I had a 15" tongfang laptop few months back with similar design, a white box laptop that all these companies like eluktronics/cyberpower rebrands. This is clearly another tongfang. The keyboard on mine died when I was just moving it to a new apartment, boxed up not even using it. Turns out it wasn't a simple keyboard swap since the MOTHERBOARD inexplicably needed to be replaced and the repairs took over a month. The build quality was chintzy with rough edges, unevenness, flex, large seams, a very cheap feeling rubber coating, and constantly popping hinge covers on a hinge that could probably break just by starting at it the wrong way. The keyboard was also mechanical but felt very cheap, thin, wobbly, and wholly unsatisfying.This looks like much of the same. Intel may have helped with thermal design but everything else is classic tongfang. Thin, cheap, and even more breakable with the super flimsy magnesium. The price isn't amazing either. Go get an asus or even a lenovo for leagues better build quality and far better put together package at the same price. All these generic and custom built white box laptops have the worst quality. They are only good as an option for those behemoth laptops with desktop grade parts, not as actual laptops you can take with you or rely on.
I find it funny that people are still using gaming laptops and input devices / keyboard / build quality in the same sentence. Just buy a business laptop + eGPU. The only consumer laptops worth recommending are those $300 chromebooks for your grandma. Partly because you don't need amazing build quality when they are already so lightweight and at such a price range you can't really complain too much about keyboard either.I can't really fault people for not knowing. The blame should really be put on review sites for reviewing so much trash just for the $$$ (adclick revenue). It's also partially the fault of companies that make the business laptops. If they just sold them at local retail brick and mortar stores, I don't think anyone would even be looking at gaming laptops or macbooks in the first place. It's as if almost they don't want people to see or buy them...?
I am very picky about input devices - they are the CORE of the experience. That keyboard will be hard to accept, prone to dust and things spilling in between the keys too. But the touchpad is the biggest disappointment for casual use - without physical clicky buttons separate from the touch area, I never buy any laptops. Also for gamers, no DisplayPort, no G-Sync. Warranty is also just 1 year. No great speakers is OK, can't have them at such thinness. OMG wow it has Hello IR webcam too!! Would've gotten it if they made a better touchpad and keyboard.I went for the Lenovo Legion Y740 17 inch 9th Gen model.
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