WHY WE FELL FOR IT

Gam­ing power in a note­book that can fit in your bag

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CHOICE -

PER­FOR­MANCE

The 14 is not go­ing to so much as shiver with the tough­est games in the planet. We tested the de­vice with Need For Speed Most Wanted and the re­spon­sive­ness was amaz­ing. The M14 does heat up quite a bit, but much lesser than the larger mod­els we have tested be­fore. The bat­tery is not all that great and lasts a max­i­mum of four hours. But that is a com­mon prob­lem.

ALIENFX

De­spite the all-black body, the 14 is a riot of colour with a back­lit key­board and track­pad. The colours of the back­lit track­pad can alos be cus­tomised like that of the keys and that too in mul­ti­ple com­bi­na­tions. This AlienFX sys­tem light­ing lets you set a myr­iad num­ber of colour com­bi­na­tions. The keys are very sturdy with re­in­forced plates be­low and have the right travel.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

The screen is crisp with good view­ing an­gles. But we doubt if a screen this size will sat­isfy all gamers. The au­dio is re­ally good thanks to the 5.1 speak­ers powered by Dolby Home Theatre v4 and Klip­sch. It is un­doubt­edly the loud­est speak­ers for any lap­top this size. You can also plug this to a 7.1 sys­tem through HDMI.

There is a back­lit track­pad, with cus­tomis­able colour

schemes

The key­pad lights can also be cus­tomised from Com­mand

Cen­tre

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