PC Specialist Vyper 15 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅20-06-18
Aesthetically, the laptop certainly isnít anything special, but the simple and quiet design of the chassis is a nice change from the typical bright accents and logos on the lid. We also particularly liked the RGB backlit keyboard, with a mechanical feel. Itís not particularly sharp, like a Cherry MX switch, but itís without doubt better than a typical laptop keyboard.

Combining an incredibly capable Core i7 CPU, an NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 500GB NVMe SSD has paid dividends. Itís very difficult to find a usage scenario where the Vyper wonít excel. Temperatures were good, considering the small chassis and relatively power-hungry internal components.

Another perhaps insignificant design choice that we enjoyed was the positioning of the key IOs, such as the HDMI, power, ethernet and USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports. Having those around the back can change the appearance of a laptop hugely, especially when used for gaming with a discrete mouse and with the power adaptor connected for maximum performance. As mentioned, the exhaust ports also facing rearward is key to extended comfort.

Priced at £1200 for the tested model, we feel this represents decent value for money, with a 3 year standard warranty thrown in on top.

A well rounded, thoroughly designed laptop thatís genuinely capable of any reasonable task you can throw at it. Definitely worthy of a recommendation.

+ Excellent performance in all tests
+ Lovely, bright screen, with matte coating
+ Excellent placement of ports
+ RGB mechanical keyboard
+ Simple, elegant design
+ NVMe SSD offers maximum responsiveness
+ 3 year warranty

+- Keyboard felt a little cramped at times

- Poor battery life

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