Metabox P955HQ1 Laptop Review and Benchmarks
We'Ve got the laptop itself manual and warranty information driver, CD, microfiber cloth and the power brick and cable let's start off with the specs of the laptop keeping in mind that you can customize it. While ordering in my configuration there's an Intel 7700 HQ quad core KB Lake CPU, which runs at two point, making a Hertz and contempo up to 3.8 gigahertz I've got 16 gigabytes of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz here, but the two slots can support up to 32 gigabytes for storage, there's, a samsung 960 Evo 250 gig PCIe m2 SSD, although there are also lower end SSD options available. If you want to save some money, there's, also a secondary one, terabyte 5400 rpm hard drive installed for additional space. What makes this laptop different to others, I've looked at previously is that it's got an NVIDIA, Quadro p3000 graphics card as it's designed to be a workstation, rather than your typical gaming laptop I'm still going to perform some gaming benchmarks in addition to more professional workloads. As I'm sure people will want to see how it performs for the screen there's a 15.6 inch 1080p display, which can optionally be upgraded to 4k. As for network connectivity, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port on the right, which needs to be pulled down to access and an Intel dual band: wireless AC, 8 to 65 card for Wi Fi with Bluetooth, 4.0, the whole body of the laptop has a black matte finish to It and is made from aluminium or aluminum, depending on, where you're from which makes it feel nice and solid, while remaining relatively lightweight.
The physical dimensions of the laptop are 38 centimeters in width 25.4, centimeters in depth, and just 1.8 6 centimeters in height, so it's fairly thin. The weight of the laptop will, of course, differ based on your custom. Hardware, selection and the website lists it at 2 kilos. With a bare bones configuration in the configuration I've got here. I found it to weigh around 2.25 kilos and once you add the power brick and cable it's, around 2.9 kilos, total so still quite portable. For a 15 inch laptop as mentioned, the screen is a 15.6 inch, 1080p display it's an IPS panel and runs at 60 Hertz as an IPS panel. It looks great on all angles: slight decide or up and down. I can clearly see all colors without any noticeable color shift. The screen also has a matte finish to it, which I personally prefers. It helps reduce reflections, I've, also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider 5 per and the results returned 91 of srgb, 66 of ntsc and 70 of Adobe RGB. This is only the second laptop display, I've tested with this tool, so I don't have much else to say other than it did better than the recent dell 75 77 laptop that i tested i've also 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. We can see there's a little bleed towards the top right in left corners, and I did notice the right corner a little in dark scenes. This type of thing will differ laptop to laptop, so your results will vary while moving the display. There was only minor flex. Overall, it felt fairly solid owing to the metal construction and the hinges being towards the left and right sides of the screen. The base of the laptop is also heavy enough to allow for one finger. Opening above the display is a two megapixel camera capable of full HD video. The camera is not too bad, still a little grainy, even with some lighting. The microphone, on the other hand, sounds really good in comparison. The speakers also sound fairly clear, but there's no bass at all the keyboard was quite nice and seemed the same as other meta box. Laptops that I've tested recently it's great to type with and isn't very noisy I've got no complaints. All keys are RGB backlit and can be customized through the included flexi key software. Although there's no individual key customization available, there are a number of effects to choose from or you can color the keyboard in three separate sections. I was surprised to find a little bit of keyboard flex, considering the solid metal body of the laptop, but while typing normally this wasn't noticeable, the touchpad worked fine, it has a light, matte texture to it, and there are physically separate, left and right buttons, which were Clicky, but not too loud as for the available IR starting on the left, with Krita Kensington, lock, air exhaust vent power, input, HDMI port, two mini DisplayPort, 1.
3 outputs, two USB 3.1 gen2 type c ports and two USB 3.1 gen2 on type poets, one of which is Powered on the right, there's, 3.5 milimeter microphone and headphone jacks, another USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port, SD card reader and Ethernet port. The front has nothing other than some status LEDs towards the left, while the back only has some Erik sauce fence underneath was very clean. Just a couple of air intakes towards the back and two long rubber feet which extend most of the way along the base to help prevent the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces and also rise it up slightly to help let cool air in powering. The laptop is a 55 watt hour 4 cell battery and with a full charge in doing basic tasks such as browsing the internet and watching YouTube. With the screen on around half brightness keyboard lighting off and background ups disabled, I was able to use it for 3 hours and 28 minutes while playing The Witcher 3 on medium settings. With invidious battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for 47 minutes. So it's about on par with many other laptops of this size that I've tested during normal use with an ambient room temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, the CPU idled at 40 degrees Celsius, while the GPU idled at 49. And here are the external temperatures of the laptop. Where you'll actually be putting your hands while benchmarking for half an hour with the same room temperature, the CPU averaged in 86 degrees Celsius maximum.
While the GPU peaked at 70, we can see that the whole keyboard got fairly warm the medal towards the back and left sides was very hot to the touch, while the palm rests for your hands remained fairly cool in comparison. As for the noise levels at red and fairly quiet at idle, just under 37 decibels – and I could barely hear it and here's what that sounded like while running benchmarks had sat around 51 decibels, which is fairly average for a laptop of this size and here's. What that sounded like, even with both the CPU and GPU, fully utilized the fan, still didn't max out with the fans manually set to maximum the total volume increases to the 56 decibel mark and is quite loud here's. What that sounded like finally let's get into the benchmarks well, first take a look at some more professional tests that should make better use of the Quadra graphics card, followed by some gaming tests. As mentioned. This is my first time with a Quadra card, so I've chosen some benchmarks, so they commonly run with these. Let me know if there are any others you'd like to see in the future spec view. Perf is a standard benchmark tool based on professional occasions and measures, 3d graphics, performance of OpenGL and DirectX I've run these tests three times to get beverages shown here. Lux mark is an open C or benchmark tool and I've run the lux ball: HDR Neumann TLM and hotel lobby tests three times each to get these averages I've also run these tests, with both the GPU only and with GPU and CPU combined I've run Cinebench s.
Opengl benchmark, which renders a 3d scene which resulted in an average of one hundred and twelve point. Eight fps over three runs: I've also run the five strike and time spy benchmarks from 3d mock and got scores of eight thousand one hundred and seventy six and three thousand and twenty seven respectively. Likewise, here are the results for heaven, valley and superposition benchmarks from Unigine. Just pause: the video for a more in depth. Look now let's check out the gaming results. While I fully understand that Quadra graphics cards are not really intended for gaming that's with the GeForce series of graphics cards are designed for. I was interested to see how it performed and, if you're buying a laptop like this for work, you might also want to play some games on it. Too. All games were running at 1080p resolution with all windows and Nvidia updates to date installed player unknowns, battlegrounds performed fairly well, although you'll want to run at high settings or lower to average 60fps as the framerate in this game can vary quite a bit based on what's. Going on in the game, the 1 lows are quite a bit lower than the averages, so you'll likely have some sharp drops, while playing shadow of war was fairly similar in terms of frame rates at various setting levels where high or lowest settings gets you around. The 60 FPS average in The Witcher 3 once again, high or lower settings, are required for a 60 FPS average.
However, the 1 lows are quite a bit lower than the averages here. As usual, doom performs fairly close at all levels of settings and even at ultra settings, where averaging above 60 fps with the 1 lawyers that aren't too low rise of the Tomb Raider also run quite well, requiring higher or lower settings to hit that 60fps sweet spot. Yet again, Ghost Recon is a fairly resource. Intensive game and you'll definitely need to look at playing this one with lower settings. Ashes of the singularity is another fairly resource intensive game, and these are the results we got with the p3000 Quadra and 7700 h cucumber. So the gaming results weren't actually too bad. The Quadro performed fairly closed with 1060, with max q just slightly behind, but better than a 1050 TI, so it's definitely capable of gaming with decent settings at 1080p, though, of course, if gaming is your focus, you'd be looking at a much cheaper laptop instead with the Geforce graphics card, however, it's good to know that you have the option of gaming here. If you want in Crystal disc mark the samsung 960 Evo 250 gig PCIe SSD perform just under 3000 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 1400 megabytes per second in sequential writes the rate speeds were pretty amazing and made opening programs feel nice and snappy. The rights were around half as much, but still very impressive. The one terabyte 5400 rpm Seagate hard drive gets above 130 megabytes per second in both sequential read and write speeds, which is about all you'll, get from a mechanical hard drive.
The laptop starts at around two thousand nine hundred and ninety nine Australian dollars, that is on sale for two thousand seven hundred and ninety nine dollars at the time of recording. So around 2100 US dollars for my international viewers, with tax included in the exact configuration that I've got here with the sixteen gigabytes of memory and PCIe SSD you're, looking at around three thousand one hundred and fifty Australian dollars. However, the price will vary based on the selection of your hardware. So what did you guys think of the p9 5hq one workstation laptop from meta box? Overall, I think the solid yet lightweight aluminium build makes this one of the nicest laptops I've tested from meta box. Yet it's fairly similar in quality to the Payne 950 HP it's got decent battery life, but as a professional workstation grade laptop with the Quadra graphics card, you'll be paying a bit more in comparison to the standard geforce series of graphics cards. If a Quadro is something you need, though, this laptop could be what you're looking for and it's still capable of playing many popular games at 60fps when you're ready to take a break from work. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video to. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.