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Metabox Alpha X Laptop
The range of products available is excellent.
The Alpha X is the best laptop I've ever owned.
The quality is outstanding.
I've been enjoying 4K video editing on this machine.
My alpha X has the 10875H and 32GB ram and has no issue editing large 4K video files.
The laptop you need and want
Metabox provides the best quality for the lowest price. This is a fact and you are only doing yourself a
disservice by not buying from them.
The laptops are the best in everything from style to weight or power and even price.
Best laptop I have bought to date
Finding what was suitable for me was reasonably good, spoilt for choice actually. Building your own was definitely the way to go. Finally, the product was everything I expected it to be. One very pleased customer. I will be recommending you to all my co-workers
Excellent quality product
I purchased the Metabox Alpha-X (NH58DD), with an RTX 2060, 16GB ram, and a 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD. After a substantial amount of research into other brands, models and sellers this was clearly the best model for my needs. Some minor customisation on the 'standard' build made this far and away the best value for money, with the sale at the time, for a quality gaming laptop.
The actual build quality is extremely solid. Individual components all work exactly as expected, and I haven't identified any hardware issues to date. The finishing, screen, key...board are all of very good quality. The overall performance is incredible; I personally use a Linux operating system tested with Clevo laptops (same brand as Metabox models), and everything works perfectly out of the box. The system runs so smoothly and quietly, compared to previous laptops I've owned, on top of being lightning fast. On the whole, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone considering purchasing a gaming or otherwise high-quality laptop.
Best Laptop I've had
Very happy with every aspect of my metabox experience. The website is amazing and gives you a insight into which metabox is right for you. The customer service team were just as good by answering any questions I had and responded quickly as well. These machines are more expensive than others on the Australian market but offer so much more. The cooling system on my Alpha-S is incredible for such a small and slim machine. It handles both my working from needs and any games I have thrown at it on ultra graphics settings. I won't be buying any other laptop for as long as metabox sell these amazing machines. Highly recommended.
On my 2nd Metabox Laptop!
I am on my second Metabox laptop now. I've owned the Alpha-X (N850HJ) and now the Prime-Ai (NH58AF)
My Alpha-X is still going strong to this day, and while I have upgraded to the more powerful Prime-Ai with a 3900X/RTX2070 both instances of ordering was seamless, fast build times and superb customer service. I tip my hat off to Stephen Lam for providing an amazing customer experience. My Alpha-X (2017) is still going really strong to this day despite wear and tear over the years. For the price point it is definitely worth it. You won't find many companies like Metabox around that offer substantial gear at their price offering.
How had I not known of this brand?
Bought the Prime-S base graphic card model with 32gb ram and 1tb of storage for the purpose of music production, gaming, coding, etc. Simply blown away by the quality! And at the price offered, kind of a no brainer.
Very much satisfied with the quality of life aspects of the model, too. The screen is glare resistant and quite bright (does not reach brightness of MacBook - this is probably because it is a matte screen) and has been great to work on so far. The track pad is smooth and there is a fingerprint scanner built in (how is it the world...'s first?!) And the keypad is great for use and aesthetics with the per key RGB. Things I would say are trade-offs for the amazing price include the screen, as mentioned before, not being VERY VERY bright. The webcam and speakers are also good but not excellent, but that makes sense. Overall great laptop and highly recommend if you want a POWERHOUSE under 3k (incl. Sale on some components).
Exceeded my expectations
I purchased the new Prime S 17” with a 2080 Super. I did a lot of comparing with other laptops; Razer, MSI, Alienware, gigabyte etc and always came back to Metabox. I took the dive and purchased one and I can honestly say I’m impressed. I was initially worried about the less premium chassis, however I was surprised to find it very sturdy. If I could say one negative thing about the laptop it would be the ‘right hand shift Key’ which is small, and something I have to get use to as I frequently code on the laptop. Would definitely recommend and would definitely buy again.
Not worth the hassle
I bought one of the gaming laptops and have been mostly disappointed. The price for what you get is good HOWEVER
The customer service is horrible.
The service/repair time is horrible 2 - 3 weeks turn around. The only service shop is in Perth so you have to send the computer away every time. My laptop had to get sent back five times over two years.
The laptop runs really hot especially when gaming. It also is very loud.
The price was right but at a huge cost.
Very good product !
A very good product.
Hope the device will last for a minimum of 7years.
The configuration provided online was very helpful.
I could select many options comparing to other providers of similar products.
Hopefully the battery will last 2-3 years.
It was very easy to create your own laptop with specifications to suit your needs. The delivery was quick. The quality is excellent and customer service representatives were very helpful and were able to answer all questions proficiently. The laptop performance is exceptional, however the battery life is quite low on optimal settings. Overall a very good experience.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone bought the Prime Ai (Ryzen CPU, typically 3700X or 3900), what is the overall performance, thermal etc?
Having owned a Prime-V 17 inch with RTX 2070/I7-9750H for a week now, I would absolutely look into the Prime Ai, as prior to buying i would have definitely opted to get a Ryzen processor but there was little available at the time as new models were still proliferating, most on offer were 15 inch only and the deal offered for the Prime-V was just too good to resist. The new generation AMD CPU's are a step above the latest from Intel. From what i've heard, not only are they faster, they generate less heat from reduced power consumption. Having said that, the thermal's on my machine are fantastic, haven't seen either the CPU or GPU pass 68 degrees and that's with a game and multiple background applications running at the same time, albeit that is in quiet mode with CPU power limited. I haven't even bothered to try putting it in G-Sync mode and upping the power levels yet as the performance is already a quantum leap from what i had previously .
I would highly recommend a cooling pad if you are concerned, because even not turned on it's providing significantly increased air flow over a flat bench.
high specs at decent price is impressive. but what about cooling ? Alpha x and prime S , which one has better cooling .
Prime-S has better cooling, more heat pipes and an extra fan, although both use vapor chamber technology. Check out Jarrodtech's in-depth reviews of the Alpha-X and Prime-S models on youtube. However, the Alpha-X doesn't require the cooling capacity of the Prime-S as it's limited to less power hungry cards like the RTX 2060 so internal temperatures will be comparable for both at the end of the day, if anything Prime-S is likely to still operate a little warmer, especially in higher end configurations.
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