the most important.

I might have missed it if it was there but if not...I'd love to see some temps when running those games and when surfing the web. 100% load isnt really relevant tho.
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