PC Specialist is bolstering its gaming laptop line-up today with the official launch of the RECOIL II. This new 15.6-inch gaming laptop slims things down with a new brushed aluminium chassis, while offering plenty of gaming power with new Intel 8th Gen processors and Nvidia GTX 10-series graphics.
This is PC Specialist's first Intel 8th Gen laptop. While you'll get the choice between a 4GB GTX 1050Ti or a 6GB GTX 1060 on the graphics side, you'll get an Intel Core i7 8750H processor as standard, with a 2.6GHz base and 4.3GHz boost clock speed. For RAM, the base model comes with 4GB of 2133MHz DDR4, but you can configure it all the way up to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory.
In terms of aesthetics, the RECOIL II is one of the sleekest gaming laptops around, measuring in at just 19mm thick. It also lacks branding, so you won't have to stare at logos all over the place. You can see it for yourself in the gallery below:
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Given how much power is being packed in, extra attention needs to be paid to PC Specialists' thermal solution. Under the hood, there are three heat pipes running across the hardware, connected to two blower style fans which draw in air via two side vents, and blow the heat straight out of the back, similar to other laptops.
The keyboard on the laptop is mechanical, which is a big bonus. It also sports RGB lighting, which has become the standard in recent years. The display is a 15.6-inch 1920×1080 LED panel, though it is limited to 60Hz. For storage, you get a 500GB HDD, but you can configure the laptop with up to two m.2 SSDs, or a SATA SSD instead.
You can check out the RECOIL II configurator at the PC Specialist website. Pricing starts at £930, but will rise depending on the various upgrades you make. If you're interested in winning a GTX 1060-equipped RECOIL II, then you can check out our giveaway for one.
KitGuru Says: I really like the design of the RECOIL II, the lack of branding gives it a stealthy, understated look, which I personally prefer. Are any of you currently shopping around for a new gaming laptop?