MAX-15 Ultra Light Magnesium Alloy 15.6" Gaming Laptop

$1,499.00
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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™ i7-10875H 8 Cores - 12 Threads (2.3-5.1GHz TurboBoost)

Display Options:

  • 15.6" Narrow Bezel Full HD IPS 144Hz Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 15.6" Narrow Bezel Full HD IPS 240Hz 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)
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Super (Max-P - TDP: 115 Watts)
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Super (Max-Q - TDP: 80~115 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® WiFi 6 AX201 & 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: 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: THX Spatial Audio with Smart Amplifier

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 (5)

Max May 10th 2020

Laptop of choice, after much research

I have been researching laptops for about a year, read countless reviews, watched numerous Youtube laptop reviews. I consider myself an enthusiast/power user, I am willing to tweak a laptop to make it run more efficiently/cooler. But I am also very much a mainstream user in that I value the aesthetics of a laptop, how light-weight/sleek it is, the quality of the screen, and balance between battery life and performance, and of course I also look for value in a laptop. I must say - the Max-15 ticks all those boxes for me. In my opinion, this laptop gives you the best value for the money out of any laptop I've come across in my research. I got the liquid metal thermal paste upgrade, 2 year extended warranty, RTX 2060 option. So far, I am very happy with the performance. The laptop also looks very professional and sleek, it looked better in person than in photographs and certainly cleaner looking than the Mag-15. It is very light-weight, and I've been able to get around 5 hours of battery life doing normal tasks (screen brightness at 45%, better battery setting, office mode) like watching Youtube videos, surfing the web using WiFi. It's no Mag-15 but certainly good enough for me. I keep comparing this to the Mag-15 because that was the other laptop I had my eyes on. I did tweak the laptop and capped the maximum CPU wattage to 45 watts, I think 100 watts maximum that the laptop allows is too much for my use case. Although I do appreciate that Eluktronics provided the flexibility to tune to your liking, and the laptop can certainly handle higher CPU wattage, especially with liquid metal, I like to keep CPU/GPU temperatures under 80 C while playing games. Red Dead Redemption 2 came as a free game with the laptop purchase and I did get a chance to test it. With CPU wattage capped to 45 watts, performance mode set to Game Mode/Auto fan, 1080P and generally setting all graphic settings to High, the game ran smoothly with respectable frame rates (between 45-90). Never did the game stutter. CPU/GPU temperatures never rose above 80 C, which I think is perfect for laptop longevity. I do not like pushing the system to the extreme just for more frames per second. The area in the middle of the keyboard and above the keyboard deck near the screen do get toasty, but I think this is par for the course for any gaming capable laptop and any metal chassis will conduct heat much more than a plastic one. The fan does ramp up when playing games and while it is audibly loud (especially if you happen to be sitting in a quiet library) it is not obnoxiously so. Most importantly, the fans do a superb job at cooling the laptop under heavy use. The membrane keyboard is quiet and feels nice to type on, but any laptop keyboard takes time to adjust to and I still can't type as fast on it as my regular keyboard. The lack of Thunderbolt 3 port and full size SD card slot doesn't bother me, but then I am not a content creator. If you want WiFi 6 this laptop doesn't have it. I personally don't have a router that supports 802.11ax so it doesn't bother me. To me, the Max-15 provides the least amount of compromises for your money which is the name of the game with laptops. One small thing I will mention is I did have to go to the Eluktronics Support page to download and install the latest THX Audio drivers to make it work on the system that was shipped to me. Personally, THX Audio sounds kind of weird to me compared to the standard RealTek Audio. Maybe I just don't have the proper headset to fully take advantage of it. When all is said and done, I am very happy with my purchase. This laptop also doesn't require a BIOS update like the Mag-15 to fix the GPU and Microphone issue.

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.

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 i7-10875H
Display Type:
Up to 15.6" Full HD IPS 240Hz
Windows 10 Operating System:
Up to Windows 10 Professional
Graphics Card (GPU):
Up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
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:
Yes