PC SPECIALIST Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black

Product code: 177403

Product features

  • Gaming: Play the latest titles
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor
  • RAM: 16 GB / Storage: 2 TB HDD & 480 GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Arizona Sunshine and 7 more titles included when you purchase this product. More info
  • Half price data transfer available in store – Now £17.50 More info
  • Save £20 off Microsoft Office when you buy with any laptop. More info
£2,599.99

Product features

  • Gaming: Play the latest titles
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor
  • RAM: 16 GB / Storage: 2 TB HDD & 480 GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Arizona Sunshine and 7 more titles included when you purchase this product. More info
  • Half price data transfer available in store – Now £17.50 More info
  • Save £20 off Microsoft Office when you buy with any laptop. More info
Product information
Top features: 

- 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor delivers a fast and smooth performance 

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card enhances your gaming experience 

- Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 software suite offers premium audio quality 

- Backlit full-size keyboard keeps you in control

Game


The Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" Gaming Laptop is part of our Gaming range, which features the most powerful PCs available today. It has superior graphics and processing performance to suit the most demanding gamer. 

6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor


The Octane III RS17-XT features an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, creating stunning gaming imagery and a seamless computing experience. Providing an impressive performance capable of handling all of your creating, sharing, exploring and gaming needs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics

You can enjoy advanced visuals with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. As NVIDIA's flagship model, it delivers an incredible performance and power efficiency to enhance your gaming experience. Driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture, it can open up a whole new level of detail in your favourite games.

Gameplay is smooth and enjoyable with the Octane III RS17-XT as it features NVIDIA G-SYNC. This synchronises the display refresh rates to the GPU, eliminating screen tearing and minimising stutter and input lag to keep you in control.

Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 software

Enjoy powerful audio to enhance your gaming experience with the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 software suite included on the Octane III RS17-XT. Offering premium audio quality, effects and features, it has realistic headphone surround sound and enhancement technologies to take your gaming to the next level.

Backlit full-size keyboard

Stay in control of your games with ease using the full-size keyboard of the Octane III RS17-XT. Allowing you to play with confidence even in dark conditions, the backlit keys ensure that you don't miss a pivotal key press.

With HDMI and Mini DisplayPort connections, four USB 3.0 ports and a webcam, you have everything you need for a powerful gaming on the go.

Microsoft Office & Internet security


This PC doesn't come with a full version of Microsoft Office or Internet Security. But don't worry, you'll find great savings on software with the bundles available on the ‘Top Deals' tab on this page.

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Specification

Technical specifications for PC SPECIALIST Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black

OVERVIEW
Type Gaming laptop
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
SPECIFICATION
Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor
- Quad-core
- 3.4 GHz / 4 GHz with Turbo Boost
- 8 MB cache
RAM 16 GB HyperX IMPACT 2133 MHz (64 GB maximum installable RAM)
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5)
Storage - 2 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
- 480 GB SSD
SCREEN
Touchscreen No
Screen size 17.3"
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless - 802.11 ac
- Up to 800 Mbps
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB USB 3.0 x 4
Video interface - HDMI x 1
- Mini DisplayPort x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Optical disc drive No
Memory card reader 6-in-1 memory card reader
SOUND
Sound 2 Channel Intel High Def Audio & SoundBlaster X-Fi
Speakers Onkyo High Quality Speakers x 2
FEATURES
Camera Integrated 2 MP webcam
Keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
Security features Kensington security lock slot
Other features - GeForce Experience
- NVIDIA Battery Boost
- NVIDIA G-SYNC screen
POWER
Battery type 8-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 5 hours
GENERAL
Colour Black
Box contents - PC Specialist Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" Gaming Laptop
- AC power adapter
- User manual
- Driver discs
- Welcome pack
Dimensions 410 x 418 x 296 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 3.9 kg
Guarantee 1 year
Software included * Full version of Microsoft Office not included
* Full version of anti-virus / internet security not included
- Microsoft Office 365 30 day trial
- BullGuard Internet Security 90 day trial
Customer reviews

PC SPECIALIST Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" reviews verified by reevooReevoo

10 reviews

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(8.9 out of 10)
Battery life
6.9
Design
9.3
Size and weight
8.6
Performance
9.4
Value for money
8.6
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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(7 out of 10)

James

Exeter GB Music, gaming or video fan
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Very nice design. Looks more like a business laptop than a gaming laptop which I love.

Thanks to the 1050ti card it's powerful enough to play all the latest titles and upcoming AAA titles while still having a very slim profile.

PC Specialist are a top maker of both laptops and desktop makers.

Quick to load up. Nice layout and all the latest ports. I love that this has the USB C port which when I add my upcoming Aorus external box to it will allow data transfer speeds of upto 40GB per second.

The monitor is just beautiful. The Matt IPS 1080 screen is just beautiful for gaming and watching/reading content.
The battery life is very poor when gaming which is to be expected. In fact, don't do it because battery boost will lower frame rates down to 30FPS making it almost impossible to competitive game.

I would strongly recommend either buying a 16GB or upgrading ti 16GB of ram straight away. 8GB will allow you to game without any problems but it does and will limit and loading times and throttle your frame rates. It takes me a good 15 to 30 seconds longer to load into games than my mates who are all running 16GB of ram.

The 1050TI is a brilliant low end gaming card that gives at least 20% extra power over the 1050 card unfortunately I wish I had chosen a 1070 and spent 200/300 more than I did. One it future proofs it for longer while also giving a good extra amount of power for frame rates and streaming.

The I5 chip combined with the 8GB of ram in this laptop is just not powerful enough if you want to stream while gaming. You really need an I7 7000 plus CPU if you want your laptop to be able to multi task while gaming although the inbuilt Nvidia streaming service is optimised enough to allow you to do it amatuerishly. Don't expect a third party streaming service to be able to perform.

Only expect most games to hit 60-70 FPS if optimised fully. PUBG I average 50FPS so I will be buying an external graphics card at some point.

One more USB 3 port would have been useful. Especially when all 3 ports are constantly in use with mouse/ wireless headset connected and charging the headset.
Confirmed purchase: 26 April 2017
Published on: 02 July 2017
(9 out of 10)

Gavin

Ellesmereport GB
+
Nice design,looks real nice out of the box, It's not as heavy as some machines of the same size are. The apps for fan speed are very handy as they more than assist with optimum cooling, it's easy to overclock as needed and it's got kick as well
Needs a 4k screen option.

Keyboard Is a little squashed in design.

Needs better contrast and brightness on the screen, I had to use gapa to get mine as I prefer.

Cooling fans are a little loud when on full
Confirmed purchase: 09 June 2017
Published on: 30 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

Philip

Colchester GB Music, gaming or video fan
+
Super fast performance, stunning graphics especially when linked to a large g-sync monitor.
Battery life and weight, but I was aware of these issues before I bought so not really a problem.
Confirmed purchase: 11 January 2017
Published on: 28 January 2017
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£2,599.99
PC SPECIALIST Octane III RS17-XT 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black
£2,599.99