AVADirect Menace (Clevo P770ZM)

  |   by Ian Debevoise

The AVADirect Menace (Clevo P770ZM) has a simple but pleasing appearance with an excellent keyboard and sound but this laptop gets its name from its inner-workings. The full power desktop-class Intel Core i7-4790K unlocked processor is the fastest processor you will find in any mobile device while the  Nvidia GTX 980M 8 GB graphics card is also above average and the fans do a great job of keeping this behemoth cool while still being quiet.

  • 17.3-inch full HD display (1920×1080 resolution, anti-glare surface, TN panel)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-4790K quad-core desktop processor (4GHz, up to 4.4GHz Turbo Boost, 8MB cache, 88W TDP) w/ IC Diamond 7 thermal compound
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M w/ 8GB GDDR5 – MXM 3.0 Type B
  • 16GB DDR3L-1600 Kingston HyperX RAM (2x 8GB; 32GB max. supported – 4x 8GB)
  • 256GB Crucial M550 SSD
  • 500GB Crucial BX100 SSD
  • No internal optical drive
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 16.5″ x 11.1″ x 1.5″
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • Starting Price: $1,764.82
  • Price as Configured: $2,478.11

  • Pros

    • Outstanding performance
    • Good cooling system
    • Great keyboard with highly customizable lighting
    • Plenty of ports and user expandability
    • Good value
  • Cons

    • TN display (no IPS option available)
    • Relatively short battery life

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