BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

With the BBEN G16 tries to bring a relative compact all-around gaming notebook with neat performance and features to the customer. This also fits the trend of smaller and smaller gaming notebooks.

Of course, BBEN is not alone here, other manufacturers are also trying in this segment on customer acquisition such as Razer, MSI, Asus, etc.

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How well has BBEN done its homework with the BBEN G16? Can the new BBEN G16 with IPS Panel convince in the review? Let’s find out!

BBEN G16: Design and Appearance

Like all BBEN products, the BBEN G16 is visual “a matter of taste”. Of course, anyone who is looking for a business notebook will not be interested in the gaming laptop.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

However, I find the BBEN G16 quite tasteful. The top of the notebook has the somewhat eye-catching BBEN logo, but apart from that is a nice aluminum panel.

Even the underside of the notebook is made of aluminum, while the frame is still made of plastic.

On the whole, although the notebook is clearly aimed at gamers, it nevertheless exudes a certain value. The BBEN G16 is not a cheap plastic bomber!

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

This is also confirmed when lifting the notebook. I do not know what BBEN did, but apparently, the interior was filled with lead.

The BBEN G16 is quite heavy with 2.89KG for a 15.6-inch notebook! Look at the Razer Blade with the same hardware and it weighs 1.8KG, the same goes for the MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro also with I7 and GTX 1060 and only weighs 1.6KG.

Although the BBEN G16 is a lot more massive than the MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro, it’s not immediately clear why it’s so hard.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Apparently, BBEN has put on the BBEN G16 on a proper cooling, at least the cooling structure is slightly beyond the back of the notebook out.

This looks worse in pictures than in practice. At first, I thought that this would bother me, but that is not the case. Especially since the display hinge has been designed a little stronger.

The lid of the BBEN G16 looks like the whole notebook built for eternity.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

There is some criticism for the palm rest. Here BBEN uses plastic, whereas at first, nothing speaks. However, I think this is a bit sticky if you have sweaty hands.

The BBEN G16 has a healthy selection of connectors. On the left side, we find a LAN port and a 2 х USB 3.0 port and Card Reader Interface.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

In addition to the two fan outlets on the back are the power adapter, a 2 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 output, a mini-display port 1.2 output and a headphone jack, a microphone input.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Maybe you noticed the quite wide connection. This is for the BBEN graphics amplifier, an external GPU housing. In this, an additionally available housing can be installed a normal desktop graphics card and use in combination with the notebook.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

The whole thing is of course not portable but thought that your home simply connects this case and profit from a higher graphics performance. I would say that is hardly necessary at the moment, but can certainly be a possibility in 4-5 years to continue to play current games reasonable.

BBEN G16: Display

As mentioned earlier, the BBEN G16 comes 1920×1080 IPS panel.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

I have the BBEN G16 with IPS panel for this test. IPS in a notebook is something special, but is it also good enough to pay $200 surcharge?

Let’s just say it’s a different experience to have an IPS panel in front of you. BBEN has changed many menu items from Windows to black to present the panel very well, of course. This succeeds too!

Black is really black here and contrasts are incredibly full. Games and films get a completely different depth.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

That sounds a bit thick, but it really is. Especially in games like The Witcher 3 or Mass Effect Andromeda landscapes seem eerily alive.

Also strong when it comes to games, is the response time. The IPS panel has almost zero input, although the display still has “only” 60Hz, nevertheless, the BBEN G16 in analisis is quite suitable for competitive gaming.

The maximum brightness is incredibly high!

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

However, the panel also has disadvantages. Although BBEN advertises “low-reflection”, but that’s a pretty bold statement. The display already reflects a good deal, although here can withstand the brightness low-reflection is something else.

The viewing angles of the panel are also moderately good. At an oblique angle, the BBEN G16 quickly gets a slight tint.

The BBEN G16 has integrated eye tracking, which can be used in some games. In addition, the eye tracking recognizes whether you are sitting right in front of the notebook and dimmed if not the panel. In practice, this works amazingly well!

BBEN G16: Hardware and Performance

In my BBEN G16 is an Intel Core i7-7700HQ and a Nvidia GeForce GTX1060. This is the largest configuration of the BBEN G16 in our test.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

This combo is no stranger to me. Many 15.6-inch luxury class notebooks rely on the Intel Core i7-7700HQ and the Nvidia GeForce GTX1060.

First, let’s look at a few benchmarks:

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

This looks pretty neat. The performance of the BBEN G16 is roughly equal to the current Razer Blade and MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro, which also put on an I7 and the GTX 1060. For CPU / GPU-heavy tests, the G16 even achieved slightly higher ratings. This may indicate better temperature management than the rather warm competitors. I’ll go into that later, but Spoiler, the BBEN G16 manages to cool down its CPU and GPU.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Slightly negative, the built-SSD surprised me. According to various tools, this should be the Toshiba XG3 256GB. However, the benchmark results do not match this. Either something is wrong here with my BBEN G16 in analisis or the tools are not right with the SSD model.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

I could read a decent 1200MB/s but write something sad 600MB/s. This is a pretty bad result for an NVME SSD.

But what about in practice? Can the BBEN G16 convince in games?

Yes, it can! The Nvidia GTX 1060 is currently the ideal graphics card for full HD gaming, but you do not need much more at the moment.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Battlefield 1 runs at maximum resolution and detail level (Ultra) with about 67FPS on average absolutely liquid, mass effect Andromeda (also Max Resolution and Ultra Details) reaches an average of about 33FPS, is also as liquid playable. It even looks a little better on The Witcher 3. Here reaches the BBEN G16 around 35FPS.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

With that, you can say that every current game is fluently playable on maximum graphics splendor with the BBEN G16 with 30-60FPS. ESport titles such as Overwatch even achieve three-digit values (CS GO even high three-digit values).

BBEN G16: Software

BBEN is counting on Windows 10 Home on the BBEN G16 in our review, as expected. Unfortunately, BBEN did not stop preinstalling some extra software. In addition to the notorious McAfee, Steam and some BBEN programs are also on board.

Here, after receipt, it may be necessary to clean up once.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Bonus points are available for the BBEN Audio application, which is very successful, and for the BBEN application.

The latter could still get some more features, fan control, etc., but offers just what the lighting of the notebook is very many options!

For my 256GB SSD version, 193GB were free after the first boot and 1TB HDD.

BBEN G16: Speaker

The BBEN G16 relies on two side speakers. Gaming notebooks and speakers are such a thing, but wow the BBEN G16 blew me away!

MSI should ask BBEN for help on how to build good notebook speakers. The speakers of the BBEN G16 are loud, clear and comparatively full.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

But the most impressive thing is surely the “Surround Sound”. Although the speakers go sideways out of the notebook somehow BBEN has managed that it sounds like the sound came from the front! A small sound cloud is literally built around the notebook.

In short, the multimedia experience of BBEN G16 is right!

Also, the headphone output does a damn good job of providing even larger headphones or headsets with sound. Although a “standard” Realtek ALC298 chipset is used, this is also higher demands. This is certainly also the very good controller app, which allows a quite good adaptation. In addition to settings for virtual surround sound can be found here way to adjust heights and basses to their own taste.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

In addition to the headphone output and the microphone input is to be described as above average.

BBEN G16: Keyboard and Trackpad

BBEN G16 on a completely normal standard keyboard, at least as far as the layout is concerned. There are no abnormalities here, which I think is positive. It does not take any time to get used to typing on the G16.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

The keys themselves are very pleasant. Amazingly enough, the BBEN G16 does not use a chiclet keyboard as it is usually found in the meantime and I also prefer it. However, the keys have a crisp pressure point and a fairly high “travel distance”. That is, the keys can feel impressed quite far.

The keyboard itself, however, can not be impressed. As already mentioned, the BBEN G16 is built absolutely solid, which also applies to the keyboard. Only the keys seem to have a relatively high-pressure resistance, especially when compared to a Razer Blade or Dell XPS 13.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

However, you get used to it quite quickly, I write a lot for this blog and I would have no problem with exclusively using the G16!

After only a few minutes, I have reached my regular typing speed, this whole test was written on the BBEN G16 by the way.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

The trackpad was a bit unusual. Dell uses two separate mouse buttons for this, so the trackpad itself cannot be pressed. But the trackpad is incredibly accurate, one of the best Windows trackpads I’ve ever used. Even better than the Dell XPS 13.

Of course, when talking about the input devices, you also have to say something about lighting. Both the keyboard and the trackpad are illuminated. In addition, the power button, the BBEN logo under the display and the BBEN logo on the back-illuminated.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Yes, the BBEN G16 is a pretty colorful notebook, especially as it is all LEDs and RGB LEDs. In the BBEN Control App, you have the opportunity to adjust the colors of all LEDs individually.

However, the keyboard is only divided into four zones and unfortunately, the trackpad only lights up about 5 seconds after the last touch, which is why it is barely visible during mouse operation.

However, the BBEN G16 looks generally great if you like such LED lighting! This is bright and the colors are full.

BBEN G16: Temperatures and volume

When idle, the BBEN G16 is mostly silent. The fans almost never run in normal desktop mode. Only at a medium load do these jump on. Although too many web browser tabs can cause the fans to start, on the whole, the BBEN G16 behaves quietly.

The picture changes slightly under load. The BBEN G16 does not scream like a Razer Blade, but it does not stay silent.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

Unfortunately, after a high load, the fan speed does not decrease so much, although this would allow the temperatures.

After all, the temperatures look very good in return! The CPU settles at 78-85 degrees without throttling! Also, the GPU moves in the 75-80 degree range, so it is also unproblematic.

This makes the BBEN G16 one of the notebooks with one of the better cooling concepts I’ve tested so far.

BBEN G16: Battery

Of course you do not expect a great gaming battery from a gaming notebook, but of course, with a 15.6-inch laptop, there is certainly a certain amount of portable use.

What about the BBEN G16? How much battery life can one expect from this notebook?

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

In normal office operation with web browsing, Word, Spotify, etc. I achieved a running time of about 6 hours. I would call this a good value for a gaming notebook. The display brightness was at a medium level.

At a gaming load, I achieved around 1-1.5 hours battery life, which is also a decent value.

BBEN G16: Conclusions and Reviews

The BBEN G16 in our review surprised me very positively! This is true not only for the great IPS display or the high performance of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ and the Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 but generally for the entire device.

BBEN G16 Review: Effective Gaming Laptop for Affordable Price 2017

The Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 allows you to play all current games at maximum resolution and ultra details at 30-60FPS. The cooling construction also effectively protects the notebook against overheating. The BBEN G16 has one of the best cooling solutions I’ve ever seen in a 14-15.6 inch gaming notebook! This is true not only for the temperatures but also for the volume. No, the BBEN G16 is under load not “silent” but much quieter than many competitors.

I was particularly surprised by the case of the BBEN G16. This looks in the “Reality” but very chic, if you are not looking for a business notebook. The lighting of the keyboard, the trackpad, and the logos is certainly a matter of taste, but I like it.

Looking for a home environment and perhaps occasional takeaway, do you look for an excellent gaming/all-round notebook, with a great display, great speakers that can be upgraded (even with external GPU support) and a good cooling system? Then I would even prefer the BBEN G16 to the two aforementioned ones.

BBEN G16: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment you can buy a good BBEN G16 gaming laptop at an affordable and good price that’s $1500 in the most powerful configuration.

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