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

$1,399.00
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Description

Description

The Eluktronics MAX-15 stakes it's claim as the lightest and first 15.6" gaming laptop to weigh under four pounds! Comprised of magnesium alloy, this system weighs only 3.82 pounds. An impressive thermal design & improvements in our EluktroBoost technology results in maximum power at every level. Competing laptops in this thin & light category require sacrificing to either lower wattage Max-Q graphics or strange designs with an altered keyboard & trackpad layout & still charge a hefty premium. Get ready to enjoy this PC to the max!

Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit (Clean Installation, No Bloatware)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Six Cores - 12 Threads (2.6-4.5GHz TurboBoost)

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

Graphics Card Options:

  • 6GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 Max-P (TDP: 80~115 Watts)
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-P (TDP: 115 Watts)

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 (Dual 1TB) Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD's + 32GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 Dimm)
  • 2TB (Dual 1TB) Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD's + 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)

Internal Expansion: One empty M.2 PCIe bay *Not applicable when a dual PCIe SSD option is selected.

Optical Drive: N/A

Wireless: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.0

Keyboard: Premium Membrane RGB Backlit Keyboard plus 10-key numeric keypad

Light Bar: Customizable RGB Light Bar

Mouse: Glass Microsoft Precision (PTP) Touchpad with multi-gesture & scrolling function

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

Ports: 2 Mini DisplayPorts, 1 HDMI x 2.0, 1 USB Type-C Port (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 3.1 (Gen 2), 2 USB 3.1 (Gen 1), MicroSD Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Audio out & Mic In, Kensington Lock slot

Audio: THX Spatial Audio

Power: 230 Watt AC Adapter

Battery: 4-Cell 62.32Whr Extended Life Polymer

Dimensions: 13.97 x 9.29 x 0.77"

Weight: 3.82lbs

Warranty: One Year standard (optional up three years) with lifetime USA based technical support!

Reviews

Reviews (4)

Blake N Mar 29th 2020

The Max-15 delivers at an excellent price

You simply can't beat the value of a 2070 Max-P, 144Hz screen, 32GB RAM, 2TB Storage, and a 2 year warranty for $2100. Oh, and with excellent thermal application. Shipping did take about 10 days with the thermal compounds, but the customer support was EXCELLENT and I always got quick answers to my emails. I also called the techs to ask if I could upgrade the wifi card to wifi 6 myself, and they literally took apart a laptop and tested it for me right then. This is the type of quick service companies need and what will make me come back when I need to upgrade in 3 years or so. In regards to thermals, I have been shocked that I am hanging in the high 60s and low 70s even during long gaming sessions on graphically intense game (Total War, Anno 1800, CoD, etc.). Performance has been excellent. Battery life is adequate for office work and web surfing. I get around 6 hours watching YouTube if I optimize the battery saver settings. In terms of build quality, I have had no complaints. It is insane that I have a 15 inch powerhouse that is as light as a 13 inch ultra book. Being this portable and powerful is really liberating. The color and logo are very low-key as well so you do not stand out in any meetings. The keyboard is fine. It is amazing to have a numpad, but travel isn't amazing. That is to be expected when looking at a membrane keyboard versus a mechanical one, but I have been using it without complaints. The gaming center software is excellent. Great RGB contral, fan curve control, and the ability to toggle between performance modes with a button on the keyboard is an amazing addition that I wish more laptops had. My only complaint here is that the speakers are garbage. Maybe they will update this with drivers, but I can barely hear audio in my games when there is minimal ambient noise even when it is turned up to 100%. I tend to use headphones so it is ok, but I am dissapointed with that. Overall, I would highly recommend this laptop. You will not get better value anywhere. I was considering a MacBook Pro 16" with the same specs, but it was $1300 more. Even comparable windows laptops have a tough time keeping up (especially at this weight). I would highly recommend using your savings to get the extra thermal compounds and at least a 2 year warranty.

Nick R Mar 23rd 2020

Nice laptop, questionable quality control

After having this laptop for about a week, I just wanted to write down my initial impressions for other people looking to purchase the same laptop/same configuration that I went after - I'll spare you numbers on benchmarks/thermals/etc... as these have already been covered quite in depth by content creaters/forum posters. I ordered this laptop with the aftermarket thermal compound, and justifiably so, the shipping took just a bit longer (selected 8-10 business days, got here in around 2 weeks or so, no big deal), and the customer service team was very pleasant/responsive throughout the process. Once the laptop was here, I was fairly disappointed as far as initial impressions go. My first issue likely originates from ordering the aftermarket thermal compound, as I immediately noticed a metal tab from the bottom of the laptop sticking out - it looked as if whoever opened the laptop up to apply the thermal compound was either in a rush when placing the bottom of the laptop back on, or simply did not notice, and they ended up leaving one of those metal tabs sticking out - while not a huge deal, and relatively easy to situate on my side, it is unfortunate as there is a slight bend on the bottom panel of the laptop near the rear ports due to the metal tab warping it. The second issue I ran into was the spacebar - this was almost 100% useless upon arrival. Spaces would only register when hitting the exact center of the key, and the key wouldn't even move whatsoever when pressing on either the left or right side to actuate it (making it almost impossible to type on). I was able to pry the spacebar off and re-situate the little metal bars into the stabilizers, and once all of the plastic tabs had clicked into place, it was working as intended from there on without any other issues arising. This issue is particularly frustrating as I would imagine the laptop had to be powered on/used for a certain amount of time for testing after the thermal compound had been applied, and yet this still was overlooked. Now, with all that being said, I do really enjoy everything else about this laptop - the screen is beautiful, it smashes any game I throw at it (mostly MMOs), the track pad is lovely, and the laptop itself does look quite nice (the logo is fairly understated, I actually liked the look of the 15 over the 17 personally) - after reinstalling the spacebar, even the keyboard is fairly nice to type on. As far as actual downfalls go that aren't related to quality control, they are pretty few and far between - the speakers aren't amazing (to be expected), and the laptop does run quite hot/loud under load (the section above the keyboard is painfully hot to the touch when running full gas), though this is also to be expected from such a powerful laptop in such a small form factor. At the end of the day, the issues are not large enough to warrant a return/additional shipping time, though they certainly are enough to make me hesitant to order another laptop from Eluktronics moving forward, as the quality control has inspired 0 confidence in me as a consumer. If you are interested in doing the aftermarket thermal compound, it may honestly just be worth ordering the laptop stock and doing it yourself (if you can be bothered to) to avoid the same oversights that I ran into with my unit. Overall, 3 stars out of 5 for a product that ultimately is pretty good (especially considering the price:performance ratio on offer), but suffers from lackluster quality control, at least in my experience. I'm beginning to think that 2-year warranty may not have been such a bad idea after all.

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:
MAX-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-P
Keyboard Type:
Membrane RGB Zoned Backlit
Battery Size:
60 to 65WHr
Weight:
Under 4 Pounds
Ready To Ship or Customize To Order:
Customize To Order
Thunderbolt 3 Port:
No