Metabox P650HP-G 15″ Laptop Unboxing and Review
The P 650 HP G is a new IM higher end laptop in the prime series for meta box. An Australian company that specialized in custom high end laptops, it's laptop, is similar to some of the previous models that I've previously reviewed with similar specs. However, now we have Intel 7700 HQ cable, each CPU here. How does this change affect performance we'll find out in our upcoming benchmarks inside the box we have the laptop itself user guide and driver CD, as well as the power brick and power cable. So let's jump right into the specs of the laptop, keep in mind. You can customize these when ordering online, so you can select the components that you want, which means differ from what I have here in my configurations to the CPU, as mentioned, we've got an Intel. Cable X, 7700 HQ at 2.80 Goods which can tell they're up to three point: eight gigahertz. This is a quad core CPU with four cores and eight total threads with hyper threading to memory. Those 16 gigabytes of ddr4 Ram at 2400, megahertz for storage, there's, an Intel 540's, 240 gigabytes, SATA 3 m to drive, which runs the Windows, 10 Home Edition operating system and for graphics, dozen nvidia geforce 1060, with 6 gigabytes of gddr5 memory. The display is a 15.6 1080p ICS wva 120 hertz LED backlit panel with a matte finish. This model also has Nvidia g sync technology, which keeps the refresh rate of the display in sync, with the graphics card, removing screen tearing, which results in a much better experience with games, so network connectivity, there's, a Gigabit Ethernet port and an Intel 365 wireless AC card, Which also provides Bluetooth.
All this hardware is placed into a clever case which has a black brushed metallic, look to it and is made out of an aluminium alloy making air for build quality, really nice, the physical dimensions of the laptop, a thirty eight point: five centimeters in width. Twenty seven point: one centimeters in depth and just two point: five centimeters in height, so it's pretty thin to the amount of pallet you get inside. The total weight of the laptop is list as it being too six kilos for the base model. Mine weighs in here at 2.7 kilos, which is still fairly affordable. In my opinion, of course, the total weight will change, depending on the hardware that you select when combined with the power brake. It goes to around three point: six kilos. I also found that the laptop case is enough weight to allow you to easily open the lid with one finger, which was nice. The screen looks great. One of the first things I noticed was how smooth everything was. As this one has been upgraded to the 120 Hertz 1080p panel by default, this laptop comes with a 60 Hertz 1080p panel and can also optionally be upgraded to a 4k panel, though I personally, can't recommend this on a 15 inch screen, I've run into all sorts Of scaling issues in Windows with 4k at 15 inches a lot of programs just end up. Looking terrible, the screen looks nice under both normal conditions and even in the dark.
I did my usual backlight bleed test, which involves making a laptop show a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges and then take a long exposure photo with the camera to help display this. However, in this case, there was no observable backlight bleed, which was awesome even in this worst case scenario, test. The whole panel looks pretty much the same with no bleed. The brightness can be adjusted quite a bit and the viewing angles on the screen. A very good. I can easily see details clearly from any sharp angle, which has always been the case with all meta box laptops that have looked at so far and it's still impressive each time the surface of the screen has a matte finish to it, which I personally prefer over At multi screen, as you can more easily see what you're doing regardless of the lighting situation, will be much less distracting reflections shown. As mentioned this model, also comes with Nvidia g sync. I found the g sync significantly helped in reducing screen tearing while playing games and should definitely be considered if you're looking for a laptop that you're planning on playing a lot of games on, and you want the smoothest possible experience. I'Ve done a whole video talking about. If g sync and a laptop is worth it, so you can check that out for further information. Above the display is the inbuilt 2 megapixel camera, which is capable of full HD 1080p video, while the quality isn't amazing, which seems to be pretty common with inbuilt laptop cameras, it's, definitely good enough to get the job done.
The things like video chat, the keyboard appears to be the same. One in the P 650 are HD video that I did recently, which is great as it's quite a good laptop keyboard. The keyboard looks good and feels nice to type on it's, a full size keyboard with numpad included and all of the keys are RGB backlit, allowing you to customise how it looks. I also found very little flexed when pushing down hard on the keys, which was nice. The whole thing feels nice and sturdy, as I've mentioned before, I found the included flexi key software installed to be a little bit difficult to work with, so that seems to be fairly standard with keyboard software for changing colouring. From my experience in particular, it seems that you can only specifically customize different groups of keys together rather than individual keys, and the available effects are a little limited with some of my favourites missing, though, these points could probably all be addressed in a software update and Aren'T a problem regarding the laptop itself: the touch pad also appears to be the same from previous one, also reviewed. It works well it's, a decent size and is easy to use. I, like the physically separate, left and right buttons, which are either side of the fingerprint scanner there clicky without being too loud, just above the keyboard or the front facing Onkyo speakers which sound fairly decent for laptop speakers, though, I did notice the absence of any bays.
Now let's take a look at the available IO one off on the left hand, side, there's, a HDMI port, a powered USB type, a three point, one point and too many display boards with version 1.3 over on the right there's, an SPDIF microphone and headphone jack. Six and one card reader slot 2 USB type c ports with 3.1 gen2 support a single USB type, a 3.14 Gigabit Ethernet and Kensington lock. The front only features some status LEDs on the back that's, the DC power port, but the included power brick plugs into, as well as a single USB 3.0 type II port underneath there's a bunch of air intakes to help keep all the components cool as well as Some rubber feet, which both stop the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces when in use and also rise it a little to let the cool air in the included battery of the four cell lithium ion polymer battery rated at 61 hours, with a full charge. In doing basic tasks such as web browsing with the screen on half brightness and keyboard lighting off Windows 10 estimated that it would last for around eight hours, which i think is pretty decent for a laptop with these folks. This appears to have been an accurate measure as well. After four hours of use, the battery still had 50 left, which was pretty impressive. Definitely the best battery life i've seen from metal box so far, so with all that in mind, how's the laptop to actually use while using the laptop.
Normally, I found the performance to be really good, which is to be expected based on these high specs within Windows. 10 is running well here and I've not had slowness or delayed or while using the OS or installed programs. Everything'S performed well with no issues. I also haven't had any problems with heat during normal use. It stays quite cool with an idle CPU temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and an idle GPU temperature of 41 degrees Celsius. During my benchmarking, with the same room temperature, the CPU reached a maximum of 56 degrees Celsius and the GPU peaked at 74 degrees Celsius. I let these tests go in for over half an hour and the temperatures are stabilized by that time. Despite this, the laptop didn't really feel that hot during normal operation, the laptop is pretty quiet to idle notes at around the 30 decibel mark. As you can see here, while running my benchmarks, it went up to around 45 decibels and then, when I manually maxed out the fans it peaked at around 50 decibels. Note that I have the microphone pretty close to one of the exhaust vents on the laptop at complete idle. I could barely hear it at all and even at maximum. With my closed back headphones on, I could barely hear the fan noise now let's get into those benchmarks. I was excited to do these, as this was my first experience with an Intel KB Lake CPU in a laptop, and I was keen to find out how it performed.
First, we'll cover some gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with benchmark tools. All tests were done with all windows updates to date applied and the Nvidia graphics. Drivers were also up to date, running version 374 9, which were the newest at the time of testing and grant that's, auto fire by disabled vsync and tested with FXAA on and MSAA set to 8. With a 1080p resolution. Even with these settings, we still average 55 frames per second in the witcher 3 i used for ultra preset disabled vsync and NVIDIA hair works and again right at the full 1080p resolution. With these settings I was able to get an average of 51 frames per second, while in shadow of mordor with ultra settings at 1080p, we overage 95 frames per second, so we were finally starting to take advantage of that 120 Hertz display now onto the benchmarking tools. While a useful indicator note that these results are a bit less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown in heaven benchmark with the quality set to ultra tessellation, set to extreme and anti aliasing set to 8 at 1080p. The 1060 average 58 frames per second is a similar story in valley, benchmark with the 40 set to ultra and NTA eight at 1080p, the 1060 average 59 frames per second, the cosmos benchmark resulted in a score of eight thousand three hundred and seventy two to the Cpu, six thousand eight hundred and eighty four, the 3d graphics and 4254 the overall school, putting this laptop into the 87th percentile of results, pretty impressive.
I ran both the five strike and timez5 benchmarks from 3d mark and got scores of eleven thousand six hundred and ninety two and three thousand seven hundred and sixty eight respectively I'll leave a link to the full results in the video description. I performed these tests with g sync disabled, which g sync enabled things are noticeably smoother with no screen tearing further information on this check out. My video on whether or not g sync in a laptop is worth it. As for the CPU, I ran a few different benchmarks to compare it against the older 6700 HQ. We can see. It only performs a little better in the tests that I've run here so it's, a small incremental upgrade, but still nice to have I've also done a full video. Comparing these two CPUs in detail, using this laptop, so check that out, if you're interested, based on the results from the games tested, we're not often going above 60 frames per second, which makes it hard to justify the optional upgrade to a 120 codes panel. Here, if you're, instead looking at a model with an Nvidia 1070 Ohio, then a 120 Hertz Ana would be a lot more useful there, as this card can push higher frame rates. Of course, with that said, we could always lower the graphics settings and get higher frames per second, with the 1060 making the higher refresh rate panel more worthwhile. It depends on whether or not you want to sacrifice graphics quality a bit for higher frame rates.
However, the higher frame rates do look nice and smooth with the 120 notes panel in Crystal disc mark, the SSD performed around 550 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 350 megabytes per second in sequential writes. These kinds of speeds are to be expected from what inside of base data sees. You can optionally upgrade to a PCI Express based SSD, which should perform a bit better and there's. Also, expansion for adding a second m dot to drive, as well as to 2.5 inch drives. So of course note that this will increase the overall weight of your laptop as well as power draw. The laptop comes with a two year warranty with the option of extending to three years and in the past I found dealing with meta box support to be a great experience. Overall, it will help deliver the phone when troubleshooting a problem and the first year of the Platinum warranty includes covering any shipping costs. If you need to send the laptop back for any reason, such as repair the meta box, P 650 HP G is quite a powerful laptop which is capable of running current games at respectable frame rates with high settings. Thanks to Nvidia's GTX 1060, the KB Lake based CPU also gives us a slight edge over the oldest galaxy Ruiz. The P 650 HP G starts at 1979. Australian dollars and most of the components can be further upgraded to suit your needs. So the final price will depend on your custom selection.
You can check out their website at Metta, box.com, dot, EU and customize your own high end laptop I've left a link in the video description for this specific model. So what did you guys think the P 650 HP G laptop from meta box considering the decent specs, I think, it's a pretty powerful and yet still portable laptop? Let me know what you guys saw it down in the comments or simply leave a like' or dislike' on the video if you found it useful or not, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.