• Exclusive to Maplin
• Features an Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core Kaby Lake CPU clocked at 2.5GHz (with 3.5GHz boost mode)
• 4GB Nvidia GTX 1050Ti desktop grade graphics card, for great gaming performance
• 8GB HyperX DDR4 memory running at 2133MHz, for good multi-tasking and gaming performance
• 256GB M.2 SSD to give you better load times on your most important games and programs
• 1TB (5,400RPM) hard drive to store all your games, movies and media
• LED backlit keyboard, great for gaming in different lighting conditions
• Full HD 1080p IPS LED display
• Includes Windows 10 Home 64 bitGame on the go
The PC Specialist Optimus VIII ST17 is great for gaming on the go and don’t want to cut any corners on performance. The Intel core i5-7300HQ Kaby Lake processor gives you an extra push in performance compared to normal laptop CPUs. They harness more power and process high density physics without sacrificing the framerate or experience. The fact that you also have a 4GB desktop grade graphics card to hand in the Nvidia GTX 1050Ti means that you can run graphics intensive games in full HD without compromise. Thanks to the display connectors on this laptop, you can also connect it to a monitor when you are at home and game on the big screen.
Portable dedicated graphics
The Optimus VIII ST17 comes with a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1050Ti dedicated graphics card. This is a desktop grade graphics card inside the laptop. The main benefit is that it allows you to play high definition games at full HD resolutions without compromises, all while you’re on the go. The GTX 1050Ti can run a lot of AAA games at HD resolutions at 60 frames per second.
Sound Blaster Cinema 3
The audio software that powers the Optimus VIII ST17 is known as Sound Blaster Cinema 3. This technology gives a much better audio experience and sense of realism compared to other laptops. From the explosion of gunfire to the footsteps of your enemies, the technology creates an incredibly real surround sound experience even when you are using just a pair of headphones or the laptop’s speakers. This is an incredible new way of enjoying your audio entertainment and you will be impressed after just one listen.
Next generation DDR4 memory
The Optimus VIII ST17 features 8GB of HyperX DDR4. This new type of memory is great for laptops as it has better performance compared to DDR3 while at the same time using less power. This means that tasks that use a lot of memory – including gaming, video editing and photo editing – will use less power and conserve your battery life better than before. It also means that your laptop will not get as hot under load as it would with DDR3.
The display at the heart of the Optimus VIII ST17 is a 17.3 inch full HD 1080p IPS LED panel. Watch videos, movies and play your games in full HD with this high-resolution screen. The screen’s IPS technology allows you to see richer colours and have better viewing from different angles.
The good thing about the Maplin exclusive PC Specialist laptops is that they do not use any proprietary hardware or software. The computer you buy is quite upgradeable in terms of hard drive and memory, and you also get three-year standard manufacturer’s warranty, so if something turns out to be defective or faulty you can get it sorted easily.