Metabox Prime P650SE Review – This kick-arse gaming laptop share many of the same specs as the Aorus X3 laptop, but instead places them inside a larger chassis dictated by its 15.6 inch display As a result, Metabox hasn’t needed to get too tricky with squeezing such powerful hardware into a tiny space, which is probably why the Metabox is significantly more affordable. It’s no behemoth though, tipping the scales at just 2.5kg, making it relatively portable despite its size.
Once again we see NVIDIA’s excellent GTX 970M handling the graphics load, while Intel’s i7-4720HQ is even better than the CPU found in the Aorus, with its top speed of 3.6GHz. This potent pairing should smash through most of today’s games without issue. A whopping 24GB of DDR3 memory is overly generous, while the 250GB Crucial SSD is arguably this laptop’s only weak point; it’ll fill up in no time, but it’s possible to upgrade this option at purchase The 15.6 inch screen sticks with the trusty old 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is the perfect match for the NVIDIA GPU within. It’s not quite the sexiest display we’ve ever seen, but it does the job ably considering this is such a well-priced machine. There’s even 802.11ac Wi-Fi included, which is simply stunning for a two grand laptop with so many juicy bits.
We’re simply amazed by the value afforded by this gaming laptop. For two grand it’s hard to beat, and we can’t think of anything Metabox could have done better.
- Amazing value
- Excellent performance
- Quite portable
- Slightly small SSD
Metabox Prime P650SE Specifications
- Intel Haswell 4th Generation Mobile Processors, up to Intel i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz and 6MB L3 Cache
- NVIDIA GeForce Go GTX 970M 3GB DDR5 Graphics
- Super Slim 25mm Design
- All Alluminium Chassis for Premium Durability
- 15.6″ IPS Full High Definition 1920 x 1080 Matte Display.
- Option for 15.6″ 4K Gloss PLS QFHD (3840×2160) Or 15.6″ 4K Gloss Sharp IGZO QFHD (3840×2160)
- Backlit Keyboard
- Four Separate Internal Storage Options
- Quad Memory Sockets running in Dual Channel, up to 32GB 1600MHZ DDR3 Memory or 32GB 1866MHZ DDR3 Memory
- Product page : http://www.metabox.com.au/P650SE-overview.asp