"Overall, my experience with Xotic PC was excellent. I custom ordered an ASUS laptop and have no complaints. My laptop was assembled and through their QA in 2 business days, and I received the laptop on the 5th business day via ground shipping. I really appreciated the email updates telling me the status of my laptop as it was being built, going through QA, and finally shipped.
I definitely recommend paying a few extra dollars to have them remove bloatware. I also like that there are more specific details of the custom hardware you choose to have them install. Other sites simply just state "SSD" but don't actually tell you the read/write speed or they simply install what they have in stock (I know because I emailed a competitor about the read/write speed of their mid-tier SDD and that's what they stated). So, you could end up paying more for a slower SSD, RAM, etc. Overall, if you are in the market for a PC or laptop, I would highly recommend XoticPC. I shopped around on other sites such as ibuypower and computer upgrade king, and at least for my build and warranty, got more bang for my buck. "
"The 8954 is a slim and powerful laptop. I ordered mine with 500Gb SSD, 2TB SSHD, and 32Gb of Ram. An easy desktop replacement with enough hardware for gaming, office applications, and lighter than many other models on XoticPC. I have used XoticPC in the past, and this time I was upgrading and looking to replace my old SAGER NP8268-S (CLEVO P150SM-A) laptop. My previous experiences with XoticPC were great. Owning the 8268 which is still working I knew I was getting a great product and support from XoticPC again.
During the time I have used and owned it the 8954 is a excellent laptop. While gaming or using the laptop to watch movies the laptop does heat up, but as many experienced pc gamers know, it is recommended to get a notebook cooler if this is a concern for you. Performance is great. I was able to run Sniper Elite 4, Train Simulator, and StarCraft 2 all in Ultra graphics settings. My son played Garry's Mod and Shadow of Mordor on this laptop with no issues. MS Office applications and networking performance is also great on laptop. I did not opt for getting additional services to overclock it. In my opinion it's not needed as any game available will be excellent on this machine at this time.
Overall - the price and quality are great. The graphics and performance are excellent, and you will be happy with this laptop.
"I was expecting a lot, and it's even better than I had hoped for.
lot of the reviews mentioned fan noise and keyboard and possible wek points but I actually love the keyboard and the fan noise isn't bad at all.
Take my advice - get a good NVME drive - you won't regret it.
"I purchased an Aero 15x the full 4K Edition from Xotic PC and received fast shipping and very knowledgeable staff. Landon over at Xotic PC was able to find out every issue with the current drivers installed and provided tech support via email to me and assisted solving all issues for me. I now am very familiar with Gigabytes software and how to properly update all drivers/bios/firmware etc.
The laptop Aero 15X is a beast I mean anything I throw at it never stalls or stutters performs like a champ. I really confide in Gigabyte/Aorus products. They have not let me down yet. I am very pleased with their products as a whole. I will continue to be a well satisfied customer for years to come. This is my second Gigabyte laptop. Previous model was the Aorus X7 DT V7 and that was a great laptop as well. The Aero 15x 4K edition is by far the best laptop I have ever owned. I mostly use it for productivity video editing but some gaming on the side it does everything I need it to. No complaints after appropriate drivers/bios were installed. It's all smooth sailing from here thanks Gigabyte :)"
"I wanted to buy a laptop for my sister as a present. Since I was traveling I needed expedite and Emily and everyone else I talked to was very friendly and diligent. I was able to get my computer on time (order on Monday and had it by Friday in Boston). So kudos for the great customer service. I don't have any comments about the computer as it was a present and my sister is the one using it (and probably too early for her to review - since she just got it). "
"GREAT LAPTOP for gaming, works EXTREMELY perfect on PUBG and CSGO with high FPS, gona try different games later... amazing customer service and experience, Emily.M@xoticpc.com was my online chat assistant and he did very well in serving me!"
"bought a new asus laptop when building it i selected the default 500 gb m.2 ssd along with a 128 m.2 and the default 1 tb sshd
when i got the laptop the 500 gb m.2 was missing after several calls i found out it was a glitch on the site. it its advertised with something it should come with it... other then getting screwed out of a ssd the laptop is great so far"
"Amazing laptop, smooth and powerful, CPU and GPU temp don't usually go much over 80 Celsius during gaming with the cooling pad. Had no issues with the laptop whatsoever. It's lightweight and powerful - just what I need as a student.
I was presented with a clear roadmap and regular status updates up to the delivery stage by Xotic PC. Very prompt and clear overall."
"Fast and super service for a quality product"
"This is my 3rd computer from XoticPC. All of them are awesome gaming laptops including my recent purchase of a new MSI i9 1080 Titan. Which is phenomenal!
Communication along the way was very difficult. The pre-order was delayed...no one told me until I called them (I gave them 2 weeks after their website said it was available). The "build status" under your account management was not accurate. Which led to too many live chat sessions. Also, if you live chat after hours they really can't tell you much about your orders. They told me I would be contacted the next day...which they did not.
What surprised me the most was that one of the SSD drives was not partitioned at all. In fact, I initially thought they forgot the 3rd drive but I am familiar with Windows enough to set it up. You would think a $6500 laptop would get white glove treatment...but not so. Very disappointed and a very different experience from my earlier purchases several years ago. Most likely I will shop elsewhere.
Update: after leaving this review, xoticpc responded with an offer for 3 games. Which is awesome! Turns out they are free software codes from an intel promo. They offered 3 games and I received 2. Oh well..."
"It was my first time dealing with XOTIC PC. I am very pleased with how my order was handled. They even updated me as my order went through each step of the custom build down to the shipping of my order. Customer service was great and they answered all the questions I had before I made my purchase (Thank you, Emily). They have gained a loyal customer here...Keep up the good work!"
"Good Pricing for their services as well as some pretty awesome customization options, i was getting a computer for school that needed to run some pretty heavy applications, service staff always responded within 24 hours for email and if you use their chat service on the site its all in real time. In my experience the employees i dealt with over the phone, email, and online chat service were either very knowledgeable, or were willing to find the information for me about certain product. If i need another laptop or if anything goes wrong with my current one, I at least have some faith in the tech support."
"Package arrived on time and intact. Price was better than we could find on comparable sites. There was one item missing from our shipment, but when I reached out to Xotic support they were able to get back to me the next day and I got my missing item within the week. A very pleasant customer service experience. "
"Xotic PC hit it out of the park for me. Although I did not upgrade or customize my laptop they offered a great deal that killer the rest if the market. My laptop came within 4 days of my order, right when they said it would. I would trust Xotic PC with all my PC needs and recommend them wether you further upgrade your system but not. "
"I spent months looking for a laptop that could do it all:
1) Thunderbolt 3 for eGPU support and future-proofing
2) Support for 32 gb of ram
3) Huge battery life!
The GIGABYTE AERO 14KV7-BK4 is the only laptop that hit the mark. Every other laptop forced me to pick 2 of the 3, but as a power user I refused to make a single compromise; I wanted to replicate my desktop development environment in a portable package. I don't game a lot so the lower-end GTX 1050 Ti is fine for me on most days, but for those occasions that I need that extra oomph I like having the Thunderbolt 3 port for an eGPU enclosure. The laptop is solidly built, weighs only 4 lb, runs cool and if I turn down the brightness on the gorgeous 2K Pantone-certified panel it lasts an impressive 9-10 hours; unheard of for a gaming laptop!
Can you get a beefier gaming laptop for this price? Definitely, but it would be at least twice as heavy and you'd be lucky if it got more than 2 hours of battery life. If you're a developer who needs a portable workstation it blows away the competition for a fraction of the price with competitive battery life, light weight, and with 32gb of ram you'll have no issues running multiple VMs. I didn't think that I'd notice a 2K resolution on a 14 inch screen, but it's so crisp and much nicer to work with than a standard 1080 panel!
I chose XoticPC to configure this laptop for me because it's cheaper than buying the individual parts and installing them myself, and I won't have any left over parts to deal with. I've used them once before for a gaming laptop in 2009 and know that their workmanship and service is top notch. With this laptop I ran into an issue with the keyboard's 'T' key and their service department contacted Gigabyte on my behalf to get me a replacement keyboard cap. I installed the replacement key myself which was great because I got to keep the laptop the entire time; nothing is worse than sending back your brand new laptop for a single keyboard key!"
"Very good customer service. Laptop is yet to come so I will hold of on the eztra star for now.
Once I receive it (asus rog strix gl703gs ds74) I will go i more detail."