The PC Specialist Defiance IV is a large, subtle gaming laptop that eschews extravagant features for solid specifications and a low price – but can this £1,399 machine outpace rivals that offer more glamour?
It certainly gets off to a good start – at least when it comes to the components. The GTX 1070 is one of the world’s most popular graphics chips, and it’s paired with a familiar Core i7 processor. There’s the usual 16GB of memory alongside an SSD and a hard disk.
It’s got a 17.3in screen, too, so it’s got the size advantage over many smaller notebooks – and the screen can rattle through the frames at 120Hz, which means gaming will appear smoother than on panels that rely on lesser refresh rates.
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel core i7 7700HQ (2.8Ghz – 3.8GHz)
- Display: 17.3” 120Hz Full HD LCD in LED backlight 1920×1080 16:9
- Memory Supplied: 1 x 16GB
- Memory Type: DDR4
- Memory Speed: 2133
- Max Memory Support: 32GB
- Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1070
- Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR5
- Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD
- Keyboard Type: Chiclet
- 1 Ports: 5
- HDMI Port(s): 1
- Microphone/headphone Jack(s): 3
- Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
- Audio: 2.0 sound by Realtek
- Wireless LAN – Intel 2×2 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: V4.2
- Webcam: Full HD type ([email protected])
- Warranty: 3yr Labour w/ 1mth C&R, 1yr parts
Total cost £1,399 inc vat