PC Specialist Recoil II GTX 1060 Laptop
Published: 12th December 2018 | Source: PC Specialist | Price: £1359 |
Like many things in life, branding comes with positive and negative elements. Positively a strong brand can help you with your purchasing decisions, being secure in the knowledge that brand x usually provides great quality and thus this product, whatever it is, is unlikely to be different. On the flip side, manufacturers who have that powerful brand identity leverage it for higher prices, so your desire to get something that is a safe purchase ends up emptying your wallet. For a current example of this look at the Huawei phones. An unknown brand with little value meant they had to undercut the competition significantly and now they have established themselves the prices are creeping upwards.
What does that have to do with today's review of the PC Specialist Recoil II?
Firstly we think that PC Specialist are one of the UKs strongest brands when it comes to pre-built PCs. A high level of customisation coupled to a strong attention to detail has meant that almost every system we've reviewed of theirs is very impressive and you could adjust the specifications to fit into your fiscal restraints. However, whilst those in the know understand the value of the PC Specialist branding, in the grand scheme of things they aren't the same as ASUS or MSI or Alienware or whomever. So you have a product which is under the radar. All the quality of a strong brand, but without the badge-related price hike.
The model we have for review today is a pretty beastly setup. Underpinned by the six core Intel i7-8750H and 16 GB of DDR4, it has the excellent nVidia GTX 1060 GPU and blazing storage from the Intel 760P to ensure that you can complete your tasks rapidly and also game at 1080P without issue. Let's take a closer look.