PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review

Clock Speeds and Crystal Disk

PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review

Clock Speeds

The hyper-threading Core i7-4700MQ runs at a good clip, just shy of 3.2GHz at maximum performance. Certainly enough to give us plenty of CPU heft to keep the nVidia GTX780M running flat out. It's enough to give us a very healthy 6.5 CPU Pts in CineBench, which isn't bad at all for a mobile CPU. The Kingston memory is a zippy CAS9 offering which is nice to see from Laptop RAM, even if it's only 1600MHz the sheer volume, 16GB, will keep disk access to a minimum.

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As you'd expect from a 4th Generation Intel CPU there is the integrated HD4600 graphics to help extend your battery life as long as possible in non-intensive applications. For the gaming side of things the GTX780M runs at a fair clip and should provide very good 3D performance. 

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Crystal Disk Mark

Having established that the CPU and memory are good, and that the graphics options are splendid, the next possible bottleneck is the storage, but the Vortex IV has a Kingston V300 SSD which has great read performance and fairly average write performance. 

PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review

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23-09-2013, 07:35:08


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

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!Quote

23-09-2013, 08:01:30

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.Quote

23-09-2013, 08:14:55

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.Quote

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