Eluktronics MAG-15 Ultra Light Magnesium Alloy 15.6" 144Hz Gaming Laptop

$1,499.00
Warranty:
Eluktronics warrants this Eluktro Pro laptop within the USA for the length which is selected during customization. "No ADH" also known as "accidental damage handling" means the PC will not be covered under any circumstance of human error (ie: drops or liquid spills). The boxes and packaging included with your purchase is specially designed to securely ship the PC and contents. Please hold on to all provided packaging during the warranty period for ease and security of transit if a physical repair is required. Customer assumes responsibility to attain necessary shipping materials to securely package the PC if original packaging has been disposed. Eluktronics Inc will cover shipping to and from customer with a provided prepaid label within the USA. If the product has been brought outside of the USA, customer will be liable for shipping to and from location plus any customs or duties assessed. Eluktronics Inc assumes no liability for PC's which have been exported. Reasons include loss or damage during cargo/freight forwarding or possible defect upon arrival. Additionally, power supplies, connections and wattage's are specific to each region.
SKU:
MAG-15
Processor (CPU):
Intel Core i7-9750H
Display Type:
15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz
Windows 10 Operating System:
Up to Windows 10 Professional
Graphics Card (GPU):
Up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q
Keyboard Type:
Mechanical Per-Key RGB Backlit
Battery Size:
90+ WHr
Weight:
Under 5 Pounds
Ready To Ship or Customize To Order:
Customize To Order
Thunderbolt 3 Port:
Yes
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Description

Description

The MAG-15 is an extremely exciting design collaboration with Intel.  Comprised of magnesium alloy, a lighter but sturdier material than aluminum metal, this 15.6" laptop weighs just 4.15 pounds.  Every aspect of this PC yields new advancement over our extremely popular MECH-15 G2Rx and is perfect for both gamers and content creators.  Massive battery life, check.  Thunderbolt 3 port, check.  Next generation wireless, check.  Glass touchpad, check.  Keep reading and you'll find this laptop checks every possible need on anyone's list!

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Hexa Core (2.6-4.50GHz TurboBoost, 12MB L3 Cache)

Core Logic: Mobile Intel® HM370 Express Chipset

Display: 15.6" Narrow Bezel 144Hz Full HD IPS 72% NTSC Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)

Graphics Card Options:

  • 6GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-Q

Memory & Storage Configuration Options:

  • 512GB Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD + 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)
  • 1TB Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD + 32GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)
  • 2TB Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD + 64GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)
  • 4TB (Dual 2TB) Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD + 64GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)
  • 8TB (Dual 4TB) Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD + 64GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)


Optical Drive: N/A

Wireless: Intel® WiFi 6 AX200 & Bluetooth 5.0

Keyboard: Premium full size NKRO (N-Key Rollover) mechanical per-key RGB backlit gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting and 2.0mm travel

Light Bar: Customizable RGB Light Bar

Pointing (internal mouse): Glass Microsoft Precision (PTP) Touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function

Webcam: IR Webcam with Windows Hello Support and dual digital microphones

Ports: 1 Thunderbolt 3 Port, 1 HDMI x 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 (Gen 2), 2 USB 3.1 (Gen 1), 4-In-1 Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Audio out & Mic In, Kensington Lock slot

Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

Power Adapter: 230 Watt AC Adapter

Battery: 6-Cell 94Whr Polymer

Product Dimensions: 14.03" x 9.19" x 0.80"

Weight: 1.88kg / 4.15lbs (fully configured)

Color & Composition: Black - Magnesium Alloy

Warranty: 1 Year Eluktronics Limited**

Eluktronics is proud to offer USA based support. You will speak with a knowledgeable I.T. professional who builds these PC's every day. Reach out for fast and clear assistance in the event of an unfortunate issue!

Reviews

Reviews (39)

Benjamin Jun 26th 2021

1 Year Review

I've been using the mag 15 as my only machine for well over a year now (got it April 2020). While the hardware is no longer current gen, this laptop seems to be discounted pretty frequently, so it could still make sense as a purchase (getting a used one in good condition could also make sense). Performance For my use case, this laptop has been fantastic. I was coming from a traditional big bulky powerful gaming laptop, and I wanted something closer to the thin & light side of the spectrum, without completely giving up GPU grunt. In terms of performance, the 1660Ti was excellent value, and this laptop can easily run esports titles at a consistent 200-300fps, well over the 144fps needed to keep up with the fast refresh rate display. I personally don't play new triple A games, but this laptop can power through slightly older titles like MGSV. CAD, 1080p video editing, training small neural networks, and general programming were all handled well. Now, be warned that the GPU is limited to 75C instead of 87C like most chassis are. So despite the beefy 115W that the chassis gives to the GPU, it might not always be able to sustain a 1800MHz boost in demanding triple A titles, and can drop to the bottom end of the 1660Ti spec (like most other laptops). However, I don't play those games, so the lower temp limit never bothered me too much, and I think it might actually give a bit more thermal headroom for the CPU, which is useful in more CPU dependent games like most esports titles. Also note that this laptop uses nvidia optimus to switch between integrated and dedicated graphics instead of a MUX switch or advanced optimus. So GPU performance can actually be slightly improved if you use an external monitor. Essentially optimus passes video stuff from the dGPU through the iGPU, and the iGPU ends up bottlenecking it at high framerates. The fans do get loud under load, but that's just what happens when powerful components are put in a thin and light chassis. Under normal use they're fine. Not dead silent but not obnoxious either. I've never been made fun of for having a jet engine and that's good enough for me. Battery Life The giant battery in this lends itself to great battery life, especially in contrast to my old gaming laptop. I can squeeze a good 8-10 hours unplugged out of this machine while doing light programming and web browsing. So if I'm going to school or work, I don't need the charger at all. Note that gaming on battery is only going to give you 2-3 hours unplugged. It's not a fault of the laptop. Using the GPU and CPU heavily is just inherently going to draw a lot of power. However, this is one area where user error can screw things up immensely. If any programs (check your system tray) are using the dGPU in the background, your battery life is going to be closer to 2-3 hours even if you're only doing web browsing. Additionally, keeping on the RBG is going to nuke your battery life, as will connecting a bunch of RBG peripherals. Audio is also going to drain battery, so if you're listening to music the entire time, expect a slight decrease in battery life. My one complaint here is the fact that the thunderbolt port doesn't support USB C charging, which would let me carry a much smaller charger than the stock one (a massive 230W brick). Design and Form Factor This is a good looking laptop. The top bezel is around 8mm wide, the side bezels are 5mm wide, and the bottom bezel is 20mm wide. Not quite an edgeless display, but it still looks nice and modern next to the XPS and Macbooks of the world. I like the look of the logo on the back lid, but the ELUKTRONICS text above the keyboard deck is pretty ugly in my opinion. While it's not as thin as proper thin and lights (~4mm thicker than a Macbook Pro, and ~3mm thicker than an XPS 15), it is pretty thin for a gaming laptop. On the plus side, the magnesium body is not just a marketing gimmick. This thing is remarkably light, lighter than both of those previous 2 laptops if you don't count the chargers. The port selection is good, and I've never run out of ports or needed an adapter. Although I have heard of some compatibility issues with thunderbolt docks, so do some more research on that if that's part of your use case. The chassis doesn't feel as solidly built as the previous 2 comparison laptops. Those feel like solid bricks of aluminum, while the mag 15 has some perceivable flex in the back panel and lid. Additionally, the unique "mechanical" keyboard design makes it sound like there's some sand trapped in your laptop if you tilt it side to side. I think the switches or some other mechanism actually shift around and create that sound. Input Devices The keyboard is "mechanical" but it doesn't feel like any mech keyboard I've ever used. It has a nice travel and tactility, but I am a little more error prone on it than on other keyboards. The keycaps aren't separated by bezels like in most keyboards, and they're a bit wobbly, so I'm less confident in my typing. That being said, the above issue only really happens when I'm trying to test my typing speed, and it's a usable keyboard under normal use. The big glass trackpad is another thing that feels like it belongs more in an ultrabook than a gaming laptop. It has a convenient light in the top left you can double tap to enable or disable the trackpad. The webcam works for zoom meetings but the quality is exactly what you can expect from a laptop webcam. I'm still not sure why companies don't just throw a phone camera and ditch the garbage webcams. The integrated mic is also pretty bad, but usable in a pinch. You'd probably want some earbuds with an inline mic or a desktop mic for important meetings. Output Devices The speakers are pretty average for a laptop I think, although to be honest I hardly ever listen to them, since I'm usually using IEMs or headphones. The display has good colors and a high refresh rate. I didn't have any issues with backlight bleed or response times. I wish it got a little brighter, as it looks washed out in direct sunlight, but the brightness is plenty high for indoor use. Software The newest BIOS version has several useful features like undervolting (no more throttlestop or XTU needed), an option to lower the minimum fan speed, and a battery charge limiter (if you're using it plugged in for a long time, capping the battery at 80% can help extend its lifespan). The eluktronics control center offers nice controls for different power profiles, RBG stuff, temperature monitoring, max fans mode, etc. However, there is no custom power limit tweaking or fan curves. Customer Service While I was installing the aforementioned BIOS update, I managed to brick my laptop. For what it's worth, I scoured the forums and I seemed to be the only one who didn't have a routine installation. In any case, the guys at eluktronics were pretty helpful. Emails usually took a full day to get a response, but calling them got instant responses. Some arguing and nudging was necessary, but I got my replacement laptop a week later. They let me keep my old SSD, and sent me a replacement without storage, so I just put my old SSD in the new machine and had everything up and running exactly where I left off. Conclusion In many aspects, the mag 15 seems more like a slightly cheaper XPS 15 with a beefier GPU and slightly worse build quality (I've never used a razer blade so I don't really want to make this comparison, but I think it could be a good blade killer). It's hard to compare it to other gaming laptops, because a lot of what makes it special isn't really in the hardware specs. You can get a 1660Ti laptop a lot cheaper than this, but you certainly won't get the form factor, portability, battery life, etc. So the value of this machine depends on whether those things are important to you or not. If you care about those and you already have storage and memory, the $1000 barebones kit of this is definitely worth it. However, if you need big GPU grunt, or you want the best bang for your buck in terms of specs, this laptop isn't it.

Yigan Apr 14th 2021

Excellent performance, bad durability.

Bought it in Nov 2019. I traveled a lot with this laptop, so this is all my real world experience. Love the performance, screen and keyboard. But durability is a big issue for me. The chassis in front of the touch pad(the LED strip part) is popped open and it won't close. So my guess is that the performance of this laptop could probably last me two more years but I can't take it outside anymore for fear of it breaking apart. Plus it's really not that light weight in real world situations. And it runs very hot but that's expected. So my conclusion is that the perfect laptop doesn't exist, if you want a powerful laptop, buy a durable one, even if it's a little thick, because these things aren't cheap and having a broken chassis in less than two years can be a real bummer. I will say this though, I'm very satisfied with the performance so I might give Prometheus XVII a try, but if it fails again I would switch brand.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
Eluktronics warrants this Eluktro Pro laptop within the USA for the length which is selected during customization. "No ADH" also known as "accidental damage handling" means the PC will not be covered under any circumstance of human error (ie: drops or liquid spills). The boxes and packaging included with your purchase is specially designed to securely ship the PC and contents. Please hold on to all provided packaging during the warranty period for ease and security of transit if a physical repair is required. Customer assumes responsibility to attain necessary shipping materials to securely package the PC if original packaging has been disposed. Eluktronics Inc will cover shipping to and from customer with a provided prepaid label within the USA. If the product has been brought outside of the USA, customer will be liable for shipping to and from location plus any customs or duties assessed. Eluktronics Inc assumes no liability for PC's which have been exported. Reasons include loss or damage during cargo/freight forwarding or possible defect upon arrival. Additionally, power supplies, connections and wattage's are specific to each region.
SKU:
MAG-15
Processor (CPU):
Intel Core i7-9750H
Display Type:
15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz
Windows 10 Operating System:
Up to Windows 10 Professional
Graphics Card (GPU):
Up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q
Keyboard Type:
Mechanical Per-Key RGB Backlit
Battery Size:
90+ WHr
Weight:
Under 5 Pounds
Ready To Ship or Customize To Order:
Customize To Order
Thunderbolt 3 Port:
Yes

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