On this occasion, I will review a laptop, which, despite being a little-known brand in Europe, in the Asian sector, is one of the best sellers. Thank Gearbest for sending us this fantastic ThunderRobot GTR Gaming computer. I leave you with another slightly more modest laptop for those who believe it may be too much and will not get as much performance out of it. The ThunderRobot ST Plus is capable of taking full advantage of all the hardware it has. Accompanying this laptop, Gearbest has promoted gaming accessories, a mechanical keyboard, backpack, mousepad.
Little by little, the manufacturer wants to enter the European “gaming” market, which is why it has decided to incorporate the “CE” certificates of European Conformity, which indicate that they meet the legal and technical requirements for sale in Europe. In addition, these products have a 24-month warranty for our country and local customer service. If there is any problem with the product, they facilitate the collection for its later repair. This ThunderRobot GTR has arrived in a box protected by two large padded sponges. Inside is another box where the computer comes, the 10.5A (200W) European standard power charger, some spare screws, the user guide in several languages , and the warranty booklet. For those who may distrust the security of the shipment, I want to comment that I did not expect it to come this protected. I cannot think of other measures to protect it more.
Design and Screen
As for the design of the ThundeRobot GTR, I have to comment that it has an aesthetic very similar to many other “gaming” laptops; that is, it looks rough and big. The dimensions are: 38.80 x 26.00 x 3.50 cm and it weighs 2.67 Kg. The power supply is quite large, and its weight is 1.02 Kg, so if we have to carry it from one side to side, we have to be aware that we will have to carry an approximate weight of 3.7 Kg.
It has a metallic gray finish with several stripes and the brand logo backlit in blue.
At the bottom of the laptop is a large grille that lets out all the heat dissipated by the two fans it has. Also, it has caught my attention that it incorporates a mini “subwoofer” to listen to music with better sound quality.
On the left side is the slot for the charging cable, followed by another that will dissipate the heat inside. There are also two USB 3.1 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and three indicator LEDs.
On the right side is the RJ45 Gigabyte ethernet network cable port, an HDMI port, another USB 3.1 port, a mini DisplayPort port, a USB Type C 3.1 port, and an SD card slot.
The manufacturer’s name is written on the back side, and on both sides, there are two slots for heat dissipation.
If we lift the lid of the ThundeRobot GTR, we will see a 15.6-inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution (1920×1080). In addition, the screen is capable of emitting 300 Nits of light. In my opinion, it is good and looks good in all circumstances.
This model has a Spanish keyboard with the letter “ñ.” It is backlit RGB configurable with more than 16 thousand colors. As I have already mentioned, you can adjust and configure all the colors you want thanks to the software it incorporates (Control Center).
Power and Hardware
The hardware mounts this ThundeRobot GTR is serious business, and I’m talking about high-quality specifications. Specifically, this model has a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor manufactured in 14 nanometers. It has four cores (and eight threads) of processing at a speed of 2.8 to 3.8 GHz and 6 MB of L3 Cache.
This version uses a dedicated 6GB Nvidia Geforce GTX1060 graphics card for all programs and games to run great. In addition, it incorporates 16 GB of DDR4 RAM in a configuration of two 8GB memories. If in the future you want to expand the RAM to its maximum capacity (32 GB), you will have to replace the two 8GB memories with two 16GB ones.
Another strong point of this “gaming” laptop is its storage configuration. It has two hard drives. The first is a 256 GB SSD M.2 hard drive where the operating system (Windows) is installed, and the second is a 1 TB HDD hard drive (SATA3). I recommend using the SSD hard drive for the installation of programs and games; this way, we do not overload the SSD and at the same time provide We give an excellent performance to the computer. The documents, photos, and the rest of the files should be stored on the 1TB HDD hard drive.
To check the performance of this ThundeRobot GTR, I have carried out different tests and stress tests, and I have seen what it is capable of giving. I have to say that the result has been fantastic, both in gameplay and in the tasks I carry out daily. In none of the circumstances have I noticed any deficiency.
As I said, during the day, I have done office tasks, such as editing pdfs, creating words, or browsing the internet in search of existential answers. And before going to bed, I have been playing a few games of the trendy game, “Fortnite,” an online multiplayer game. The configuration that I had of the game was the maximum possible. In the games, I have not had any FPS drop nor noticed any latency.
When I started playing games or trying to get the most out of it, the fans located on both sides would start running faster, preventing the laptop from overheating. At no time have I noticed that it failed and lost efficiency. If there has been any problem with the “Control Center” program, which I mentioned earlier, we can create different configurations to provide adequate performance for each circumstance. The sound is good, and thanks to the small “subwoofer,” we can enjoy higher-quality music. To make the games, I used stereo headphones.
I have performed different performance tests to check the power of the laptop. Next, I will comment on the programs used and my results. Firstly, I installed the “Antutu Benchmark” tool, and the result has been 714769 points.
I have also used the program “PCMark 10,” which has achieved 3871 points. Later I tried two other performance tests called “CINEBENCH R15” and “GFXbench DX Benchmark,” and the scores rose to 742 and 7369, respectively.