Velocity Micro Signature 17
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Reviews for the Velocity Micro Signature 17
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Velocity Micro Signature 17's low-key design will appeal to anyone less enthralled with the typical gamer aesthetic, but its limited storage is a drawback for serious gamers. For about $100 more, the EON17-X 10 Series will get you comparable performance, a 4K display and more than a terabyte of storage—all reasons why it edges out the Signature 17 for Editors' Choice. That being said, this is a well-built, high performing gaming laptop. So if you don't mind paying a premium for an incognito gaming laptop, you can hardly go wrong with the Signature 17.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
6700K: Quad-core processor based on the Skylake architecture with integrated HD Graphics 530 and DDR3/DDR4 memory controller. Fastest Skylake desktop CPU at its launch mid 2015.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight.
Velocity Micro: Velocity Micro was founded 1997 in USA and focusses on gaming computers for the American market.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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