14 Inch Gaming Laptop! Metabox P641HK Review and Benchmarks
Gaming laptop from meta box. We'Ll take a look at what the laptop has to offer, as well as how it performs, through a series of gaming benchmarks, to help you decide if it's a laptop. You should consider inside the box, we'll put the laptop itself manual and warranty information power, brick and power cable to start let's. Look at the specs of the model. I'Ve got here as you can configure it a bit while ordering there's an Intel. 7700 HQ quad core KB Lake CPU, which runs a 2.8 gigahertz and content up to 3.8. Gigahertz I've got 16 gigabytes of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz here, but the 2 slots can support up to 32 gigabytes for storage there's, a 256 gig SK Hynix m dot, 2 solar SSD and a 1 terabyte Seagate 5400 rpm hard drive installed for the graphics With good Nvidia's 1050 Ti in combination with a 14 inch, 1080p 60 Hertz IPS panel and we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, there's a Gigabit, Ethernet port and Intel 3 1 6 8 AC Wi Fi, which supports up to 8 O 2.11 AC, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, but this 2 can be upgraded. The laptop has a black matte, look to it on both the outside of the metallic lid and the plastic interior. The physical dimensions of the laptop are thirty four point: nine centimeters in width 24 point seven centimeters in depth and 2.
54 centimeters in height. The total weight of the laptop is advertised at starting at 2.0 kilos, but this can of course, change depending on the selected components. In my own testing, I found this one to weigh just under 2.1 kilos and just under two point: seven kilos with the power brick and cable for charging, so it's fairly portable. As mentioned, the screen is a 14 inch, 60 Hertz, 1080p IPS matte panel. No g sync available here, i've also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider v pro and my results, return 98 of srgb, 71 percent of ntsc and 76 of adobe RGB. So in terms of color reproduction, that seems decent I've performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a completely black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take a long exposure photo with my camera to help display any bleed. So basically, this is a worst case scenario test. To be honest, I could notice some bleed and a normally room, so the worst case scenario test wasn't really needed. Unfortunately, it's pretty bad in the unit I've got here, although this will of course vary from laptop to laptop. I think I was just unlucky here: I've asked metalbox what their policy is regarding backlight bleed and they said that if you've got out of the ordinary bleed, you can contact them for support if it's really bad, I suspect they'd be able to replace it.
But again, this does seem like bad luck. As the 10 other laptops I've tested were all fine while moving the display. There was only a little bit of flex. Overall, it was pretty sturdy owing to the hinges that were placed on the left and right corners, and you could open the laptop with one finger, no problems demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution above the display as a full HD camera capable of 1080p video. Although the camera does look a bit, grainy it's, definitely noticeably better than all the 720p cameras I've tested. The microphone also sounds really good, but you'll be able to hear that. For yourself, the keyboard seems mostly. The same is that the meta box laptops I've tested recently it's nice to type with, and I had no problems using it. There'S white LED backlighting available, which can be adjusted through five brightness levels, but no RGB with this model. Unfortunately, there was a little bit of keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard, but overall it felt pretty solid and this wasn't an issue while typing. Normally. I also found the touchpad to work. Pretty well it's got a light, matte surface and there are physical left and right buttons which went to clicky. Moving on to the available arrow on the left. There are two mini DisplayPort: 1.2 outputs, HDMI, 2.0, USB 3.0 type, a port, USB 3.1 gen2 type c port and three 3.5 millimeter audio jacks for headphones mic and spdif over on the right is a full sized SD card reader, two more USB 3.
0 type, a ports Gigabit Ethernet port and Kensington lock, there's, nothing on the front other than some status LEDs and nothing on the back other than a couple of Eric sauce pens towards the corners and power input in the centre up on the lid there's, the meta box, logo and some Lines with a mirrored finish on the sides, both the lid in the interior show fingerprints fairly easily, but they're easy enough to wipe away underneath there. Some air intakes to keep everything cool, as well as some rubber feet, which both help prevent the laptop from moving around. On flat surfaces when in use and also raise it up slightly to help, let cool air in the speakers are found underneath the display – and I found them to sound, pretty good. They have a little bass and still sound fairly clear, even at higher volumes powering. The laptop is a 45 watt hour, three cell battery and with the full charge and just watching YouTube videos with the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled. I was able to use it for 3 hours and 2 minutes with just the built in Intel graphics, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings an invidious battery boost so 2 30fps the battery lasted for 40 minutes. Overall, I thought the battery life was pretty fair. Considering the specs and the size of the laptop during normal use with an ambient room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, the CPU idled at 48 degrees Celsius, while the GPU atto to 47 degrees Celsius.
And here are the external temperatures of the laptop way. You'Ll actually be. Putting your hands, it did feel a little warm getting up to 36 degrees Celsius in some places, but it wasn't too bad, while idling it's at around 36 decibels and here's. What that sounded like with the CPU and GPU maxed out for half an hour using the heaven benchmark in a 264 with the same room temperature, the CPU reached a maximum of 77 degrees Celsius, while the GPU peaked at 73 degrees Celsius. So, overall, it actually stayed fairly cool compared to other larger laptops. I'Ve tested the keyboard area got a fair bit warmer up to 51 degrees Celsius in some areas and was noticeably warm to type on with the default fan profile. The laptop was sitting at around 51 decibels and here's what it sounded like with the fans manually maxed out, the CPU and GPU dropped by around 1 and 2 degrees respectively. The keyboard area, temperature, didn't, really change and the maximum noise laptop was making slightly 253 decibels, which is pretty standard for a gaming laptop under full load here's. How that sounded for comparison. Overall, the temperatures were pretty good likely due to the 1050 Ti, which doesn't get as hot as more powerful graphics options. Although I didn't expect the cooling to perform so well, considering the 14 inch form factor it held up quite well and no thermal throttling was observed, and I also didn't notice any coil whine, while testing finally let's take a look at some benchmarks.
Well, first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools. All tests will run at the 1080p resolution with all windows and Nvidia updates to date applied I've tested overwatch for 5 minutes at each setting level, just playing with the bots. Even at max settings were able to average over 60 FPS and the 1 lows weren't too bad. It was a smooth experience, while playing you've been during intense fights. Dota 2 was to demanding and I'm testing with a fairly intensive replay and when not seeing too much of a difference between the different setting levels, it's, definitely very playable player unknowns. Battlegrounds was tested with the latest 1.8 version using the replay feature, we're, not really getting great results in my testing with very low settings required in order to average above 60fps, although, as usual, take these results with a grain of salt as the performance can vary. Quite a lot based on what's, going on in game shadow of war, with the built in benchmark required, medium or lower settings to average 60fps battlefield 1 felt nice and smooth, regardless of the setting level used, as shown by the fairly even 1 laws which aren't too Low, if an ultra settings aren't too far below 60fps, The Witcher 3 averaged a fair bit lower on ultra settings compared to the others here, and it felt a bit stuttering while playing as shown by the much lower 1 lows. It was a lot better at the other setting levels.
Watchdogs 2 is a fairly resource, intensive game and, from my experience you don't really need a high frame rate to enjoy it. I found it to run well on high or lower settings price of the Tomb. Raider is running over at with above 60fps averages of medium or lowest settings with the built in benchmark Ghost Recon is another fairly resource, intensive game and probably not something I'd be looking to play on a 1050 Ti. Ultra settings are way to overkill for these specs. With the built in benchmark tool with 60fps only achievable at minimum settings, doom performs mostly the same regardless of the setting level used and even with ultra settings were averaging close to the 60fps sweet spot. It felt nice and smooth the whole time while running, as shown by the fairly high at 1 lows. While most games tested rent of acceptable frame rates at lower settings, you may want to look at getting a 1060 instead for solid 60 FPS gaming with high settings and more graphically demanding titles. However, the 1050 Ti is capable of providing an acceptable experience, especially with lower demanding games such as overwatch. It comes down to what sort of games you plan on playing now onto the benchmarking tools, while a useful indicator note that these results are generally less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown, we'll start with the Unigine benchmarks. This is how the laptop performed in the heaven benchmark with the tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing on 8 here's, how the valley benchmark performed with the anti aliasing on 8 at various graphics settings.
And finally, these are the 1080p results from their newest super position. Benchmark for the final graphics benchmarks, I ran fire strike and time spy from 3d mark and gods cause of six thousand seven hundred and nine and two thousand five hundred and five respectively, so about what you'd expect from a 1050 Ti in Crystal disc month, the 256 Gig SATA 3 m2 SSD performed around 550 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 2070 megabytes per second in sequential, writes so fairly typical for a Sun of three based SSD, the one terabyte hard drive gets around 110 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 100 megabytes Per second in sequential, writes again pretty typical for 5400 rpm hard drive at minimum specs, so without the one terabyte hard drive, even with 8 gig of ram. The laptop starts at 1499 Australian dollars so about 1180 USD for my international viewers and will, of course, vary based on your final hardware selection for the exact configuration not got here with the extra disk in RAM it's, an additional hundred and 70 Australian dollars. So what did you guys think of the p6 for 1 HK gaming laptop for meta box? Overall, I think it's, pretty nice it's got decent specs for the 14 inch form factor, making it a fairly portable gaming, laptop with fair battery life, considering the size for a fair price it's been over a year since I tested a 14 inch laptop, and this is Definitely a nice improvement and a good in between option from the usual 13 and 15 inch options.
Although it was a bit unfortunate about the backlight bleed I had in this unit. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like on the video to. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.