JOI Amazer GL7000RM6600 (MRSP)
- Balance of performance, mobility and price (with 11.11 discount)
- Good fit, finish and solid build
- Per-Key RGB 4th-Gen Opto-Mech keyboard with Project Aurora support
- Thunderbolt 3
- Good battery life (93Wh)
- Customizable options in BIOS
- 115W-boost capable 90W 2070MQ
- Continual software/driver support (from Eluktronics/XMG/Intel)
- Good thermal management
- Battery charge limiter (Flexi-charge)
- 9th-Gen i7 with no upgrade option
- Relatively loud full load fans (no adjustable curves)
- 75c GPU thermal cap (can be overridden with tweaks)
- Average built-in speakers
- Screen locked at 144Hz
- Picky with TB3 docks/display adapters
- Huge AC adapter (FSP 230W)
- Very limited support from JOI
Today, let’s review the JOI Amazer GL7000 (aka the MAG-15), an attempt by rising ODM TongFang and Intel to create a “value” challenger to the Razer Blade 15. Did they succeed, and if so, why did the Amazer (specifically) end up being so… unknown locally here in Malaysia?
As a disclaimer, the unit reviewed is my personal use unit (hence the carbon stickers) purchased with my own funds, and I am in no way compensated in any way for this review.
With all that out of the way, let’s move on to the review proper, shall we?