Deal | Eluktronics Mech-17 G1Rx with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i7, 144 Hz display, and 512 GB SSD on sale for $1700
With AMD Renoir and Intel Comet Lake-H on the horizon, gaming laptops sporting Coffee Lake-H CPUs should begin seeing price drops sooner rather than later. The 17.3-inch Eluktronics Mech-17 with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics is one such model for just $1700 whereas most other laptops with the exact same GPU would typically retail for well over $2000. The competing MSI GS75 and Razer Blade Pro 17, for example, currently retail for $2400 and $3000 USD, respectively, when configured with the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Aside from the high-end GPU, the system also comes with 16 GB of expandable DDR4 RAM, a 144 Hz 1080p display, and a sizable 512 GB NVMe SSD. The Mech-17 uses the same chassis as the Schenker XMG Neo 17 as both are derived from the Tongfang GK7CP0S white label skeleton. Thus, all our pictures and comments on the XMG Neo 17 also apply here on the Eluktronics model.
The best part about white label chassis designs is that they are typically easy to service and upgrade for the end-user. Thus, it's possible to find a configuration with the lowest RAM and storage possible and then upgrade these components yourself to potentially save on hundreds.
Intel Ice Lake laptops have also been seeing steep price cuts due to the impending launch of the third generation Ryzen 4000U series.