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Chillblast Samurai 1060 Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop Review

Chillblast Samurai 1060 Ultra Slim

The world of notebooks is extremely competitive, there’s a size, shape, colour, spec and more for everyone, and then some! Of course, the main factor anyone has to contend with is the price. At just £1599.99 the latest system from Chillblast promises very good value for money. Sure, that’s still a lot of money, but let’s take a look at what you get for your investment.

A powerful Intel Core i7-7700HQ is one of the best notebook CPUs around, and more than capable for gaming. Pair that up with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, and a full HD 15.6″ display. Overall, we expect great gaming performance, and there are enough bonus features there to sweeten the deal too.

Features & Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake CPU, 4 Cores, 2.8 – 3.8GHz
  • Display: 15.6″ Anti-Glare, wide-view True HD Display (1920×1080 Resolution)
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory (1 x 8GB SO-DIMM)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive
  • Storage 2: Seagate 1TB 2.5″ 7mm hard Drive
  • Optical Drive: No optical drive
  • Conferencing: Built in Microphone and FHD Webcam
  • Speakers: Stereo Speakers
  • Dimensions: 380mm x 249mm x 17.7mm
  • Networking: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wireless AC dual-band WLAN
  • Video Ports: 1x HDMI Port (4K @ 60Hz), 1 x DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3.0
  • Connectivity: 3x USB 3.0 Ports, 1x USB 3.1 Port
  • Audio: 1x Microphone in jack, 1x Headphone out jack / SP/DIF
  • Kensington Lock Support: Yes
  • Battery: 3 Cell Smart Lithium-ION Battery
  • Card Reader: Yes – Supports SD4.0
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Warranty: 5 Year Warranty, 2 Years Collect & Return (12 months screen, 6 months battery) UK only

View the full specifications at Chillblast.com

What Chillblast Had to Say

“The Samurai 1060 is all about stealth. This svelte laptop is just 17.7mm thick and weighs under 1.8kg yet sports a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card that puts a desktop GTX 980 firmly in its place. That makes it the lightest laptop in its class and one of the slimmest gaming notebooks in the world. The laptop’s lid is finished in ultra-light but strong sandblasted aluminium whilst the rest of the chassis is an aluminium unibody design. Inside, we’ve crammed in some very serious hardware. A quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ runs at up to 3.8GHz and is backed up by 8GB of DDR4 RAM. There’s a 256GB M.2 SSD serving the operating system and your favourite games at 5x the speed of a normal SSD. We’ve also supplied a 1TB secondary drive for your Steam collection.

In terms of connectivity the Samurai 1060 is fully equipped with contemporary connections. It has HDMI (4K @ 60Hz) and DisplayPort video outputs as well as Thunderbolt 3.0, built-in 802.11AC dual-band wireless, 3 USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 type C port, Gigabit Ethernet and multiple audio jacks. There’s a built in SD4.0 memory card reader, an HD webcam, and a Kensington lock for security.

Most laptops with this level of power are thick, heavy laptops, but the Samurai measures just 380 x 17.7 x 249mm and weighs just 1.79 KG, making it the most compact machine in its class.”

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Peter Donnell

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