New Eluktronics Mech 15 or Max 15? Wich will you choose?

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  1. frantona

    frantona Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi! Im up for the new covert series of Eluktronics! Wondering wich one to choose, if Mech or Max 15!
    Mech 15 (3rd gen) Pros: Battery, speakers, cooling system??
    Max 15 Pros: weight...
    Not sure how different can the battery life be... wich one would you chooes?

    Also, how to connect 3 displays to my laptop? (Im bulding a sim rig and would like to have 3 monitors)

    Thanks!
     
  2. StormFalcon

    StormFalcon Notebook Consultant

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    Well the mech is a lot more expensive, but that battery life really makes a difference. It depends on your use case and how readily available power outlets are. If all you're doing is traveling from a home desk setup to a desk at work, then the battery life probably isn't that important. But, if you travel all over the place or you're a student and your school doesn't have outlets in good spots (or if they're all broken), then go for the mech. If you want big battery and light weight like me, then maybe go for a mag 15.

    As for 3 monitors, depending on the resolution and refresh rate of them, you could potentially get a thunderbolt 3 dock for that.

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  3. Terreos

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    That’s not true at all. If you spec the Max-15 with the same 2070 super and 240Hz display then they are literally the same price. And when specs are equal I think the Mech-15 blows that Max-15 out of the water. The only reason you’d want the Max-15 is you REALLY need something slim. Or if the OP doesn’t want the latest GPU in his machine, then the Max-15 is cheaper with older specs.

    If the Max-17 didn’t exist I would go with the Mech-15. Better keyboard, better cooling, better port selection, and much larger battery. Hopefully in the future give the Max-15 a bigger battery to make it more worth the money.
     
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    StormFalcon Notebook Consultant

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    Oh I completely misremembered the prices then, my bad.

    In that case, if $2000 is within budget, then definitely go for the mech

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  5. frantona

    frantona Notebook Enthusiast

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    In practical terms, how many hours/min can the mech give me vs. the max? Its hard to decide because I want a thin, light and lasting battery laptop.
     
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    StormFalcon Notebook Consultant

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    Well, the max will probably get you around 7 hours of web surfing on battery saver mode, and 2 hours while gaming in balanced, and the mech should be around closer to 4-5 web surfing and 1 gaming.

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    Can you give me the Tongfang chassis numbers for the new mech 15 and max 15? Are we talking about GM5MP0Y vs GM5MP0W (rtx 2060 model)?
     
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    frantona Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awsome, thanks a lot for your answer!
     
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