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PC Specialist Fusion II (i7 8750H & GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

The PC Specialist Fusion II is a fine looking laptop that is powerful enough to be considered a gaming laptop but also sleek and stylish enough to work well within a professional environment.

The 15″ thin bezel display and slim lightweight body makes it a very portable laptop that can be used comfortably on the go. The battery life is also pretty good and can last up to 6 hrs when used for less demanding tasks.

The webcam is a bit of a let down due to the positioning but we really liked the keyboard with the bright and customisable RGB lighting. It’s also good to type on with decent spacing between the keys and a numpad that doesn’t feel squished. There’s plenty of connectivity for a range of peripherals and the Sound Blaster 5 speakers are loud and clear.


With a price tag of £1199 you get a attractive thin laptop for a reasonable price. It does perform well and the cooling does a good job at preventing the temps getting out of control. The competitive pricing is noticeable in certain areas such as the overall build quality and the display which doesn’t look as vibrant as on more expensive laptops and does suffer from some backlight bleed.

The Fusion II would suit someone who isn’t after the best of the best gaming performance for their cash, but instead wants something that is more portable with better battery life than a typical gaming laptop. For instance, when we compare it to PCSpecialist’s Recoil II that we reviewed back in July, the Fusion II costs £50 more despite using the less powerful GTX 1060 Max-Q chip.

What you get for that extra money, however, is a thinner and lighter machine that still crams in a larger battery and a bigger SSD. So while it may not offer the same bang-per-buck as the Recoil II, it is designed with for users who have different priorities.

In any case, it’s certainly still powerful enough to sit down and game on but overall it seems more suited for a professional user that wants to game occasionally & have decent performance for photo or video editing.

You can purchase the Fusion II from PC Specialist HERE starting at £1,006.00.

Pros:

  • Slim and portable
  • Good performance
  • Attractive RGB keyboard
  • Good speakers

Cons:

  • Body is quite flexible
  • Display has some backlight bleed
  • Can get quite loud
  • Poor webcam positioning

KitGuru says: Overall the Fusion II is a good option if you want a thin, lightweight laptop that is powerful enough for gaming and demanding tasks without breaking the bank. 

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Rating: 8.0.

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