Special - Eluktronics NB50TZ Series 15.6-Inch Desktop Power Entertainment Barebone Laptop

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*Important Notice: This is a special configuration offered by Eluktronics to customers who seek to utilize their own parts to complete the build of a budget performance laptop. This is designed for system builders and consumers with knowledge of building their own PC and does not include an operating system, any form of storage, memory or external optical drive and requires said parts to complete the build. Eluktronics will not warrant or be responsible for consumers who damage this PC from improper modification, tampering of the thermal system or installation of parts to complete the build. If you do not have technical expertise or are seeking a laptop ready to go out of box, this is not the item for you.  If you would like us to build it for you, please customize here.*

Desktop Processor Capable Options (MAX TDP 65W): Any 8th or 9th Intel 1151 generation processor under 65 watts.

Core Logic: Intel® H310 Chipset

RAM (Memory): DDR4 2400MHz/2666MHz (Support dependent on processor installed)

Display: 15.6" Full HD IPS 45% NTSC Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)

Graphics Card: Integrated graphics (based on processor installed)

M.2 SATA SSD Drive:  Empty SATA M.2 bay (PCIe not supported)

Primary Hard Disk 2.5" Bay: Empty 9.5mm SATA III

Optical Drive: N/A - External Optical Drive optional

Wireless Card: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.2

Keyboard: White backlit LED backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad.

Mouse: Built-in touchpad with Microsoft® Precision Touchpad (PTP) multi-gesture and scrolling function. Dedicated left and right buttons.

Webcam: 1.0MP HD Webcam and Array Mic.

Ports: 1 HDMI 1.4 output port (with HDCP), 1 VGA port, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB 3.1 Port (Type C), 1 USB 3.1 Port (Type A), 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 6-in-1 SD Card reader

Added Security: TPM 2.0; Kensington® Lock

Extras: Control Center application allows you to control power options plus customize fan settings & display/keyboard backlighting depending on power selection.

Flexikey® application allows you to create custom macros for ease of use in gaming or applications which have a complex set of keyboard shortcuts. Post express text options for commonly used strings of text or launch applications at the press of a button which you don't commonly use on your keyboard!

Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

Power: 90 Watt AC Adapter

Battery: 6-Cell 47Wh Lithium-Ion

Product Dimensions: 14.88" x 9.84" x 1.17" 

Weight: Starting at 5.06lbs (configuration choices will affect weight)

Color: Black

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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!

*Eluktronics does not recommend purchasing a barebone laptop (no selected operating system, processor, RAM & SSD/HDD) unless you have a strong background or technical experience in I.T.  Technical Support from Eluktronics without the selection of authorized and installed hardware, especially the processor will be very limited.  Attempting to utilize a processor which is not designed for this chassis or parts added after receipt which prompts an issue to the laptop will void your warranty.  If you're thinking about delidding an i7-8700K (95 watt CPU), please think again!  A 90 watt AC adapter is nowhere close to sufficient nor are the thermals designed to accept 30 watts over the designed TDP.


Reviews (3)


Easy Build Laptop Project

I received the NB50TZ barebones laptop in a well packaged box. I installed an i5 hexacore processor with 16GB of RAM using Windows 10. My OS is on a 256GB SSD and I added a 1TB HDD for storage. Super easy to assemble and exceptionally fast with MS Office applications. I use the laptop mainly for work and it was a little less expensive than buying a turnkey laptop.

Steve May 17th 2020

Decent laptop for the price, has it's flaws though.

I have built two of these NB50TZ's now, one for a friend and one for my household (my daughter and myself). I have built, repaired and upgraded many desktops/laptops over the years for myself/others. I liked the idea of basically "building your own laptop", minus the obvious things you can't put together with a laptop (shell, screen, motherboard, port layout, etc...) With that in mind I did enjoy installing my own CPU, SSD's and RAM in this laptop. My friend's laptop consisted of the Intel Core i3 9100, Crucial MX500 250GB M.2 2280 SATA 3 SSD and Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 3 2.5" HDD. I just finished my NB50TZ that has a Intel Core i5 8400, WD BLUE 250GB M.2 2280 SATA 3 SSD, Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA 3 2.5" SSD and both my friend's laptop and mine have 16GB (2x8) G Skill RIPJAWS DDR4 2666 RAM. I did not use the standard thermal paste that was shipped with the laptop but rather my trusted compound for years, Arctic Silver 5. Both laptops were installed with Windows 10 Home...Now the good things that this laptop does/has is a very nice keyboard, keystrokes are smooth and satisfying. Backlit keyboard is nice and helpful at night. I hate touch pads but this laptop's is better than most I have used on other laptops. The Intel AC 9560 WLAN Adapter is always solid, great wireless connection. The 15.6" IPS Full HD screen is nice. All components were easy to install. Included driver CD, need to switch to USB in the future, was helpful. Packaged well when shipped. USB Type C is nice to have. 6 in 1 SD card reader also a bonus. Bluetooth 4.2 and HDMI 1.4 are nice to haves. Solid ventilation at the bottom of the laptop, most components stay pretty cool...With all the positives there are some negatives. Heat pipe design, specifically one pipe, for CPU cooler doesn't make sense how it was placed and the desktop CPU cooling would probably benefit a little from a better placement of this heat pipe. The full 65W is not utilized for the CPU, I got about 61W max stress testing with Intel XTU and CPUZ. For both the i3 9100 and i5 8400 I tested they did not reach max turbo boost clocks of 4.2 and 4.0 probably due to lower power limits, lower reference base clock frequencies (99.8MHz average, not 100.0MHz norm) and memory frequency did not hit 2666Mhz but rather 2600MHz average (which is also due to the lower Base Clock Frequency). All this does is reduce performace in favor of lower temps. But really you may just need a slightly better CPU cooler design to get full potential out of 65W DESKTOP CPU. But temps were still idling around high 30's, low 40's and stress testing thermal throttled CPUs, stopped both tests at 99 C. Even putting CPU fan at max I still saw low 90's C. The web cam is weak, 1.0MP is hardly HD in this day and age. Microphone and speakers are sub par. 1 VGA port, really, who uses those anymore with modern hardware. I wish instead of 2 USB 2.0 ports there were 2 USB 3.0 ports, they are backwards compatible. Control Center 2.0 Automatic Fan Control kind of sucks, curve needs to be adjusted to cool a Desktop CPU properly. And a 6-Bit Color Bit Depth on a 1080P IPS HD screen is uncalled for. Even older, cheaply made 1080P IPS/VA/TN monitors use at least 8-Bit color depth. No excuse for 6-Bit other than to save money......All these things aside this is a decent, affordable laptop that can be used for some basic work functions, internet browsing, streaming video applications and possibly playing some games a 720p. I think Eluktronics has the potential to really make a great, affordable product that could really take off.

Additional Info

Additional Info

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.
NB50TZ Barebone
Capable of handling up to Intel 9th gen 65w desktop CPU
15.6" Full HD IPS Display
Integrated Graphics
Intel® Dual-Band Wireless 2x2 AC + Bluetooth 4.2
Full-size RGB Backlit Keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad