Mythlogic Deimos Gaming Laptop Review: GeForce GTX 980M And Desktop Skylake

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Introducing the Mythlogic Deimos 1615S

While discussions about the best desktop gaming PCs tend to be divided between do-it-yourselfers and fans of pre-built PCs, gaming laptops spark a different debate, typically between large system builders versus, smaller boutique system integrators. Many of the industry behemoths kick-started or bolstered their gaming system lines by acquiring boutique SIs (think of Voodoo, which was swallowed by HP, and Alienware, which is now a part of Dell), but some niche builders are still going solo, including well-known players like Falcon Northwest and Maingear. Mythlogic is another custom builder providing an alternative to mainstream brands, and we're going to show you one of their machines here -- the powerful Deimos 1615S.

When it comes to notebooks, system builders are in a different position than they are with their desktops, for which there are endless chassis options. For example, many system builders start with the same notebook platform and then customize it. That’s the case here: Mythlogic customizes the Clevo P750DM white label notebook, which is also used by AVADirect and Xotic PC, among others. The Eurocom P5 Pro we recently reviewed featured a similar model.

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Mythlogic Deimos 1615S
Specifications & Features
Processor
6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K Quad Core (8MB Cache, 4GHz to 4.2GHz)
Display15.6-inch 4K QFHD LED-Backlit (3840x2160) with Matte Surface and G-Sync support
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
Memory16GB DDR4 2400MHz (2x 8GB)
Storage256GB Samsung 950 PRO EVO m.2 SATA SSD
Optical Drive
None; external options available
EthernetKiller E2400 Gigabit LAN
Wireless Connectivity
Killer Double Shot: Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0
Interface (Left)
1x Killer Gigabit Ethernet port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x SD Card Reader, 1x USB 3.1/ Thunderbolt 3 port, 1x eSATA/USB 3.0 combo port
Interface (Right)
1x Kensington Lock slot, 1 Line-in jack, 1x Mic jack, 1x Headphones jack, 1x S/PDIF output jack, 1x USB 3.0 port
Interface (Back)
1x Power port, 2x DisplayPorts, 1x HDMI port
Webcam2MP FHD
Operating System
Windows 10 64-bit
BatteryRemovable 8-cell 82WH Li-Ion
ExtrasMarked WASD keys, Fingerprint Reader, Keyboard Backlighting, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
Dimensions15.2 x 10.32 x 1.41 inches (WxDxH)
Weight7.5 pounds
Warranty1-Year Parts, 4-Year Labor, 45-day 2-way Shipping
Price$2,733.10 as configured

The Mythlogic Deimos 1615S is gaming laptop with plenty of configuration options. Depending on your budget, it can be a mid-range system with a corresponding price tag, or it can be a cutting-edge gamer, bristling with the latest hardware. For our review, Mythlogic sent a fully-loaded beast that could rival many desktop systems.
 
Displays are important for any laptop, but gamers are exceptionally picky about their screens and will probably choose the 15.6-inch (3840x2160) QFHD display option, which is what Mythlogic selected for our test system. If you’re fine with 1920x1080, you can save $95 by going with the FHD option.

Both display options feature G-Sync support for the two GPU options: the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and GTX 980M. Our system arrived with the GTX 980M, which ought to put it near the top of the game benchmark scores in our comparisons. Mythlogic offers custom color calibration as well, which is a nice touch that makes sense for a high-end system like this.

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The powerful GPU is paired with an equally-impressive Intel Core i7-6700K processor. As with the display and graphics card, that Core i7-6700K is the best of the options Mythlogic offers for the Deimos 1615s. Mythlogic also packed 16GB of memory into the system, along with a smoking-hot Samsung 950 Pro Series SSD. There's room for a second SSD, should you want one. Mythlogic offers tons of hard drive and SSD options in its online config tool for the Deimos 1615S.

There are several features that make the Deimos 1615S a gamer-friendly laptop, but – aside from the GTX 980M – one of the more noteworthy has to be the Killer networking, which is a gamer-centric network solution, that offers intelligent sharing between wired and wireless connections should you choose to use it. When you have an Ethernet connection, you’ll be plugging the cord into a Killer Gigabit port. Connect wirelessly and you’ll be using the Killer Wireless-AC 1535. Both are designed to prioritize your game traffic for a better experience.

For audio, the Deimos 1615S has two 2-watt speakers and a subwoofer, complemented by Creative’s Sound Blaster X-FI MB5.

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One of the things we like about specialty builders like Mythlogic is that you have so much control over the final configurations. Although the laptop’s chassis isn’t very stylish, Mythlogic can paint it or wrap the lid in carbon fiber or vinyl, so long as you have the budget. That control extends to the system's performance, too. Mythlogic ships the system with a user-customizable BIOS so you can tweak things in there as much as you like.

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