The P650HP6, Powerful and Polished
I'm very happy with my purchase of two P650HP6 systems. I did a lot of research into laptops offered by numerous companies around this price point, and found the "bang for your buck" ratio of this model to be superb. CONS: - Very slight whine from fans as they start up or when running at less than maximum RPMs. Nothing major, and my ears may just be overly sensitive to it. - Speakers are underwhelming. Note that wearing headphones (as you would most likely do anyway with a gaming laptop) makes this and the above fan noise concern non-issues. - Another minor one, but the position of the LAN port (if you use a hard-wired connection) is slightly inconvenient for right-handed mouse users. PROS: - Outstanding responsive customer support - Premium build quality. This is a well-built laptop with a solid chassis. The brushed aluminum and subtle Eluktronics logos give it a polished and sleek aesthetic appeal. I am very meticulous when it comes to noticing any blemishes or defects, and I looked both of my laptops over intensely when they arrived. Simply put, they were in perfect condition. - Product packaging is well done - plenty of protection. UPS wasn't careful with the outer box, but Eluktronics was in the way they packaged and padded the boxes containing the laptops. - Super simple to setup and get going. No bloatware. - Thermal management is excellent. Fans do their job well. Note that I did opt for the premium thermal paste upgrade for the GPU and CPU. - Powerful performance - runs games and the Oculus Rift smoothly - Absolutely love the design and feel of the keyboard. RGB lighting is a nice bonus too. - Good port offerings - Decent utility software for controlling keyboard lighting, performance vs. balanced modes, hybrid vs. discreet graphics, overclocking options, etc. - The 60Hz 1080p IPS panel looks good and makes for a great combo with the GTX1060. I didn't know about Eluktronics before, but after doing my research, interacting with their customer support, and enjoying their well-built products, I can HIGHLY recommend them to anyone considering a new laptop purchase.