Eluktronics MECH-17 G1R Slim & Light Series 17.3-Inch Premium Gaming Laptop with per-key RGB Mechanical Keyboard (Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070)

$1,164.95
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Description

Description

Set your sights on the Eluktronics MECH-17, a 17.3" gaming laptop with the frame and weight of a traditional 15.6" laptop!  Mechanical keyboards go hand in hand with gaming laptops yet it's not a feature you'll find from any competitor in this price range.  Change each and every key color to your liking or choose from fun sequences while maintaining the tactile response in which mechanical keyboards provide.  Plus, with our dual 59-blade Ice Blade Hyper fan technology and fan curves, you'll be cooler than the rest.  Latest technology, well designed thermals, mechanical keyboard, crisp 144Hz display and lifetime USA based support to back it all up, enough said!


Processor Options:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Hexa Core (2.2-4.10GHz TurboBoost, 9MB L3 Cache)
  • Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK Hexa Core (2.9-4.80GHz TurboBoost, 12MB L3 Cache)

Core Logic: Mobile Intel® HM370 Express Chipset

RAM:Customer optional two empty DDR4 sodimm slots (capable up to 2666MHz)

Display: 17.3" Narrow Bezel 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type* 72% NTSC Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)

Graphics Card: 6GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060

M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD Drive:  Customer option PCIe/SATA M.2 bay

Secondary M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD Drive:Customer option PCIe/SATA M.2 bay

RAID 0/1: Optional support for PCIe RAID with matching PCIe configurations

2.5" SSD/HDD SATA III Storage Bay:Customer option 7mm bay

Optical Drive: N/A

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

Keyboard: Premium full size NKRO (N-Key Rollover) mechanical per-key RGB backlit gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting, 10-key numeric keypad & removable key caps.  Select from the optional blue switch type for a clicky tactile sound or a brown switch type for a quieter keys for use in business environments, libraries, gaming next to your wife, etc.

Light Bar: Customizable RGB Light Bar

Pointing (internal mouse): Built-in touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function

Webcam: HD Webcam and Array Mic

Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI x 2.0, 2 Mini DisplayPort v1.4, 4-In-1 Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Audio out & Mic In, Kensington Lock slot

Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

Power Adapter Options:

  • 150 Watt AC Adapter
  • 180 Watt AC Adapter

Battery: 3-Cell 46.74Wh Polymer

Product Dimensions: 15.5" x 10.25 x 1"

Weight: Starting at 5.25lbs

Color: Black

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!

*InPlane Switching aka "IPS" is a trademark of LG Philips LCD Ltd.  This panel offers wide viewing angles and technology very similar to IPS, but technically can not be claimed as an IPS panel because it's not produced by LG, hence the "IPS-Type".

**Eluktronics does not recommend purchasing a barebone laptop (no selected operating system, RAM & SSD/HDD) unless you have a strong background or technical experience in I.T.  Technical Support from Eluktronics without the selection of authorized hardware will be very limited.  These systems are exclusively designed and supported for Windows 10.  Linux and Windows 7 will receive no driver support.

Reviews

Reviews (5)

Josh Mar 15th 2019

Annoyingly Almost Perfect

I have had the laptop for over 3 weeks now and have had plenty of time to use it both for gaming, watching movies and writing my novel. I want to touch on a few practical topics I ran across while using this device. 1. Performance: The performance has been spectacular. The product works as expected for a laptop rocking the I7-8750h and an RTX 2060. Looking back I would probably opt for a different drive configuration, but they included a free drive and I wanted to cut costs somewhere. All in all, the performance has been great for games and daily tasks are nothing. Heating is not an issue - the center of the machine will get very warm but the places your hands tend to rest and work are fairly cool during use and the fans are pretty quiet even on turbo mode (which was very surprising.) Thermal management is great. 2. Practicality: There is a lot to admire about this machine for daily use. It supports windows hello which was nice to find out. It has all the regular features you would see on any high end gaming device - double top to turn off track pad, turbo fan button, decent lighting. For a 17in device, it actually is relatively light and chill looking for business use. There are a couple of things that bother me though. First, when typing I have consistently turned off and on the track pad due to the placement of the toggle. Second, the software is constantly resetting the turbo fan option so I have to set it back up after a restart. Lastly I need to talk about the keyboard. The Keyboard is a double edged sword. I feel like it is almost, just a hair away from perfect - but in such a way that it becomes a bit of a nuisance. The keys sound great to click, the feel is great, the placement is actually much better and easier to get used to than I thought. At first, it felt a little tight, but now it is perfectly normal. The lighting is nice and bright enough, individual lighting is perfect. The main problem is double tapping the keys. OFTEN, these switches will not register double taps, so when backspacing quickly, or typing to letters in a word like "letters" (leters,) the second press will not register. As you get used to typing on this keyboard, it becomes much less of a problem and you figure out how to handle it, but it can be quite frustrating sometimes. Otherwise, I love typing on these keys, and it is extremely satisfying. Gaming has not been a problem, is very comfortable, and clicks register 3. The Display: The final thing I need to talk about is the display. It is pretty darn good. It is 1080p, fairly bright, has good colors (I am an editor and it works well enough,) and the 144hz is great for gaming. The main problem is that my particular unit came in and the back-light is bleeding through heavily on the bottom, as well as parts of the top corners. It is unnoticeable during gaming or normal web use, but I have noticed it during dark scenes in movies and TV shows. I will eventually be sending in my unit to see if they can repair this issue, however I have a strong feeling this may be quite common with this machine, due to the way the wiring harness goes through the display hinge at the bottom. Speaking of the hinge, YES, you can open this device with one finger, and it is stiff and feels strong. All in all, this machine checks every single box I needed. Mechanical keyboard, great specs, 144hz display with good colors, and decent IO. I am very pleased with this purchase. Eluktronics also has been helping me with other devices and has fantastic customer service. Aside from some minor practical issues, this is the best machine you can get for the price. It compares well to every other main-brand, and saves you money while still providing great customer service and a great product. The mass-produced chassis is not a problem at all! Tongfang did a fantastic job with it, and Eluktronics is a great boutique PC company. Highly recommend.

J Telesh Mar 14th 2019

Beyond my expectations

The service before I got the laptop was great. Someone answered the phone, checked on my order and made sure everything was taken care of properly. The service after for a non computer related question about a free game offer was also great. When I got the package everything is nice, not flashy but simple and quality. If you want outrageous looking then maybe you will not be as impressed as I was. This is a computer that any enthusiast should LOVE and someone with some minimal experience would love too. If you do not have any build experience, just have everything set up for you and you would still be getting an amazing laptop at a great price and great quality parts. Listen to any sales suggestions because they know what they are doing and I always got the feeling they are not trying just to make a buck but to make great laptops. This particular model comes with an option for the new 2070 for a modest upgrade price. They also turned me on to what is probably the best hidden secret in m.2 SSD drives with the asata 1tb. The laptop: This is about the same size but feels a touch smaller / thinner & lighter than the 15.6" acer predator helios 300 that I upgraded from. And this is a 17.3" but somehow small without having to resort to the slower MaxQ GPU version. The screen: Nice enough and 144hz and the bezel is so tiny and it really is perfect for this build and makes the footprint small for a 17". The keyboard: Mechanical keys for this price? The keyboard very good. If you love lighting up things and light shows you might be a tad disappointed because even though you can change the colors for ANY key there is not a whole lot of customization in the software currently as far as fine tweaking. But I keep it plain so I am happy. This is really a monster and to find another laptop with a 2070 at current market price you could not do it. The wireless card in there must be good. It was something that I really did not think about (i never really have speed issues) but my internet speed doubled from whatever was in my Predator which was barely over a year old. Just quality all around where they could skimp like other laptops. I will be using this as a non mobile workstation and not enjoy the great keyboard, the slight frame/weight and screen as much as a mobile user. And also rarely have time to game. But when I do go mobile from time to time it will be great. If you are a mobile user, think about getting the 4 cell battery. You lose a 2.5" drive bay but this already has 2 PCIe slots that are so much faster . For anyone that knows or cares, I got over 20k in 3dmark 11. For a 5 lb laptop in this price range, that is pretty sick.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
MECH-17