Gaming desktops have always been king when it comes to gaming machines with the capacity to max out settings at smooth 4K and supporting virtual reality (VR) setups. But if you want something you can tote around the house or whenever you’re going to a friend’s place for a gaming party, a gaming laptop would do.
Enter Eluktronics. While not widely known, Eluktronics is a manufacturer of premium gaming laptops particularly made for gaming. Eluktronics laptops are assembled with higher-end components with better performance than your run-to-the-mill consumer laptops.
Most gaming laptops start at $750, and can go up to about $2,250. For that, you get a system that can play games at full HD resolution (1080p) with the settings turned down in most titles, or at maximum quality settings in simpler games. If your piggy bank has $1000 to $2000, you can afford yourself a great Eluktronics gaming laptop that should guarantee you smooth gameplay at 1080p with graphics details maxed out. But before that, let’s break down everything we know about this fairly new company while answering questions about Eluktronics. Here’s our Eluktonics review.
History of Eluktronics Company
Eluktronics is a reputable, US-based company that makes premium gaming laptops. Eluktronics was founded in 2009 by Erika and David Yang, who have been working on computer technology since 2002. Eluktronics prides itself on providing quality gaming laptops at reasonable prices that are Made in America. Eluktronics is the only laptop manufacturer whose parts are made in the United States; from their screen panels to their hard drives, Eluktronics does it all in-house using US workers (some of whom were once highly regarded programmers for other companies). The company has built a reputation over time as a reliable OEM company that provides top-notch customer support.
Is Eluktronics A Good Brand? Eluktronics Review
Considering the features it packs and performance output on gaming, I would say a strong YES. Eluktronics is a well-known brand, especially in the gaming world where people are always on the look for high-end hardware with competitive pricing. Eluktronics laptops carry impressive specs and have been proven to be able to run the latest games at full HD resolution. Eluktronics laptops favor AMD components over Intel ones, but both processor makers deliver powerful performance for Eluktronics’ high-end units. The company guarantees that its gaming machine will run VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. If you’re looking for a sub $1000 gaming laptop, Eluktronics is a recommendable choice.
One amazing thing with Eluktronics is that you can configure your own system when ordering an Eluktronics laptop, which is not the case with most other gaming laptop brands. Eluktronics also offers a 7-year warranty on parts and labor for their high-end devices only (as opposed to 1 year on all Eluktonics laptops). Eluktronics also has an active user forum, where they interact with customers and help them troubleshoot hardware problems.
To better explain this, we’ve broken down its feature set and explain what you’ll get under each feature.
Eluktronics make pretty decent laptops, but as far as design goes, if you’re a gamer looking for gamer-centric aesthetics and curvy designs, you might want to look elsewhere. Eluktronics laptop design is minimalist and easy to appreciate on the basis of size alone. Some might call it bare, but the chic all-silver look and a shiny brushed finish on the lid give it a simple but elegant look of its own.
The Eluktronics MAX-15 Covert Gamer laptop embodies this design perfectly. Eluktronics didn’t include Eluktronics logos anywhere on the laptop’s body. You can actually mistake it for a business laptop, if it weren’t for that Eluktonics logo on its back (which is subtle enough to be barely noticeable). Eluktronics might not offer flashier designs compared to other gaming brands, but Eluktronics laptops fit well with offices and home use.
Unlike its OEM competitors, Eluktronics has maintained the aesthetics of its gaming laptops lineup. The laptops look like they did a few years back, with a few design changes. For the most part, they still bear the same metallic gun-metal colors on the lid, only that they keep getting lighter each day. If you’re buying a laptop for gaming and productivity, the Eluktronics design might easily work for you.
Durability And Portability
Eluktronics laptops are lightweight at between 4 to 5 pounds. This makes Eluktronics an ideal choice for gamers who want a portable gaming machine they can carry around without causing pain in their shoulders or wrists after constant travel. Eluktronics also have rubberized feet so that they don’t slide off smooth surfaces. Eluktronics also has spill-resistant keyboards so you can enjoy your coffee while gaming. Eluktronics laptops are also easy to carry around because of their relatively small dimensions. Eluktronics have a 14-inch display and weigh between 4 to 5 pounds, which is neither too heavy nor too light for constant use on the go.
Eluktronics doesn’t offer a big 18-inch size option but does not compromise features in smaller Eluktronics laptop models that still make them powerful devices to play games on the go.
If the screen resolution is important to you, Eluktronics has different display models from 1080P at 15.6-inch up to 4K UHD panel available at 17.3 inches for their high-end gaming laptops (that’s as big as they can go on their small form bodies). You’ll be able to play games at high settings on Eluktronics laptops with HD or UHD display resolution, as Eluktronics has not compromised on other specs for the smaller screens.
Gaming laptops require a higher refresh rate in order to play AAA games smoothly. Eluktronics gaming laptops have a refresh rate of between 60 to 144Hz. Eluktronics has managed to pair a high refresh rate with their Eluktonics G-Sync technology on top of 4K UHD display for Eluktronics’ HG series, so get ready for some serious gaming experience if you base Eluktonics on their advertised features alone. Eluktronics also offers a better screen-to-body ratio compared to the competition, especially for 17-inch laptops. This means that Eluktonics have bigger screens but smaller bodies and more space for other hardware inside the laptop’s cabinets. Except for a few units, most of Eluktronics’ laptops max out at 120Hz, which is still decent.
Inputs (Keyboard And Trackpad)
Eluktronics keyboard and trackpad aren’t anything out of the ordinary, but they are comfortable mechanical keyboards. That’s really important especially if you’re patting with $1000 to $2000. The keys have a moderate amount of travel but feel very responsive, and feature customizable backlighting (in three zones, not per key) with a multitude of colors and effects.
Eluktronics also has a nice Eluktoncs trackpad. Eluktronics is one of two brands that offer LED illuminated E-sports, which is very useful for gamers who never want to stop gaming even when it’s dark. The keyboard feels better than competitors and trackpad is smooth. That coupled with a 10-key Numpad make the laptop great for productivity while not gaming. It would be great if the brand includes a glass touchpad in the future.
Sound And Speakers
Audio quality from Eluktronics laptop speakers is very satisfying thanks to Dolby technologies that boost the audio by 50% and make it sound louder than other brands. This means you’ll be able to listen to music comfortably even with loud background noise without having to plug in your headphones all the time. Eluktronics provides some of the best laptop speakers on the market, but they need more bass especially when gaming. The bass is not too bad but could have been better since Eluktoncs are advertised for gamers who want a complete gaming experience out of their laptops.
Processors, RAM, and Storage
When it comes to performance, the processor is the backbone and having the most recent powerful processor is very important in 2021. Eluktronics has a wide range of processors from the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 Cores, to the latest Intel processor Intel i7-10875H. You get to choose which configuration you prefer. Eluktronics pairs these processors with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and up to 3TB storage, which will be more than enough for all your needs in the coming 2021.
The brand is very generous when it comes to PCIe slots since they overlook some of their competitors on that department. You get a total of four PCIe slots if you go for an Eluktronics laptop of 17-inch size or greater, and three cards for devices such as SSDs, Ethernet NICs or wireless adapters. For smaller laptops, you get two PCIe storage slots (if they are available). It’s nice that the brand offers plenty of ports options via USB 3.0 ports and standard audio ports despite having only one USB-C port on the side, which is enough especially if you have a Thunderbolt 3 adapter around.
Just as important as the design is what’s inside these laptops. In 2021, Eluktronics has paired an AMD processor with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, a more recent graphics card. This does not of course mean all units come with the RTX 3070. there are different configurations available at different price points. This is definitely an upgrade from the high-end RTX 2080 and 2080 of 2019 to 2020.
Connectivity And Expansion
If you’re a true gamer who travels often and wants to play from any place you want, Eluktronics laptops are one of two brands that feature mini DisplayPort 1.3 for external monitors, as well as support for Intel Wireless Gigabit 802.11 ac (ASUS has been offering this technology since 2016 officially).
Most people these days prefer their laptops with Ethernet ports over the newer USB-C ports because they get very slow connections over a USB-C compared to an Ethernet connection. However, since some new laptops don’t offer Ethernet connectivity anymore, so we can say it’s impressive that Eluktronics offers Ethernet ports for their laptop models.
Eluktronics laptops are optimized for gaming, which means they have great battery life despite having a power-hungry processor (e.g. Ryzen 9) due to the manufacturer’s Eluktoncs active cooling technology that uses two fans and six heat pipes to keep your computer cool while it burns bright during intense gaming sessions of 10 hours or more on one charge. The batteries range from 80Whr to 100Whr capacities, so you can be sure that you won’t have to carry around any extension cords with you all the time, unless if you plan on playing nonstop for 12+ hours on a go. However, it’s very good to know that the brand includes an 82Whr battery in their smallest laptop.
As far as variety goes, Eluktronics offers nothing but gaming laptops. There are 10+ models with their latest line of gaming laptops. From the 15-inch laptop to 17-inch variants and even offering a powerful 17.3″ model. The brand has also released different configurations in each size category. There are several models that have 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSDs, while other options come with 32GB or 64GB DDR4 RAM along with more storage space (the larger the screen, the more storage space you get). You also have plenty of internal ports options for your USB flash drives and external hard drive thanks to Eluktronics’ generous inclusion of four USB 3.0 ports (some brands only offer two).
Eluktronics laptops make a solid case as great mid-range gaming laptops and I can say they are reasonably priced. The brand is affordable and competitive at the same time, with prices starting at $849. The 15-inch laptop will cost you $999, while the 17-inch variants start at around $1,099. If you slap on top of the highest configurations including a 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM memory, it can get very expensive in a hurry. However if your budget allows it, I suggest going for that option since it’s better to have more storage space than not enough (unless you are fond of streaming videos), whereas having half the amount of RAM will make your computer slow down over time.
What I like
The most stand-out aspects of the Elukrtonics brand is price and performance. Their laptops are relatively affordable and powerful enough for most users, in fact, they are excellent value for money. I really like this model, it’s well designed and has a great display (despite the glossy finish). The main selling point of Eluktronics is the cooling system that allows them to put the latest processors in smaller chassis as compared to other brands with similar configurations without any overheating issues – as proven by my friend who bought an Eluktronics gaming laptop.
What Needs Improvement?
Two things about their product line: firstly, their website could be more informative by listing all the features or specifications of each laptop so customers can make better comparisons between models before making a purchase decision.
Secondly, they could also improve their design. I don’t think Eluktronics laptops are incredibly amazing looking compared to the competition, especially Alienware. However, you can still enjoy a gaming session with your friends or colleagues even if they see you carrying a laptop that looks different from theirs because who cares what other people think? The internal components inside Eluktronics laptops are top-notch and the cooling technology is the best in its class, so why not show it off?
I give this brand 4 out of 5 stars for being an excellent value for money laptop brand. Their performance > price ratio is great for anyone seeking a dedicated gaming machine without spending too much money on expensive configurations (see MSI or ASUS Gaming Laptop Review )
Eluktronics Laptops We’re Reviewed
The Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 Ultra is a no-frills gaming laptop that’s got everything you need for gaming and more without the bells, whistles, and bloatware that comes with other brands. This is a budget-friendly laptop (the price starts at $999) that packs plenty of punch thanks to its powerful 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM memory. Compared to other laptops out there in the same price range or less, this model one of the best value for money on Amazon.
On top of decent performance and build quality, it has a 15″ full HD display along with a backlit keyboard that will make working easier on your eyes at night. It also has two 2W built-in speakers which are adequate for everyday use. Like most modern laptops, the MECH-15 G3 supports up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM memory and I highly recommend getting yourself some high-quality RAM ( Samsung & Crucial ) if you plan on doing heavy multitasking with multiple programs running in the background or running resource-demanding titles like GTA 5 and Battlefield 1 with highest settings. The battery should last at least 6 hours which is standard for gaming laptops with a bigger screen and powerful specs.
If you love powerful gaming laptops you can tote around everywhere with to school or work, the Eluktronics Covert MAX-17 ticks the right boxes. This 17.3-inch beast is a powerhouse packing the latest in Intel CPU (10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core 16-Thread Processor) and NVIDIA graphics (8GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Dedicated Graphics) that will allow you to play AAA titles at the highest settings on 1440p resolution. Definitely one of the best portable gaming laptops in the market today!
This model starts at $1,599.99 and is well worth every bit of it. Other than performance, it comes with a backlit keyboard, plenty of ports, great display, and of course 1TB NVMe SSD + 32GB RAM storage.
And if you want something even beefier just wait for their MECH-18 G3 that packs a ridiculous i9 processor and RTX 2080 dedicated graphics card. The price tag might be a bit steep, but it’s guaranteed that you’ll get the most power and bang for your buck with this model.
The only downside is poor battery life – just 4 hours on average and there aren’t many good choices for additional batteries or external power banks for this laptop so if that is a deal-breaker then look elsewhere because you can play pretty well even at 15 fps on 720p settings (I tried myself). Other than that, the Eluktronics Covert MAX-17 is one of the best gaming laptops under $2,000 available right now…and I highly recommend buying it before the prices go up!
The Eluktronics Prometheus XVII Covert Gamer is a feature-packed powerhouse great for gaming on the go. It packs the very best Intel i7-1165G7 Processor, Iris Xe GPU, Thunderbolt 4, 4TB PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD, 16GB RAM, Micro-Edge Touch Display with G-Sync, and the list goes on. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this when it comes to gaming laptops with all these features. Thankfully, there is a myriad of configuration options to choose from. You can opt for 4TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD | W10 Home, 1TB or even 512MB option.
The Intel i7-1165G7 Processor makes a huge difference in performance compared to using an i5. It gives you more headroom to run simulations, render video or just churn out more complex mathematical calculations in a fraction of the time it would take other GPUs and CPUs out there. The discrete graphics card is very powerful with Eluktronics Iris Xe GPU so you will be able to game at High settings on 1440p resolution.
Display-wise, it’s not as good as the Eluktronics Covert Max 17 when it comes to wide viewing angles, but what makes up for that is the 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync technology which results in a much smoother gameplay experience (you can also turn off G-Sync via windows display settings). Speaking of display quality, this laptop has one of the best display panels out there – it has 120% sRGB color gamut, is anti-glare, and has a matte finishing.
There’s a lot to like about the Eluktronics Xe-15. First, is its sleek and minimalistic design (borrowed from Apple MacBook Pro) that makes it a joy to look at and use on a daily basis. It packs an Intel i7-1165G7 Processor, Iris Xe graphics card, Thunderbolt 4, 4TB PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD, 16GB RAM, Micro-Edge Touch Display – all of this is good enough for gaming at 1080p (mid settings perhaps). Second, is its touchscreen feature which comes in handy when you’re working on the go.
In addition to Windows 10 Home operating system out of the box, Eluktronics has also preinstalled several useful apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime Video enabling users to stream their favorite movies straight away after unboxing this ultrabook laptop. And finally, it also comes with a sleek laptop backpack which you can use to store the laptop, cables, and other accessories.
In summary, the Eluktronics Xe-15 is an elegant laptop with premium performance and features at an affordable price.
5.Eluktronics N870HK1 Pro-X Series
If your budget can’t stretch to the Covert MAX 17, you should definitely consider getting yourself an Eluktronics N870HK1 Pro-X Series gaming laptop! It’s similar in specs and price with other brands but it offers a lot for its asking price: 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Dedicated graphics card (8GB DDR5 Graphics), 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD storage, 15.6″ Full HD display (1920 x 1080) along with the latest Windows 10 installed. If you’re looking for a gaming laptop under $1200 then this is definitely one of the best value for money laptops available right now.
There are 4 different models available ranging from the N870HK1 all the way up to the maxed-out N870HK4 with a more powerful processor and graphics card. If you’re looking for something cheaper, there are two other Pro-X Series models that meet most gaming needs at lower price points (one does not have dedicated graphics) but if you can afford it go for an 870HK model as it’s future-proofing yourself from game improvements in the coming years as newer titles demand more processing power.
Eluktronics also has several other great laptops available on Amazon, so if this isn’t your style then they probably have another model that matches what you’re looking for – here are some examples:
Summary: Eluktronics Review
At this point there’s no surprise Eluktronics laptops come highly recommended from tech reviewers everywhere due to their high performance, long battery life, and sleek-looking design. In fact, it’s difficult to find a gaming laptop under the $1,000 price range that performs better than Eluktronics laptops (unless you build your own PC). If you are looking for an affordable gaming laptop that can run at medium settings for 20-30 frames per second on 1080P resolution or average settings at 60 fps on 720p resolution while offering more than 5 hours of battery life on one charge, then your choice is clear.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Eluktronics reliable?
Eluktronics is a very well-known brand in the gaming community, and that’s because they make some of the best laptops out there. They are also well known for their responsive customer service so if you have any questions or concerns about your laptop just give them a call at 1-855-585-4785 (M-F 9 AM–5 PM PST).
Other than that, Eluktronics use similar parts to other laptop brands out there so the performance is just as good. So, as far as reliability goes, yes, Eluktronics is a reliable brand.
Are all Eluktronics laptops built with good parts?
This really depends on the model you get. Not only are there different standard configurations, but also optional upgrades (SSD capacity, RAM amount etc) which can make your laptop more expensive than it needs to be for what you want to do with it. If you go through all the options carefully and decide what features fit your budget best then you will get a high-quality product at an affordable price point. But if you’re just looking for a cheap gaming laptop without any consideration for what goes inside of it, and you don’t mind upgrading parts later in order to play modern titles then this probably isn’t the brand for you.
What’s the best Eluktronics laptop?
That really depends on your budget, and what specific use you are looking for out of your laptop (Portability vs Power vs Price). There is no such thing as the single best model since they all have different hardware configurations and prices points. You could go with the Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 Ultra or the Eluktronics Prometheus XVII Covert Gamer. It all comes down to what you need from it. But if you chose any of the 1st three Eluktronics in our list, you should be fine.
How much does Eluktronics Covert Max weigh?
The Eluktronics Covert Max weighs 7.9 pounds making it one of the lightest 17″ Gaming Laptops out there with an i7 processor and dedicated graphics card!
What is the best Eluktronics laptop for a college student?
This really depends on what you plan to do with it. If you will be using it mainly for writing papers, checking email, and doing research online then you don’t need a high-end gaming laptop. It would also be great if the computer has some weight to it so that when you have to carry it around campus your back doesn’t hurt from carrying 10 pounds on your back all day! The battery should also last at least 6 hours or more so you can work during the day and play in the evenings. But if you plan to mostly game, then go with one of the Eluktronics Pro models since they are much faster than your standard laptop for school.
These are all things that should be considered before going with a specific model since they all have different configurations and price points.
Even so, I would recommend the Eluktronics Prometheus XVII Covert Gamer laptop.
Is Eluktronics Covert Pro good enough to use for watching movies?
Yes it is! The 15″ 1080p high definition screen has everything you need in order to watch 1080P videos. It’s great that it comes with 8GB of RAM because this will help when using multiple apps at once without slowing down your machine. If you want something even better than that, take a look at the Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 Ultra which has two M.2 slots for super-fast storage.
If you are looking for something portable to take to school, then check out the Eluktronics Pro P650HP6-G (P650RP6-G) which only weighs 4 pounds and has a 15″ 1080p screen. This is one of the lightest high-performance laptops available on the market today because it’s great for both gaming and school work!
Is it easy to upgrade RAM or hard drive in Eluktronics laptop?
Yes, it is! You can easily switch out your RAM or Hard Drive/SSD by yourself without having to send anything back to the company. If you want more details about how upgrading works with each model, just read through their specifications page which has full details about how it can be done. Customizing your own laptop should be easy to do since Eluktronics has good support and you can find useful guides on their website.
How much RAM does an Eluktronics laptop have?
It depends on the model, but most come with 16GB of RAM or more! You can see other specs for each model by clicking through to their product pages where all configurations are listed in addition to a price point.
The Eluktronics Pro is a brand of laptop computers that are catered towards gamers and power users. They have some of the best notebook hardware on the market with powerful processors and graphics cards. Since they’re aimed at gamers, you can expect them to focus more on faster frame rates for heavy gaming than having a lightweight design. Although there models may be slightly heavier than others, many find that an easy trade-off since it’s worth having good features in your system instead of compromising by buying something else.
Can I use Eluktronics laptop in Europe?
Yes! Just make sure that if it says 100V-240V to use a universal adapter for any electrical outlets used around the world. This is true for all computers and electronics, not just their products. They also have speedy technical support available 24/7 which will help if you need anything since they are based in Chicago, IL USA.
How many hours does battery last on Eluktronics laptop?
Most models have batteries that last at least 6 hours, depending on how it’s configured. You can see the details by checking out their specifications pages on their website which lists battery life up to 10 hours for select models with upgraded batteries. Many also come with an additional battery which you can use to swap out if necessary.
The display is one of the most important features of any laptop, so it should only be as good as it can be. That’s why Eluktronics laptops come with IPS panels that are way better than TN panels found on other brands. If you chose a full hd display, it would affect your battery life compared to a 4k display which is why they don’t offer more than 1080p screens.
Some of their laptops have high-resolution displays that are great for viewing photos or videos at high resolutions.
Do you need to buy sound card for Eluktronics laptop?
No, there is no need for a separate Sound Card if you get one of the models listed above. All gaming laptops already come with dedicated surround sound speakers that provide great audio so you get the best experience when gaming. A good sound system on your laptop is just as important as having the extra graphics processing power needed for gaming, especially if you’re into online multiplayer gaming titles.
Is it good for work and play? Does Eluktronics laptop have both?
Yes, there are many exceptional models that provide the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for something super thin that’s lightweight but also powerful then go with one of their newer models like the P650RP6-G or P650HP6-G. Since those laptops have a very sleek profile, you’ll be able to take it anywhere because it only weighs 4 pounds! All their gaming laptops come with a matte finish so they won’t reflect as much light as other alternatives on the market today. the build quality is top-notch and feels solid when you’re holding the screen or typing on the keyboard.
Almost all the configurations come with Windows 10 OS installed in the system. Windows 10 helps in getting and staying connected and having access to great work apps and software. There is no need for any extra antivirus or malware protection since it has been designed that way from the ground up to take care of all that for you.
Is Eluktronics laptop good for programming?
Yes, there are many models ideal for software development because they have an i7 processor inside along with plenty of RAM so you can get your work done fast and efficiently. You also get USB ports that make it possible to transfer files back and forth easily without compromising speed. Another option is their MECH-15 line of laptops which come with a built-in SSD drive that outperforms the standard hard drive found on most laptops out of the box. There is no need to upgrade later, simply turn it on and start working with blisteringly fast speeds that meet all your programming needs!
What is Eluktronics return policy?
If you aren’t satisfied with your laptop within 30 days, you can send it back and get a full refund. They do ask that you try out their hardware first in order to make sure it meets your expectations before deciding whether or not to keep it. Not many companies allow returns without trying out their product, so this is a good sign that they have confidence in what they’re selling!
Since Eluktronics was established in 2010, they’ve been offering value laptops with great customer support. If you want a powerful laptop without paying too much for them, this company is a great place to get new hardware.
What about Eluktronics Customer service?
If you are having any issues with your laptop, make sure to give them a call because they are very good at quickly resolving issues over the phone (far better than Asus!). In fact, if you want to see how dedicated their customer service is – there’s even a YouTube video where one of their loyal customers received a brand new Covert Max 17″ just for his loyalty!
I must say, the customer service has greatly improved over the years. I used to have trouble reaching a support agent by phone and it was usually a 30-45 minute wait. Now, they seem to have gotten their act together and the call is picked up immediately. Also, when you do get in contact with a customer service agent – they are friendly, courteous, and helpful.
What about Eluktronics Warranty?
Eluktronics offers an impressive 3 Year In-Home warranty (1 year + 2 option years) which covers drops, spills, cracked LCD screen damages etc within 90 days of purchase date making it one of the best warranties out there…that’s even better than Asus’ 3-year standard international warranty! However, if you want longer coverage they also offer an optional 5-year warranty which covers everything, including parts and labor!
Is Eluktronics Covert max repairable?
The Eluktronics Covert Max can be opened using a standard Philips screwdriver and there are many Youtube videos that show the entire upgrade process of this laptop (including keyboard and trackpad replacement). In fact, if you ever want to replace your graphics card or storage drive with an aftermarket unit, then you will need to do it yourself since Eluktronics only offers a 1-year warranty on everything else but the mainboard. That being said, if you’re willing to take your time upgrading the components – it’s actually quite fun!
How long does battery last for gaming?
Depending on what game you’re playing and what settings you have set – Eluktronics Covert Max 17″ lasts anywhere from 3 hours to 6 hours depending on usage. You can expect about 5 hours of battery life while playing League of Legends and Overwatch at 80% brightness.
Is Eluktronics Covert Max good?
The Eluktronics 17″ laptop is one of the best bang for your buck gaming laptops out there, that’s why it continues to be one of the most popular 17″ Gaming Laptops in the market! It performs very well for a $1,000 gaming laptop (much better than any Asus or MSI under $1,500), and you can even upgrade the performance further with aftermarket parts (at additional cost). If you want a larger screen size – upgrade to an 18.4″ 1080p version which have identical internals as this machine. Otherwise, if you are looking for a smaller and more portable 17″ gaming laptop – there is the 15.6″ Eluktronics N870HK1 Pro which has similar specifications as this machine (although not in the same league).