Eluktronics MECH-17 Pro-X 17.3-Inch Premium Gaming Laptop with per-key RGB Mechanical Keyboard

$1,224.95
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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 (1)

Justin Nov 18th 2018

The perfect blend of a gaming laptop and an ultrabook for me

Sometimes you try to do things the simplest way possible with the most stock, mainstream options possible, and it all blows up in your face anyway. In those cases, the sound of hitting rock bottom sounds like an automated answering service for tech support. You know how it goes. Long, repetitive, ineffective... Best case scenario you find your answer online while waiting on hold. Other times, you go way off the rails expecting the worst but it turns into a wonderful journey. This was my experience. I wanted a laptop that was between a gaming laptop and an ultrabook. I settled on 17", i7 8750, GTX 1060, 16 GB (16 x 1) 2666 RAM, 500 GB NVMe, 1 TB SSHD for my preferred specs. Checked a bunch of brands I was more familiar with but they either a) landed over price point or b) had cheap build quality. I looked into some more custom-built type sites and actually found a few that were closer to price point. But of those, the MECH-17 stood out for a) mechanical keyboard and b) aesthetically pleasing. It has the power of a gaming laptop but the looks of a sleek ultrabook. I can use this at the office and look like an adult. I'm used to building my own machines. Since I couldn't tell what parts would be used from the product page, I decided to order my own parts and build it from scratch. I already had Windows licensing taken care of and didn't need license so I mentioned it on the order page as I ordered a machine with no parts. I figured it'd be a case of "Nope, you gonna pay. Corporate says so. We're gonna get our margins." I also asked them to leave the badges off to save me time later. They actually called me about it. A tech from Delaware called and talked to me about building it from barebones. He pointed out some things to be mindful of. He spoke to me like I wasn't technically illiterate. It was so refreshing. What they say on their About Us page is true. Everything about the process has been a joy. + I read the native English manual. It said to call before upgrading components. I did and they explained the safe way to open the case. + Anytime I've emailed their Support, they've responded promptly. Anytime I've called, a human answered the phone and got me to a knowledgeable technician within 60 seconds and that technician was able to answer my question. The only times I needed to call were my fault due to haste. + The screen's maximum brightness is really bright. Other brands I looked at had reviews mentioning dim screens. + The mechanical keyboard is my first and it is wonderful. I'd say that it's worth it, but that makes it sound like you have to pay extra for it. This netted out cheaper than comparable models regardless of building it through them or doing it myself, plus is included the mechanical keyboard. Honestly, it didn't feel like a good choice, it felt like the right choice. I've had Asus ROG laptops in the past and their keyboards were sad without anything to compare them to. Now they seem terrible. Using this keyboard is like feeling full for the first time. I like it better than my Logitech keyboard on my desktop. + I was worried that unplugged, the battery would die so quick that it'd be unusable for any real activity. If you turn the lights off the keyboard and dim the screen, I'm getting about 3-4 hours. Plenty of time to watch a movie. Or two. I bet it would be even better if I used Miracast to show it on TV and turned off the laptop screen completely. + The power adapter is as thin as the laptop. It's the size of my hand, but it fits in my bag much better thanks to its thinness. + During normal use, it does not run hot at all. + Don't have much experience playing games on it yet, plugged in or on battery. Other reports put it even or ahead of other laptops running a GTX 1060. If you're aiming for a GTX 1070, you're at a higher price point. In conclusion, this was my best option, and it is wonderful. P.S. If you pursue building yours from barebones, here are a few things to keep in mind. + The touchpad is a unique device, not a standard HID mouse. It won't work until you install the drivers. It only has drivers for Windows. Linux? Good luck, let them know how it turns out for you. They care. + The Serial IO driver is for the mouse. + The Gaming Center takes care of your keyboard lighting and some other things. Run Windows Update until you're at build 1803 before installing. I don't know what happens if you install it before then, but I waited for updates to finish and everything worked fine. + Planning on using only GTX 1060 for graphics? Install the Intel VGA drivers anyway. From a clean Windows 10 Pro 64-bit install, it will fix a) missing display audio driver b) inability to adjust screen brightness c) missing Miracast/Wi-Di support. + Yes, run the installers for both Realtek Audio and Sound Blaster.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
MECH-17