CybertronPC CLX Osiris 14 Gaming Laptop Review

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CybertronPC CLX Osiris 14 Design And Build Quality

When it built the CLX Osiris 14, CybertronPC wanted to create a gaming laptop that provided a little more screen real estate than a 13-inch system, while keeping the overall size and weight below that of a full 15-inch laptop. The 14-inch display looks great, even at its fairly common 1920x1080 resolution. CybertronPC ships the CLX Osiris 14 with a themed Desktop background, which is a nice touch.

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The CLX Osiris 14 weighs in at just 4.4 pounds, which is light for a gaming laptop. In fact, the system is a smidge lighter than the 13-inch Alienware 13 OLED. It’s also just an inch thick and slightly thinner than Dell's machine.

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As for style, you’ll either love the CLX Osiris 14 or you’ll think it’s not flashy enough. The laptop is meant to game on the go, so it’s going to turn up an LAN events, where bling is the norm. If you’re looking to stand out at the next eSports meet-up, the CLX Osiris 14 might be a little tame. But if you’re looking for a more sophisticated design, this may well be your kind of thing. The entire laptop is black, with only a few chrome accents hinting at its gamer genetics. The CLX logo is large and catches even a little light, but it manages to be tasteful nonetheless.

That’s true of the trimmed corners near the front of the system as well: the CLX Osiris 14 comes off as an adult’s gaming system. (A very hip adult, mind you.) It will also appeal to some teen gamers, though others will want more bling. CybertronPC’s CLX brand has something for virtually every gamer, but if you go with the Osiris 14, you might just be the “speak softly” type.

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Open the CLX Osiris 14, and you’ll find more of the same understated design. Aside from “CLX” at the bottom of the screen and a couple accents, the laptop’s bezel and keyboard are very clean. The keyboard has island-style keys and a white backlight, but it also has red LED-lit arrows on its W, A, S and D keys – a tasteful (and functional) nod to gamers. Typing on the CLX Osiris 14 is comfortable and, given our experience with the laptop, we’d expect the keyboard to be a good fit for users who type for extended periods.

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We also like the touchpad, which has two buttons. Gamers will usually have a mouse at the ready, but for those times when you don’t want to plug in the mouse, you’ll have a quality touchpad at the ready too.

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The CLX Osiris 14 is in good shape for ports. The left side of the system has two mini DisplayPorts, an HDMI port, and two USB 3.0 ports, along with three audio jacks. The right side has an SD card reader and SIM card slot, two more USB 3.0 ports, the Gigabit Ethernet port and a security slot.

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The power cord plugs into the back of the laptop and swivels easily so you can run the power cord to the left or right of the system. The front is bare, save for status LEDS.

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The 2MP, FHD webcam sits at the top of the display, as you’d expect. The system's speakers, which provide reasonably-loud, rich sound, sit just behind the keyboard, facing the user. We streamed The Last Kingdom and other videos on Netflix without a hiccup. Colors looked bright and the shadows (of which there are plenty in The Last Kingdom) were deep. In short, the Osiris' display is a competent IPS panel, and though not standout in any particular area, gets the job done. 

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