Metabox P650RS-G 15” Laptop Unboxing and Review
The P 650 RSG is a newer and higher end laptop in the prime series from meta box. An Australian company that's specialized in the high end laptops this laptop is similar to the P 650 re model that I've previously reviewed with very similar specs. However, now the graphics card is an nvidia 1070, rather than a 970 m, so that should help us out a lot in games as we'll see a bit later on in the 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 that you can customize these pretty drastically when ordering a line. So you can select the components that you want. In my configuration for the CPU, we have an Intel skylake. I7 6700 HQ at 2.6 gigahertz, which can turbo up to 3.5 gigahertz. This is a quad core processor, with 4 cores and eight total threads with hyper threading for memory. We have 16 gigabytes of ddr4 at 2400 megahertz and in regards to storage there's an Intel 540 s m2 SSD, which runs the Windows 10 operating system, as well as an additional one, terabyte 7200 rpm disc for further storage, as even TPM 2.0 available. If you're going to be using full disk encryption with something like BitLocker finally for the graphics, as mentioned there's, an nvidia geforce gtx 1070, with 8 gigabytes of gddr5 Ram, the display is a 15.
6 inch. 1080P IPS wva 60 hertz LED backlit panel with a matte finish and in this model, we've also got 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. For network connectivity, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port killer, 1 535 wireless AC card, which also has bluetooth all of this hardware, is placed nicely into a clever P, 650 rsg case, which has a black brushed metallic, look to it and is made out of an aluminium alloy. Making the overall build quality, really nice, the physical dimensions laptop a thirty eight point: five centimeters in width 27 point one centimeters in depth and just two point: eight eight centimeters in height, so it's pretty thin for the amount of power that you get inside the total Weight of the laptop, including the power, brick, is two point: six, five kilograms, which is still fairly audible. In my opinion, the laptop has enough weight to allow you to easily open the lid with just one hand, which was nice. The screen looks nice under normal conditions. However, in the dark I did notice, a bit of backlight bleed around the corners, which is fairly typical with IPS backlit panels. The brightness can be adjusted quite a bit and the viewing angles on the screen are very good. I can easily see details clearly from any sharp angle, which was pretty impressive.
Surface of the screen has a matte finish to it, which I prefer over a glossy screen, as you can more easily see what you're doing, regardless at the lighting situation. As as much less distracting reflections show, you can optionally get Nvidia g, sync technology with your panel, which this particular model does have. I found that g sync significantly helped in reducing screen tearing while playing games and should definitely be considered if you're planning on playing a lot of games on the laptop and want the smoothest possible experience. Above the display is a two megapixel camera which is capable of 1080p video, while the quality isn't that great, which seems to be pretty common with inbuilt laptop cameras, it'll be enough to get the job done in things like video conferences, the keyboard has been excellent and Feels great to type on it's, one of the best laptop keyboards that I've used and it's noticeably better compared to other meta box laptops that I've previously used it's a full sized keyboard, so there's, a numpad included and all of the keys are RGB backlit. Allowing you to further customise them how you want, I did find the included flexi key software installed to be a little difficult to work with, though that seems to be fairly standard with keyboard software for changing coloring. 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 were a little limited with some of my favourites missing.
Three of these points could probably all be addressed in a software update and aren't, really a problem regarding the laptop itself. I also found very little flex when pushing down hard on the keys, which was good. The touchpad has worked fine for me, it's, a decent sized and easy to use. I found the physically separate, left and right buttons, which are either side of the fingerprint scanner to work. Well, 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 bass now I hope you like IO, because there's lots of it available here on the Left. We have a vent for our exhaust mini displayport with version 1.3, which will be useful for newer monitors, as this supports larger resolutions at higher frame rates compared to the older 1.2 standard. Next, there are 2 USB 3.1 type C port, which is awesome as the user of a nexus 6p that uses these. And finally, there are two USB 3.0 type II ports, one of which is powered on the right of the audio jacks, which include spdif microphone and headphone jacks, followed by the 6 1 card reader, which supports various types of SD cards. Next there's, a single USB 3.0 type, a port Gigabit, Ethernet, port and Kensington lock. The front only features some status LEDs, while the back has been Stu. Exhaust heat there's also the DC power port, HDMI port and another mini DisplayPort, underneath there's a bunch of air intakes to help keep all of 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 cool air in the included battery is a 4 cell lithium ion polymer battery rated at 60 watt hours.
The battery is rated to last for 325 minutes and with a full charge and doing basic tasks such as web browsing with the screen on half brightness Windows 10, estimated that it would last for around 4 hours. So while that isn't quite meeting that I still think it's a decent battery time, considering the powerful hardware we're dealing with while running the benchmarks on battery power, the estimate quickly reduced to around just one hour, though frame rates were capped at 30 frames per second, which Was due to invidious battery boost feature which limits FPS to 30 while running a battery in order to let you play your games longer, considering the high specs of the machine, I think the battery life is fairly decent and should allow you to get plenty of things Done on a full charge, with the exception of lots of hardcore gaming, which shouldn't be surprising in general, with gaming laptops, so with all of 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 the high power specs inside I'm, running Windows, 10 Home Edition on this and have not had any slowness or delay at all. While using the OS or install two programs. Everything is performed well with no issues, I've also not had any problems with heat, even while using the laptop sitting on my lap while performing benchmarks the bottom side of it didn't heat up much at all, it seems quite good at efficiently dissipating the heat within ambient Room temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, while sitting at idle the CPU was 31 degrees Celsius, while the GPU was around the 40 degrees Celsius mark, while benchmarking, the CPU got to 57 degrees Celsius, while the GPU maxed out at 84 degrees Celsius, now let's get into those Benchmarks, I was excited to do these, as this was my first experience with a Pascal based graphics card from Nvidia in a laptop first we'll cover some gaming benchmarks, followed by synthetic tests in Grand Theft, Auto 5 I've, disabled vsync.
Otherwise, the frames per second would max out at 60 I tested with fxaa on and msaa set to 8 with a 1080p resolution. We can see that even with these settings we still average 66 frames per second. In The Witcher 3, I used the ultra preset disabled, vsync and NVIDIA hair works and again ran at the full 1080p resolution. With these settings I was able to get an average of 71 frames per second, while in shadow of mordor with ultra settings at 1080p, we averaged 99 frames per second now onto the benchmarking tools, while a useful indicator note that these results are 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 1070 averaged 81 frames per second it's, a similar story in valley, benchmark with the quality set to ultra and anti aliasing on 8 at 1080p, the 1070 managed to average 76 frames per second. The pass mark benchmark resulted in a score of 8000 373 for the CPU 9000 and 48 for the 3d graphics and 4000 256 for the overall score. Putting this laptop into 88th percentile, pretty impressive. I ran both the fire strike and times by benchmarks from 3d mark and got scores of 12000 151 and 4870 8 respectively. I'Ll leave a link to the full results in the video description. I did have G sync disabled during these tests, so that the frames per second was not limited to the panel's refresh rate of 60 Hertz with g sync enabled things are noticeably smoother with screen tearing, as the refresh rate of the display is 60 Hertz and the 1070 inside was able to run current games well above 60 frames per second on maximum settings.
G Singh should perform well and keep things at 60 frames per second consistently without screen tearing in Crystal disc mark. The SSD performed around 550 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 470 megabytes per second of sequential writes, while the spinning rust hard drive was only around 120 megabytes per second, both read and write, which is expected and fine for a larger non SSD. Based storage drive, the laptop comes with a two year warranty and the option of extending to three years, and in the past I found dealing with meta box support to be a great experience. Overall, the meta box – p6 50 RS G – is a very powerful laptop which is easily capable of running current games at respectable frame rates with high settings thanks to Nvidia's GTX 1070. The p6 50 RS G starts at two thousand four hundred and sixty nine 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 metal box, comm, dot, EU and customize your own high end laptop and I've left a link in the video description for this specific model. So what did you guys think of the p6 50 RS G laptop from meta box? Considering the high specs, I think it's pretty awesome that a laptop of this size can be this powerful.