AFTERSHOCK MX'15 ELITE
Aftershock’s MX-15 Elite is based on the Clevo N850 notebook, and the entire laptop oozes a pleasantly utilitarian and functional feel. There are no garish trimmings or ostentatious branding; the notebook feels solidly built and looks ready to show up for work.
One of the best parts of this notebook is the keyboard, which is the same as that found on the more powerful S-15. The keys are tactile with a good amount of feedback.
It also features threezone customizable RGB backlighting and the ability to bind custom macros to individual keys, so you’ll be able to launch programs or execute complex combos in-game faster.
One small but useful feature is the option to disable the Windows key in the bundled Control Center utility, so you won’t accidentally nd yourself staring at your desktop in the middle of a reght.
The MX-15 Elite also has one of the most comprehensive selections of ports and connectors for a laptop of its class. There are a total of two Mini DisplayPorts and one full-sized HDMI port, so it actually supports up to three external displays at once, a useful feature for anyone intending to use the notebook as a serious productivity machine.
The 1080p IPS display could do with an extra oomph of brightness, but it was overall useable with good viewing angles.
You can hear the cooling fan kick into higher gear while gaming, but it never became unbearably loud. Heat wasn’t a problem for us either, and at no point was the notebook excessively warm.
The MX-15 Elite is equipped with a removable 47Wh battery pack, something you hardly see on notebooks these days. This is great news for those who intend to leave the laptop plugged in for long hours, even though most modern batteries have no problem with being juiced up all day.
The notebook’s weak spot is probably its speakers. The dual speakers on the front pumped out teeny-sounding tunes that sounded like pale versions of their original recordings, so it’s probably best to grab a pair of good headphones if you want decent in-game audio.
Extremely compe ve price Lackluster audio quality
The notebook supports up to three external displays with two Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI connector.
The battery is removable, which is good news if you intend to plug it in for long hours.