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PC Specialist Vortex III HD7S 17.3″ Laptop Review (i7/7970m)

Rating: 9.0.

If you are in the market for a new gaming laptop then today’s review will be particularly interesting. UK system builder PC Specialist sent us their latest high end 17.3 inch Vortex III HD7S system complete with LED backlit screen, Solid State drive, Intel Core i7 processor, Killer 1102 wireless, BluRay drive and AMD HD7970M discrete graphics. The Vortex III HD7S also ships with Onkyo speakers and THX audio certification to enhance the multimedia experience.

Should you be shortlisting the Vortex III HD7S for your next mobile system?

PC Specialist are a certified Microsoft partner and an Intel Premier provider, focused on offering a variety a systems to cater to the widest possible audience. They have options to configure a laptop or desktop computer. You can also narrow down the systems to all in one PCs, mini pc’s, home theater computers and home servers. If you fancy a tuned configuration they they also sell a variety of overclocked systems.

It is worth pointing out that not everyone has the time or inclination to build a computer from the ground up and that is when a high grade system builder comes into play. If you are in the market for a new laptop system then it is almost impossible for an end user to source all the components.

The Vortex III HD7S 17.3 inch laptop is built inside a Clevo chassis and on paper looks extremely impressive.


Screen: 17.3” Full HD LED Widescreen (1920 x 1080)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM
Memory: 8GB Kingston Hyper-X 1600MHz SODIMM
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7970
Boot Drive: 90GB Kingston Hyper-X 3K SSD
Storage Drive: 750GB WD Scorpio Blue HDD
Optical Drive: Sony BC-5550H Blu Ray ROM/DVD-RW

Wireless: Killer 1102 Wireless NIC
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit

Price: £1249.00 inc VAT & delivery

The asking price is certainly competitive, but can PC Specialist impress us with the build quality and component selection?

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