In the past, I haven’t often seen the appeal of gaming-focused laptops, mainly because the battery life is so short that it takes a train or something seems useless without a wall outlet. A nearby wall, still sitting in the middle of the forest, playing The Witcher 3 is interesting. The laptop I use for this is the ST-Plus from Thunderobot, a majority of western companies trying to move into the eastern market with their products. As this is my first review of the laptop, let’s see if I can mess up through this with the already limited dignity still intact.
Let’s talk about aesthetics and build quality before we go into interesting details about what’s underneath. The casing is entirely made of plastic, which doesn’t feel as premium as something like brushed aluminum. But it helps to have a decent weight at 2.5. It feels tight, with a slight squeaky sound except around the screen with a slight pressure to see the whole thing bend. When closed, this bend is also amazing, as you can apply pressure to the back of the screen and watch the plastic bend inward. When it is about 1 1⁄2 thick, you will notice this in your backpack.
But all things considered, it’s fairly compact for a gaming laptop.
From a visual perspective, it is nothing spectacular when painted in light gray and a bright orange logo on the back cut out of plastic. To be honest, I felt that it was a bit offensive compared to other high-end laptops, although it didn’t look as flashy and tacky as the “gaming” laptops on the market looked like them. Has been designed By people who look too bad at sci-fi You won’t feel like having to take it out of your bag during class or in a coffee shop.
On the left side you’ll find a power connection, an Ethernet port, and a USB 3.0 connector.You’ll also find a USB Type-C HDMI and two mini display ports as well, two more suitable USB connectors, one USB 2.0, and One USB 3.0 with a 3.5 mm connector for your headset and microphone. The back is completely left to cool down some of the heat generated by the processor.
The screen is a 15.6 ″ 1920 × 1080 IPS panel with a 60Hz refresh rate for most color reproduction is reasonable and contrast fair. But it won’t be particularly sharp, with a noticeable fading around the text. The big weakness is direct glare.This is obviously a big problem when traveling by train or sitting at a coffee shop window. Even indirect light can result in a very frustrating glare, so you need to be careful how you place it. Sitting in the kitchen, I still had to rotate the laptop to find the point where the light wasn’t working in the picture. Because of this, the viewing angles are pretty good, so if you want to crowd a few people to watch clips or even the whole movie, they shouldn’t have any trouble seeing what’s going on.
As for the sound, the speakers sound good. It is thin and the sound is quite smooth. But for the most part, the ST-Plus does the job of conveying the sounds of gunshots, engine explosions, and the satisfying sounds of people who have been horribly murdered. Not a great game? The only problem is that even at maximum volume it doesn’t make too much noise.
The keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting if you want a little extra sparkle in your daily life. More importantly, the keyboard itself feels surprisingly good to type. Membrane switches, of course, don’t offer a degree of satisfaction close to their climax as their mechanics do. But it still feels good, it responds quickly without too much of a membrane switch. The travel distance of the keys is short. But provide enough feedback to make sure you won’t be left unsure if it’s enabled or not. I wrote this review mostly using it and is truly happy with this experience. I have no problem doing daily work with it.
The trackpad is pretty good too. Slightly sinks into the laptop’s plastic body and feels as if it’s made of the same material and follows my movements very well with no lag or inaccuracy. Left and right clicking are handled by two separate buttons below the trackpad itself, and both feel okay. They are wobbly and clicking sounds boring. But that’s not a huge complaint.
Underneath the plastic shell there is a Quad-Core Intel i7-7700HQ processor running at 2.8Ghz with the ability to turbo boost up to 3.8Ghz when needed, as well as 4GB Nvidia GTX 1050 TI and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The model of the 120GB SSD with Windows 10 ensures fast navigation across the operating system, including a 1TB 7200RPM HDD for storing all the large game files.