Digital Storm x17, High-end PC gaming at a midrange price
Digital Storm x17, High-end PC gaming at a midrange price
2:30

Digital Storm x17, High-end PC gaming at a midrange price

Laptops
-I??m Dan Ackerman. We are here taking a look at the Digital Storm X17. Now, I??m not gonna lie to you. This is not the prettiest laptop on the block, although it may look very familiar because if you have seen some other reviews we??ve done of boutique gaming laptops, we??ve gone shopping for one yourself maybe from Digital Storm, from origin, or anyone of those other little companies, they all kind of look the same because they??re all built around the same off-the-shelf chassis. In this case, what we come to call CLEVO and what boutique gaming laptop and desktop companies do is they get these generic cases then they open up, put in their own high-end components assembled by hand, burn it in, test it and then send it to you so you??re really paying for the assembly, the high-end components, the testing, the really in-depth support that comes with it not for the actual look and feel of the laptop because this is a very premium price product. It??s $2,000. It doesn??t really look and feel like a $2,000 laptop. All the value is really on the inside rather than the outside. But if you??re okay with that, this is actually the best price I??ve been able to find for this particular set of components, which are the quad core, core i7 processor, the highest end of AMD??s current graphics card, and 16 gigs of RAM, which is pretty cool coupled with, unfortunately, a keyboard that??s backlit but not a fantastic keyboard, a touch pad that??s pretty small with little clunky buttons down there at the bottom. At least if you??re gonna be gaming a lot on the big 17-inch 1080p screen, you??re probably gonna have an external mouse plugged in all the time, so the touch pad shouldn??t bother you too much. Some companies customize this case a little bit like by putting a different panel on it. In this case, Digital Storm just kind of wrote their name over here and again on the back. That actually kind of takes away from [unk] a little bit more. You don??t wanna try to be sort of, you know, generic and-- and understated. You may not wanna take this, let??s say, to the coffee shop not that you??d fit it in one of those coffee shop booths with a big honking laptop like this. So, unlike some other gaming big systems like, let??s say, the Razer Blade that are very slim or-- or the HP Envy that can also be reasonably slim, this is big. It??s thick. It??s chunky. It??s heavy. However, the performance is fantastic. And even though it??s still expensive at $2,000, it??s a couple of hundred bucks less than you??d be able to put the same system together from-- from other boutique PC vendors. I??m Dan Ackerman and that is the Digital Storm X17.

Up Next

The Best Thin and Budget Friendly Laptops of 2022
bestlaptops2022-v2

Up Next

The Best Thin and Budget Friendly Laptops of 2022

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Debuts Surface Pro 9
surface-image-cms

Microsoft Debuts Surface Pro 9

Predicting Microsoft's Next Surface Products
clip0001-00-03-47-11-still008

Predicting Microsoft's Next Surface Products

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

Why MacBooks Don't Have Touchscreens
no-touchscreens-seq-00-10-00-26-still001

Why MacBooks Don't Have Touchscreens

Dell XPS 13 Plus Review: Redesign Stands Out, But Battery Life Is a Disappointment
topic-ddmmyy-land-copy-01-00-00-06-02-still002.png

Dell XPS 13 Plus Review: Redesign Stands Out, But Battery Life Is a Disappointment

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200
p1088367-mov-04-50-21-21-still001.png

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop
screenshot-2022-07-13-at-21-51-48-copy.png

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Check Out the Three Best TVs for Every Budget
besttvs22-00pic

Check Out the Three Best TVs for Every Budget

Richard Dorton May Be the Most Prolific Video Game Actor You've Never Seen
thumb-for-site

Richard Dorton May Be the Most Prolific Video Game Actor You've Never Seen

Best Rokus for 2022
selects-00-20-35-14-still003.png

Best Rokus for 2022

How Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins Became a Millionaire Playing Video Games
streamer-and-gamer

How Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins Became a Millionaire Playing Video Games

How NASA Captured the First Artemis Moon Images with Hacked GoPro Cameras
artemis-moon-th-clean

How NASA Captured the First Artemis Moon Images with Hacked GoPro Cameras

The Best Thin and Budget Friendly Laptops of 2022
bestlaptops2022-v2

The Best Thin and Budget Friendly Laptops of 2022

Most Popular All most popular

Meet a Mind-Bending Hybrid: The Sono Sion Solar-Grid EV
sono-sion-00-09-01-10-still220

Meet a Mind-Bending Hybrid: The Sono Sion Solar-Grid EV

Comparing Apple Watch Ultra to the Series 8
vscnetthumb-applewatches

Comparing Apple Watch Ultra to the Series 8

5G Comes to Microsoft's Surface Pro 9
screenshot-2022-10-28-at-11-58-40.png

5G Comes to Microsoft's Surface Pro 9

Apple Watch Series 8: What the New Temperature Sensor Can and Can't Do
221026-site-apple-watch-8-in-depth-body-temperature-hands-on-2

Apple Watch Series 8: What the New Temperature Sensor Can and Can't Do

Why I Switched to iPhone
abrar-1

Why I Switched to iPhone

I Swam With a Deep-Sea Robot Designed to Outlast Humans
oceanonekthumb

I Swam With a Deep-Sea Robot Designed to Outlast Humans

Latest Products All latest products

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like
questpro-00-03-30-13-still004

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022