A very good, powerful laptop
Let me start by saying I wanted a laptop with a powerful CPU, lots of RAM and no dedicated GPU, and they're really hard to come by. I got exactly what I wanted in THINN-15. It does basically what a good, fast laptop should do. I really recommend it if it is what you want. I think this company did a good job for a no-name brand. I got it with no ram or ssd, put in my own 32GB 3200 RAM and 2TB Samsung Evo 970, and this machine is blazing! Super snappy in Windows in general, boots up in a few seconds, pretty quick to wake from sleep, quite snappy in general. Got 1807 on Cinebench r15 just now without trying hard. So the performance is great. And quite cheap all in for my top of the line setup. The battery life seems excellent. I didn't time it, but it lasts hours and hours, more than any of my other laptops. And it's very cool and quiet in general web browsing. Doesn't burn your legs with heat or hot air, it's really very cool under light load. Never had a laptop this cool. It's feather light, 3 pounds, super easy to pick up and carry with one hand. All these I attribute to the lack of a GPU. The looks are pretty good. Understated, simple, utilitarian, macbook-esque plain silver everywhere, not ugly (though not as slick as macbook, of course, and much lighter). Quite thin and decently compact dimensions. The display bezels are pretty thin. No sharp, uncomfortable edges anywhere. Good full length feet across the top and bottom. The keyboard is quite good imo, love the dedicated del, home etc keys, they're really indispensable for me, full size arrow keys. Good key layout. The ports are pretty good but wish it had full size sd slot and thunderbolt (but that might be an amd limitation). One or two more usbc wouldn't hurt. USBC charging is awesome! I bought some GaN chargers for all my devices and threw away the stock giant brick this came with (they should ship with GaN or nothing). But make sure you get a 90W+ charger and cable. See below. The lid opens with one hand and wakes up from sleep. This wasn't the case out of the box, but I contacted support and they actually gave me a bios with a fix! That's crazy responsive customer service. I actually had a few contacts with customer service and they were pretty on point, especially as customer support goes. Like they actually understood my questions :D And usually had answers. But it's not all perfect, there are some niggles. The drawback of light weight is an extremely flimsy chassis. The display is very bendy and floppy. The bottom plate flops all over the place as you grab it with your hand. It needs at least one more screw in the middle, but it would also help if the sheetmetal wasn't one micron thin. The chassis itself is not too flexy. The worst part is the metal got dented to the right of the touchpad within a day or two of using it. Just a small divot. And I really have no idea how. This would never happen on any other laptop. Lightness is great, but let's be reasonable... The display is very meh. Not great brightness, or contrast, or colors, pretty dull, not amazing viewing angles. It's night and day vs a Dell Precision if they're side by side. But it does the job, nothing super objectionable. While the keyboard is quite good, the sharp edges on the keys are a dumb design. Don't feel great and increase the potential for mistyping, though this hasn't been a problem in practice for me. The backlight is pretty atrocious. Super leaky. But it's better than nothing in the dark. The touchpad is not bad, but nothing to write home about. And it clacks every time you tap it. The speakers are junk. Pretty quiet even on max, and gutless. They only fire downward which makes no sense when you have it on your lap. It doesn't charge with a 60W usb-c charger, only 90W. Only during sleep or off. Make sure you get a 90W charger AND cable. Chargers and cables that charged all other laptops fine only made the charging led and windows icon flash on and off randomly on this one. Wish this was fixed, but at least there are solutions. The power button requires two presses to turn on. There's something strange with their Control Center software that manages power states. For some reason I got consistently high benchmark numbers on Silent Mode/Standard/Basic than Basic Mode which is supposed to be the gaming mode. Basic Mode takes several benchmarks in a row to warm up. Before that, CPU doesn't hit 100%, hovers around 80%, which gives atrocious benchmark numbers. Seems like a bug. It's also sad that the fan never stops, even while reading an article. It's plenty cool enough that it doesn't need the fan. But at least it's pretty quiet. So, in conclusion, this is not a rich feeling product, not perfect, but quite good. It's my best laptop ever, despite its minor annoyances. Hope it lasts. And hope this manufacturer lasts and improves its products, because they have a good base! It would be interesting to have a cheap and an expensive version of the THINN-15, with the expensive one remaining light but upgrading the materials, finishes, looks, rigidity, ie overall feel, and the display and speakers. And fix the few niggly bugs. I'd pay a few hundred more. You'd have a world beater!