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DESIGN AND FEATURES
The Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR comes with all the ports you will ever need. The right side features two USB 3.0 (Type A) ports marked blue, two USB 3.1 ports (Type C), two mini display ports, one HDMI port and a power jack.
The left side features a 2-in-1 audio jack, a USB 3.1 port marked blue, a 6-in-1 SD card reader, an Ethernet port, and a Kensington lock. As a compromise for thinness and weight, an optical drive is excluded. Thanks to the powerful graphics card and ample supply of ports, the Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR can handle up to four active displays simultaneously via the HDMI and Mini DisplayPorts.
Wireless connectivity is via the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 2×2 WiFi solution and the Bluetooth 4.2.
Below are rounded off figures of the benchmarks achieved.
|Low (1280 x 720) fps||Medium (1920 x 1080) fps||High (1920 x 1080) fps||Ultra (1920 x 1080) fps||Ultra (3840 x 2160) fps|
|Need for Speed||112||96||89||87|
|Call of Duty||163||134||97||86|
|Player Unknown’s battleground (2071)||109||94||86||68||22|
|Far Cry Primal 2016||92||76||34|
The Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR comes with the various configuration option in RAM and Internal storage. All other features are identical, including the 1 TB HDD secondary high capacity storage. The first option comes with 128 GB PCle SSD and 8 GB RAM. See it here. Our review laptop is the second option which comes with a 256 GB PCle SSD and 16 GB of RAM. See it here. The third option comes with a 512 GB PCle SSD and 32GB of RAM. See it here. While all configurations are quite good, the second configuration is the sweet spot for the common buyer, offering enough power for everything one needs. However, if you are on a budget, the first option will suffice – though a RAM upgrade will be in order in the future.
The presence of a SATA III solid state drive (SSD) is, by all means, a blessing in any computer. And if that is a blessing, then the presence of a PCIe SSD is, without doubt, a double blessing. A SATA III interface offers a theoretical transfers speed of around 750 Megabytes per second, while on the other hand, PCle offers a cool 15 Gigabytes per second. While we did not carry out a read and write speed test, you can expect exemplary results with this machine. Boot time is less than 2 seconds, and programs load fast and run smoothly. In addition to the speed, the Eluktronics P957HR also offers sufficiently large storage space for all your needs thanks to the 1 TB storage it comes with.
In addition to the Max-Q design, the Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR features the FlexiAccess application that allows the user to monitor the heat level on his/her machine and adjust fan speed accordingly. It is an Android based phone/ tablet application that allows the user to monitor heat levels remotely on his device remotely via Bluetooth without having to leave the home screen of a game.
The Control Center application that comes with the Eluktronics P957HR allows the user to control power options, customize fan settings & display/keyboard back-lighting depending on power selection.
Eluktronics made light work of security. In addition to the normal security features that it comes with such as passwords, it also features a fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0 and a Kensington Lock.
The Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR has a lot to offer, and best of all, is the most affordable in all the options available in the market today. Thanks to the Max-Q technology, the Eluktronics P957HR manages to stay true to expectation by weighing only 4.9 lbs and maintaining a thickness of 18.5 mm. Most thin and light gaming laptops often have to deal with considerable compromises on performance, which is not the case with this machine. Performance is maintained with negligible losses, while power consumption is heightened thanks to the high efficiency of both the processor and graphics card. The 60Hz display on the other hand also offers an excellent viewing experience with good viewing angles and fast response time, thus keeping motion blurs at bay. Port selection is also excellent, and sound quality is also at par with expectation.
However, one has to deal with the absence of a DVD player. All in all the Eluktronics Pro-X P957HR is an excellent choice for any user seeking a balance between performance and weight. That includes graphics designers who are mindful of color accuracy, video editors who often have to edit 4K videos without spending too much time at it, engineering professionals and students who often have to run CAD software among a host of other users. If this is you, you might want to add it to your shortlist.
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