Mech-15 Laptop Review
I bought this computer a few days ago and will be including my build for reference. Operating System - Windows 10 Home USB Recovery or External Optical Drive - None Graphics Card - 8GB NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1070 Memory (RAM) - 8GB DDR4 (1 Dimm) M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD Drive - 512 GB M.2 Performance SSD Secondary M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD Drive - None Pros The keyboard LEDs are fully customizable; you can set individual keys to different colors as well as set a bunch of lighting effects. The keys are nice and sturdy and have clicky mechanical keys. While it has a nice feel to it, it is noisy to type on, if that kind of thing bothers you. All the ports on this computer are located on the back of the hinge (with the exception of USB and audio jacks), which can be annoying, but is a plus for me. Especially with limited desk space, your hands won’t be hitting extruding plugs. It also has 1 USB C port, which is a plus. This computer runs games on ultra high graphics without skipping a beat and is an absolute powerhouse. The SSD starts up the computer lightning fast and loads up games very quickly. It handles heat well with two back vents and a good amount of ventilation on the bottom to expel heat. Along with the app that controls the keyboard LEDs, there is also full fan speed control and a disable Windows key for gaming sessions. The screen is nice and sharp, displays vibrant colors, is bright, and does not have any dead pixels. Viewing angles are good all around and it is supported by a strong hinge. The battery is also removable, which helps with the weight of the laptop. Parts of the laptop are made easily accessible for adding additional RAM or storage. Cons Like the other reviewers mentioned any keys that have a secondary function (for example, ! and 1) are not lit up on the bottom half which makes them hard to see in the dark. The biggest problem I have with the keyboard is that it will often skip keys when typing fast, or if you don’t press hard enough. I find myself constantly going back to type in missed key inputs, even when consciously pressing down harder to register the key. The model I purchased came with a GTX 1070, which exhibited noticeable coil whine when put under load. This is a known problem with EVGA cards, so if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get a card that has less noise. Another issue I found was the design choices for this computer. The power brick is large, which isn’t a problem for me, but it is located about 3 feet from the computer end of the plug. If you are a fair distance from an outlet, you either will be forced to set the power brick onto a table, or have it hang awkwardly off the table. Additionally, the pc end of the plug is positioned in such a way that it blocks the back right vent perfectly.