Eluktronics P957HR Review
I purchased a barebone version of the P957HR. I did this because I wanted specific pcie ssds and specific ddr4 ram. Ive built many computers myself and have my own windows 10 product keys. Using Amazon Pay for secure money transfer, everything went smoothly. Custom options on this are amazing, cheap upgrades for thermal compounds and a 120hz monitor are essential for gamers like myself. Look no further, this company's pricing and customer reviews are unbeatable. Customer service is excellent, I called a day after my order to upgrade the shipping from standard to 2nd day air through ups. The man I spoke to was friendly, and walked me through the website to upgrade my shipping order. Not only did I receive an email instantly notifying me of my upgrade, I was issued a refund for the original standard shipping within a half hour. Thats a small thing that goes a long way. Packaging is superb. Manual, components, and a very nice letter offering support on my barebones setup is well organized. Made installing my components easy. One drawback is drivers were on a DVD and this model doesn't have an optical drive. Should have included a small flash drive instead. Not a big deal as the company has an excellent system on their website for downloading model specific drivers directly. The computer is light and thin, which I prefer in a laptop. The drawback is it runs warm in temperature. After an hour you'll want it off your lap. This is not a small price to pay for such a lightweight, sleek machine. Battery life is not great, but again I knew this going in because I wanted a slim design, not leaving much room for a large battery. I'm a gamer, I'm not using this thing without an outlet nearby to stay full charged. I'm running League of Legends flawlessly. No lag, no frame rate skips, and epic reaction speeds. Not a graphics intensive game, but the ms on keyboard and mouse are relevant. Only laptop I've used for LoL and coming from a custom built desktop monster, this is really impressive. Wolfenstein, PUBG, Destiny 2. All running on near max settings. Not much more you can ask for from a less than one inch thick, 4 lbs. laptop. With a pcie ssd it boots up in 5 seconds flat. Shutdown is the same speed. This thing is a beast. I'm writing this for anyone who has put the time in to research this laptop. There are only a few reviews for it, and it deserves some love. Way to go eluktronics, you have hit the mark for quality performance in a gaming laptop. I will update in 6 months to a year with how the machine has held up. If your looking for a Christmas gift, or just an upgrade, look no further.