Unboxing the Eluktronics P650HP6-G

This is the Eluktronics P650HP6-G also known as the Sager NP8156. It is based on the Clevo chassis, a little known Taiwanese brand.  

Specs overview:
This build has a quad-core Intel i7-7700HQ (7th generation processor) with a single 16GB memory stick, with three empty slots maxing out at 64GB of RAM.  The graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 vRAM with G-SYNC powering a beautiful 15.6″ TN 1080p display with a 120hz refresh rate at 5ms response time.  As for storage this one came with a 256GB SSD and 1TB 5400 HDD.

 

 

I purchased mine through Amazon shipped and sold by Eluktronics.  It came packaged very well – the laptop was in a box, in a box, in a box as you can see below.

In the final box there was the laptop, paperwork from Eluktronics, a thick user guide (when was the last time you saw that come with a laptop?) and a Windows 10 disk with device drivers.  The power supply is a 200w (19v 10.5a for those interested).
Eluktronics put so much care into packaging that they put extra pieces of padding between the keyboard and display, most laptops are just a single thin piece.
Instead of a plastic sticker on the back of the display, it actually came with a nice plastic sleeve to protect both the back and front.
The P650HP6-G has a Sound Blaster X-Fi 5 sound card with Onkyo speakers
The touchpad has two physical buttons for left/right click and a fingerprint reader nestled between to log onto Windows 10.
On the left side of the laptop from back to front you will find the CPU exhaust, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP support, USB 3.0, and two mini DisplayPorts (version 1.4). (click to enlarge)
On the right side of the P650HP6-G you will find three audio jacks (headphone & S/PDIF combo, mic-in, line-out), SIM card slot, memory card reader, two USB-C 3.1 (gen 1), USB 3.0, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. (click to enlarge)
Here is a close-up of the audio and SIM / memory card slots. (click to enlarge)
On the back of the unit you will find a single USB 3.0 port along with the power plug.
On the front you have multi lights to indicate various activity from storage to airplane mode.
The keyboard is multicolor back-lit. It is only three zone, not individual keys.
The beautiful part of Eluktronics machines – no bloatware. You could even do without these few system tray apps.
The TN display panel by AUO model B156HTN05.2 running at 120hz refresh rate with a 5ms response time. (image taken with phone, sorry for poor quality.)
The system runs cool. At idle the CPU is 46C and the GPU is 43C.  While playing Mass Effect Andromeda neither went over 80C on my unit.
Here is a comparison of the P650HP6-G against the MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro 252 (on the right). The Eluktronics measures 15.1″ x 10.6″ x 1″ at 5.8lbs (~384 x ~269 x ~25mm and 2.6kg).  The MSI is 14.96″ x 9.8″ x 0.69″ at 3.96lbs (380 x 249 x 17.7mm at 1.8kg).

 

So far the only negative would be the placement of the audio jacks. Whether you use speakers or headphones, the jack is where your mouse will be.

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