PC Specialist Vyper 15 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅20-06-18
Closer Look
If a minimalist appearance is what you’re after, the Vyper will please your eyes. The lid is a brushed-aluminium style piece of hard plastic.

Lifting the lid reveals the same styling. The multi-touch trackpad features a right and left-click hidden within the unit instead of separate buttons. The keyboard contains a number pad to the right, bunched tightly with the main keyboard. There’s a matt coating on the 15.6” screen, reducing glare and reflections in bright environments. Just above the 1080p panel is a small, unobtrusive 720p (1MP) webcam.

PC Specialist, with their focus on the gaming aspirations of the Vyper, have etched out some angled markers on the WASD keys, however the shape remains exactly the same as the surrounding keycaps. One incredibly handy feature build into the FN keys function on F5 is to disable the trackpad to prevent accidental mouse movement while gaming – obviously, an external mouse/pointing device would need to be used at this point.

The right-hand side houses the SD card reader, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and microphone in/headphones out. The left is a little less busy with only a pair of USB 2.0 ports.

The rear is where the real big-guns of the connectivity world lie, with an HDMI, Gigabit LAN, a couple of USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type C. Keeping all of this behind the screen can help maintain a tidy workspace by allowing all of the ugly wires to be hidden behind the screen.

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