Metabox Prime are an Australian company that uses clevo chassis for their laptops as a result consumers get a lot of options while configuring their device. The “Metabox Prime – S” series are known for their thin chassis and powerful components.
The new 2019 models feature an improved design and some unique aspects like a 16.1 inch screen and a 17 inch model with the same thickness(19.9mm) which is just a little thick than the MSI GS75.
The new 2019 models have been refreshed with an updated screen with 82% and 89% screen to body ratio for the 16 and 17 inch respectively along with the new 8th Gen i7 and RTX graphics.
Specification of Metabox Prime – S (16/17 inch)
8th Generation Intel Core i7 8750H
Intel 630 UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series (2060/2070/2080 6/8/8GB respectively)
DDR4 2666 type(2 slots, supports dual channel via 260Pin), Max capacity-62GB
16.1/17.3-inch, FHD (1920×1080) 144Hz IPS Matte display
1x upgradeable 2.5″ 7.0 mm (H) HDD/SSD(SATA)
2x M.2 2280 SSD(SATA/PCIe Gen3x4 , RAID 0/1)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type-C)
1 x DisplayPort 1.3 over USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)
2 x USB 3.0 port (USB3.1 Gen 1, 1x powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3
1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF optical)
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 x LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel 9462AC, 1×1 AC M.2 2230 WIFI or
Intel 9560AC, 2×2 AC M.2 2230 (Gigabit WIFI) or
Killer 1550, 2×2 M.2 2230 (Gigabit WIFI)
16 inch: 4.6 pounds (2.09kg)
17 inch: 5.51 pounds (2.5kg)
380(W) x 252(D) x 19.9(H)mm
150 watt; For 55 Watthour cell
Some of the specifications might not be mentioned above because of all the variations available for purchase, somethings like the adaptor, wifi-card and memory type might be different.
The metabox prime – s is a great laptop with great appearance and specs but like many thin and light laptops heat management is an important aspect, though metabox have used effective cooling methods which result in pretty good thermals but when it used for excessive amount of time the chassis starts getting hot and fans start to get loud.
Metabox Prime – S has a lot of small and useful changes like placement of the webcam for the updated screen and the use of an In-Glass optical fingerprint sensor.
It stands as a tough competitor to the MSI GS75 because of their similar form factor and their specs.