A Fantastic Purchase
I'll start by saying that after a few weeks, I am beyond pleased with this laptop. I ended up with the 9th gen i7 and RTX 2070 and upgraded thermal paste. Everything runs flawlessly at ultra settings. The display is fantastic for gaming and movies. The onboard audio is great with good headphones. The built in speakers are useable in a quiet to mostly quiet environment. They're quickly drowned out by a modest ambient noise floor. Doesn't affect my opinion at all, I fully expected lackluster onboard speakers and anyone with a laptop reasonably should. Battery life is what I expected, and totally workable. If you needed electron independence, you probably weren't considering this laptop anyway.The thermaldynamics of are nothing short of impressive. The exhaust gets warm, but I haven't registered above 70c on the cpu or gpu, even after AAA gaming for hours on end. I saw a drop of about 8c experimenting with the fan boost on, so it's nice to know there's a good bit of cooling left on the table if necessary. General computing tasks are lightning fast. Really, everything is - it takes an awful lot to bog this machine down. Oh and I really appreciate the lack of bloatware. I have an irrational angst against anything on my PC/phone I didn't put there myself. Physically, its amazing. Sleek, classy and not too big or heavy if you wanted to hop on an airplane or bounce from class to class. The screen is of exceptional quality, the keyboard is just as nice. Fit and finish is superb all around. Oh and the eluktronics mouse & mousepad is actually quite nice and far exceeds expectations. If not for the bundle I would have skipped them to save money, but I'm very glad I didn't. It is my new favorite mouse. I'm really glad I stumbled across Eluctronics. As an engineer, I deliberated and researched for dozens of hours. The last high end computer I built was in 08 so I had some catching up to do. The Mech17 literally blows away the competition and saves you about 30% in the process. It's extremely difficult in design to get a solid price point along with high quality and fast delivery. They did it, and they did it very well. I haven't had any need to deal with customer service or tech support, so I can not actually comment on that front. I'd purchase again in a nanosecond, and will be looking at eluktronics first whenever I need a new setup.