PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

A compact gaming notebook with a mechanical keyboard

PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

One problem with gaming notebooks is a lack of customisability, especially when your order from some of the more established brands from the likes of Amazon. Some of us what to define precisely what is in our systems, which is something that is extremely difficult in the notebook market, where it is almost impossible for an average consumer to create a fully custom notebook. 

This is where PC Specialist comes into the fray, selling notebooks with an extensive range of potential configurations, allowing users to define their systems specifications, storage and other custom options. Do you want your system to ship without an OS, with a minimal storage configuration with future storage upgradability in mind? What PC Specialist offers is the closest thing that consumers can get to building a fully custom gaming notebook.  

PC Specialist has something special in the works, a new notebook design for Intel's 8th Generation of CPU hardware, not only offering a tonne of compact gaming performance in a sub 2kg package but a lot of other unique features that are rare for notebooks that can ship for under £900. 


PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

To get the basic specifications out of the way, PC Specialist's Recoil II will ship with an Intel 6-core/12-thread i7-8750H CPU, which offers a base clock speed of 2.6GHz and a boost/Tubo clock speed of 4.3GHz alongside either a 4GB GTC 1050 Ti or a 6GB GTX 1060 GPU. 

The Recoil II will use a Brushed ALuminium chassis which is 19mm thick and weighs 2kg, making this notebook both slim and lightweight, despite the high-end hardware that this notebook contains.  

PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

One thing to note is that the PC Specialist Recoil II also offers a built-in Mechanical keyboard, using keys with short actuation points to provide a satisfying mechanical feel while maintaining the notebook's slim form factor. No squishy membrane keys on this notebook! 

The keyboard on this system will also offer N-key rollover and RGB LED illumination, with the Recoil II also sporting a front LED bar for additional lighting. 

Connectivity wise, the Recoil II sports two USB 3.1 ports, a single USB 2.0 port a single USB Type-C port and SD Card Reader. Like most modern notebooks the Recoil II has a built-in Gigabit Ethernet port as well as two Mini-DisplayPorts and one HDMI output for external displays.   

PC Specialist has also designed the cooling system of this notebook to exhaust hot air through the rear and sides of the Recoil II, taking advantage of the multi-directional nature of the system's two 90mm blower fans. The whole system will be cooled by three heatpipes and is designed to remain cool and quiet under load. 

PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook

Below are the hardware specifications of PC Specialist's upcoming Recoil II system offering users a 15.6 1080p screen, space for two M.2 NVMe SSDs, space for a 7mm SATA HDD/SSD and up to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory. 

PC Specialist has informed is that the price of this notebook will start at around £859.99 in the UK and will start shipping in late April or Early May.   

PC Specialist reveals their RECOIL II Gaming Notebook


PC Specialist's Recoil II will soon be available on the company's web store. This link will lead you to the PC Specialist Recoil II configuration page when it goes live.  
You can join the discussion on PC Specialist's Recoil II Gaming Notebook on the OC3D Forums

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