The best laptop you'll ever own
I couldn't be more impressed with the MECH-17 laptop. I came across it because I was searching for a good gaming laptop that didn't have an abysmal keyboard layout. As a programmer, I use a lot of keys that are usually hidden or have to be accessed with the function key on other laptop. This laptop just has the perfect layout. It seems like this company understood that a lot of us work with our laptops and that at the end of the day, we also want to game. I also love that you can order this laptop barebone. A lot of us like to pick, choose and buy our own components in a desktop. We finally have the chance to do the same with this laptop. All in all, this is an amazing machine and your ideal game/work laptop. Here are the pros and cons: Pros; - Amazing keyboard and layout - Very slim and lightweight for a gaming laptop - Sleek design and not too flashy so you can actually take it to a meeting. - Very responsive trackpad - Awesome performance - Very crisp 144hz monitor - Being able customize it and order it barebone (without SSDs and memory). - The price. You aren't going to get any better for the price. Cons: - Power adapter cord is too short. You have to have it sitting on the table in most setups. Unfortunately this can't be changed because it's the part that's fixed to the adapter. - The keyboard keys has some deadzones (keystroke won't register). As much as the keyboard is amazing, the keys unfortunately have some deadzones. This occurs with you press only at the top of the key (happens the most with the spacebar). I guess over time I might get more use to it and hit the keys better but this could definitely be improved. - Lacking documentation for the internals and DIY. It wasn't clear how the SATA SSD should be installed (could only screw it in with two screws as there weren't any long enough screws included secure it in all four corners). - The fans on high performance are really loud. Although a con, it is something that just cannot be circumvented with a laptop this thin. It's an FYI more than anything.