Do you want to make a decision between the Eluktronics Max-15 covert gamer and MSI 10SFK-062? Since they are both best sellers of affordable powerful gaming laptops in the market until today. Read this page about the MSI model that we are currently discussing.
Well, if we look at the specs, we know that both have 144Hz screen refresh rates and powerful RTX 2070 Graphics.
So let’s take a look at the summary below. For the max-15 review, visit this page.
Appearance and Design
The Eluktronics max-15 covert gamer’s chassis is built with Magnesium alloy while this MSI model comes with plastic chassis.
Meaning, our 15.6-inch laptop from Eluktronics has better stability, stronger, and more resistant to temperature changes.
This alone shows the obvious pricing difference. Other than that, the gaming attribute on the laptop chassis distinguishes one from the other.
The Eluktronics comes with a clean cover, without any brand logo on the cover. The MSI on the other hand comes with the logo. So it comes down to your personal preference, which appearance you would prefer.
Eluktronics Max-15 & MSI – Pricing
The very important factor here is the price and compromises.
The MSI model, when we write this comparison is about 500 bucks cheaper.
However the differences we list below explain why the Eluktronics Max-15 gaming notebook is sold for a few hundred bucks more.
Eluktronics Max-15 vs MSI Specs
Before we go down to the differences of the specifications, allow me to highlight the same specs that these laptops have.
First off, is both devices are equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS-panel screen with 144Hz screen refresh rates and Full HD at 1920x1080p resolution.
Other than that, both of them have the powerful GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 which supports the real-time Ray-Tracing feature, which will basically enhance your games so that they will look like in a real life. For the RTX 2060 notebook for gamers, consider the Razer Blade 2020 base version on this page or here for the RTX 2070 Super laptop (the advanced Razer blade edition).
Moving on, we can now talk about the difference between their key features.
|Name:||Eluktronics Max 15||MSI GL65 15-inch|
|Memory||32GB DDR4||16GB DDR4|
|Graphics||RTX 2070||RTX 2070|
|Display||15.6″ 144Hz||15.6″ 144Hz|
|Dimension (Inches)||13.97 x 9.29 x 0.77||14.08 x 9.76 x 1.08|
Processor: i7-10875H vs i7-10750H
Although both processors were released in April 2020 and based on the same 14nm Lithography, there are some differences between these two CPUs.
The table below shows those differences. If you like to read the complete list of both CPU specs, visit the Intel page.
|Recommended Price ($)||450||395|
|Base Frequency||2.3 Ghz||2.6 GHz|
|Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency||5.1 GHz||5.0 Ghz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||5.1 GHz||5.0 Ghz|
|Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency||4.9 GHz||4.8 GHz|
|L3 Cache (Shared)||16 MB||12 MB|
|Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency||1.20 GHz||1.15 GHz|
|Intel vPro Platform Eligibility||✅||❌|
|Intel SIPP (Stable Image Platform Program)||✅||❌|
|Intel Trusted Execution Technology||✅||❌|
As we all can see here, the i7-10875H has many advantages over the other one, but here are the most important advantages;
- It has a higher Turbo Boost Frequency
- The L3 Cache capacity is 4MB larger
- It has more cores and threads (8C/16T vs 6C/12T)
- It has higher Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency (1.2 GHz vs 1.15 GHz)
Next, you will witness the performance difference between these two processors while gaming.
Differences in Performance
The video below demonstrates the FPS difference between i7-10875H and i7-10750H processors.
RAM out of the box: 32GB vs 16GB
In short, the Eluktronics Max-15 has the double RAM, this is important if you are not keen to do the component upgrade yourself.
Both computers are easily upgradable, but only for the people who are a techie.
Since not all of us are comfortable enough to open up our new laptops, having more memory capacity out of the box is always a big advantage.
1TB vs 512GB Storage – Eluktronics Max-15 Wins
It depends on the usage, OS, and your ability to upgrade.
Your plan to use your new laptop is very important.
If you plan to do spreadsheets, documents, and other office works, then yes, 512 GB is enough.
But if you use for video editing and even gaming, then it will be insufficient for the long term. A lot of games can take ~70GB of your storage space, and that is just one game!
So having more storage is always important, especially if you want to keep your laptop for a long time since modern games nowadays will take a lot of storage space.
Most Chromebooks come with very little storage, and it will still work. Why? Because Chrome Operating System mostly uses clouds more than local storage.
For Windows 10, even though your new laptop’s specs sheet says it has 512 GB, the Windows 10 system itself can take up ~60 GB, so you will have ~452 GB left for other usages.
The last deciding factor is your ability to upgrade your new laptop. Some manufacturers do not even give you the ability to do this.
However, both laptops mentioned in this page are upgradable. If you can swab or add the storage yourself then it will be easier and cheaper. I recommend you to get a laptop that has more storage space if you don’t plan to swab your storage drive.
Which one is better?
Eventually, now comes the difficult question, which laptop is better?
Both laptops are great though, but now it comes down to which gaming notebook will you like more.
If you can upgrade, the MSI is a better choice.
However, if you can’t, and you plan to install a lot of games in the future, opt for the Eluktronics.
At the end of the day, it’s your choice. But for the performance, the higher RAM and the better CPU, we recommend the Eluktronics Max-15 covert gamer.